Seven remarkable Lockheed Model 12s showed up for their diamond jubilee.
It was in 2010 that Thrush Aircraft introduced a new engine mount design for the 510 series Thrush, specifically the then newly certified H80 GE turboprop engine. The extension was approximately 18 inches forward of the hopper, creating a mini-storage area and eliminating the lead-shot ballast ring. Not only did this improve flight characteristics by moving the CG, but removed nearly 300 pounds of “dead” weight.
An engine upgrade for the King Air 350 by Blackhawk Modifications, based in Waco, Texas, is now certified by the FAA, the company announced this week.
As you can imagine, the process of getting and keeping a Department of Defense contract is a very complex one. So, the news that Pratt & Whitney has won a modification to amend its existing F-35 Lightning II contract to a whopping $1.05 billion stands out in aviation news.
Under the new agreement with the U.S. Air Force, Pratt & Whitney will not only be providing dozens of aircraft propulsion systems, but will also offer its unparalleled expertise in the areas of program management and aircraft engineering support. Continue reading Pratt & Whitney Wins Major New Department Of Defense Contract
- Will you aggressively replace engines as they begin to show signs of reduced performance?
- Or will you choose to invest more hours in maintenance and reduce your overall flight time?
It should come as no surprise that the field of aviation is one of the most heavily regulated in the world. While there are still some regions where aerial safety issues are more likely than others, on the whole, flying is safer than ever — largely due to these tough regulations.
There are many reasons why so many companies and nations have lined up behind the strictest standards in aviation. For example: In order to ignite economic growth, it’s important national carriers from relatively remote markets be able to promise exceptional safety records. Continue reading Comparing Aircraft Engine MRO With Non-MRO Sources For Critical Engine Components
When you think about how many hours your aircraft engines have been in service lately, don’t forget to spare a thought for your pilots. Virtually all commercial pilots are highly professional, proud individuals who strive to do an excellent job every minute they’re in the cockpit. Continue reading Aircraft Engine Maintenance Helps Support The Best Operating Environment For Your Pilots
As aircrafts age, they can bring unexpected increases in your bills in terms of fuel, aircraft maintenance, and more. In order to fend off these increases, look to your engines first. Continue reading Aircraft Engines For Sale Can Boost Your Fleet’s Commercial Viability
The engine of your aircraft is its beating heart, providing it with the ability to respond effectively to pilot directives and help you achieve safety and security even should the unexpected happen. Continue reading Trust Your Maintenance Needs To A Certified Aircraft Engine MRO
Of course, those within the industry need to take a cautious tact. Safety standards within the U.S. are very high, but it is still important to show care and consideration for the public’s sentiment. Continue reading Will Recent Air Disasters Mean Stricter Rules For Aircraft Engine Maintenance?