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Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announces that ASU founder and CEO, Mike Atwood, has been inducted into the Association of United States Night Vision Manufacturers (ANVM) Hall of Fame, established in 1995 to honor those individuals who have made a major contribution to night-vision technology.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 11:09

On January 11, the FAA published a notice of proposed rule making (NPRM) titled Safety Management Systems. 

The summary of this NPRM states:

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Hawker Beechcraft, Inc. (Hawker Beechcraft) has announced that it has executed an exclusivity agreement with Superior Aviation Beijing Co., Ltd. (Superior), a Beijing-based aerospace manufacturer, regarding a strategic combination. Should the transaction be completed, Superior intends to maintain Hawker Beechcraft’s existing operations while also investing substantial capital in the company and...

Management 101 The “Real” Beginning

By Patrick Kinane Warning: Dilbert inspired this article. Although derived from real situations, this is a fictional story. To all managers or wannabe managers, Dilbert is NOT a guide book and should not be read by those who believe so. The processes mentioned in this article were performed by professional fools, and should not be duplicated in the workplace by amateur fools. E verything has a...
Larry Jackson | Contributing Editor T oday, commercial helicopters play a vital role in law enforcement, medical evacuation, off-shore oil support, power line installation and maintenance, VIP transport and a host of other fields. Helicopters come in all sizes and configurations to accomplish these tasks. One size definitely does not fit all. Some helicopters employ landing skids, while others...
Kaeser Compressors, Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of industrial air compressors, blowers and related equipment, opened two new factory-direct facilities on July 2, 2012. The new branch offices are responsible for supporting Kaeser’s industrial and commercial customers in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Both branches supply and support the company’s entire product offering. Bringing experience as Kaeser...
Y our average story about a U.S.-Afghan partnership involves a foot patrol with the infantry through some dangerous territory. Because of the terrain in eastern Afghanistan, helicopters are critical for troop and supply transportation. When Americans head home, we’ll take our air support with us, leaving Afghan forces to continue the aerial mission themselves. This partnership isn’t about guts-...
Professional Resources In System Management, LLC (PRISM) welcomes the Los Angeles Police Department, Fire Department and Aircraft Maintenance Department to the PRISM Safety Management System (SMS) program. The City of Los Angeles has signed a three-year contract with PRISM at the SMS Professional level. The PRISM Professional package includes access to its Aviation Risk Management Online Resource...
Fort Worth, Texas - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announces the latest list of key suppliers for the Bell 525 Relentless, the world’s first “super-medium” helicopter. “This is an important milestone for the 525 Relentless program as we transition from the preliminary design phase into detailed design,” said Larry Thimmesch, Bell Helicopter’s vice president of commercial programs. “...
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on Bell 205 helicopters. BLR Aerospace recently received EASA approval for FastFin on Bell 212 helicopters and certification efforts are underway for the Bell 412. Following up on the successful FastFin certification for Bell 212s, European operators can...
AgustaWestland Malaysia, an AgustaWestland subsidiary, and Malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) held a ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow for the signature of long-term lease agreement, for a new facility at the Helicopter Centre being developed within the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre, at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (Subang) Airport near Kuala Lumpur. The construction of the...
SKYscapes ® , a new basecoat/clearcoat exterior paint system developed by Sherwin-Williams Aerospace, now has two complete coating systems - including pretreatment, corrosion protective primer, topcoat and clearcoat – certified with SAE International’s Aerospace Material Specification 3095 (AMS 3095). The first of the two certified systems include 1) Alodine, 2) 483987 Primer and 3) SKYscapes...

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