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June 12, 2016

Spirit AeroSystems Announces CEO Transition

COO Tom Gentile To Succeed Larry Lawson, Who Is Retiring

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings has announced that Larry Lawson, its President and CEO, has informed its Board of Directors of his decision to retire on July 31, 2016. Lawson joined Spirit in 2013 and is credited with transforming the company's performance through operational excellence, organizational realignment, talent development and business fundamentals. He will be succeeded by COO Tom Gentile.

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Beverage Store Owner Wants To Put Airplane On His Roof

Seeks Zoning Variance For The 'Decoration' From Kennett Township In PA

The owner of a beverage store in Kennett Township in Pennsylvania thinks he has a novel idea to attract business to his store, and to the region as a whole.

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Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP) Gears Up

Will Manufacture And Deliver 109 T70 Helicopters Over The Next 10 Years

Within the scope of the "TUHP-Turkish Utility Helicopter Program", agreements were signed between the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) as prime contractor, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. as major subcontractor and three key Turkish aerospace contractors (Aselsan, TEI and Alp Aviation).

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Rockwell Collins’ Missionized Software Completes FACE Verification

A Milestone Toward Achieving FACE Conformance, And First To Reach It

Rockwell Collins’ Missionized Flight Management Software (MFMS-1000) has passed Verification Authority tests and inspections and has been issued a Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Verification Statement—the first in the industry.

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Airbus Defense And Space Completes PeruSAT-1 In Less Than 24 Months

Company Cites Creation Of 'Projects Factor' For Short Timeline

Airbus Defense and Space has completed integration of PerúSAT-1, Peru’s first Earth observation satellite. It was built in less than 24 months. PerúSAT-1 was ordered by the Peruvian government for its national space agency, CONIDA, in 2014. PerúSAT-1, based on the highly flexible, compact AstroBus-S platform, will observe Earth via a revolutionary silicon carbide optical instrument system at 70 cm resolution.

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Able Aerospace Signs MRO Agreement For AgustaWestland Products

Creates New Service Efficiencies For The Growing Leonardo-Finmeccanica Network

Textron subsidiary Able Aerospace Services has been named by Leonardo-Finmeccanica, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, as an approved supplier for maintenance, repairs, overhaul and testing for AgustaWestland products’ components.

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FMS Helicopter Contract With Qatar Goes To Boeing

Company Will Supply 24 Apache Helos Under Four-Year Agreement

The U.S. Army has selected Boeing for a potential four-year, $667.5 million contract to supply 24 Apache AH-64E helicopters and associated equipment to Qatar.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.12.16): Descend Via

Descend Via An abbreviated ATC clearance that requires compliance with a published procedure lateral path and associated speed restrictions and provides a pilot-discretion descent to comply with published altitude restrictions.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.12.16)

Aero Linx: Association for Aviation Psychology The AAP is a non-profit professional organization, founded in 1964. Our purpose is to promote aviation psychology and related aerospace disciplines, and we target the following four areas: ?Dissemination of Knowledge, Meetings and Publications, Improved Education and Research and Application of Psychological Principles to Aviation Safety and Welfare. Our members work in a diverse range of aviation fields, including flight-deck design, pilot selection and training, aviation safety research, maintenance human factors, cabin safety, air traffic control, and accident investigation.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.12.16)

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this company and its incredible employees. I've spent the last couple of months deeply embedded in the business--visiting the sites, meeting the teams, and assessing Spirit's expertise, capabilities and opportunities for growth. The more I learn, the more excited I am about our future." Source: Spirit AeroSystems Holdings COO Tom Gentile, who will succeed Larry Lawson, its President and CEO, who decided to retire on July 31, 2016. Lawson joined Spirit in 2013 and is credited with transforming the company's performance through operational excellence, organizational realignment, talent development and business fundamentals.

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AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2016-11-01

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, and Model A340-541 and A340-642 airplanes.

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