Aviation Week - Aerospace Defense, Business & Commercial News http://aviationweek.com/rss.xml en Upcoming Events http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/upcoming-events-148 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Feb. 2-3</strong>&mdash;MRO Middle East, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE, <a href="http://www.aviationweek.com/events" title="www.aviationweek.com/events">www.aviationweek.com/events</a></p> <p><strong>Feb. 3-6</strong>&mdash;National Business Aviation Association Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, San Jose, California, <a href="http://www.nbaa.org/events/sdc/2015/" title="www.nbaa.org/events/sdc/2015/">www.nbaa.org/events/sdc/2015/</a></p> <p><strong>Feb. 11-14</strong>&mdash;Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association (LPBA) Winter 2015 Meeting, Sunscape Sabor Resort, Cozumel, Island, Mexico, <a href="http://www.lpba.org/UpcomingMeetings.htm#" title="www.lpba.org/UpcomingMeetings.htm#">www.lpba.org/UpcomingMeetings.htm#</a></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/upcoming-events-148" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/upcoming-events-148#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Calendar Global Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 1254981 at http://aviationweek.com Appointments http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/appointments-31 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Phil Scharber </strong>and <strong>John DeLawyer</strong> have been named <strong>HondaJet Southwest</strong> exclusive regional sales managers for Cutter Aviation. They will focus on marketing and selling the HondaJet to customers in their respective territories. Scharber&rsquo;s area includes Southern California, Hawaii and Clark County, Nevada, which includes Las Vegas. DeLawyer&rsquo;s territory includes Texas, Oklazxhoma and New Mexico. Scharber began his aircraft sales career with United Beechcraft before he began selling Piper Aircraft. He joined Cutter in 2006.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/appointments-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/appointments-31#comments AWIN ONLY Appointments AWIN Latin America/Caribbean North America Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 1254971 at http://aviationweek.com Airworthiness Directives http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airworthiness-directives-32 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>CESSNA AIRCRAFT COMPANY</strong> Model 500, 501, 550, 551, S550, 560, and 650 Aircraft [Docket No.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airworthiness-directives-32" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/airworthiness-directives-32#comments AWIN ONLY Airworthiness Directives AWIN North America Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 1254961 at http://aviationweek.com Wichita NCAT Adds New Aviation Technical Training Program http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/wichita-ncat-adds-new-aviation-technical-training-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div> The National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita has added a new aviation technical training program for Nondestructive Testing (NDT) Predictive Technologies. The courses are offered through a partnership between Wichita State University&rsquo;s National Institute for Aviation Research and the Wichita Area Technical College. The program is based on technologies and NDT methods that assess the condition of industrial equipment. They include Vibration Analysis, Lubricating Fuel Analysis, Thermography, Acoustic Emission Testing and Electric Motor Circuit Analysis.</div></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/wichita-ncat-adds-new-aviation-technical-training-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/wichita-ncat-adds-new-aviation-technical-training-program#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Brief North America Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 1254951 at http://aviationweek.com AOPA Offers Special Aircraft Financing For Flying Clubs http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/aopa-offers-special-aircraft-financing-flying-clubs <div class="node-body article-body"><div> The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association offers special aircraft financing as a way to help new flying clubs acquire aircraft and existing clubs to expand their fleets. AOPA Aviation Finance Co. gives attractive terms for financing and buying aircraft, it said. The pilot organization has developed four finance options for startup and establish clubs.