AAR partnership with WMU boosts aviation maintenance instruction, experience

Western Michigan University’s new partnership with AAR is expected to enhance instruction for students studying to become aircraft maintenance technicians, providing real-life work experience and an opportunity to be hired upon graduation. The newly launched AAR Eagle Career Pathway Program at WMU will expand the University’s aircraft maintenance, repair and…

APS names Robert Boggan as Chief Revenue Officer

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) has appointed Robert Boggan as Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Boggan will be responsible for all APS sales, marketing and business strategy activities. Working closely with APS President and CEO Daniel Colbert, he will leverage related leadership and management roles spanning over three decades in…

Barnes Aerospace announces long-term agreement with Boeing for 737 MAX

Barnes Aerospace has entered into a long-term agreement with Boeing Propulsion, a unit of Boeing, for the manufacture of innovative titanium components for the Boeing 737 MAX. Barnes Aerospace will leverage its expertise and technology in the hot and super plastic forming of titanium fabrications to manufacture these products for…

Airbus and Georgia Tech Open Center for Overall Aircraft Design

Last week Airbus and Georgia Institute of Technology officially opened the Airbus / Georgia Tech Center for Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)-enabled Overall Aircraft Design (OAD). This Center will contribute to the development and demonstration of a concurrent overall aircraft design process – taking full advantage of MBSE, interactive, parametric design…

Embraer reports third quarter performance

Embraer delivered 15 commercial and 24 executive aircraft (17 light jets and 7 large jets) in the third quarter of 2018, for a total of 39 jets delivered during the quarter. This compares to the company’s total aircraft deliveries of 45 jets in 3Q17, of which 25 were commercial jets…

Readying the first additive manufactured part for the GEnx engines

  GE Additive and GE Aviation have announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given ‘change in design’ approval to replace a conventionally manufactured power door opening system (PDOS) bracket, used on GE Aviation’s GEnx-2B commercial airline engines that power the Boeing 747-8, with an additively manufactured bracket. The…

TRUEngine program enrollment tops 18,000 engines

Enrollment in the TRUEngine program continues to expand at a rapid rate, with more than 18,000 engines now included in the program. More than 200 operators and lessors have now enrolled their engines in the TRUEngine program. “Customers understand the significant TRUEngine designation benefits, such as higher asset residual values,…

Boeing, Adient joint venture Adient Aerospace starts operations

Boeing and Adient have announced their airplane seat joint venture Adient Aerospace is operational after securing regulatory approvals. The companies also appointed Alan Wittman as Chief Executive Officer and named the team that will lead Adient Aerospace in addressing the aviation industry’s need for more capacity and quality in airplane…

Unison Industries signs exclusive five-year extension with StandardAero

Unison Industries has signed a five-year extension with StandardAero to an exclusive, long-term material services agreement. The extension has an option for an additional five years. The original agreement, signed in 2013, covered StandardAero’s MRO locations in Maryville, TN, and Winnipeg, Canada. Unison components are removed from CFM56-7B and CF34…