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magniX Announces NASA Program
Milestone To Accelerate Electric
Flight for Commercial Aviation
magniX, a manufacturer of electric propulsion systems
for aircraft, announced two key industry partners:
AeroTEC and Air Tindi, for its NASA Electrified
Powertrain Flight Demonstration project. Through
magniX, the NASA program aims to demonstrate
electric propulsion technology to power a hybrid De
Havilland Canada Dash 7 aircraft, with first flight
planned for 2025. Air Tindi, a commercial operator
from Yellowknife, Canadian Northwest Territories, will
provide the aircraft. AeroTEC of Seattle, Washington, is
a leader in integrating electric propulsion on airplanes,
and will design, modify and flight-test the demonstrator
aircraft at its Flight Test Centre at Grant County
International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington. The
retrofitted DHC-7 aircraft will be powered by two PT6
engines and two magniX magni650 electric propulsion
units. The distributed propulsion system is designed
to reduce operating costs and noise while increasing
power efficiency. The prototype has the potential to
accelerate the introduction of hybrid electric flight
technologies for commercial aviation.
McHugh Brings New
Perspective to ARSA Board
Alison McHugh has been elected by the
Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA)
Board of Directors to fill the seat previously
held by Jet Center MFR General Manager
Gary Hudnall. McHugh is vice president of
safety and quality at FEAM AERO. She holds
two degrees from Embry Riddle, has both a
mechanic's certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings and
a commercial pilot's license, is on the adjunct faculty at Miami
Dade College and was a member of the staff at the National Air
Transportation Association. ARSA's team had been considering
options for new directors since Hudnall's unexpected passing in
October 2021. " After months of searching, Alison presented herself
as the perfect board candidate, " said ARSA Executive Vice President
Christian A. Klein. " She was an outspoken participant in our annual
conference in March, actively questioning panelists and speaking
up for the industry's future during a breakout session on technical
career development. She wasn't auditioning for board service,
just leading on behalf of her company and industry. Regardless,
after the event was over the choice [of her as a director nominee]
was clear. " McHugh said, " There's a lot we can do to fully represent
maintenance providers, especially those in the line maintenance
category that may at times be overlooked. I'm looking forward to it. "
CAE To Break Ground on New
Business Aviation Training Center
CAE announced a new business aviation training center
in Savannah, Georgia. Neighboring Gulfstream's
headquarters in Savannah, this brand-new training
center is another milestone in the expansion of
CAE's training network and will be its fifth business
aviation training center in the United States.
" Gulfstream and CAE have a longstanding relationship
and the new Savannah Training Centre brings
two industry leaders together in one location to
deliver a seamless experience for our customers, "
said Nick Leontidis, CAE's group president, Civil
Aviation. When it is fully operational, the training
center will be equipped with four Gulfstream family,
full-flight simulators maintenance training devices.
Gulfstream Expands Completions
Operations in St. Louis
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will expand completions
operations at its St. Louis Downtown Airport facility.
The expansion will increase production of custom
cabinetry and exterior paint capacity for Gulfstream's
in-demand large-cabin aircraft. To support this expansion,
Gulfstream St. Louis will grow its workforce in
the areas of cabinet makers and finishers, upholsterers,
aircraft paint technicians, manufacturing engineers,
operations engineers, certification inspectors
and additional support functions. " We are seeing an
extraordinary amount of activity across our sites to
support Gulfstream's current and future fleet, including
customers new to business aviation and long-time
customers looking to redesign their existing aircraft, "
said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. " As we strategically
expand our service network, we are also
increasing capacity for components of new aircraft
at sites like St. Louis that have already been producing
world-class interior furnishings for Gulfstream
Customer Support. "
8 MAY/JUNE 2022


Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of May_June_2022

So What?
Industry Inspection
Your Mobile Home
The Hunt for Parts
An Inconvenient Truth
Getting Aircraft on Ground Flying Again
In the Post-Pandemic World, General Aviation is Taking Off
The Dos and Don'ts of Communication System Maintenance
Basler Turbo Conversions Makes the Old New Again
A Promising Outlook for General Aviation
How Naval Aviation is Combatting Its Billion- Dollar Corrosion Problem
Advertiser’s Index
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May_June_2022 - So What?
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May_June_2022 - Industry Inspection
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May_June_2022 - Your Mobile Home
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May_June_2022 - The Hunt for Parts
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May_June_2022 - An Inconvenient Truth
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May_June_2022 - Getting Aircraft on Ground Flying Again
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May_June_2022 - In the Post-Pandemic World, General Aviation is Taking Off
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May_June_2022 - The Dos and Don'ts of Communication System Maintenance
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May_June_2022 - Basler Turbo Conversions Makes the Old New Again
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May_June_2022 - A Promising Outlook for General Aviation
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May_June_2022 - How Naval Aviation is Combatting Its Billion- Dollar Corrosion Problem
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May_June_2022 - Advertiser’s Index
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