</div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/aopa-offers-special-aircraft-financing-flying-clubs#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Brief North America Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 1254941 at http://aviationweek.com Ex-Gulfstream Executive Founds Hagerty Jet Group http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/ex-gulfstream-executive-founds-hagerty-jet-group <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Former Gulfstream executive James Hagerty has founded a new business jet brokerage firm called the Hagerty Jet Group. The company&rsquo;s goal is to help high-net-worth individuals and large corporations navigate the buying and selling of used Gulfstream jets in the complex aircraft market with data-driven analysis, the company said. The firm is based in Savannah, Georgia. Hagerty worked at Gulfstream for more than five years and was with a large brokerage firm for more than 10 years. He has completed more than 150 transactions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/ex-gulfstream-executive-founds-hagerty-jet-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/ex-gulfstream-executive-founds-hagerty-jet-group#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Brief North America Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 1254931 at http://aviationweek.com Fireblade Aviation Picks FBO One To Support Operational Management http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/fireblade-aviation-picks-fbo-one-support-operational-management <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fireblade Aviation, based in South Africa, has selected FBO One to support operational management, it said. The company, which manages the sole fixed base operation (FBO) at the Johannesburg or Tambo International Airport, has selected FBO One from Amsterdam Software as its online management tool to run the FBO and its fuel management activity. Fireblade Aviation began operations in September and offers a new on-site fuel farm, flight planning, commercial aircraft connections, aircraft detailing, apron parking, ground power units and potable water.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/fireblade-aviation-picks-fbo-one-support-operational-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/fireblade-aviation-picks-fbo-one-support-operational-management#comments AWIN ONLY Africa AWIN Business Aviation Brief Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 1254921 at http://aviationweek.com Jet Aviation Zurich Handled World Economic Forum Aircraft, Delegates http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/jet-aviation-zurich-handled-world-economic-forum-aircraft-delegates <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Jet Aviation Zurich, a fixed base operator, handled the majority of the aircraft and delegates passing through Zurich International Airport on their way to the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The provider handled 582 aircraft movements and 1,485 passengers. Jet Aviation Zurich brought in additional staff to handle the record number of delegates expected to attend the World Economic Forum, it said. It also added a number of luxury vehicles to its fleet to handle ground transportation requirements for the surge of passengers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/jet-aviation-zurich-handled-world-economic-forum-aircraft-delegates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/jet-aviation-zurich-handled-world-economic-forum-aircraft-delegates#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Brief Europe Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 1254911 at http://aviationweek.com Flight Safety Foundation To Hosts Business Aviation Safety Summit http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/flight-safety-foundation-hosts-business-aviation-safety-summit <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Flight Safety Foundation is hosting its 60th annual Business Aviation Safety Summit on May 13-14 in Weston, Florida. The conference is dedicated to safety in the business aviation industry and attracts hundreds of attendees. Highlights include an update on the progress of general aviation&rsquo;s Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing program by the FAA, carrying lithium batteries on board an aircraft, the importance of data enhancing training and safety, fatigue and the unique challenges facing business aviation and other topics.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/flight-safety-foundation-hosts-business-aviation-safety-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/flight-safety-foundation-hosts-business-aviation-safety-summit#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Brief North America Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 1254901 at http://aviationweek.com Bombardier Sells Military Aviation Training Activities To CAE http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/bombardier-sells-military-aviation-training-activities-cae <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Bombardier has reached a $19.8 million agreement with CAE for the sale of its military aviation training activities, the company said. The sale will let Bombardier focus on its core business areas. The transaction is subject to government and regulatory approvals. It is expected to close by the end of 2015.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/bombardier-sells-military-aviation-training-activities-cae#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Business Aviation Brief North America Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 1254891 at http://aviationweek.com Piper Introduces Meridian M500 With Upgraded Avionics http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/piper-introduces-meridian-m500-upgraded-avionics <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">Piper Aircraft</strong><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">, based in Vero Beach, Florida, has launched the single-engine Meridian M500 with upgraded avionics and other improvements. The aircraft features the Garmin G1000 avionics with a dual 10-in. primary flight display, a 12-in. multifunctional display and a GFC700 autopilot with enhanced autopilot flight control system.