Bombardier has announced the addition of two new service facilities for Challengers and Globals to its worldwide maintenance network.
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.
Standard Aero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Engineering company, is marking its 40th anniversary of service on the Rolls-Royce 250 turboshaft engine.
According to the company, it began work on the original 250 engine in 1967 and since that time has become the largest 250 service provider in the world, with maintenance facilities in North America, Singapore and Australia.
The FAA has granted several supplemental type certificates (STC) to Standard Aero for upgrades to aircraft powered by the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop, including the Cheyenne I, IA, II and IIXL and King Air F90.
CAE has signed a five-year agreement with Hawker Pacific to provide maintenance training for the company and its clients within the Southeast Asia region. Hawker Pacific Asia operates a growing network from its main headquarters in Sydney,
Australia. The company has five locations around Australia and also operates in New Zealand, the Middle East and Asia.
Landmark Aviation has expanded its agreement with Air Alliance of Germany to offer aircraft maintenance, repair, modification and completion to owners and operators of turbofan- and turboprop-powered aircraft in Europe.
Livewel Aviation Services has signed the first lease for space at the newly launched Dubai World Central Aviation City on Al Maktoum International Airport, slated to become operational by the end of next year.
Hawker Beechcraft opened its new sheet metal assembly facility in Chihuahua, Mexico. According to the Wichita-based airframer, the new light metal shop will support the company’s current and projected workforce needs and alleviate space constraints at its U.S. manufacturing facilities. Current plans for the operation call for an initial staff of 250 workers with a growth potential of up to 650 over the next five years.
Jet Aviation yesterday signed an agreement with Vnukovo Invest that will allow the Swiss-based aviation company to provide maintenance services at Moscow Vnukovo International Airport by year-end. The deal makes Jet Aviation the first global independent business aviation services company operating in the growing Russian bizjet market.
In a move that will create one of the largest aerospace lighting businesses, Goodrich has entered into an agreement with Germany’s Hella KG Hueck & Co. to purchase a 95-percent stake in Hella Aerospace, one of the largest manufacturers of aerospace lighting systems in the world, according to Goodrich officials.
Component repair company Heico Corp. of Hollywood, Fla., will expand its services in the repair of avionics and other instruments as a result of purchasing Cleveland-based Inertial Airline Services (IAS) from fractional aircraft ownership operator Flight Options. Heico said it plans to keep IAS management intact and retain its location in Cleveland. Flight Options now operates 88 airplanes for more than 700 owners.