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Date: 03/31/2020 01:38 AM
While Boeing and Textron have shut down manufacturing facilities already, it’s not yet the same for smaller manufacturers and service providers. Many small manufacturers have been able to stay open with a combination of work-from-home employees, reconfigured manufacturing layouts, staggered shifts and other tweaks. While everyone has seen temporary hits to productivity, these smaller companies […]
Date: 03/30/2020 10:18 PM
With the annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo postponed until May, companies including Sporty’s, Garmin and Gold Seal have announced they will be holding online events for pilots and aviation enthusiasts this week. Sporty’s is hosting a virtual fly-in featuring an aerobatic ride-along with airshow pilot Patty Wagstaff via YouTube, free access to the company’s […]
Date: 03/30/2020 09:40 PM
Continental Aerospace Technologies has appointed Robert Stoppek as its new CEO, replacing Michael Skolnik, who will remain on as COO. Prior to this post, Stoppek had been CEO of Waukesha Engine, which produced large ground-power engines as a subsidiary of GE Distributed Power; it was closed in the summer of 2019. “I am honored and […]
Date: 03/30/2020 05:08 PM
Every IFR pilot knows the joys and sorrows of routing. Flying home from Massachusetts one afternoon, I heard the following exchange: NY controller: “King Air XXXX, climb and … disregard.” Pilot: “Awwww…” NY controller: “I’ll be right back with you.” Pilot: “Woo‑hoo!” Ed Fischer Philadelphia, PA
Date: 03/30/2020 04:51 PM
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