While pledging to retain its North American headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas, French engine maker Turbomeca has announced plans to open a new service, support and maintenance center in Mirabel, Canada, just a few scant miles from Bell Helicopter’s major civil manufacturing center in the same town. The new center will support the needs of the roughly 300 Turbomeca-made powerplants in service throughout Canada.
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.
SilverHawk Aviation of Lincoln, Neb., parlayed its charter operations into a successful FBO and maintenance business, according to general manager Dan Hinnah.
Flight Options recently welcomed more than 50 of its partner maintenance providers to a two-day summit at its Cleveland headquarters. The summit consisted of informational sessions, presentations and discussion forums regarding Flight Options’ maintenance network, which it claims is the largest dedicated maintenance network in general aviation.
Airwolf Aerospace, a provider of firewall-forward accessories, has been awarded an FAA STC that the company claims will permanently prevent leading-edge skin delamination on Robinson R22 and R44 helicopter main rotor blades.
For the second year in a row, Western Aircraft’s facility in Boise, Idaho, has been recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and was awarded the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (Sharp) for its stellar safety and training program.
Wing Aviation announced a new $1 million contract with Cosgrove Aircraft Service that establishes a collaborative program in which Cosgrove stores an inventory to support Wing Aviation’s Gulfstream fleet with the critical rotable parts needed for urgent aircraft repairs.
Worthington Aviation has named Landmark Aviation a Westwind authorized facility for product support.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has awarded its highest supply chain security rating to Gulfstream Aerospace. The business jet manufacturer’s efforts to ensure its supply chain is safe and secure achieved “Tier Three” status. As a result, Gulfstream is eligible to receive the highest level of benefits available to members of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).
New York investment firm Global Technology Investment and construction firm Punj Lloyd have each bought a 33-percent share in Airworks India. It is believed to be the first deal of its kind in the country’s general aviation sector.
Goodrich Aviation Technical Services (ATS), the airframe heavy maintenance component of Goodrich, has been sold to a subsidiary of Macquarie Group.
ATS has more than 1,200 employees at its 950,000-sq-ft facility in Everett, Wash., and serves a broad base of North American and global customers by providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services to airlines, cargo fleet operators and aircraft owners.