Embraer has begun construction of three new U.S. service centers for executive jets. The Brazilian airframer broke ground on one facility at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., in late July. It expects to have this center operational by the middle of next year. Last month, work began on its base at Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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.
Cessna will occupy Room B313 in the Georgia World Congress Center for most of today and tomorrow with detailed maintenance and operations sessions covering the entire Citation line.
Honeywell will discuss the status of much of its product line, from engines and APUs to avionics, this afternoon and again tomorrow morning in a series of maintenance and operations sessions. A general session introducing the theme “Engage Honeywell for Service” will begin at 1 p.m.
Wichita-based Aeroflex, a provider of avionics test equipment, has partnered with Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Corp. (Ameco) Beijing to open a local service center in China. Located at the Beijing Capital International Airport, Ameco Beijing will calibrate and service Aeroflex gear, eliminating the need for customers in Asia to ship the equipment to the U.S.
Technology that can tell a farmer whether a cow has a fever is the basis for a new monitoring system for aircraft tires.
Sabreliner’s maintenance and operations (M&O) presentation this afternoon (from 4 to 7 p.m.) is a departure from the NBAA norm, as it’s being held not at the convention center but at the historic City Grill a few blocks away.
RW Martin of Murrieta, Calif., and Total Aircraft Services of Van Nuys have merged, creating the Ikhana Group. RW Martin performs aircraft modification and maintenance work and TAS provides engineering and FAA certification services.
A comprehensive update on the PC-12 program with particular focus on maintenance issues will fill the hour-long Pilatus maintenance and operations meeting this afternoon starting at 2 p.m. in Georgia World Conference Center Room B305.
Blackhawk Modifications of Waco, Texas, is in Atlanta this week to announce its latest engine power upgrade for the Beech King Air 200, the Dash 61 STC program featuring factory-new 850-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-61 turboshafts with a higher thermodynamic horsepower rating in place of the original PT6A-42 powerplants.
Seattle-based Raisbeck Engineering (Booth No. 2606) said it completed the 50th installation of its ZR Lite performance kit for the Learjet 31. West Star Aviation of Grand Junction, Colo., installed the milestone modification on a Learjet 31A operated by Kirkland Construction of Pueblo, Colo. “The ZR Lite performance system has become so popular that we can hardly keep it in stock,” said Nick Nicholson, a Raisbeck sales manager.