On July 24, the FAA issued an emergency order of revocation to LAB Flying Service of Juneau, Alaska, effectively shutting down the 52-year-old air carrier, which served Alaskans with a fleet of Piper singles and twins, a Britten-Norman Islander and Helio Courier.
John Rahilly, principal of Rahilly Aviation Associates and former president of maintenance and completions center K-C Aviation, has joined ServiceElements as a training facilitator and strategist. While retaining his own company, Rahilly will aid ServiceElements in helping clients improve the quality of their customer service.
The XL Go VideoProbe by GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies weighs only 3.8 pounds (14.3 pounds with the carrying case) but offers high-resolution video in a compact easy-to-carry package. It can be used with AC power or cordless, thanks to a lithium-ion battery that is available in two sizes: 5,100 or 10,200 mAh. The sensitive optics are protected by a braided tungsten insertion tube with 360-degree articulation.
Gulfstream this month logged its 10,000th downlink via its PlaneConnect maintenance datalink system. There are about 135 large-cabin Gulfstreams using PlaneConnect, according to Gulfstream.
Minden, Nev.-based Maintenance On Reliable Engines (More Co.) received approval from the FAA for its instructions for continued airworthiness to extend the time between overhaul (TBO) for seven Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine models. More Co. is the holder of eight FAA STCs for TBO extension programs on PT6As ranging from the -11 through -45R and -110 through -135A.
In a demonstration of how congressional mandates force lawmakers to come to grips with reality, the process of granting Part 145 repair station certificates to companies outside the U.S. has ground to a halt. Last August, Congress passed the “9/11 Recommendation Implementation Act of 2007,” part of which mandated that the TSA create new security rules for foreign repair stations.
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