If you couldn’t make it to Las Vegas this week for the National Business Aviation Association‘s annual convention — one of the biggest in aviation – you can go there virtually, thanks to a photo gallery on the association’s website. It features everything from aircraft on display to shots of the exhibit hall.
LAS VEGAS — In its 24th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook, Honeywell Aerospace forecasts up to 9,200 new business jet deliveries worth $270 billion from 2015 to 2025 — a 3% to 5% drop over what was predicted in last year’s forecast.
As a slow growth economic environment takes hold across many global markets, the business aviation industry is not immune to its impact, Honeywell officials noted. [Read more…]
WILMINGTON, Mass. – The Sensors and Fluid Management Systems (SFMS) business unit of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense has appointed Kellstrom Materials as its exclusive partner for providing authorized AMETEK surplus products and exchange services.
Kellstrom Materials, a provider of aftermarket parts, repairs, logistics, and supply chain management solutions, will maintain an inventory of overhauled AMETEK SFMS line-replaceable units (LRUs), enabling operators to reduce aircraft downtime and maintenance costs.
For the first time in years, President Obama’s annual budget proposal does not include any new user fees for general aviation.
It’s a decision applauded by GA’s advocacy groups.
If you are in the market for an aircraft, new or used, Congress has helped make it easier on your wallet… if you act before Dec. 31. All you’ll need is President Obama’s signature on the legislation (which he’s expected to sign), an airplane and cash. [Read more…]
UTC Aerospace Systems is looking to recruit a new performance engineer who will be responsible for performing static / dynamic loads, retraction and vibration analysis for landing gear and flight controls in response to regulatory / customer requirements and UTAS performance methodologies. Applicants (view details here) will need a bachelors degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering and must have a minimum of 5 years experience in analysis tools and techniques. [Read more…]
ANACORTES, Wash. – Micro AeroDynamics reached a couple of milestones this fall, completing 25 years in the business and shipping its 19,000th STC approved Micro VG kit. Flight testing at the company’s headquarters in Anacortes has produced 75 STCs allowing Micro VG retrofits on a total of 750 aircraft models. They are in use all over the world.
“We’ll be adding to the list of STCs in the future, as conditions warrant,” said Anni Brogan, president. “Meanwhile, we’ll continue to enhance the safety margins of the fleet one aircraft at a time.”