In addition to repairing its 10,000th rotor blade at its Grand Prairie, Texas shop, American Eurocopter announced that it will open its first regional service center, one of several it plans to launch within the U.S. The West Coast Regional Service Center is to be located at the Long Beach Airport in the Daugherty Skyharbor Complex.
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.
On November 27 Jet Aviation became the first international business aviation services group to establish a support operation in Moscow when it took possession of a hangar next to the Vnukovo-3 business aviation terminal. It has also begun construction on a 33,000-sq-ft hangar that should be completed early this year.
Market analysis and consulting firm AeroStrategy recently completed a study showing that the yearly market for helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul will grow from
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has announced leadership changes for this year. The organization’s board of directors selected John Casker as president, replacing Brian Finnegan, who is stepping down after eight years to head the SAE/PAMA Certification Program.
Even with a dedicated hangar at its Little Rock, Ark. completions facility, French aircraft manufacturer Dassault is not meeting scheduled delivery dates of its new 5,950-nm Falcon 7X trijet. “The ramp-up has been a little slower than expected,” Dassault Falcon president John Rosanvallon told AIN, because of higher-than-planned cabin customization requests that have placed more demand for new parts and engineering design work.
According to its founder, start-up completion and refurbishment center DunnAir Business Jet Completion Center will open its doors in February. Dale Dunn said the company had reached an agreement with both Bombardier and the Tucson Airport Authority for sublease of the facilities at Tucson International Airport.
Bombardier’s repair facilities at Indianapolis International Airport are now the Indianapolis Jet Center. The Canadian company moved out on October 31, and Keeker Aviation reopened the doors the next day under the new name.
Aerospace Concepts, a Toronto-based completions management specialist with a long record of performing Bombardier Global Express and Challenger interior work, now forecasts a schedule for this year that almost doubles last year’s projections for this year’s projects.
While completion and refurbishment centers in Florida were cleaning up in the wake of a succession of late-summer and fall hurricanes, cabin thermal/acoustic barrier specialist Flight Environments in California was still struggling to survive the effects of the San Simeon earthquake of December last year.
Many operators consider maintenance to be a necessary evil, but a Kennesaw, Ga., company turns that notion on its ear.
Flightworks is an aircraft management company that uses its maintenance services to develop successful business relationships with its customers. While Flightworks is available to owners of multiple aircraft, it is the owner of a single aircraft who will find the relationship most compelling.