</span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/piper-introduces-meridian-m500-upgraded-avionics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/piper-introduces-meridian-m500-upgraded-avionics#comments AWIN ONLY AWIN Intelligence North America Tue, 03 Feb 2015 01:54:00 +0000 1254881 at http://aviationweek.com A380 Sees Major Maintenance Coming Due http://aviationweek.com/mro/a380-sees-major-maintenance-coming-due <div class="field-deck"> Mega transport hits hangars in volume for maintenance; Emirates performs first 3C check </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus’s announcement it will release new variants, FAA’s focus on the large widebody, and airlines’ call for modifications are shaping 2015 into the year of the A380.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/mro/a380-sees-major-maintenance-coming-due" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/mro/a380-sees-major-maintenance-coming-due#comments MRO Aircraft Analysis AWST-MRO Global Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:55:00 +0000 1250831 at http://aviationweek.com Emirates Gameco Breaks Ground On Landing Gear Overhaul Base http://aviationweek.com/mro/gameco-breaks-ground-landing-gear-overhaul-base <div class="node-body article-body">New maintenance base for landing gear opened by Gameco will be one of the largest in China. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/mro/gameco-breaks-ground-landing-gear-overhaul-base" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/mro/gameco-breaks-ground-landing-gear-overhaul-base#comments Commercial Aviation MRO AWST-MRO Manufacturers Asia Pacific Mon, 02 Feb 2015 15:31:00 +0000 1250741 at http://aviationweek.com Middle East Expansion http://aviationweek.com/middle-east-expansion <div class="field-content-source"> <span>Content Source:&nbsp;</span> <a href="/aviation-week-space-technology-mro-edition">Aviation Week &amp; Space Technology - MRO Edition</a> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/02/AW_02_02_2015_MRO_AlbumCover_promo.jpg?1422575341" /> </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body">Ways To Cut AOG Costs. A380 Hits the Hangars. Africa’s Expanding MRO Market. </div> <div class="field-image-roundup"> <span>Roundup Cover Image:&nbsp;</span> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_roundup" width="2325" height="3150" alt="" src="http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/02/AW_02_02_2015_MRO_AlbumCover_0.jpg?1422575341" /> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/middle-east-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Roundups Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1253781 at http://aviationweek.com Fleet Operators Skeptical Of SpaceX, OneWeb Broadband Plans http://aviationweek.com/space/fleet-operators-skeptical-spacex-oneweb-broadband-plans <div class="field-deck"> Dueling broadband constellations put satellite industry back on the map </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Since unveiling plans in January to build rival networks of hundreds, or even thousands, of Internet satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), SpaceX and OneWeb are prompting comparisons with past ventures that flopped, among them Teledesic and Skybridge, two well-financed start-ups whose visions of delivering high-speed broadband to the masses were thwarted by technical setbacks.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/fleet-operators-skeptical-spacex-oneweb-broadband-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/fleet-operators-skeptical-spacex-oneweb-broadband-plans#comments Space AWST Space Global Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1254321 at http://aviationweek.com Pentagon’s Innovation Push; A Rules Spat; the President’s Next Ride http://aviationweek.com/washington-outlook/pentagon-s-innovation-push-rules-spat-president-s-next-ride <div class="field-deck"> Pentagon budget to seed new modernization projects </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After years of discussion about incremental upgrades or off-the-shelf insertions into older programs, the Pentagon&rsquo;s next generation of equipment is taking shape. The defense budget plan for fiscal 2016 and beyond features increased spending on new nuclear delivery vehicles and an initiative to pursue advanced fighter engines and a post-F-35 fighter (see pages 26 and 30). Along with that, the request seeks continued aid for NATO and an ongoing emphasis on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/washington-outlook/pentagon-s-innovation-push-rules-spat-president-s-next-ride" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/washington-outlook/pentagon-s-innovation-push-rules-spat-president-s-next-ride#comments Washington Outlook AWIN Washington Outlook Global Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1254311 at http://aviationweek.com First Take (Feb. 2-15) http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/first-take-feb-2-15 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>COMMERCIAL AVIATION</strong></p> <p><strong>The starboard Pratt &amp; Whitney PW1217G</strong> geared turbofan on the first Mitsubishi Regional Jet was fired up on Jan 13. Mitsubishi Aircraft aims for a first flight in the second quarter. Three more flight-test aircraft are in final assembly at Nagoya, Japan:&nbsp;Wing-body join is complete&nbsp;on the second and underway&nbsp;on the third, and the fuselage&nbsp;is joined for the fourth.