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MT Propeller Gains FAA STC for Maule M-6 and M()-7


MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH has received the the FAA STC SA03774NY for the next generation 3-blade scimitar composite propeller MTV-9-B/198-52 on the Maule M-6-235, M-7-235, M-7-235B, MX-7-235 and MT-7-235. This installation already has supplemental type certified by EASA STC 10042832.

According to MT-Propeller Vice President Martin Albrecht, the installation has the following advantages:

  • Enhanced take-off distance by approx. 5 %  (MTOW, SL, ISA conditions)
  • Enhanced climb performance by approx. 5 % (MTOW, SL, ISA conditions)
  • Approx. 2 lbs less weight than the original 2-blade propellers and approx. 25 lbs than the original 3-blade propellers.
  • Enhanced cruise performance by 2 to 3 kts (MTOW, ISA conditions)
  • In combination with the Gomolzig exhaust muffler MXT 606500 “erhöhter Schallschutz” according to the strict German Noise Regulation LVL is reached with design series equipped with engines turning maximum 2400 rpm.

The MT-Propeller natural composite blades provide significant inside and outside noise reduction. They have no life limitation, and are repairable in case of an FOD. They also provide best vibration damping characteristics for almost vibration free propeller operation and have bonded on stainless steel leading edges for best erosion protection of the blades.

MT-Propeller is the world leading natural composite propeller manufacturer with 30 propeller models from 2-blade to 6-blade hydraulically controlled variable pitch propeller, for engines producing up to 5000hp, and 2-blade to 4-blade electrically controlled variable pitch propeller, for engines producing up to 350hp as well as two blade fixed pitch propellers. Over 30 years ago, the first MT-Propeller was shipped.  

The high performance, light weight and durable MT-Propellers can be used on aircraft with piston engines and propeller turbines, as well as on airships, wind tunnels or hovercraft.
Fulfilling the highest certifications requirements they are also supplemental type certified on Part 25 aircraft.  There is no current Airworthiness Directives (AD).

MT-Propeller is holder of over 200 STCs worldwide and OEM supplier for more than 90% of the European Aircraft Industry as well as 30% of the US Aircraft Industry. Over 18,000 propeller systems with more than 60,000 blades are in service.




Hannay Reels for Refueling Needs

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Rotor-Tech Acquired by Advanced Composite Structures



Advanced Composite Structures (ACS), a leading provider of rotor blade and composite structure repair technologies for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, has announced it has acquired Rotor-Tech International.

The purchase of Rotor-Tech International, based in Stockton, Calif., further expands ACS's share in the North American helicopter market.  This acquisition follows on the successful launch of two Rotor Blade Repair Service Centers with the signing of a Technical Support agreement in 2010 with the Oceania Group based in Auckland, New Zealand and the establishment in 2012 of ACS-Florida based in Sanford, Fla. "The combination of Rotor-Tech International with our experience and proprietary tools and processes will provide our customers with significantly improved service offerings," said Bruce Anning, vice president of technical operations for ACS.

ACS will leverage Rotor-Tech's existing staff and operations as the base on which significant additional capabilities will be added.  "The integration of the ACS group of companies will take place quickly during 2015.  Our customers will receive superior quality services and can expect an expanding range of services as the process is completed," said James Anning, president of ACS.

For more information about ACS visit our website: www.acs-composites.com.

For more information please contact:

Bruce Anning,

Vice President of Technical Operations

Advanced Composite Structures

43 Muir Road

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Phone: 204-982-6565 | Fax: 204-982-6555

Email: banning@acs-composites.com

 

 



Rainbow Flying Service in Moses Lake


Cell Number 509-750-2327



We Specialize in Aeronca,Citabria,Scout and Decathlons


Not Only do we Repair,but we Sell these Great Aircraft !


Welcome
Rainbow Flying Service specializes in the repairing rebuilding and maintenance of Citabria, Aeronca, Scout and Decathalon Aircraft. We have a large supply of salvage and surplus parts for these aircraft.

Rainbow Flying Service received Parts Manufactures Approval (PMA) for our new design wing SPAR for the 7 and 11 Series Airplanes and the 8 GCBC Scout. These spars are STC'd and FAA approved They are now available to order for Citabria, Aeronca, Champion, and Bellanca.

Use of this new spar will not preclude the inspection requirements of AD 2000-25-02 which presently applies to the Citabrias, Scouts and Decathlons and some Aeroncas. For all of the airplanes with the original spars we strongly recommend an Inspection Hole Kit that we designed. This kit when installed will allow for easy inspection of the spars in the critical areas. Two inspection holes are created in the top of each wing with caps that are flush secure and sealable. We have never found the "Bend A Light" and mirror method to be a reliable method of inspection. The solution to this is to install Rainbow Flying Service's top Inspection Kit that can be installed without fabric replacement or any time that a spar is replaced or wing recovered. This will make subsequent annual spar inspection easy to do.

