March/ April 2023

Pete Bunce
Business & General Aviation

General Aviation is Fostering the Future of Aerospace

June 9, 2023
The general aviation manufacturing industry continues to show steady growth despite headwinds strengthened by labor shortages and supply chain disruptions.
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Trade Associations & Events

Reauth is Coming, Reauth is Coming

May 31, 2023
Perhaps evoking Paul Revere’s midnight ride is over-the-top for reporting the approaching effort to reauthorize the FAA. The expiration (and renewal) of a U.S. executive branch...
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A Military Mindset

April 13, 2023
Borrow practices from the military to boost your own shop.
Elliott Aviation
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Snow, Ice, & Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Removal

Create a FOD-mindful Work Culture

April 13, 2023
Eliminate FOD with an open eye and a few fool-proof techniques.
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Bombardier Opens UK’s Largest Business Aviation MRO

April 13, 2023
Bombardier’s London Biggin Hill Service Center is the UK’s largest business aviation MRO.

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Record Keeping

Electronic Aircraft Records Make Good Sense

April 13, 2023
Many aircraft owners find out too late the importance of logbooks; losing hundreds of thousands of dollars on the sale of their aircraft, or duplicating expensive maintenance ...
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Tools & Equipment

Do You Know Where Your Tools Are?

April 13, 2023
OH-BOX provides real-time inventory management and more.
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Learn to Paint the Right Way

April 13, 2023
Turn a novice into a master painter with the right training program.
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Engines & Components

Manage Your Inventories in the New Supply Chain

April 13, 2023
Stay ahead of supply chain disruptions with these tools and techniques.
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Green / Alternative Energy GSE

Get the Lead Out -- An EAGLE Update

April 13, 2023
A known neurotoxin, leaded fuel poisons mechanics, kids and all it touches. But what ramifications will its removal cause?
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Consistency in Change

April 13, 2023
I’m really amazed by the changes we’re seeing in the aviation industry. I’m not talking about just post-pandemic changes either. We’re seeing a generational upheaval across all...
Airbus Helicopters

HCare In-Service Contracts Prove Successful at HAI Heli-Expo

March 20, 2023
Several customers signed on for Airbus Helicopters’ HCare In-Service packages at this year’s Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Four operators, 2MH Jet System group, Helisul, Henrimar...

AAR Acquires Trax, a Leading Provider of Aircraft MRO and Fleet Management Software

March 20, 2023
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Miami with approximately 110 employees, Trax offers critical software applications to a diverse global customer base of airlines, MROs, and...
Pan American Tool
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Tools & Equipment

Nova Pneumatic Tools for Close-Quarter Drilling

Pan American Tool manufactures a complete line of high-quality, competitively priced aerospace pneumatic drills and aircraft tools for the aviation and aerospace industries. If...
Business Aircraft Consumables
Tools & Equipment

Plastic Sealant Scraper

These plastic scrapers may not look special but they are surprisingly one of our most frequently ordered items. Customers can use them in so many facets to remove tape, sealant...
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Tools & Equipment

Line Maintenance Tools and Toll Trolley

March 17, 2023
Stahlwille has a special-purpose imperial tool compilation for the maintenance and repair of aircraft. HPQ tools provide ultimate quality, precision and resilience. The QR Quick...
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Tools & Equipment

Henchman B1 Mechanical Flyaway Kit

March 17, 2023
The Henchman B1 Mechanical Flyaway Kit was developed with a leading airline to their requirements and is excellent for flyaway applications or as a personal toolkit. The kit is...
Collins Aerospace
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Collins Aerospace Launches Powered by Collins Initiative To Foster Collaboration with Deep Tech Small-Medium Enterprises

March 17, 2023
Collins Aerospace has launched its Powered by Collins Initiative to foster technology innovation with Deep Tech small- to medium-sized enterprises. Unveiled at the South by Southwest...
Members of NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium, including representatives from NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing, Spirit Aerosystems, Collins Aerospace, Northrop Grumman, and Electroimpact during a tour of Boeing’s facility in Everett, Washington.

NASA Awardees to Develop Sustainable Aviation Composite Tech

March 17, 2023
NASA has issued $50 million in awards to 14 organizations to develop manufacturing processes and advanced composite materials for aircraft structures. These green technologies...
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Paints & Coatings

AkzoNobel Launches Aerofleet Coatings Management – A Digital Service To Optimize Coatings’ Maintenance Schedules

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings will launch Aerofleet Coatings Management, a new digital, data-driven service that helps airlines and other large operators to tailor and optimize...
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Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a propeller design optimization method that paves the way for quiet and efficient electric aviation.
Propellers, Rotors, & Blades

Propeller Advance Paves Way for Quiet, Efficient Electric Aviation

Electrification is seen as having an important role to play in the fossil-free aviation of tomorrow. But electric aviation is battling a dilemma: the more energy-efficient an ...
Mayhew Tools
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Tools & Equipment

