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.

December 19, 2007 - 11:22am

Aerospace Concepts, a Toronto-based completions management specialist with a long record of performing Bombardier Global Express and Challenger interior work, now forecasts a schedule for this year that almost doubles last year’s projections for this year’s projects.

December 19, 2007 - 11:20am

While completion and refurbishment centers in Florida were cleaning up in the wake of a succession of late-summer and fall hurricanes, cabin thermal/acoustic barrier specialist Flight Environments in California was still struggling to survive the effects of the San Simeon earthquake of December last year.

December 19, 2007 - 11:04am

Many operators consider maintenance to be a necessary evil, but a Kennesaw, Ga., company turns that notion on its ear.

Flightworks is an aircraft management company that uses its maintenance services to develop successful business relationships with its customers. While Flightworks is available to owners of multiple aircraft, it is the owner of a single aircraft who will find the relationship most compelling.

December 19, 2007 - 11:02am

Raytheon Aircraft has chosen Avtrak to provide aircraft maintenance and compliance tracking technology for its Web-based factory aircraft comprehensive tracking system (Facts), which supports both Beechcraft and Hawker customers.

December 19, 2007 - 11:00am

Bombardier Aerospace has expanded its U.S. service network for Bombardier business jet operators by adding a Bombardier service center, a Duncan Aviation authorized service facility, and two Bombardier line stations.

December 19, 2007 - 10:58am

Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Neb. facility has entered into an agreement with Raytheon Aircraft to be the exclusive agent for Raytheon Aircraft parts, inventory and distribution (Rapid) to repair, overhaul, test and provide inventory logistics in support of the Rapid rotables program for Hawker landing gear. The agreement covers the Hawker 1A through 700, 800, 800XP and 1000.

December 19, 2007 - 10:56am

Eagle Creek Aviation Services (ECAS) is opening a Learjet Service Center at Eagle Creek Airport (EYE) in Indianapolis. The company’s FAA Diamond Award-winning repair station will work on Learjet 23s through 25s. Located a few miles northwest of the city center, the facility anchors the regional airport. EYE is the closest airport to downtown Indianapolis and the growing business/technology corridor on the city’s northwest side.

December 19, 2007 - 10:55am

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) and Jet Professionals, an aviation staffing company, have entered into a joint venture to provide professional staffing solutions to individual and corporate PAMA members. According to Brian Finnegan, president of PAMA, the new arrangement will offer members candidate searches, back-shop support, risk management and employee benefit and employment law consulting services.

December 19, 2007 - 10:53am

Raytheon Aircraft has awarded Montreal’s Innotech Aviation Gold Bar status for service center excellence for Hawkers and King Airs. The award recognizes superior achievement in four major areas of product support: spares availability, tools and tooling, training and library currency. Innotech achieved an overall rating of 95 percent
in each area.

December 19, 2007 - 10:41am

Premier Aircraft of East Alton, Ill., has entered an agreement with Honeywell Aerospace to upgrade the existing TFE731-3-1C and TFE731-3D-1C engines installed on Falcon 50s to a TFE731-4-1C configuration. Premier will market, develop, engineer and certify the “50Dash4” upgrade, which includes engine installation, related hardware and cockpit instrumentation.

 
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