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.

May 22, 2008 - 12:34am

The Swiss aircraft service provider groWing is Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) certified since last year. Just before this year’s EBACE, the young company achieved CAMO Plus certification.

May 21, 2008 - 12:07pm

Russian charter operator Dexter Air Taxi has signed a fleet management program with Pratt & Whitney Canada covering eight PT6A-67P engines on its fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft.

May 21, 2008 - 12:05pm

As part of ongoing initiatives to boost global customer support, Pratt & Whitney Canada (Booth No. 463) has appointed Gate V Aircraft Maintenance of Vienna, Austria, as a recognized maintenance facility to provide line maintenance support for PW500 and JT15D series engines. Gate V, a Part-145 approved maintenance organization, operates a 27,000-sq-ft hangar at Vienna International Airport.

May 21, 2008 - 11:58am

Ruag (Booth No. 1313), the Swiss technology and defense corporation, has created or acquired six business aircraft maintenance and service establishments in Switzerland and Germany since its inception in 1999. It has now announced the setting up of a maintenance network linking the different shops into one operational unit called Ruag Aircraft Services Network.

May 21, 2008 - 11:33am

Denmark’s ScanTech has outfitted a King Air 200 from Swedish air ambulance operator Svensk Flygambulans AB with five Raisbeck EPIC Performance Systems at its facility in Sindal. The retrofits included Hartzell/Raisbeck turbofan propellers, high-flotation gear doors, dual aft body strakes, enhanced-performance leading edges and ram air recovery systems.

May 21, 2008 - 7:43am

Zurich, Switzerland-based Jet Aviation today signed a letter of intent with Ogden, Utah-based Kemp Development to open a new Midcoast Aviation maintenance facility and Jet Aviation FBO at Ogden-Hinckley Airport. The Swiss company plans to assume the existing FBO operations of Kemp Jet Services, following the close of the deal.

May 21, 2008 - 4:23am

Signature Aircraft Engineering at London Luton Airport has been awarded contracts to provide scheduled maintenance for Dassault Falcon 2000s in the European and Middle Eastern fleets of Executive Jet’s NetJets fractional-ownership programs. The contracts were awarded by Dassault to meet the terms of its guaranteed maintenance cost commitments to Executive Jet and will run through the end of 2004.

May 20, 2008 - 5:22am

Grob Aerospace launched here at EBACE a new maintenance cost assurance plan for its SPn jet, designed to guarantee operators full direct cost control. The manufacturer also announced flight training programs for European and U.S. customers. Grob Aerospace offers owners of the SPn a choice between three levels of protection to assure predictable and consistent cost based on fixed rates per flight hour.

May 20, 2008 - 4:44am

Embraer (Booth No. 7441) announced Monday a plan to offer its executive jet customers a carbon offset module for the Embraer Executive Care (EEC) maintenance program.

May 20, 2008 - 4:22am

Honeywell’s corporate flight department recently applied for FAA authorization to perform Required Navigation Performance Special Aircraft and Aircrew Authorization Required (RNP SAAAR) operations on the company’s PlaneView-equipped Gulfstream G450 and G550.

 
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