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Lycoming adds Air Power Inc. as distributor Lycoming Engines, a division of Avco Corporation, has added Air Power Inc., located at Arlington, TX, Municipal Airport in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, to its worldwide distributor network. Founded in 1992...

Registration open for Sherwin-Williams Aerospace 2011 coatings training program

During the two-day sessions held at the Sherwin-Williams modern Customer Service and Training Center in Andover (Wichita) Kan., participants will learn about the latest industry developments and products. Training sessions will be held on April 26-27, June 14-15, Sept. 20-21 and Nov. 8-9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. A per-person registration fee of $299 includes classroom and hands-on training with skilled industry professionals; a training book and related materials; all necessary safety equipment; catered lunch each day; and certified training certificate. The training center is equipped with many types of spray equipment, including electrostatic guns. Attendees, however, may bring their own spray equipment if they prefer. For more information call (888) 888-5593 or visit

Technoavia purchases GE’s H80 engines for Rysachok aircraft

Technoavia, a Russian-based aircraft manufacturer, signed a 10-year sales and cooperation agreement with GE Aviation for the purchase of H80 engines. The engine agreement is for the newly designed Rysachok aircraft, a twin-engine, 10-seat general aviation aircraft, which will primarily be used by Russia’s Civil Aviation State Pilot Schools. Technoavia signed firm engine orders for 30 aircraft and has options for another 30 aircraft. The agreement between Technoavia and GE also includes collaboration on engine certification, engine installation, and development of service and support for GE products in Russia. Technoavia plans to complete GE H80-powered Rysachok aircraft certification by the end of 2011. The first flight of the Rysachok aicraft took place in December 2010 with GE’s M601 engines.

Technoavia’s Rysachok will be a multipurpose aircraft used as utility, commuter, cargo, taxi, medical transportation and more. The Rysachok aircraft will be built at a production plant in Samara, Russia, with initial manufacturing capacity of up to 12 aircraft per year. Scientific Commercial Firm (SCF) Technoavia LLC, located in Moscow, Russia, specializes in the design of small aircraft and modernization of existing aircraft. Founded in 1992, Technoavia has designed and introduced more than seven aircraft types into production.

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