8-Piece Slotted & Phillips Screwdriver Set

March 14, 2023
Each screwdriver in Mayhew Tools’ 8-Piece Slotted & Phillips Screwdriver Set (Part 27024T) is made in the United States and features an ergonomic acetate tri-lobular handle delivering...
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Tools & Equipment


The GrypMat by Grypshon Industries is made from a rubberized, flexible, non-marring, non-slip, anti-static material. It is designed to give mechanics a safe and secure surface...
Gemstar Manufacturing
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Tools & Equipment

Stronghold Hard Cases

March 13, 2023
Gemstar Protective Hard Cases, a division of Gemstar Manufacturing, announces the expansion of the Stronghold hard case line with 19 new sizes. The addition of these new hard ...

Boeing, Shield AI Set to Collaborate on Artificial Intelligence, Autonomy for Defense Programs

March 9, 2023
Teams will explore integrating artificial intelligence technology on current and future programs for military customers.

GE Aerospace, PHI Aviation to Launch Pilot Program for CT7-8 Digital Engine Health Monitoring Tool

March 9, 2023
GE and PHI Aviation will be launching a pilot program featuring GE’s new digital engine health monitoring technology for CT7-8 engines, through its industry-leading fleet support...
Pratt & Whitney Canada

New Remote Maintenance Kit from Pratt & Whitney Canada Enables Swift Helicopter Engine Maintenance to Drive Improved Aircraft Availability

March 7, 2023
Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced the rollout of new Remote Maintenance Kits comprised of strategically selected parts and tooling for helicopter...
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Lufthansa Technik Posts Record Result

March 7, 2023
Adjusted EBIT exceeds half a billion for the first time, revenue grows to 5.6 billion euros.
JPB Système
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Tools & Equipment

LULYLOK B-Nut Self-Locking Device

March 1, 2023
As an advanced B-nut for fittings, JPB Système’s LULYLOK solution features a unique self-locking device to ensure the sealing of pipes and tubes, thereby preventing loosening ...
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Engines & Components


March 1, 2023
FeaturePrint is a machine-vision based solution for authentication and traceability of physical items. The combination of SIMBA's blockchain platform and Alitheon's authentication...
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Tools & Equipment

Dual Hydraulic XTM-DMP-450 Reel

Feb. 27, 2023
The Dual Hydraulic XTM-DMP-450 Reel is perfect for any applications where dual hydraulic lines are required such as remote hydraulic equipment or accessories including rescue ...
Business & General Aviation

GAMA Releases 2022 Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) on Feb. 22 released the 2022 General Aviation Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report during its annual State of the Industry...
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Tools & Equipment

Linear Actuator L

Feb. 23, 2023
With the Linear Actuator L product family, FAULHABER is offering a turn-key-solution for a broad range of applications. The smaller versions 06L/08L/10L are ideal for medical,...
Engines & Components

Textron Aviation Expands Parts Availability in Alaska

Feb. 16, 2023
The Alaskan stockroom allows customers to receive needed parts faster than if they were shipped from the company’s headquarters in Kansas.
Gray Tools
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Tools & Equipment

Gray Tools Mobile Tool Chest

Gray Tools offers an industrial-quality mobile tool chest with drawers (part No. 941004) that is designed to fit the needs of aircraft maintenance professionals. Constructed of...
Daniels Manufacturing Corporation
LaceLok is a revolutionary solution for secondary wire harness support offering many advantages over traditional methods of bundling wire with cable ties and hand-tied lace.
Tools & Equipment

LaceLok Cable Lacing Fasteners

LaceLok is now qualified to MIL-DTL-32554 and MIL-DTL-32555. This technology is a direct replacement for lacing tape/string ties and cable ties for secondary support of wire harnesses...
Snap-on Industrial
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Tools & Equipment

9-Inch Talon Grip Long Nose Slip Joint Pliers

Nov. 4, 2022
The Talon Grip Long Nose Slip Joint Pliers from Snap-on Industrial combines power, dependability, and longevity for the toughest jobs in all industries, including aviation, manufacturin...
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Storage & Work Surfaces

DTG WorkBench PowerStation

Oct. 19, 2022
The Workbench PowerStation from DTG is a mobile, customizable, battery-powered workstation designed to increase operational efficiencies in manufacturing, logistics and fulfillment...
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M18 PACKOUT Six Bay Rapid Charger

Sept. 12, 2022
The M18 PACKOUT Six Bay Rapid Charger has the ability to rapid charge two batteries simultaneously, which means this new solution can charge six M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 battery packs...
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Mini-Ductor Venom HP

Venom HP is the highest powered Mini-Ductor available. It removes seized nuts, bolts, bearings, fasteners, sensors, exterior trim, vinyl graphics and more – in seconds, safely...