June/July 2021

Xyrec's robots not only reduce the amount of chemicals and water used during the stripping and repainting process, but cut down on CO2 emissions as well.
Paints & Coatings

Strip and Start Again: A New Aircraft Repainting Process

June 17, 2021
The aircraft repainting process uses harmful chemicals that damage the environment and human health. Peter Boeijink, president and CEO of Xyrec, said he saw employees stripping...
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Piston Engines & Parts

Where Are My Parts?

June 17, 2021
Have pandemic-related supply chain disruptions impacted your maintenance operation?
West Star Aviation
Amid pandemic challenges, industry labor shortages and a disrupted aviation industry, West Star Aviation thrived. In fact, the company reports revenue continued its upward trajectory.

Committed to Excellence

June 17, 2021
West Star Aviation retains a respected spot in aviation and grows amid a disrupted industry with a thriving company culture that is committed to excellence.
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Lighting & Lamps

Smarter, Simpler, Safer: How Modern Exterior Lighting Is Transforming Commercial Aircraft

June 17, 2021
Advances in LED technology are making exterior lighting systems more intelligent, efficient and reliable than ever, increasing pilot visibility and operational safety while driving...
Education & Training

New National Initiative Will Build Maintenance Career Pipelines Directly out of High School, Coalition Solicits Education and Industry Leader Participation

June 17, 2021
In February 2020, the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) founded Choose Aerospace, a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting aviation technical careers. ...

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The New and Old of Propeller Maintenance

June 17, 2021
The propeller – one of aviation’s more iconic images. What isn’t part of the public imagination is the work that goes into maintaining these crucial components of flight. Over...
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Education & Training

Go When They Are

June 17, 2021
“We’ve got to go where they are.”It’s a common statement by my fellow members of the FAA-lead Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force. “They” are the youth on whom...
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Corrosion Prevention

Coming Apart at the Seams

June 17, 2021
When flying, you do not want your aircraft to come apart in midair. For example, in 1988, Aloha Flight 243’s upper fuselage came apart due to fatigue cracks and operating in a...
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Cantankerous Corrosion

June 17, 2021
From the day that a metal is created, it is trying to return to is natural state.
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A New Member of AviationPros

June 17, 2021
AviationPros has some more exciting news to share with you. Our team is growing again and we’d like to introduce you to Bill Baumann, the new Associate Publisher for our group...
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Education & Training

Developing Your Workforce

June 9, 2021
Remember the maintenance and pilot shortages that plagued our minds before the actual “plague” of COVID-19 arrived? The pandemic brought on furloughs, layoffs and closures, which...
C&L Aviation
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C&L Aviation Group Signs Order for Multiple ERJ 135/145 Semi-Private Aftermarket Modifications

May 27, 2021
BANGOR, Maine – C&L Aviation Services (C&L), a C&L Aviation Group company, has signed an additional contract for multiple ERJ 135 and 145 semi-private aircraft modifications. ...
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Barfield and Global Crossing Airlines Sign Full PBH Repair and Pool Support Agreement for Airbus A320/A321 Fleet

May 26, 2021
Barfield Inc., a subsidiary of Air France KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in the Americas, entered in an agreement to become a PBH repair and pool support center for...
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Lufthansa Technik Supports Flair Airlines' Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft

May 26, 2021
Lufthansa Technik and Canadian ultra low-cost carrier Flair Airlines have signed a comprehensive Total Component Support (TCS®) contract covering repair and overhaul of components...
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Paints & Coatings

Celerol Intermediate Coat 990-09

Celerol Intermediate Coat 990-09 is a selective strippable system from Mankiewicz for aircraft made of composites. It is designed to make stripping easier and to help the paint...
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Paints & Coatings

Certified Coatings Sure Strip Paint Remover

Certified Coatings Sure Strip Paint Remover removes urethanes, epoxies, lacquers, primers, enamels, vinyls, varnishes, acrylics, shellac and polyesters. Washing off with water...
Omega Technologies
Omega Paint Cutters
Painting Equipment & Supplies

Paint Cutters

May 14, 2021
Remove screws without flaking or chipping paint with Paint Cutters from Omega Technologies. These paint cutters are made in the USA with industry-standard ¼-28 threads. They are...
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Constant Aviation Invests in Enhanced Aircraft Painting Facility at Orlando Sanford Airport

May 10, 2021
Constant Aviation announced major improvements at its aircraft painting operation at Orlando Sanford International Airport which will expand its capabilities and require hiring...
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Flying Colours Completes 10-Year Inspection on a Bombardier Global XRS for a European Customer

Flying Colours Corp., the international maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions company, has completed a 120-month heavy maintenance inspection for a Bombardier Global XRS...
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Lufthansa Technik and Airbus Offer Joint 'Temporary Cargo Cabin'

April 28, 2021
The solution for the Airbus A330 family comprises the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) as well as material kits to modify the passenger aircraft for temporary cargo transport...
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AFI KLM E&M Unveils New MRO Service Offering for the Airbus A220

April 27, 2021
Paris, Amstelveen, April 27, 2021 – In 2019, the Air France-KLM Group announced an order for 60 Airbus A220s. With the first Air France A220 due to fly at the end of 2021, AFI...
Iberia Maintenance

AvAir Gains 1.5M Parts from Iberia Maintenance in Largest Acquisition to Date

April 26, 2021
CHANDLER, Ariz. -- AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, has secured their largest acquisition to date with Iberia Maintenance ...
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JET MS Opens a New Line Maintenance Station in Nice, France

Jet Maintenance Solutions (JET MS), one-stop-shop for MRO solutions for business and regional aircraft is launching a new line maintenance station located at Nice Côte d'Azur ...
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Paint Remover

B&B 9095 is a ready-to-use hydrogen peroxide-activated, viscous paint remover for aircraft exteriors. This product is formulated to be effective on both composite and metallic...
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Paints & Coatings

Urethane Primer/Sanding Surfacer

Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings now offers a urethane primer and sanding surfacer. It provides production time savings opportunities as it can double as either a traditional...
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Aircraft Paint Strippers

Solvent Kleene offers non-hazardous aircraft paint strippers, for spray/brush on and immersion stripping. Products include nonhazardous degreasers, non-hazmat solvent based and...