PAMA Mx News Watch
May. 23, 2013

Elliott Aviation equipped to repair Beechjet landing gear
Elliott Aviation Inc. via
Elliott Aviation, a leader in a diverse set of business aviation services has developed specialized tooling and is now equipped to repair Beechjet main landing gear air frame trunnion bearing journals. Restoration to manufacturer specification requires a 10-day process.More

AAR holds career fair to tap experienced aircraft mechanics
AAR Corp
As Washington, D.C., prepares to honor the men and women who fix and maintain airplanes, aerospace industry leader AAR continues its nationwide recruitment of licensed aircraft mechanics and inspectors with a career fair in Fort Worth, Texas. More

Comlux Aviation Services wins Airbus ACJ319 contract
Comlux Aviation Services via
Comlux Aviation Services, the U.S.-based maintenance and refurbishment center of Comlux the Aviation Group, has been awarded the scheduled maintenance and cabin rework contract for the Airbus ACJ319. The maintenance program of the 6-year-old aircraft includes mandatory C4 and 6-year checks and painting. The aircraft is operated and maintained by Jet Premier One based in Kuala Lumpur.More

Looking to share your expertise?
In an effort to enhance the overall content of Mx News Watch, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of PAMA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.More

Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport again loses bid for D.C. route
The Oklahoman
The U.S. Transportation Department again has denied Will Rogers World Airport a nonstop flight to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. The agency decided to award the available slots at the airport to Southwest Airlines, which will fly direct from William P. Hobby Airport in Houston.More

FAA's Fornarotto addresses safety, state block grants
Aviation News Today
Christa Fornarotto, the Federal Aviation Administration's associate administrator for airports, fielded questions for more than an hour from delegates at the American Association of Airport Executives' 85th Annual Conference and Exposition, who raised issues ranging from safety management systems to the state block grant program.More

Air Force Academy cadets praised for Cyclogyro project
Aeronautical Engineering cadets have presented their award-winning design of a search and rescue and medical evacuation aircraft for the year 2045 to Academy and industry leaders at the Aero Lab. Nine cadets collaboratively designed "The Night Owl," a futuristic cyclogyro that can direct thrust in any direction, allowing for a hover, forward or backward flight.More

Aviation CEOs see recovery signs, urge governments' aid
Leaders of the multibillion-dollar global business aviation industry see signs of recovery from four years of recession, they said, but they appealed to governments to ease the way ahead by cutting taxes and red tape. The call was issued by executives from Europe and North America before the opening of the EBACE conference and exhibition, a major annual showcase for plane builders, equipment suppliers and service companies.More