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.

June 20, 2008 - 4:57am

Wing Aviation recently began construction of a 54,000-sq-ft facility to house its new Gulfstream maintenance center at the Montgomery County Airport in Conroe, Texas, located approximately 45 mi north of Houston. The new facility is scheduled to open in April 2002.

June 20, 2008 - 4:56am

Lynnwood, Wash.-based Eldec Corp. is gauging interest among bizav operators in its new flap skew detection system developed for the Canadair Regional Jet. Used to monitor aircraft flap actuation systems and provide control output before a flap skew condition arises, the system has proven more reliable than RVDTs (rotary variable displacement tranducers) and resolvers, claims Eldec.

June 20, 2008 - 4:48am

The Parker Hannifin Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division of Parker Aerospace announced a guaranteed cost-per-brake-landing (CPBL) program for Pilatus PC-12 and PC-12/45 turboprops with Cleveland-brand steel brakes.

June 18, 2008 - 11:43am

Gulfstream Aerospace in Appleton, Wis., recently conducted the first complete logbook review for an aircraft maintenance inspection using AirLog Imaging aircraft records on CD-ROM. The procedure was a 12-month/600-hr inspection on a Hawker 800XP owned by U.S. Filter of Palm Springs, Calif.

June 18, 2008 - 11:39am

Gone are the days of heavy, bulky window shades with accordion pleats. Gone are the sliding shades that always seemed to jam in the wrong place at the wrong time. Welcome to the “smart window” from InspecTech Aero Service and Research Frontiers, makers of a window without a shade that changes from clear to opaque with the movement of a flat-panel sliding switch.

June 18, 2008 - 10:12am

Air France Industries is set to deliver its first completed Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) this month, with a second aircraft to leave its Toulouse, France completions center during the first quarter next year. Both ACJs are for undisclosed customers.

June 18, 2008 - 9:49am

The FAA has issued a technical  service order (TSO) confirming the B/E Aerospace passenger seat for the Gulfstream G200 (née Galaxy) complies with 16-g dynamic testing requirements. The company said it is the 38th such order since its first 16-g certification in 1992.

June 18, 2008 - 9:47am

Jet Aviation’s main strength is in Europe, where 11 major facilities generate 60 percent of its income, and the U.S., with four major facilities and 18 support stations contributing much of the remaining 40 percent of total sales. The company’s major U.S. FBOs with service and maintenance capabilities are in Bedford, Mass. (near Boston), Dallas, Teterboro, N.J., and at West Palm Beach, Fla.

June 18, 2008 - 9:46am

Founded in 1946 as Transair SA at the small airfield of Colombier in western Switzerland, Transairco was part of the Beech Aircraft sales organization for 50 years–from 1947 to 1997. That association came to an end four years ago, when aircraft manufacturer Pilatus took over the company and moved to Geneva Airport.

June 18, 2008 - 9:44am

For the latest in seamless data acquisition, retrieval and management solutions, get in touch with Altair Avionics Corp. The company offers a variety of turbine engine and aircraft monitors that communicate with the Internet-based TurbineTracker data collection and management system to provide trend and exceedence data in an easy-to-use report format, said the company.