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April 15, 2009
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Upcoming Chinese Aviation Maintenance Summit
The China Aviation MRO Summit is scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China May 25—26, 2009. The event addresses the strategic issues concerning the development of technologies, services and solutions in aircraft maintenance. It provides a thorough series of solid case studies on the strategies currently applied industry leaders, such as business development, cost management, environment protection, leasing and financing etc.

Moreover, the conference will also be a great opportunity for airlines and MRO providers to hear about the latest developments and trends in this rapidly developing industry. Participants include government agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration and industry leaders from around the globe.

For more information on the conference, including registration, click here:

Active Aero Services Earns Part 145 Certification from the FAA
from The Wall Street Journal
Active Aero Services has earned its 14 CFR, Part 145 Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This certificate provides authority to perform aircraft, power plant and limited avionics maintenance services to other companies and individuals at its Willow Run Airport facilities. More

American Airlines Begins Adding More 737-800s
from Tulsa World
American Airlines welcomed the future to its 650-aircraft fleet in Tulsa and Chicago on Monday. At the home of its 7,000-employee Tulsa Maintenance & Engineering Center and its major hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, American executives and aircraft mechanics and state and city officials marked the beginning of the airline’s two-year fleet renewal plan. They helped unveil the first two Boeing 737-800s added to the fleet since 2001. More

Hawker Beechcraft Says More Layoffs Are in Store
from The Salina Journal
Hawker Beechcraft's new chief executive told employees Tuesday that more layoffs are in store as the company responds to increasing marketplace uncertainty and a decline in orders for its aircraft. More

Nordam, CNH Announce Layoffs
from The Wichita Eagle
Layoffs at two manufacturers will cost Wichita more than 200 jobs, the companies said Tuesday. Aviation supplier Nordam is cutting 66 percent of its 152-person Wichita work force over the next two months, Nordam CEO Bill Peacher said in a statement to The Eagle. And CNH is changing the layoffs of 128 people from temporary to permanent, a company spokesman said. More

Electronic Repair Administration Project Launch
The ATA e-Business Program is launching a new industry-wide project to develop a suite of electronic messages (XML) to automate the component repair order process. The scope of the project includes electronic messages for part quotation, work scope, repair purchase order, shipment, teardown report and invoicing. To participate and ensure that your business needs are considered, join the ATA e-Business Program! Learn more at

FAA Honors Goodrich Facilities
from Charlotte Business Journal
The Federal Aviation Administration has recognized Goodrich Corp. for excellence in maintenance, repair and overhaul training with two corporate Diamond Awards. Goodrich’s customer-services facility in Monroe, as well as the company’s center in Foley, Ala., each received the honor. The award is given to companies whose workers have completed extensive training. More

NTSB Acting Chairman Addresses Wichita Aero Club, Emphasizes Aviation Safety
from Aircraft Maintenance Technology
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Acting Chairman Mark V. Rosenker recently briefed the newly formed Wichita Aero Club in Wichita, KS, on recent NTSB actions and activities in the aviation safety arena. Rosenker pointed out that while the overall aviation safety record in the United States is among the best in the world, recent accidents such as the Bombardier Dash 8 crash in Buffalo earlier this year and the spike in fatalities in on-demand Part 135 air charter operations in 2008 are cause for concern. More

New England Safety Expo Marks a Milestone
from Focus FAA
Circle the date on your calendar. The biggest one-day gathering of general aviation safety professionals in the New England area takes places on May 2, and this year there'll really be something to celebrate. The New England Aviation Safety Expo will cross a notable threshold as it marks its 10th year of providing pilots and aviation safety officials with information that they need to keep flying safely. More

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