Air Technical Industries has unveiled the Scorpion Aircraft Tug, a tug that includes a built-in crane lift and auxiliary power unit (APU). The Scorpion enables FBO mechanics to move and precisely position aircraft weighing up to 15,000 pounds.
Pratt & Whitney Engine Services has issued a dealer and installation agreement to US Aviation allowing it to install P&W’s Turbine Tracker System. The system operates like the black box on an airliner, monitoring all engine activity. It can be expanded to keep track of any airframe setting changes.
The hardware and software program provides aircraft owners/operators with aircraft performance data used to reduce maintenance and operating costs.
To accommodate the anticipated increase in maintenance activity, US Aviation Maintenance, which is at Denton Municipal Airport (KDTO) in Texas, is adding personnel and opening the doors seven days a week: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information: 940-383-2484 or USAviationGroup.net.
TropicAero.com has recently undergone a re-design of its on-line aviation retail store. The new website showcases portable aviation electronics, pilot supplies, training materials, cockpit accessories, apparel and safety equipment from manufacturers such as Garmin, David Clark, Telex, ICOM, Bose, and Lightspeed.
The new TropicAero.com site offers web pages that are cleaner and more concise. Drop-down/fly-out menus allow people to find products and information quickly and easily. In many cases a person can navigate directly to a specific product or manufacturer in just one click. [Read more…]
Aircraft Spruce has added a tool for removing metal chips and debris from machinery and work areas. Manufactured by SteelMax and called the Mag-It magnetic pick-up tool, the wand-like probe quickly and easily picks up steel filings and shavings from drill presses, lathes, and from the surfaces of metal being worked on in aircraft. It is also very useful in removing items like screws that fall into an aircraft fuselage and are difficult to reach.
Once removed, the metal scraps or parts can be dropped from the tool with a slide action lever that demagnetizes the tip of the probe. Available with 10-inch and 15-inch wands, the Mag-Its are available for $24.95 and $39.95.
Mag-It pick-up tools can be ordered online at www.AircraftSpruce.com or by calling 866.4-SPRUCE; overseas call 1.951.372.9555.