march2021 - 6


RUAG International Signs Contract for the
Modernization of the Royal Thai Navy's Dornier 228
The Thai Navy uses its Dornier 228 to monitor the exclusive economic zone
called the " 200-mile zone. " The aircraft and their crews conduct ISR (intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance) missions in the territorial waters of the Gulf
of Thailand for the purpose of border surveillance to combat illegal trade and
fishing. Initially, RUAG will be modernizing two of the seven aircraft in the Royal
Thai Navy Dornier 228 fleet. In the process, they remove the paint completely
and eliminate any corrosion damage to the aircraft structure, which is now 25
years old. The aircraft will be equipped with glass cockpits and modern avionics systems (COM, NAV). The interior, cockpit and aircraft cabin will also be
revamped. It will receive modern mission equipment that will enable tasks to
be performed more effectively and efficiently. These include a 360° search radar,
infrared cameras as well as a mission management and data link for data transmission to ground stations and/or ships.

Duncan Aviation
Delivers Citation XLS
With Fully-Hydrodipped
Duncan Aviation recently delivered
a 2007 Citation XLS with hydrodipped
cabinetry and an FMS upgrade. This
was the first aircraft of its size to
receive fully hydrodipped cabinetry
from Duncan Aviation. Duncan Aviation
Completions & Modifications Sales
Rep Angie Coleman said, " Being able to
dip an entire cabinet of an XLS is truly an accomplishment. Although
the design possibilities are endless and hydrodipping is a more costeffective solution compared to a reveneer, the process still requires
the same attention to detail, which is where the Duncan Aviation Finish
Team excels. " Duncan Aviation Finish Shop Team Leader Chris Nelson
says they can hydrodip nearly anything. " We have hydrodipped larger
components in the past, but this is the first galley we have hydrodipped
using the arm, " Nelson said. " The arm allows for our team to dip large
objects with ease, and mitigate the possibility of imperfections.
We are always looking for ways to stay innovative and deliver the
best possible products of the highest quality to our customers. "


MARCH 2021	

Recaro Aircraft Seating Signs
Extension Contract with Airbus
for Delivery of SWIFT SFE Seats
Recaro Aircraft Seating signed an extension contract
with Airbus for the delivery of SWIFT economy class
seats. Since 2016, the provider has been equipping
Airbus A320 Family aircraft with predefined economy
class seats BL3530. This contract extension aims to
enlarge the supplier furnished equipment (SFE) catalogue with the latest RECARO products. The SWIFT
program was created to target lessors and airlines
that require a short lead-time of four months or less
via a SFE process.
" Airbus is a long-time partner of Recaro, and we
are pleased with this chance to continue growing our
SWIFT program, " said Mark Hiller, CEO and shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating.

West Star Aviation Awarded Multiple
AMT Excellence Awards By The FAA
West Star Aviation has been awarded two AMT Gold
Awards of Excellence for their East Alton, IL (ALN)
and Grand Junction, CO (GJT) facilities along with
two Diamond Award of Excellence at the Denver,
CO (APA) and Perryville, MO (PCD) locations; first
time awards for each facility except PCD, which
was awarded for
the second consecutive year. Through
the AMT Awards
Program, the FAA recognizes eligible technicians
and employers by issuing awards to those who promote and foster recurrent training. The FAA also
recognizes employers who take a proactive role in
training their technical workforce, and offers awards
based on training received and completed within
one calendar year.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of march2021

Editor's Takeoff: Unnecessary Spending
Industry Inspection
Rotor Motors - Ready to Take Flight
The Potential of Prediction
Industry Outlook: Commercial Aviation Post Pandemic
A Year of Support
Suitable Software
Professionalism: Is the Fault Removed?
ATEC Insight: Aviation Technician Education Community Sets Advocacy Priorities for 2021
Advertiser's Index
ARSA Insight: Every Year
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march2021 - Editor's Takeoff: Unnecessary Spending
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march2021 - Industry Inspection
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march2021 - Rotor Motors - Ready to Take Flight
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march2021 - The Potential of Prediction
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march2021 - Industry Outlook: Commercial Aviation Post Pandemic
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march2021 - A Year of Support
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march2021 - Suitable Software
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march2021 - Professionalism: Is the Fault Removed?
march2021 - ATEC Insight: Aviation Technician Education Community Sets Advocacy Priorities for 2021
march2021 - Advertiser's Index
march2021 - ARSA Insight: Every Year
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