EBACE 2005: Maintenance & Completions

 - October 16, 2006, 5:29 AM

Dassault launched FalconCare at EBACE, the French OEM’s new “pay as you go” fixed-cost maintenance program. The six-year renewable program covers scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for both parts and labor costs.

Cessna reported it has more than 1,000 customers for its ProParts program, which provides fixed monthly charges for Citation airframe and avionics based on the number of hours flown. The minimum charge is for 150 hours.

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced a goal to deliver high-priority spare parts within 12 hours of AOG (aircraft on ground) notification to operators in Europe and North America.

Operators of Pratt & Whitney Canada and some Williams turbine engines can benefit from the total healthcare program Jet-Care International and sister company Spectro Oil Analysis launched at EBACE. The comprehensive service is already available for Honeywell TFE731s.

Rolls-Royce announced it had signed agreements with Jet Aviation and European Flight Service adding the companies to its Corporate Care program, which covers scheduled and unscheduled engine maintenance and repair at shops under contract.

Lufthansa Technik signed an agreement at EBACE with Bombardier making the German company a preferred provider of cabin refurbishments for Bombardier’s newly announced Challenger 850, 870 and 890 Corporate Shuttles (see page 44). The green airplanes will be flown from the Bombardier factory in Montreal to the Lufthansa Technik site in Hamburg for interior completion.

TAG Aviation USA approved Jet Aviation’s four FBOs in North America, located at Boston/Bedford, Mass.; Dallas; Palm Beach, Fla.; and Teterboro, N.J., as preferred service centers. The agreement allows Jet Aviation to perform scheduled line and base maintenance, refurbishment and heavy airframe maintenance, modifications and painting on aircraft operated by TAG Aviation.

Raytheon Aircraft selected Honeywell for supply chain management and parts bin replenishment services for the next five years, a contract valued at $86.5 million, according to an EBACE announcement.

Jet Support Services (JSSI) and Piaggio Aero signed an agreement to make JSSI’s Tip-to-Tail maintenance-by-the-hour program available to Avanti and Avanti II operators. The flat-fee program covers both engine and airframe, or either, at the customer’s choice.

Jet Aviation has won an order from a repeat customer to outfit an Airbus A319 Corporate Jetliner, its fifth such completion. The airplane is expected to arrive at the company’s Basel facility next month and to be finished in December.