Seacor’s Aviation Division has signed an agreement to have Keystone Helicopters provide maintenance and completions for the more than 160 helicopters it operates in the northeastern U.S., Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.
Maintenance and Modifications
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Lufthansa Technik is offering total landing-gear support (TLS) from aircraft purchase through resale. TLS covers the landing gear over its entire life and assumes full responsibility from the moment the aircraft is purchased, including AOG support, overhaul, exchange gear, leasing and loans, through to resale.
Enstrom Helicopters has placed all its Service Bulletins and Service Information Letters on the customer-support page of the company Web site. Historically manual updates for all the company’s helicopter models are provided to owners at no charge for the life of the aircraft. The company is now planning to make technical manuals and revisions available on an FTP site for free downloading.
Gulfstream Aerospace has completed the acquisition of Weco Aerospace Systems, a privately held aviation-component overhaul company specializing in electrical, electronic accessories and flight instrument services.
NetJets has presented its annual trophy for Best Heavy Maintenance Provider during 2006 to Hawker Aircraft Services. It’s the third time the company has won
the annual maintenance honor; it has also previously received NetJets’ Supplier of the Year Award. The Hawker Aircraft Services facility performs heavy maintenance on NetJets’ domestic fleet of 71 Hawker 400XPs and Hawker 800XPs.
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty of Corona, Calif., has entered an exclusive arrangement with Gentco to market that company’s new nitrogen tire inflation system.
Four Raytheon Aircraft Services (RAS) technicians and two technicians from Hawker Aircraft Services have completed the training requirements for the FlightSafety International master technician designation.
As the aircraft fleet ages and the number of in-flight material fatigue incidents climbs, a professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia says he has found a new and reliable method of identifying potentially dangerous cracks in aging aircraft.
Landmark Aviation’s Augusta, Ga. maintenance facility has taken in its first Embraer Legacy 600 for warranty and repair work under the Embraer Executive Care warranty program. The aircraft is part of Raytheon’s Flight Options fleet.
Aftermarket support facility CRS has signed with aircraft transparency OEM Perkins to market, distribute and support business jet cabin and cockpit transparencies.
In addition, CRS plans to add support for window servicing through the Perkins facility in the near future. CRS supports Learjets, Hawkers, Gulfstreams, Challengers, Beechjets, Citations and Falcons.