For all you Piper Cub J3 and Taylorcraft guys we manufacture replacement wood spars.

We also have a STC and PMA for the fuselage Formers and floorboards. These are made with 5 ply Birch plywood and are water jet cut by computer. They come to you varnished.

We also carry stringers, and the cabin top (greenhouse) wood.





F-35 Packs a Punch


AIN Online // July 13, 2016

The F-35 is sleek and stealthy, thanks to internally-carried weapons, but that limits the operational payload and the jet’s air-to-ground capability, correct? To some extent, that is true, but here’s an alternative view. “It’s a bomb truck, capable of carrying 14,000 pounds–that’s 3,000 pounds more than my F-18s,” said Lt. General Jon Davis, head of aviation for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).

In fact, the F-35 has seven external weapons stations (see diagram). Their use is not part of the initial operating capability (IOC) for either the USMC F-35Bs or the U.S. Air Force F-35As. But a total of nine weapons are being qualified on the Lightning II as part of the system design and development contract that ends next year. More will likely be integrated in a follow-on contract for Block 4 software and capabilities, which has not yet been fully finalized.

Since Raytheon is the premier provider of weapons for the F-35 Lightning II, it’s not surprising to find a graphic display of them on the wall of the company’s pavilion here at the Farnborough Airshow. A half-scale rendering shows an AIM-120 Amraam air-to-air missile on the door of an internal weapons bay. Nestled within the bay are four SDB (small diameter bomb) IIs, the second version of this weapon and the first in the world to offer a tri-mode seeker (GPS, MMW IR, and laser). A GBU-12 laser-guided 500-pound Paveway II bomb, and an AIM-9X air-to-air missile, are shown on external pylons.

Three of these four Raytheon weapons are being qualified now, but SDB II would not come until Block 4—although it is at the top of Lt. Gen. Davis’ wish list. The SDB I made by Boeing and offering only GPS guidance, will be available on F-35As next year. Boeing also provides the GPS-guided GBU-31 and GBU-32 bombs that are already being carried internally by F-35s. The former is a 2,000-pound weapon whereas the latter is 1,000 pounds. The F-35B has smaller internal weapons bays that can only accommodate the GBU-32 (and the GBU-12).

To read the full article, visit AIN Online's website


Highlights from the 2016 Farnborough Airshow

Boeing in Washington Newsletter
Farnborough Dream Comes True
Farnborough Dream Comes TrueThe flying display of the new ANA 787-9 Dreamliner at the Farnborough International Airshow was a special moment for the airline and crew.


Farnborough: Flights of Wonder
Farnborough: Flights of WonderBoeing celebrates 100 years with a special pavilion showcasing the company's history and future.


A Chief Pilot's Perspective of the 737 MAX Flying Display
A Chief Pilot's Perspective of the 737 MAX Flying Display The 737 MAX Chief Pilot explains how the crew positions the airplane to best show off its operational capabilities and efficiencies.

737 MAX and P-8 Star at the Show's First Day

737 MAX and P-8 Star at the Show's First DayThe airshow debut of the 737 MAX and major agreements for the United Kingdom to acquire P-8 and Apache aircraft marked a busy first day at the Farnborough International Airshow outside London.



Fort Wayne Open House/Airshow 2016

September 10-11, 2016; Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne Open House Airshow 2016


122nd FW/Fort Wayne ANG Airshow
3005 Ferguson Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46809-3158
United States of America

Featuring

USAF Thunderbirds
Billy Werth Airshows, LLC
Tora Tora Tora
Special Operations Command - The Para-Commandos
Skip Stewart Airshows
Olivers SkyDancer
Kent Pietsch Airshows (Pietsch Airshows)
A-10 Thunderbolt
Indy Boys JET TRUCKS
DAV Flight Team
CAF Red Tail Squadron
Patty Wagstaff Airshows, Inc.

For final agenda visit: https://www.fwairshow.com/event-schedule.php



Wings Over Watsonville 2016

September 3, 2016;Watsonville, California

Wings Over Watsonville is a 1 day event being held at the Watsonville Municipal Airport in Watsonville, California. This event showcases an Aircraft & Flight show, historic & antique aircraft, Food vendors, Aerial demonstration, People's choice awards and much more etc. in the Railway, Shipping & Aviation Products industry.

Wings Over Watsonville 2016
http://cityofwatsonville.org/municipal-airport/wings-over-watsonville-2016