Piper pilot’s landing goes awry

Pilot Error NTSB Accident ReportThe pilot reported that during the landing at the airport in Doylestown, Pa., she “landed at the last 1,000′ of available runway and attempted to stop the aircraft using toe brakes and aerodynamic braking, but this was insufficient.” The Piper PA-28R-200 departed the runway into the grass and the right wing struck a taxiway light. A […]

OEMServices Enters New Partnership

OEMServices has signed an agreement with Thompson Robbins Components aimed at exploring parts service opportunities with airline operators in the Asia-Pacific region.

OEMServices, a joint venture between four French OEMs, said its key aims are to address the increasing complexity of inventory, maintenance and cost management by finding ways to link aircraft operators and OEMs.

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Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 Certified

Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB-97 engine variant has received formal flight certification which the OEM said paves the way for a late-2017 entry into service.

Announced on Aug. 31., approval was granted by European regulator EASA and occurred just less than one week after the Trent 1000 TEN engine for the Boeing 787 was given the regulatory green light.

The 97,000lb thrust engine is the sole engine option for the Airbus A350-1000 and follows on from its 84,000lb thrust Trent XWB predecessor used to power the A350-900.

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Relief For Distributors

FAA has extended authority for distributors to tag parts with paperwork that European authorities now require for us in shops with both FAA and EASA approvals, easing a major headache for the parts-distribution community.

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