Burning Man 747 Creates Issues »

Burning Man 747 Creates Issues

Well, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time but the inclusion of the fuselage of a Boeing 747 at Burning Man, in the Nevada desert, last September has turned into a giant headache for just about everyone involved.


Aircraft Mechanic Facing Theft Charges »

Aircraft Mechanic Facing Theft Charges

A Florida aircraft mechanic has been charged with multiple counts of theft for allegedly removing serviceable parts from aircraft, selling them and charging his customers to replace them with new parts.


China Getting Serious About GA? »

China Getting Serious About GA?

After about a decade of saying it was going to happen, China has laid out its plans to create a general aviation segment and it has clearly learned from the experience of others as it lays down the basic infrastructure.


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TE Connectivity labels help Airbus technicians focus on airframe manufacture

TE Connectivity is working TE Connectivitywith Airbus to develop a highly customized set of labels for identifying wing components.

APPG on GA launches new Working Group on STEM Jobs and Skills

The All Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation (APPG-GA) has published the Terms of Reference for its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Jobs & Skills Working Group. The Terms of Reference were drafted following a consultation process with various stakeholders including manufactures, airlines and independent aviation groups dedicated to improving public engagement with aviation.

The DAES Group and FST sign partnership agreement during the MRO Europe

The DAES Group adds a new thermal spray coating equipment line and FST gains a partnership to enhance its aerospace market penetration