Stage III Technologies of La Jolla, Calif., last monthreceived final FAA certification of its FAR Part 36 Stage 3 noise kit/thrust reverser for the Gulfstream II/III. Thecompany, which claims its hush kit reduces overall noise to the 70- to 73-dBA level (depending on aircraft model), is seeking orders for installations to begin this summer. The first four kits are priced at $1.5 million.
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.
With more than 15 years’ experience working on the TFE731 engine as an independent FAR 145 Repair Station, BizJet International has recently become a major service center for the Honeywell TFE731-2-3-5 and TFE731-20-40-60 engines.
The FAA has given its Diamond Award for participating in the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) trainingprogram to Banyan Air Service of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport in Florida. Walter Wilson, FAA airworthiness safety program manager, presented the award to Banyan’s president, Don Campion.
Duncan Aviation recently broke ground on a 325,000-sq-ft expansion of its 200,000-sq-ft Battle Creek facility. The project is scheduled to be completed in March 2007.
Duncan Aviation’s full-service facility in Lincoln, Neb., has won DesignatedAlteration Station (DAS) authorization from the FAA. The authorization allows the facility to approve STCs on behalf of the FAA, significantly reducing the timerequired to complete new STCs. Duncan’s Battle Creek, Mich. facility has had DAS status for several years.
“Maintenance plays a principal role in our business,” according to Columbia Air Services president Art Maurice. “For many companies maintenance is a necessary evil or, at best, just one of a number of services they offer. For us, maintenance has been our primary business since the beginning.” The company touts its aircraft pick-up and drop-off service as another way it distinguishesitself from other maintenance companies.
Securaplane Technologies has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) on its XL249 emergency battery system forinstallation on the Gulfstream V.Securaplane developed the XL249 emergency battery for GV production and it is now the standard production battery on the Gulfstream G350, G450, G500 and the G550.
Standard Aero has appointed CRS Jet Spares, a worldwide distributor of aftermarket support and services, a component distribution center for the Honeywell GTCP APU Series 36.
TAT Technologies, through its fully owned subsidiary Limco Airepair,announced it will acquire Piedmont Aviation Component Services. The agreement is expected to close this month.
Heatcon Abaris Training International has partnered with Lufthansa Resource Technical Training to offer compositerepair training at Lufthansa’s Cwmbran, Wales facility. Heatcon will assumeresponsibility for composite training.