ARSA Shows Aviation Maintenance is Vital to Florida

The aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) community is critical to Florida’s transportation economy. According to the 2014 Global MRO Market Assessment released by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and TeamSAI Consulting, more than 16,000 Floridians go to work in contract repair stations every day; these businesses will pump close to $1.8 billion into the state’s economy this year.

Embraer Welcomes Tianjin Airlines as AHEAD-PRO System Launch User in China

Embraer welcomes Tianjin Airlines, the first E190 Chinese operator and the largest E-Jets carrier in Asia, as the launch user for E-Jets AHEAD-PRO (Aircraft Health Analysis and Diagnosis - PROgnosis) system in China. The system will be installed in all Tianjin Airlines fleet of 50 E-Jets.

“We are glad to have Tianjin Airlines as the first Chinese carrier adopting the Embraer’s AHEAD-PRO system, representing a new milestone in our long-term successful partnership,” said Siu Ying Yeung, Chief Operating Officer of Embraer China, “As the state-of-the-art maintenance diagnostic management tool, the system leads to corrective and preventive maintenance planning management optimization and had been well recognized by customers worldwide. Predict the unpredictable to make our aircraft always more available, is our customer support innovation driver.”

Honeywell Celebrates 100 Years in Aviation

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With a century of aerospace achievements behind us, Honeywell Aerospace and its legacy companies—Sperry, Bendix, Garrett AiResearch, Pioneer, Lycoming, Grimes, King, AlliedSignal, EMS Technologies and others —have been at the forefront of both military and civilian aviation advancement. We are proud to share a lineage with many of the great names in aviation history.

We strive to enhance customer value by making flight safer, more reliable, more comfortable and more cost-effective. Our vision is to transform the world with superior technology, customer service, quality and - above all - innovation.

Lightspeed Aviation Announces Launch of Zulu PFX™

lightspeed set.jpg Lightspeed Aviation announces the long-awaited launch of Zulu PFX, its new top-of-the-line ANR aviation headset. The headset was first revealed at Oshkosh in 2013, and has continued in development since.

"We promised that we would take the time to develop something very special before we released it for sale, and field tests with over 50 pilots in dozens of aircraft and helicopters have confirmed that we have been successful in doing this," said Teresa De Mers, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, & Customer Support for Lightspeed. "We are confident that as more pilots start flying with it, they too will find this product really sets a new standard in aviation headsets."

Designed around Lightspeed's new proprietary PFX (for Personal Flying Experience) technology, this addition to the Zulu family includes a trio of technological advances that promises to deliver new levels of quiet by adapting ANR and audio responses to the user's ears, environment, and personal preferences:


Dave Rossedit.jpg Dave Ross of Wakeman, Ohio, is the 2014 recipient of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Tony Bingelis Award, recognized for his hard work as an EAA Technical Counselor, RV builder and EAA chapter safety chairman.

Ross, a retired corporate pilot, has been an active EAA member for 39 years and a member of EAA Chapter 50 in Sandusky, Ohio. He has held numerous chapter positions, such as the chapter’s safety chairman for many fly-ins and other shows, EAA Technical Counselor and captain of a Ford Tri-Motor aircraft. He was also a member of the IAC (International Aerobatic Club) for 20 years.

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