PAMA Mx News Watch
Sep. 5, 2013

Delta places billions in orders from GE Aviation, joint venture
Cincinnati Business Courier
Delta Air Lines announced recently that it has placed more than $2 billion in orders for engines and maintenance from GE Aviation and its joint venture, CFM International. The deals include GE's CF6-80E1 engines to power Delta's 10 recently ordered Airbus A330-300 aircraft, as well as a long-term agreement to service the engines. The deal is valued at up to $1.4 billion over the life of the agreement.More

Eurocopter launches training, maintenance initiatives at ALEA
AIN Online
American Eurocopter announced several new initiatives at the recent Airborne Law Enforcement Association annual convention, most of them related to how the company supports the more than 200 AS350 AStars in use with U.S. law-enforcement agencies.More

TWG Aviation to acquire Vitesse Maintenance assets
AIN Online
TWG Aviation, parent company of Dallas-based Business Jet Access and Business Jet Center, is to buy Vitesse Aviation Services. The companies are currently completing their due diligence, and the deal is scheduled to close in September.More

Couple sues aircraft maintenance company after tail section falls off at 15,000 feet
Aviation Online Magazine
Joseph Skilken, his wife Karen, their two daughters, ages 9 and 12, along with his parents-in-law departed from Port Columbus International Airport May 31 at about 9:50 a.m. for Colorado Springs, Colo., in their Cessna 441 airplane, N383SS. The family was to celebrate Karen's 50th birthday however, what was to be a celebration tuned into a nightmare for the family.More

FAA approves aircraft maintenance facility in Lake Charles, La.
The Advocate
AAR Corp. has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to begin operating a previously announced aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Lake Charles, La. Chicago-based AAR initially will employ 250 people at the facility, located at Chennault International Airport.More

Aircraft maintenance technician scholarships available
Air Capital Insider
The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance is taking applications for scholarships to be awarded in March. The application deadline is Dec. 1. Scholarships are for students and working professionals who are members of the organization and open to men and women unless otherwise noted.More

Lincoln Land aviation students work on World War II-era bomber
The State Journal-Register
The visit of a World War II-era bomber to Springfield, Ill., recently brought a thrill to more than veterans. Four students in Lincoln Land Community College's aviation technician training program had the rare opportunity to perform some repairs on the B-17 Flying Fortress.More