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NBAA Maintenance Committee The spirit ran strong amongst this volunteer group of seasoned aviation maintenance professionals during the three-day semi-annual full NBAA Maintenance Committee meeting in Atlanta in June. Members include the Executive...


NBAA Maintenance Committee
The spirit ran strong amongst this volunteer group of seasoned aviation maintenance professionals during the three-day semi-annual full NBAA Maintenance Committee meeting in Atlanta in June. Members include the Executive Director of AMTSociety Tom Hendershot and AMTSociety board member Jim Sparks. Sparks serves as a voting member of the NBAA Maintenance Committee as well. Strategic planning for amplification of the size and influence of the committee as an industry think tank was center stage of topics.

Career transitioning
Jet Professionals has recently introduced its new Career Transition Services program to assist aviation companies and flight departments with improving the job search skills of their displaced workers. The program offers employers a high-quality job search assistance tool at a competitive price. Employers can choose from a menu of services that meet their needs with regard to their financial resources and number of employees involved.

The program features experienced and trained counselors from Jet Professionals who deliver the seminars live. They will travel to an employer’s desired location or have the program conducted at a Jet Professionals location.

The course will also cover the impact current trends will have on careers and discuss options for additional training that may be necessary to secure re-employment. Jet Professionals will provide information regarding industry events, networks, organizations, and agencies that can be of assistance in this transition.

For more information, please visit www.jetaviation.com.

Redstone College receives aircraft
There is good news during difficult economic times for the Spirit of Flight Center. Spirit of Flight has had a historic Lear Jet 24D donated to its collection. It has put the plane on long-term loan at the Redstone College of Aviation in Broomfield, CO, to help in the education process.

The 1976 Lear Jet set four international climb records with owner/pilot Ed Wachs of Chicago. Three of the records still stand. The Lear Jet is being retired by Performance Aircraft Leasing after many years of service.

For more information visit www.spiritofaviation.com.

CRS Harley giveaway
CRS Jet Spares is continuing its annual NBAA Harley Davidson drawing. This year’s prize is a 2009 Harley Davidson Sportster XL1200C which will be driven away by the winner. The drawing will take place at the CRS Booth #5167, on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 3:00 p.m.

IS-BAO accredits Grey Owl
IS-BAO has accredited Grey Owl Aviation Consultants Inc. as a provider of human factors training and safety management system (SMS) workshops.

Richard Komarniski, president of Grey Owl Aviation Consultants, says “It is very exciting to assist flight departments who are working to achieve global recognition and accreditation as offered by International Business Aviation Council.”

PTI facility relocation
Propulsion Technologies International (PTI), a joint venture between Snecma and GE, has recently relocated its two Miami, FL, facilities into a brand new 125K-square-foot facility located in Miramar, FL. PTI provides OEM approved component repair services for both CFM56 and Turbomeca Arriel engines globally. For more information please contact Greg Ryan, director of sales, at (786) 999-0680.

Unapproved parts notification
The Unapproved Parts Notification (Notice Number: NOTC1921) program is now hosted on the FAA web site at http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/programs/sups/upn/. You should refer to this site on a regular basis to get the latest Unapproved Parts Notifications.

In fact, general information and guidance about the Suspected Unapproved Parts Program is available at http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/programs/sups/.

P&W EcoPower engine wash receives award
Pratt & Whitney’s EcoPower engine wash service has been recognized with the 2009 North American Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Product Innovation of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan.

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