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Compiled by Jim Proulx&Barry Rosenberg

Compiled by Jim Proulx&Barry Rosenberg
TW Metals 

TW Metals hired Aldo Miceli as vice president and chief information officer, a role that makes him responsible for the company's IT initiatives worldwide.

Triumph Group, Inc. 

Triumph Group, Inc., signed a 10-year agreement to support American Airlines' in-house repair of Honeywell GTCP131-9B auxiliary power units (APUs). The agreement, between American and Triumph unit Advanced Materials Technologies, Inc., provides for the joint development of a parts repair protocol and maintenance program to increase APU reliability and time in services.


Avolo has introduced a suite of new features for subscribers to its Avolo.com aerospace exchange, including Avolo Partfinder service, which guarantees AOG service in less than 4 hours for hard-to-find parts.

America West Airlines 

America West Airlines elected John Ryan vice president, line maintenance. Ryan joins America West from Hawaiian Airlines where he served as vice president of maintenance and engineering.

SR Technics Group 

SR Technics Group signed a two-year contract with JenaNet.com to use its engine management and diagnostic software for engines powering Swissair's MD-11 and A330 fleet. JenaNet.com's Internet-based system compares customer's engine data downloads with its engine-specific database.

Embraer and AAR 

Embraer and AAR have signed a three-year agreement under which AAR Aircraft Component Services will become an authorized service center for the maintenance and repair of components installed on aircraft manufactured by Embraer. Under this agreement, AAR Aircraft Component Services will be an authorized repair station for all Embraer-manufactured parts and other approved components installed on Embraer aircraft.

Boeing Co. 

Boeing Co. appointed Toby Bright vice president of business strategy and marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He reports to Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.


Avexus named Michael Grad vice president, worldwide sales. Grad previously was vice president of sales and marketing for another business-to-business technology company.

Frontier Airlines' mechanics 

Frontier Airlines' mechanics voted in late July to be represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the union said. Of the 223 Frontier mechanics eligible to vote, 142 voted for representation, with 134 voting for the IBT and eight voting for other representation.

Delta Air Lines TechOps and 3M's Aerospace and Aircraft Maintenance Dept. 

Delta Air Lines TechOps and 3M's Aerospace and Aircraft Maintenance Dept. will jointly market 3M Nextel Flame Shield AL-1, a solution to FAA's regulatory actions on some McDonnell Douglas aircraft. Nextel Flame Shield is a polyimide-encapsulated ceramic paper that has been created to provide an effective lightweight durable barrier isolating the flammable metalized polyethylene terephthalate (MPET) insulation from ignition sources.


Goodrich received a supplemental type certificate (STC) to supply operators of Bombardier CRJ-100 and -200 aircraft with replacement angle of attack sensors. The STC was issued by Transport Canada and is applicable to all CRJ-100 and CRJ-200 aircraft registered in Canada.

Rockwell Collins 

Rockwell Collins was selected by Spar Aerospace, Toronto, to provide the avionics equipment for the Hellenic C-130 modernization program. The award is worth about $25 million. The Greek Air Force fleet of C-130s will be upgraded over the next three years.

Superior Air Parts, Inc. 

Superior Air Parts, Inc., appointed Tim Archer senior vice president. He was formerly vice president sales and marketing. Brent Henman was appointed vice president of strategic programs and outsourcing. He was previously director of sales for the Business Aircraft Support Group at Superior. Robert Williams, formerly director of the manufacturing business unit, was named vice president product distribution. James Towle was appointed director of sales power plant systems. He previously was with Van Bortel Engine Sales as director of engine sales.


Rolls-Royce signed a $360 million maintenance support agreement with Continental Airlines, covering Continental's existing fleet of RB211-535E4B engines. Signing of the deal brings to $2 billion the total new aftermarket business Rolls has announced this year. Continental currently has 41 757-200s in service that are powered by RB211s. The work will be performed at Rolls-Royce's Derby, U.K., facility.

Leach International 

Leach International, Buena Park, Calif., has been selected by Boeing to provide thrust reverser relay control boxes for its DC-10, MD-10, KC-10 and KDC-10 aircraft. The FAA-mandated boxes are based on a Boeing design used on all 700 series aircraft.

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