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.

July 14, 2008 - 2:41am

Snecma Services has signed a three-year maintenance contract with privately-owned Bahrain Air to support the CFM56-5A engines that power the carrier’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft–which will number four by the end of the year.

July 12, 2008 - 5:52am

Parts distributor Avio-Diepen is here in Hall 3 Stand C6 and is sponsoring the Sally B, the UK’s last remaining airworthy B-17 Flying Fortress. The Sally B flies regularly at air shows, memorial flypasts and commemorative events as a memorial to the 79,000 Allied airmen who gave their lives during the Second World War.

July 12, 2008 - 5:47am

British-based Zeroshift (Hall 4 Stand E17) is demonstrating the second generation of its intelligent tool control (ITC). During operation, the tool control software program is paired to a cabinet with tool-silhouette foam cutouts. Each tool cavity is equipped with an optical sensor. It automatically detects the removal or replacement of a tool and allows users to track their calibration status.

July 9, 2008 - 9:35am

Jet-Care International has recently upgraded its corporate aircraft from a Piper Malibu piston single to a new Cessna CJ1. The UK-based specialist in aero-engine oil and debris analysis took delivery of the new aircraft in August and is keeping it busy with flights all around Europe, including to its new laboratory in Basel, Switzerland. The company also provides engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) using gas path analysis (GPA).

July 8, 2008 - 11:29am

There were many times during my years as a mechanic when I was working totally exhausted, but for a number of reasons I continued past the point that I was in danger of causing damage to an aircraft or to myself. For years many of my coworkers and I believed that we were OK to work and not impaired by a lack of rest.

July 8, 2008 - 11:26am

Motorflug Baden-Baden signed an agreement to be acquired by Eurocopter Deutschland. The German company specializes in helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul at bases in Baden-Baden, Rheinmünster and Schönhagen, near Berlin. The facility will become an integral part of Eurocopter’s service and support business and will complement Eurocopter’s maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities in the civil helicopter market.

July 8, 2008 - 11:25am

Jet Aviation’s aircraft management and charter division for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia was awarded the EASA Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) “Plus” certificate. The certificate will allow Jet Aviation to perform annual airworthiness reviews not only for its management clients, but for other private aircraft operators as well.

July 8, 2008 - 11:24am

Banyan celebrated its third annual AMT Day (May 24) by honoring its maintenance and avionics technicians. Dave Valenta, Banyan’s director of maintenance, and Lou Homsher, Banyan’s quality assurance manager, organized the event.

July 8, 2008 - 11:23am

PremiAir is searching for qualified fixed-wing maintenance personnel for its new base at Oxford Airport, UK. The UK’s largest executive helicopter charter and management company announced it is moving its fixed-wing maintenance activity from Blackbushe Airport in Surrey to a dedicated maintenance base at Oxford.

July 8, 2008 - 11:21am

Business is up and Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) is looking for qualified people to join its technical support teams for executive jets at Berlin Brandenburg.

The facility’s location, convenient for the general aviation terminal, has proved an ideal site for MRO services for executive jets, as well as supporting Germany’s Special Air Mission Wing.

 
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