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Contract to produce over 400 mechanics for the Malaysian aviation industry
Lufthansa Technical Training and the APFT Maintenance Training aviation school signed a contract for the training aviation technicians in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Over a period of five years, about 400 students from APFT will be trained and qualified as aircraft mechanics (CAT A 1.1) according to EASA specifications. Training will take place at APFT’s facilities and after successful completion, graduates can apply with the European Aviation Safety Agency or one of the national authorities for an EASA CAT A 1.1 license after another 3 years of on-the-job training.
Duncan Aviation’s On-Target Turntime program rolls out with 21 day C check
Duncan Aviation technicians' and managers' On-Target Turntime program was developed to improve efficiency and planning and to ensure accurate out dates for aircraft service work. The first project completed under this program was a Falcon 2000EX with a C check inspection and due items along with EASA II provisioning. The worscope was completed as promised in 21 days, a full week faster than the typical Duncan Aviation turntime for that inspection.
Pratt & Whitney PSD wins Arkansas Recycler of the Year award
Arkansas Recycling Coalition has named Pratt & Whitney PSD, an aircraft engine combustor case repair facility in Springdale, Arkansas, the 2014 Corporate Recycler of the Year. The award honors a corporation that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of waste reduction, recycling and sustainability. The pollution prevention team at Pratt & Whitney PSD has reduced industrial process waste by 73% since 2011 by reverting waste streams. Waste, such as office paper and scrap metal, is sent back to the creator of the product and reused in the final product that the business unit purchases. The facility’s efforts are part of a larger company-wide initiative at Pratt & Whitney to recycle 100 percent of its materials and eliminate industrial process waste as part of the company’s aggressive goals to improve the sustainability of its factories, supplier and products by 2025.
Western Aircraft retools MRO sales team
Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, retooled its MRO sales and service team. With Western Aircraft’s newly expanded facility--26,000 square feet of new space--the company’s employment has increased from 150 to 200 employees. As part of this retooling, sales managers will focus on specific aircraft including Falcon, Hawker, and Challenger.