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.

March 4, 2008 - 4:54am

TSS Aviation, based in Cincinnati, and Standard Aero’s Maryville, Tenn. MRO facility have earned AS9100 and AS9110 certification, respectively. These certifications are the first received for the newly combined companies of Standard Aero, Landmark, TSS and Associated Air Center under the DAE Engineering Companies banner.

March 4, 2008 - 4:51am

FR Aviation has joined the Hawker Beechcraft authorized service center network. Based at Bournemouth International Airport, FR Aviation’s main facility has extensive maintenance and engineering capabilities.

March 4, 2008 - 4:45am

Supply Chain Asia, a 12,000-member supply chain organization promoting the development of Asia’s supply chain and logistics sector, has awarded HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum the Supply Chain Visionary of the Year Award.

February 28, 2008 - 4:52am

Engine maker Turbomeca, project coordinator of the system for mobile maintenance accessible in real time European research program, late in January staged a demonstration of the advantages integrated information systems can offer in maintenance. The $37 million program aims to collect, over long distance and in real time, engine fleet data.

February 27, 2008 - 5:43am

Dassault Falcon Jet confirmed that it is “evaluating a number of sites in the Western U.S. to expand our service capability there.” A spokesman told AIN that Santa Maria, Calif., is on the list but that other sites are also being considered. “We expect to have a final decision later this year,” he said.

February 27, 2008 - 5:33am

Stage III Technologies on February 8 ceased operations pending further funding, leaving just one company–Miami-based Quiet Technology Aerospace–currently providing hush kits for the Gulfstream II and III. Stage III’s hush kit

February 27, 2008 - 5:23am

Raylene Alexander, a professor at Kansas State University-Salina, has created a mentoring program for female airframe and powerplant students in the

February 27, 2008 - 5:07am

After a record 30-year run, Dassault quietly stopped building its once popular Falcon 50 last spring. More than 350 of the trijets were delivered before the final version, a Falcon 50EX, rolled off the assembly line. About 240 were the original Falcon 50, and the remainder were the 50EX.

February 26, 2008 - 6:59am

Proposed rule changes could have profound effects for operators of narrow-body bizliners with an auxiliary fuel system, and compliance could be costly for owners of some 75 airplanes.

February 25, 2008 - 4:52pm

Bell Helicopter expanded its customer-support capabilities with the acquisition of maintenance-tracking software company Skybooks in mid-January. Skybooks is an online system that tracks maintenance, flight operations, expenses and pilot currency and stores archived aircraft logbooks as well as maintains electronic logbook records.

 
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