Ventura Aerospace has received an STC for the installation of a rigid cargo barrier in the DC-9-81, DC-9-82, DC-9-83 and MD-88. This STC will be used on the AEI MD-80 freighter conversion program which has also just received an STC.
Lithium Ion battery fires are some of the most difficult fires to suppress. Along with Class D metal fires, there are few types of fires that present such a risk to equipment and personnel. This is especially true when both are 40,000 feet above ground half way across the Pacific Ocean.
The technology behind Lithium Ion batteries that make them so ideal for powering electronic devices for long periods of time results in unique hazards when they burn. Statistically, Lithium ...Continue Reading →
As with all industries and technologies, the aerospace industry is faced with obsolescence. Over the years, companies are acquired by larger ones, some go bankrupt and some are simply mismanaged. As a result, many STC’s for modifications are surrendered to the FAA or simply not maintained. This leaves operators and owners of aircraft with “Orphaned” aircraft.
While the aircraft may still be airworthy, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain airworthiness. When a part fails and needs to be overhauled or replaced, ...Continue Reading →