Banyan Adds Challenger Capabilities

 - June 27, 2012, 6:00 PM

The Bombardier Challenger 601-1A/3A/3R and 604 have been added to Banyan Air Service’s FAA Part 145 repair station approval at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, as well as to its EASA certification and Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela approvals. “We have a large customer base and as they transition into larger aircraft we intend to augment our capabilities to be able to continue to offer them service and support,” said Paul Rose, Banyan’s vice president of technical sales. Banyan’s capabilities for the Challenger include all Chapter V and time-life item inspections, maintenance tracking, structural modifications and repairs, non-destructive testing, aircraft weighing and paint/interior upgrades.  Maintenance approvals for General Electric CF34 engines include borescope inspections, troubleshooting and engine rigging. Banyan also offers avionics upgrades for all Challengers, including in-flight entertainment and connectivity, high-speed data/Wi-Fi, high-definition monitors, Blu-ray DVD, moving map and Tailwind 300 Live TV. Flight-deck upgrades include glass cockpits with synthetic vision, FMS, lateral navigation/vertical navigation, Waas and data loaders. Safety and operational upgrades include Tcas, EGPWS, cockpit voice recorders, flight data recorders and Taws.