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.

December 6, 2007 - 8:58am

Newly named Landmark Aviation is still growing within the business aviation community, at least when it comes to name recognition. While the name may be new–it made its debut at November’s NBAA Convention–the company’s roots go deep.

December 6, 2007 - 8:52am

The Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) has awarded its quality system standard ASA-100 to CRS Jet Spares. ASA developed the quality standard to satisfy the requirements outlined in FAA Advisory Circular AC No. 00-56A, which describes the voluntary industry distributor accreditation program.

December 6, 2007 - 8:48am

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has awarded General Dynamics Aviation Services’ maintenance center in Westfield, Mass., its “Star” status. It is the highest level of recognition in the administration’s voluntary protection program.

December 6, 2007 - 8:45am

Less than two years after breaking ground on its second paint facility, Wing Aviation has announced that principal construction on its third paint hangar has been completed at the company’s Lone Star Executive Airport facility located just north of Houston in Conroe, Texas.

December 6, 2007 - 8:42am

A recently completed 120,000-plus-sq-ft facility is the new home of Jet Source Business Aviation Center at McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, Calif.

The new facility will provide a home for Jet Source’s FAA-certified Part 145 maintenance and avionics repair stations as well as an executive terminal. The FBO also provides aircraft charter, management and aircraft sales/acquisition.

December 6, 2007 - 8:37am

For years Corpair Supply of O’Fallon, Mo., has been closely associated with the repair and overhaul of Sabreliners. The company recently announced that it has expanded its capabilities to include Falcons (the 10, 20, 50, 200 and 900) and Hawkers (the 400, 600, 700 and 800).

December 6, 2007 - 8:04am

The Hangar Incorporated (THI) has entered an agreement with Shreveport, La. FBO TAC Air. Under the terms of the agreement, THI will operate the maintenance portion of the FBO services at Shreveport Regional Airport. THI was most recently contracted to be the maintenance provider for Wilson Air Center on Memphis International Airport, in Memphis, Tenn.

December 6, 2007 - 7:44am

Bombardier Aircraft Services (BAS) has received approval from the FAA to eliminate skin contour tests for the ongoing operation of the Learjet 31, 35, 36 and 55 in reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) airspace. The approval was based on aerodynamic analysis and the sampling of multiple aircraft that revealed insignificant variances over time in RVSM-critical regions.

December 6, 2007 - 7:41am

BizJet International of Tulsa, Okla., announced a service-center agreement with FirstFlight Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of FBO Air, located at Elmira Corning Regional Airport in New York.

December 6, 2007 - 7:39am

Sharp Details now offers Granitize Aviation International’s new product, Xzilon (pronounced zy-lon), an aircraft exterior high-solids formula corrosion inhibitor, on all of its aircraft cleaning and detailing work. Sharp Details provides full-service aircraft cleaning and support services, including aircraft washing, bright work polishing, waxing, interior cleaning, facility services and full-time, in-house contract employees.

 
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