Turbine engine overhauler Red River Turbines has built the world’s first commercial T-9 military spec depot-level engine test cell.
Maintenance and Modifications
News and issues about aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), covering all segments of the aviation industry; and modifications for aircraft and engines. Subjects include product support of aircraft, engines and avionics, MRO company mergers, acquisitions, announcements and personnel, Airworthiness Directives, Supplemental Type Certificate approvals and other topics.
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul’s Dallas Airmotive has added Pratt
& Whitney Canada PW300 hot-section inspection service at its Love Field regional turbine center (RTC).
Pratt & Whitney Canada signed a fleet-management program contract with Era Helicopters of Lake Charles, La., to provide engine support for its fleet of AgustaWestland AW119 Koalas. The agreement covers Era’s 26 installed and three spare PT6B-37A engines for a period of 11 years.
InterGlobe General Aviation, a subsidiary of InterGlobe Enterprises, is opening a Hawker Beechcraft authorized service center at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, India. It is the first authorized service center for Hawkers in India.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has granted approval of a recent FAA-approved rotor blade tape installation STC for Robinson R22s and R44s. Airworthiness Directive 2007-26-12 was issued to address delamination of the helicopters’ main rotor blades.
An 18,000-sq-ft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility was slated to open on Singapore’s Changi Airport before the end of last month. The new facility continues the expansion of Ametek Aerospace & Defense’s growing presence in the global MRO services market and will operate as a unit of Ametek Southern Aeroparts.
The EASA has issued a Part 145 approval certificate to Embraer’s new executive jets center at Le Bourget Airport. The 37,600-sq-ft facility with 20,500-sq-ft hangar is dedicated exclusively to the Embraer executive jets fleet. It joins an existing service center network that includes OGMA, in Portugal, and another four Embraer authorized service centers in the region.
For the fourth time the FAA has awarded Western Aircraft the Diamond Certificate of Excellence for the company’s commitment to technical training and expertise. Western Aircraft has developed a number of initiatives over the years to enhance safety and quality through aggressive training and safety management principles.
GE Sensing and Inspections has introduced the XLG3 borescope, which standardizes the inspection process and allows the user to manage it effectively.
In a situation reminiscent of the dilemma JetStar owners face, a substantial number of Cessna 441 Conquest II twin turboprops could be grounded come September unless modifications are made to the contents and administration of a Cessna program designed to deal with aging-aircraft issues.