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.

March 26, 2007 - 12:49pm

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty of Corona, Calif., has entered an exclusive arrangement with Gentco to market that company’s new nitrogen tire inflation system.

March 26, 2007 - 12:47pm

Four Raytheon Aircraft Services (RAS) technicians and two technicians from Hawker Aircraft Services have completed the training requirements for the FlightSafety International master technician designation.

March 26, 2007 - 12:45pm

As the aircraft fleet ages and the number of in-flight material fatigue incidents climbs, a professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia says he has found a new and reliable method of identifying potentially dangerous cracks in aging aircraft.

March 26, 2007 - 12:43pm

Landmark Aviation’s Augusta, Ga. maintenance facility has taken in its first Embraer Legacy 600 for warranty and repair work under the Embraer Executive Care warranty program. The aircraft is part of Raytheon’s Flight Options fleet.

March 26, 2007 - 12:41pm

Aftermarket support facility CRS has signed with aircraft transparency OEM Perkins to market, distribute and support business jet cabin and cockpit transparencies.
In addition, CRS plans to add support for window servicing through the Perkins facility in the near future. CRS supports Learjets, Hawkers, Gulfstreams, Challengers, Beechjets, Citations and Falcons.

March 26, 2007 - 12:40pm

Sikorsky Aircraft and Gulf Helicopters of Doha, Qatar, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore establishing an aviation center of excellence in the Middle East. The proposed center would provide maintenance support, spares, training and design/development services to Sikorsky, Gulf and other commercial and governmental aircraft owners and operators in the Middle East region.

March 26, 2007 - 12:35pm

Worthington Jet Services, a subsidiary of aftermarket parts supplier Worthington Aviation, has selected Component Control’s Quantum Control aviation Enterprise Resource Planning software to manage its Part 145 repair facility and hangar operations. Based on Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Worthington specializes in maintaining the Saab 340 and Dash 8, Westwind and Citation.

March 26, 2007 - 12:34pm

CFM International has announced that New Delhi, India, will be the location for the company’s fourth aircraft engine maintenance training school. It is slated to open in 2010.

March 26, 2007 - 10:42am

U.S.-based Safe Flight Instrument announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will certify the company’s Powerline Detection System
on the Eurocopter AS 355. The system senses radiating electromagnetic fields from live wires and warns pilots about them.

March 23, 2007 - 12:24pm

LaJolla, Calif.-based Stage III Technologies, which in December received an STC for its Stage 3 hush kit for the Gulfstream IISP, expects to receive by the end of summer certification for installation of its kit on the GIII, GIIB and GII, including Stage 1 GIIs. Unlike the already certified systems offered by Really Quiet and Quiet Technology Aerospace, the Stage III system has no moving parts.

 
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