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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raytheon Aircraft Services Toluca, Mexico, is now FAA-certified as a Part 145 repair station. The designation means RAS Toluca can provide maintenance to any N-registered aircraft on the certificate, including all Beechcraft and Hawker products; Falcon 50s and Lear 20s, 30s and 60s. The certification process started last year when RAS Toluca began changing its processes to become more aligned with FAA requirements.
Bombardier Aerospace has named Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek operation a Learjet authorized service facility (ASF). Duncan’s Lincoln, Neb. facility is already a designated ASF. Both locations are now authorized to provide Learjet warranty work, engine and airframe inspections, Service Bulletin installations, “Smart Parts” administration, avionics updating and troubleshooting.
Hawker Pacific Aerospace is expanding its service to respond to a Raytheon maintenance communiqué regarding a Hawker 800 landing gear requirement. The Sun Valley, Calif. company is adding landing gear overhaul and repair services for the aircraft. The addition is an extension of the company’s MRO capability in landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul for commercial and general aviation aircraft.
Rapid (Raytheon Aircraft parts inventory and distribution) has launched the largest parts price-reduction campaign in the company’s history. The prices of some 10,000 parts will be reduced, some by more than 50 percent. Customers can view part price updates at www.raytheonaircraftparts.com.
If the idea of extending your PT6 overhaul period from 3,600 to 8,000 hours is appealing, Wood Group Turbopower can do it for you. Under an agreement with More Company of Minden, Nev., Wood Group has become an approved repair facility and distributor for just such an STC.