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/first-take-feb-2-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/first-take-feb-2-15#comments AWIN ONLY AWST First Take Global Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1254301 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: Reversing Our Sorry Trend on Defense Program Management http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-reversing-our-sorry-trend-defense-program-management <div class="node-body article-body">There are signs of hope that the new House Armed Services Committee chairman will make defense acquisition reform a key priority. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-reversing-our-sorry-trend-defense-program-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-reversing-our-sorry-trend-defense-program-management#comments Defense AWST Viewpoint North America Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1254291 at http://aviationweek.com Proliferating Threats Open Door To F-35 Follow On http://aviationweek.com/defense/proliferating-threats-open-door-f-35-follow <div class="field-deck"> Senior Pentagon officials consider a future where the F-35’s crown jewels are compromised </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pentagon ponders alternatives to F-35 should proliferating new threats compromise jet’s stealth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/proliferating-threats-open-door-f-35-follow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/proliferating-threats-open-door-f-35-follow#comments Defense AWST Defense North America Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1254071 at http://aviationweek.com Recent Engine Failures Causing Renewed Concern http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/recent-engine-failures-causing-renewed-concern <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Even the latest generation turbofan engines have been affected by ice crystal icing, causing nine recent events on Boeing 747-800 and Boeing 787-800 aircraft. On Nov. 27, 2013, the FAA adopted a new Airworthiness Directive concerning ice crystal icing. It is aimed at the Boeing 747-800 series and 787-800 airplanes powered by GEnx engines. The AD was promoted by reports of engine damage and thrust loss events as a result of flying in high-altitude ice crystal icing conditions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/recent-engine-failures-causing-renewed-concern" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/recent-engine-failures-causing-renewed-concern#comments Business Aviation BCA Safety Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1254061 at http://aviationweek.com Aer Lingus Board Accepts IAG Offer http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/aer-lingus-board-accepts-iag-offer <div class="field-deck"> International Airlines Group is now the only significant European investor for airlines in the region </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IAG, the only entity willing to invest in European airlines, is nearing a deal to acquire Aer Lingus, subject to government and shareholder approval. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/aer-lingus-board-accepts-iag-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/aer-lingus-board-accepts-iag-offer#comments Commercial Aviation AWST Commercial Aviation North America Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1253971 at http://aviationweek.com Airbus Concept U.S. Majors Cashing In On Cheap Oil, But Not Banking On It http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/us-majors-cashing-cheap-oil-not-banking-it <div class="field-deck"> Low fuel means bigger profits for airlines, but so far, not bigger plans </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s business as usual for U.S. major carriers, as recent low fuel costs will not, as of now, factor into decisions regarding fleet and capacity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/us-majors-cashing-cheap-oil-not-banking-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/us-majors-cashing-cheap-oil-not-banking-it#comments Commercial Aviation AWST Commercial Aviation North America Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1253951 at http://aviationweek.com Sean Broderick/AW&ST The Rise of Long-Haul Low-Cost Carriers http://aviationweek.com/rise-long-haul-low-cost-carriers <div class="field-content-source"> <span>Content Source:&nbsp;</span> <a href="/aviation-week-space-technology">Aviation Week &amp; Space Technology</a> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body">The Changing Landscape Of Remote Sensing. The Rise of Long-Haul LCCs. Adaptive Engines For Sixth-Gen Fighters.