Aircraft Maintenance Technology

OCT 2018

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www.AviationPros.com 57 INDUSTRY NEWS NATA announces Leadership Change Gary Dempsey succeeds Martin (Marty) H. Hiller, who assumed the role of National Air Transportation Association’s president in 2016. Dempsey will start his duties on Oct. 1, 2018. Dempsey most recently served as Jet Aviation’s vice president of sales Americas. He was also served as board chair in 2014. Enhanced Support for Bombardier Business Aircraft in Russia The Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services Moscow facility, based at Vnukovo - 3 (VKO), has been added to Bombardier’s worldwide service network as a line maintenance authorized service facility and official parts provider for Russia. The support is expected to benefit customers by reducing downtime and increasing aircraft utilization. Additional services offered include local stock of parts in high demand, full-scale line maintenance services to all owners/operators of Bombardier aircraft within the region, performance of warranty work, and AOG services. The facility will provide support for Bombardier’s Learjet, Challenger, and Global aircraft in the region. Bristow Announces Changes Bristow has removed a layer of management within its global Safety function, increasing alignment and focus at its two primary geographical hubs — Europe and the Americas. The position of vice president and chief safety officer has been eliminated and Steve Predmore has departed the company. Bristow will also integrate Global Supply Chain, Maintenance Operations, Asset and Fleet Management, Global Fleet Support and Global Maintenance Planning under a single Global Fleet and Maintenance Services group. And Tim Knapp, Bristow’s senior vice president and general counsel has also departed the company. Deputy General Counsel Bo Underwood will assume the role of acting general counsel following Tim’s departure. For more information visit www.bristowgroup.com. ST Engineering to Acquire Nacelle Manufacturer Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. (ST Engineering) announces that the Group’s U.S. subsidiary, Vision Technologies Aerospace Inc. (VT Aerospace), has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement to acquire a 100 percent ownership in MRA Systems, LLC (MRAS) from General Electric Company. The purchase consideration is $630 million. Delta Air Lines Foundation Issues $25,000 Grant to PIA The Delta Air Lines Foundation is continuing to prepare and support the future of aviation professionals with a grant totaling $25,000 to Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. The grant will allow the programs to enhance their curriculum development, projects and material support, increasing students’ awareness, knowledge and skills of avionics/electrical and composite structures. Delta has partnerships with more than 47 maintenance training programs across the U.S. to help identify, mentor, and source the next generation of aircraft maintenance technicians or AMTs. Cape Cod Community College Aviation Program Enrollment Expands Cape Cod Community College has a a full cohort of 24 students with more starting in January. A marketing program, along with hiring a full-time recruiter, and increasing media awareness of industry demand have helped boost enrollments. CCCC aviation program graduates are now working at Plymouth Municipal Airport; Cape Air; Logan Airport; GE Aviation in Lynne; and Alaska Air. More information is available at capecod.edu/aviation. RAA Announces Scholarship Winners The Regional Airline Association announces the awarding of scholarships to four students pursuing a career in the airline industry. RAA’s Associate Member Council selected the win OSHA SAFETY FIRST Custom designed fall protection equipment to protect your most valuable investments. JETechnology Solutions Inc. Contact us today: (888) 510-0389 www.jsiaircraftmaintenancestands.com AviationPros.com/company/10206457

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