With China’s armed forces growing bigger and more sophisticated by the year, Western and allied militaries are scrambling to keep up. The Australian military for one has a plan for taking the fight to China. As part of a $400 billion defense-wide plan stretching out to 2030, the Royal Australian Read more »

The association that represents U.S. aviation repair stations has asked the Trump administration and Congress for $11 billion to help offset an anticipated slowdown in aftermarket work as airlines ground aircraft and wait out the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. In a Mar. 17 letter to the White House and senior lawmakers on Read more »

COVID-19 Announcement To our wonderful customers and stakeholders: Compressed Gas Systems remains vigilant in monitoring and reacting swiftly to the outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the world. We understand that the recent announcement of greater travel restrictions will greatly affect aviation here and abroad. CGS will continue operations as normal, while Read more »

Key Points Wheels Up acquired jet operator Gama Aviation, creating the second-biggest private aviation company in the U.S. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. The deal transforms Wheels Up, founded in 2013 by Kenny Dichter with a focus on short-trip turbo-props, into an all-purpose private jet company going head to head against Read more »

27th February 2020 at 23:30 a Dassault Falcon 50 private jet caught fire outside of hangar #5 at Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport (YKZ/CYKZ). The Falcon 50 has registration N951DJ. It was built in 1980 and is currently 40 years old. N951DJ The airframe has accumulated 13,350 hours and 10,050 landings. Read more »

The United States Air Force and Navy appear to be closing in on a partial solution to a complicated set of problems that have for years caused pilots to experience adverse physiological symptoms midair, endangering them and the aircraft. Officials from both services said that by early 2019 they will Read more »

A Sunday afternoon chat outside a neighbor’s home took a terrifying turn on Sunday for Milton resident Stephanie Leguia when a Delta airplane dropped a massive evacuation slide onto her neighbor’s yard, feet from where they were standing. “If it had hit us, we would have been dead — it’s Read more »

Today our Ross Hallen was blessed with the birth of his first grandchild. Max Odin Cossette came into this world at a fighting weight of 6 lbs 9 oz. Congratulations Ross and Family!!!

Reading Lee Ann Shay’s editorial in last month’s issue (Inside MRO October, p. MRO 3), it appears that Airbus is attempting to restrict access to air carrier maintenance information by imposing a fee for its use despite the FAA’s policy on such practices. While MRO companies should worry about their Read more »

The U.S. Air Force finds itself at a crossroads on what to do about its small aircraft fleets, which no longer fit within its budget strategy. It soon must look for new ways to combine or repurpose missions among these aircraft or get rid of them for good, according to Read more »