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coordinate in developing Thomas Global’s
unique market offering in respect to specialized
defense electronics solutions – including the
development and supply of tactical targeting
displays into major prime contractors and
armed forces globally, as well as customized
mission system solutions across land, air and
sea domains. Robert’s role will focus in particular
on the development of the Company’s ground
vehicle display systems offering, including CRT,
LCD and Micro Projection Technologies, Next
Generation and HD Digital Displays. “The
development of a highly skilled team at Irvine
to supplement our facility in Sydney, Australia,
further reinforces Thomas Global’s commitment
to supporting its North American and European
customers,” Andrew Hutchinson comments.
“Robert comes on board at an exciting time in
the organization’s growth trajectory.”
Western Aircraft Names Director of
Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup
company, announced today that it has
appointed Jody Harris as its Director of Aircraft
Services. With more than 17 years in aviation,
Mr. Harris started his position at Western Aircraft
in 1999 as a maintenance technician and most
recently served as the company’s Senior Service
Manager. “Jody’s background, expertise and
character makes him the ideal person for this
position,” said Vice President and General
Manager for Western Aircraft Austin Shontz.
“He knows our capabilities and our customers
and his leadership is evident.” A U.S. Army
Persian Gulf War veteran, Mr. Harris served six
years as a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Flight
Engineer. He holds an Associate Degree in
Aviation Management from Eastern New Mexico
University as well an Airframe and Powerplant
Xced Promotes Brooks to VP of Ops,
Ground Support Equipment
Xced Aviation Services announced that Bill
Brooks, formerly the company’s director of
Operations, Ground Support Equipment, has
been promoted to vice president of Operations,
Ground Support Equipment (GSE).
In his new role, Brooks will relocate from
Florida’s East Coast to Illinois to work at Xced
Aviation’s Schaumburg-based headquarters.
He first joined the company as director of
Operations last year. “I am proud of what we’ve
accomplished at Xced during the last two years
and the role I’ve played in helping our company
become a ground support industry leader,”
Brooks said. “I look forward to continuing to
be part of a strong, agile team that serves our
customers better by anticipating and being
responsive to their needs.”
MAEL Adds 787 and A380 to Capabilities
Marshall Aerospace Celebrates Decade in Canada
Dassault Systèmes and Airbus Group Extend
Collaboration to Additive Manufacturing
Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) has recently completed back to back airframe
maintenance on eight Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at its aircraft maintenance facility at
During March, April and May this year, the nose to tail inputs were successfully completed
for one of the company’s third party customers which included phase 12 checks, service
bulletins, engine changes and defect rectification.
Monarch Aircraft Engineering’s maintenance facility at Birmingham Airport in the UK is
110,000 sq,ft and has the capacity to hold two Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft side by side,
plus other wide and narrow body aircraft.
In September 2015 MAEL was the first UK MRO to carry out a phase 12 check on the
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
Additionally, the company announced that they have been approved to add the Airbus
A380 aircraft to its MRO capabilities.
The additional aircraft has been added to the EASA and GCAA Part 145 approvals,
allowing MAEL to provide line maintenance support for Airbus A380 operators at
Marshall Aerospace is celebrating the tenth
anniversary of the opening of its first office in
Canada. The office is located in Abbotsford,
British Columbia. The company’s presence in
Canada is supporting the country’s growing
aerospace industry, and in 2014, Marshall
purchased a 4,343ft2 building, also in
Abbotsford, to accommodate up to 35 personnel; the majority of which are engineers and
technical staff. The Abbotsford office has subsequently become Marshall’s HQ in Canada.
Steve Fitz-Gerald, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, comments: “The
provision of in-country support is very much a Marshall strength, and we have a proven track
record of collaborating with military and commercial organizations to deliver quantifiable
Marshall holds extensive airworthiness accreditations, granted by a variety of military
and commercial regulatory authorities, aerospace companies and defence organisations,
including Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND).
Of particular relevance to Marshall’s presence in Canada is the company’s extensive
experience with the Hercules C-130 platform. To date, the company has worked on more
than 300 C-130s, for 52 customers in 33 countries.
Dassault Systèmes announced that Airbus Group, after a two-year comprehensive
benchmarking process, is extending its use of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform
to its additive manufacturing programs integrating design, simulation and production.
Airbus Group will deploy Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative design and simulation
applications as part of the “Co-Design to Target” industry solution experience, for the
additive manufacturing of tooling, prototyping and parts for test flights and for production
use on commercial aircraft. This provides Airbus Group with digital continuity to optimize
its conceptual designs by virtually validating each phase of the additive manufacturing
process. Leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ applications and its own leadership and engineering
expertise in additive manufacturing, Airbus Group can explore greater design and
manufacturing possibilities to meet engineering and manufacturing requirements for the
additive manufacturing of tools and parts.
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is an alternative to production
processes such as milling, melting, casting and precision forging. Already adopted by
the aerospace industry for creative product design and prototyping, the use of additive
manufacturing is gradually extending to large-scale production.
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