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NBAA 2015 Annual Meeting and Convention

October 15, 2015  |  Posted In Homepage Photos, News & Events

TLG Aerospace will be attending and participating in the NBAA’s annual meeting and convention in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 17th through November 19th. We look forward to meeting with representatives from original equipment aircraft manufacturers with type and supplemental certificate program needs; aircraft modifier and operator supplemental type certificate projects; companies needing FAA designated engineering support and additional engineering capacity; and organizations seeking additional capabilities to conduct research and development, and feasibility and trade studies. To schedule meetings, please call 206-859-5061 x129; or by email info@tlgaerospace.com.

Kenmore Air to help turn 100 Chinese turboprops into seaplanes

October 1, 2015  |  Posted In Homepage Photos, News & Events

By Dominic Gates
Seattle Times aerospace reporter

Kenmore Air Harbor, parent company of the Pacific Northwest floatplane company, quietly landed a China contract worth about $40 million during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit here.

Kenmore President Todd Banks said state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) signed an agreement with Kenmore to design, certify and manufacture the pontoon floats that will convert 100 Chinese-made Harbin Y-12 twin-engine turboprops into seaplanes.

EDO Floats, a subsidiary acquired by Kenmore in 1998 that has designed and built aluminum seaplane floats since the 1920s, will oversee the certification by the Federal Aviation Administration. The U.S. certification is accepted by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Banks said one Chinese Y-12 airplane will fly over to Seattle in January to be retrofitted with the new floats and to conduct certification flights.

TLG Aerospace, an engineering-services company on Lake Union near Kenmore’s seaplane base, will design the airplane modifications and process certification of the parts. The carbon-fiber floats will be manufactured by composites-fabrication company CUG in Scappoose, Ore.

Banks estimates the contract will create about 20 jobs in Washington and Oregon.

Kenmore expects to start shipping sets of floats to China toward the end of 2017.

TLG Aerospace Presenting at 2014 MSC Aerospace and Defense Industry User Meeting

September 15, 2014  |  Posted In Homepage Photos

TLG Aerospace’s Engineering Manager, Robert Lind, will be attending and participating as a speaker at the 2014 MSC Aerospace and Defense Industry User Meeting.   This is a premier event in the aerospace simulation and analysis community and is being held at the Fairmont Newport Beach hotel in Newport Beach, CA on September 17th.  Robert’s presentation, “Practical Applications of Aeroelastic Analysis for Aircraft Design and Certification”, will be focused on MSC Nastran applications for business and transport aircraft aeroelastic certification.  For further information, Robert can be contacted at: Robert.Lind@tlgaerospace.com.