Standard Aero Singapore has reached an agreement to support Arriel 1 and Arriel 2 engines for Turbomeca Asia Pacific in the Asia-Pacific region. The company has expanded its facility to accommodate the increased workload and has been equipped with the special tooling and material-handling equipment.
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.
Jet Repair Anywhere’s Wrench program provides a method for maintenance facilities to advertise to aircraft operators in need of maintenance. Bombardier, Pentastar Aviation and Jet Corp have all joined the program, which will make them accessible by 10 distinct search parameters, including location, specific aircraft and/or engine type as well as specialty services each facility provides.
Bombardier Aerospace has added three new business aircraft service facilities to its international support network. Arkia Maintenance of Tel Aviv, Israel, and Metrojet of Hong Kong, China, have been named Bombardier line maintenance facilities, and Ruag of Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, has been named an authorized service facility.
Gulfstream Aerospace has added the Jet Aviation maintenance center at Moscow Vnukovo as a Gulfstream authorized warranty line service facility for the full line of Gulfstreams. The airframer has also announced the appointment of a new field service representative in Moscow who will provide immediate customer support and service to in-country and in-transit Gulfstreams.
London-based Allaero has been appointed an authorized parts distributor for Rapid Aircraft Parts Inventory and Distribution (Rapid), Hawker Beechcraft’s factory-direct source for aircraft parts. Allaero will distribute parts for the Hawker 125 series and 400XP from its new 10,500-sq-ft facility situated to serve London Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Construction has begun on a new aircraft engine overhaul hangar in Hamburg to support an expansion of Lufthansa Technik’s production capacity in Germany. More than $76 million will be invested at the company’s home base over the next few months. The first engines will be overhauled at the new facility early next year.
Wilson Air Center has entered into an agreement with Tunica Air Group to provide a range of maintenance services.
DAE Engineering and Manufacturing is in the maintenance business for the long haul, CEO Rob Mionis told AIN. “We realize a lot has transpired in the past eight months and we’d like to clarify DAE’s position. Our strategy is to find high-quality assets so we can grow through acquisitions and as a result of internal growth.”
The Aviation Industry Expo took on a new flavor this year, with the AMTSociety providing the maintenance-related content and joining the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), which was in Dallas with its second annual FBO Leadership Conference.
Among the changes at PAMA is a restructuring of the annual event. “We have parted ways with Cygnus and are now in control of our trade show,” board chairman Clark Gordon told AIN. “We are implementing regional events rather than national.”