</div> <div class="field-image-roundup"> <span>Roundup Cover Image:&nbsp;</span> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_roundup" width="1163" height="1575" alt="" src="http://aviationweek.com/site-files/aviationweek.com/files/uploads/2015/02/AW_02_02_2015_AlbumCover2.jpg?1422577811" /> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/rise-long-haul-low-cost-carriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Roundups Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1253831 at http://aviationweek.com Legacy Airlines See Growing Competitive Threat With The Rise Of Gulf Carriers http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/legacy-airlines-see-growing-competitive-threat-rise-gulf-carriers <div class="field-deck"> Long-haul, low-cost carriers (LCCs) appear to be a controllable threat for legacy peers, but Gulf airlines are not </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The increasing strength of airlines in the Middle East may present more of a strategic threat to legacy market than the one posed by long-haul, low-cost carriers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/legacy-airlines-see-growing-competitive-threat-rise-gulf-carriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/legacy-airlines-see-growing-competitive-threat-rise-gulf-carriers#comments Airline Intel Commercial Aviation Airline Intel AWST Global Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1253811 at http://aviationweek.com Fraport Letters From Our Readers (Feb. 2, 2015) http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/letters-our-readers-feb-2-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Readers weigh in on choice of Putin as Person of the Year; Defense Department’s pace of technological pursuits defended; Similarity between Boeing Sugar truss-braced wing and Hurel-Dubois design noted; Skepticism about Turkey becoming a major defense exporter; Request for article on ‘Switchblade’ roadable aircraft; correction of airline type typo. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/letters-our-readers-feb-2-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/letters-our-readers-feb-2-2015#comments AWIN ONLY AWST Feedback Global Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1253791 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: A Better LCS—Or An All-New Frigate? http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-better-lcs-or-all-new-frigate <div class="field-deck"> Is the Littoral Combat Ship worth fixing? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Navy wants to fix the Littoral Combat Ship, but the changes are so extensive that it might make more sense to start over. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-better-lcs-or-all-new-frigate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-better-lcs-or-all-new-frigate#comments Commander's Intent Defense AWST Commander's Intent North America Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1253771 at http://aviationweek.com U.S. Navy New Positions, Promotions, Honors And Elections (Feb. 2) http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/new-positions-promotions-honors-and-elections-feb-2 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Luc Tytgat </strong>has become director of the Strategy and Safety Management Directorate at the <em>European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)</em>, Cologne, Germany. He was director of the Pan-European Single Sky Directorate at Eurocontrol. <strong>Olivier Ramsayer</strong> has been appointed EASA&rsquo;s resources and support director. He was head of the Resources and Support Department at the European Food Safety Authority. <strong>Trevor Woods</strong> has been named EASA certification director, effective March 1.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/new-positions-promotions-honors-and-elections-feb-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/new-positions-promotions-honors-and-elections-feb-2#comments AWIN ONLY AWST Who's Where Global Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1253291 at http://aviationweek.com EASA Urges Vigilance On Recorder Airworthiness http://aviationweek.com/mro/easa-urges-vigilance-recorder-airworthiness <div class="node-body article-body">EASA SIB targets improving cockpit voice recorder reliability and data quality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/mro/easa-urges-vigilance-recorder-airworthiness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/mro/easa-urges-vigilance-recorder-airworthiness#comments Regulatory & Safety MRO Safety & Regulatory News Europe MRO Top Stories Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1252141 at http://aviationweek.com FAA Says Airline SMS Mandate Will Not Affect Suppliers http://aviationweek.com/regulatory-safety/faa-says-airline-sms-mandate-will-not-affect-suppliers <div class="node-body article-body">FAA’s mandate requiring airlines to develop safety management systems may affect MRO shops, but agency says impact will be minimal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/regulatory-safety/faa-says-airline-sms-mandate-will-not-affect-suppliers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/regulatory-safety/faa-says-airline-sms-mandate-will-not-affect-suppliers#comments Regulatory & Safety MRO AWST-MRO Safety & Regulatory News North America Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1252101 at http://aviationweek.com Ways To Better Plan Component Needs fo AOGs http://aviationweek.com/mro/ways-better-plan-component-needs-fo-aogs <div class="field-deck"> Tools and formulas to help airlines better manage AOG costs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New software suites offer improved parts-management capabilities that should help airlines to better regulate AOG costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/mro/ways-better-plan-component-needs-fo-aogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/mro/ways-better-plan-component-needs-fo-aogs#comments MRO AWST-MRO Parts Global Mon, 02 Feb 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1252091 at http://aviationweek.com