PAMA Mx News Watch
Dec. 18, 2013

Airbus and MIT look to digital manufacturing to reduce aircraft construction costs
Could composite aerospace structures be assembled much like snap-together building blocks rather than manufactured as large, expensive, one-piece parts? Under a new research agreement Airbus and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will explore the potential of digital manufacturing in aircraft construction.More

An inside look at LOT Airline's aircraft maintenance services
Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren writes: "As part of our trip to Poland in October we had an opportunity to visit LOT Aircraft Maintenance Services on a Saturday afternoon. Technically separate from LOT, the company can handle anything from a simple tire repair to a heavy D-check, aircraft painting to 737 avionics."More

Meggitt Sensing Systems debuts high-g, triaxial, piezoresistive shock accelerometer
Avionics Intelligence
Meggitt Sensing Systems, a Meggitt group division and maker of sensing and monitoring systems for extreme environments, has introduced the Endevco model 7284 series of lightly damped, high-g, triaxial, piezoresistive shock accelerometers well suited to high-g data recorders, weapons testing, missile fuzes and other extreme-g applications.More

Boeing to expand aviation training in Russia
Boeing has announced it will expand its flight and maintenance training capabilities in Russia with a new, state-of-the-art training campus. The new full-service training facility — set to open in 2015 — will be located in the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Moscow.More

Chorus Aviation and GA Telesis to form joint venture providing support to regional aircraft market
Avionics Intelligence
Officials at Chorus Aviation Inc. and GA Telesis LLC have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture that will provide supply chain solutions, including component and spare parts support, to Bombardier Q400, DHC Dash 8, and CRJ aircraft operators and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers.More

Cessna celebrates 20th anniversary of Greensboro Service Center
Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company, is commemorating the 20th anniversary of its Greensboro Citation Service Center. The facility, located at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., is one of the busiest in the network of company-owned service centers, and this year alone handled approximately 2,500 service orders for aircraft operating in or traveling through the mid-Atlantic United States.More

Hire the right maintenance technician
Owning an aircraft is a luxury only a privileged few experience during their lifetime. If you're lucky enough to be one of those people, you probably already know that maintaining an aircraft in airworthy condition requires the services of a reliable, experienced and highly skilled technician. Unless you happen to be one yourself, finding the right person for the job can be a challenge.More