AVweb’s weekly news roundup found reports on the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals’ Annual Convention and Career Expo, new scholarships for female helicopter pilots, a warranty extension on Superior Air Parts Millennium Cylinders and a service center network expansion for RAJAY Turbo Products. The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) will be holding its 42nd Annual Convention and Career Expo Aug. 15-17 in Houston, Texas. Some convention highlights include a free Aerospace Youth Day on Aug. 16 for students between the ages of 12 and 18, professional development workshops designed for college students, a breakfast to honor new inductees into the OBAP Hall of Fame and a career fair with 52 participating companies.
In rotorcraft news, Southern Utah University (SUU) has allocated three scholarships to Whirly-Girls International for female helicopter pilot students. The scholarships are worth $20,000 each and will be offered for the commercial/instrument rotorcraft flight lab at SUU Aviation. Scholarship recipients will also receive airfare, hotels, and tickets to the 2019 HAI Heli Expo.
On the aviation business front, Superior Air Parts has announced that it will be extending factory warranties on new Millennium Cylinders to 37 months or TBO. It is also extending the warranty on all factory-new piece parts to 24 months or to TBO. Also, RAJAY Turbo Products has approved two new service centers— Clifton Aero of Clifton, Texas, and Brant Aero located in Brantford, Ontario. The service centers are now authorized to provide RAJAY maintenance, installations, repairs, inspections and routine service for all models.