New This Week


AVweb’s search of aviation news around the world found new business alliances announced by Paradigm Precision, Pratt & Whitney, Plane Perfect and Maule Air; and recognition for two women in aviation – one from Whirly-Girls International and another from EAA.Paradigm Precision has entered into a long-term agreement with Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., to supply complex fabricated assemblies for Pratt & Whitney and Pratt & Whitney Canada’s next generation product family, including the PurePower engine family, and legacy programs. Plane Perfect recently formed a new partnership with Maule Air Inc., leading manufacturers of backcountry STOL planes, to provide the official cleaning products of Maule Air. “We are very excited about our new relationship with Maule Air,” commented Rich Wellner, CEO of Plane Perfect. “They are obviously a legend in plane manufacturing, and for our product line to be recognized by Maule Air and brought on as their official cleaning products speaks to the safety and quality of our products.”

Whirly-Girls International is proud torecognizeMonumental Helicopters for their commitment to advancing women in aviation. Monumental Helicopters has generously agreed to commit additional funds to assist the 2015 Whirly-Girl Helicopter Add-on Scholarship recipient, Nicole Cabana, a King Air pilot for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Maryland. The Whirly-Girls Helicopter Add-on Flight Training Scholarship provides $8000 to assist a certified female pilot who intends to work in the helicopter industry. Lisa Turner of Hayesville, North Carolina, is the 2015recipientof the EAA Tony Bingelis Award. The award recognizes her 10 years as an EAA technical counselor, promoter of builder education through EAA chapters, and author of numerous articles on flight building and safety in such publications asEAA Sport Aviation, The Experimenter, KITPLANES Magazine, The Safety Wire,and local chapter newsletters.