Smyrna, Tenn.-based Corporate Flight Management (CFM) has expanded its maintenance division’s capacity by moving it from two relatively small hangars to a complex across the airport that provides an 80-percent increase in hangar space and five times more office space.
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.
CRS Jet Spares is offering additional support for Premier I airframes. The company recently parted out a Premier I, making component and structural items available for Premier operators. The inventory includes many key items such as Collins displays, computers, pumps, leading edges, actuators, oxygen masks, inverters and seats.
Midcoast Aviation of St. Louis has been named EADS Socata’s western hemisphere repair center. Under the terms of the agreement, Midcoast becomes the authorized repair center for the structures built by EADS Socata for the Falcon 7X.
A joint venture between Air China and Lufthansa has produced one of the world’s largest MRO facilities. The 414,400-sq-ft maintenance hangar provides sufficient space to work on as many as four Airbus A380s at a time. In addition to supporting Air China’s growing fleet, it will also serve private aircraft arriving at the new Terminal 3 at Beijing’s Capital International Airport, built to support this year’s Olympics.
Cessna Aircraft has begun serving Citation customers with a mobile service unit designed to save owners and operators time and money on their aircraft maintenance.
Turbine engine overhauler Red River Turbines has built the world’s first commercial T-9 military spec depot-level engine test cell.
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.