Hot Section: Midcoast Teterboro gets Cayman islands approval

 - March 30, 2009, 10:08 AM

The only Cayman Islands-certified Aviation Maintenance Organization (AMO) approval in the U.S. has been granted to Midcoast Aviation’s Teterboro facility.
“Obtaining the approval allows us to serve our existing Cayman Islands operators more efficiently, and we hope additional operators will now choose us as well,” said David Smith, vice president of MRO satellite operations for the Cahokia, Ill.-based operation.

The certification authorizes the company to support Cayman CAA-registered aircraft with enhanced responsiveness for maintenance projects. Without the AMO certification, a service center is required to obtain short-term Cayman approval specific to an aircraft before work can be performed. The one-off approval requires payment of a fee and is available only during working hours, which can result in flight delays especially when AOG service has to be performed.

“If we needed to assist a customer on a weekend, night or during a Cayman holiday, our hands were tied,” Smith said. “We currently support 19 maintenance events on Cayman-registered aircraft annually and we expect this number to grow significantly.”