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.

February 23, 2008 - 3:13pm

Flight testing of BLR Aerospace’s Bell 212 FastFin modification has demonstrated improved performance that will allow the 212 to carry more weight to higher altitudes than standard 212s, according to BLR. The Everett, Wash. company conducted the flight tests at the 9,927-foot airport in Leadville, Colo., late last year.

February 23, 2008 - 8:26am

Van Horn Aviation (VHA) is showing a prototype of its new composite tail-rotor blade for Bell 206-series helicopters at its Heli-Expo’08 booth (No. 3307).

February 19, 2008 - 10:36pm

Lufthansa Technik’s Asia Pacific joint ventures are expanding in line with the region’s air transport growth. Ameco Beijing (Stand No. D78) is due to inaugurate the biggest maintenance hangar in Asia next month, Lufthansa Technik Philippines (Stand No. H65) has opened a second widebody hangar in Manila and Lufthansa Technik Shenzhen has added new capabilities.

February 18, 2008 - 11:09pm

Denmark’s Satair announced yesterday that it has agreed to acquire a 49-percent stake in the Chinese hydraulics repair specialist Ruibo.

February 18, 2008 - 11:07pm

Already the world’s largest third-party MRO, ST Aerospace (Stand No. G01) will expand further this week in Singapore by adding CFM56-7 engine overhauls at Paya Lebar and breaking ground for a new narrowbody aircraft hangar at Seletar Airport. The state-owned company now has a turnover of more than S$1.6 billion ($1.15 billion) and boasts a grand total of 43 narrowbody and 25 widebody hangars worldwide.

February 18, 2008 - 10:50pm

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has new developments to demonstrate and display on Stand No. Q94, including the company’s SmartStem tire pressure indication system. The system provides fast and dependable wireless pressure measurements that reduce maintenance costs, improve safety and extend tire life.

February 18, 2008 - 10:50pm

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has new developments to demonstrate and display on Stand No. Q94, including the company’s SmartStem tire pressure indication system. The system provides fast and dependable wireless pressure measurements that reduce maintenance costs, improve safety and extend tire life.

February 18, 2008 - 2:08pm

Yonkers, N.Y.-based Crestwood Technology Group (CTG) has intoduced a so-called Authent-Assure program to ensure that military, defense and aerospace contractors receive genuine parts and equipment in response to a marketplace that has become “flooded with counterfeit parts.”

February 18, 2008 - 1:27pm

Dart Helicopter subsidiary Apical Industries gained EASA approval for its pop-out/emergency floats for the Robinson R44 and R44 II, the company announced. The floats represent a lightweight, easy-to-install option for operators who routinely or even occasionally fly over water, Apical said, adding that the kit is also suitable for installation on the R44 Clipper.

February 18, 2008 - 11:54am

Eurocopter has long dominated the new helicopter sales market, but it has notably lagged behind its competitors in terms of customer service and support rankings within North America. Last year, the company ranked third overall behind Bell and MD Helicopters in a product support survey conducted by Aviation International News, sister publication of HAI Convention News.

 
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