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.

May 28, 2014 - 10:25am

Cessna announced that its company-owned service centers in Paris; Doncaster, UK; and Düsseldorf, Germany, are authorized as continuing airworthiness management organizations (Camo) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Camo approval enables these service centers to issue and extend airworthiness review certificates to EASA-registered aircraft.

May 28, 2014 - 10:20am

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) received Canadian STC approval for the installation of its King Air aft jump seat kits on the King Air 90/100/200/300/350. AvFab also has U.S., EASA, Brazilian, Mexican and Indonesian STC approval for the aft jump seats, which fold down from the sidewall in the aft baggage compartment. The seats are interchangeable with the OEM jump seat and can use the existing OEM installation hardware. If the aircraft has not been previously equipped, the AvFab kit can be used to make the installation.

May 28, 2014 - 10:10am

328 Design is offering what it claims is the world’s first certification of a four-channel SwiftBroadband upgrade aboard an Embraer Legacy 600. ABS Jets completed the installation following the recent award of EASA certification with FAA and TCCA validation. The modification enables a range of advanced communication features provided by SwiftBroadband.

May 28, 2014 - 10:05am

West Star Aviation has appointed Robert Lawson as Hawker technical and sales support representative at its Grand Junction, Colo. location. Before joining West Star, Lawson worked for Hawker and Beechcraft for 25 years in various roles on the Hawker line. He spent his last 15 years with Hawker as a field service representative. In his new role he will work directly with the sales and technical teams to provide support to current and potential West Star customers.

May 28, 2014 - 10:00am

More than 4,000 sq ft of Duncan Aviation’s new 175,000-sq-ft hangar in Lincoln, Neb., is dedicated to engines. “We’ve been in the new shop for only a few months but have already experienced a significant increase in work efficiency and improvement to the safety of our customers’ property,” said James Prater, manager of turbine engine services. “Before the move, all engines and their components would remain subject to being moved in the hangar.

May 22, 2014 - 10:10am

Hourly-cost maintenance provider Jet Support Services (JSSI) launched a new check-to-check airframe maintenance program this week at EBACE. Coverage is available for a range of business jets, including all Falcons, Globals and Challengers; the Citation Sovereign+; and the G450 and G550. It enhances the company’s standard airframe product by adding customizable contract terms to provide coverage through the remaining length of the next major scheduled airframe inspection. The program’s coverage is transferable.

May 22, 2014 - 7:10am

H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive, both BBA Aviation companies (Booth 4246), have received the first RR300 engines under their recently awarded authorized maintenance repair and overhaul center agreement with Rolls-Royce. “The recent EASA certification of the [Robinson Helicopter] R66 will undoubtedly drive growth in Europe and we have responded by ramping up our support capabilities,” said Mark Taylor, managing director of H+S Aviation, also referring to BBA’s expertise with the Rolls-Royce M250.

May 22, 2014 - 6:00am

Condition monitoring and technical analysis provider Spectro Jet-Care has launched a new online discussion forum for its clients, allowing them a place to share information regarding engine, fluid and debris analysis. “We are sure that the channel will facilitate the exchange of ideas and a wider debate in the latest trends,” said Alan Baker, the company’s sales and marketing manager. “Spectro Jet-Care always welcomes feedback from our customers, not just to enable us to identify areas where improvements can be made, but to help us develop new offerings.”

May 22, 2014 - 5:05am
Joel Hencks (l) managing director of AeroEx and Martin Lidgard. Webmanuals CEO, are here at EBACE to demonstrate the functionality of their new recent product partnership.

AeroEx recently partnered with Web Manuals Sweden (both companies are at Booth 5843), which digitizes aviation company operations manuals and maintains them online, to provide a Web-based integrated compliance library that will ease the updating process for clients. As EASA changes are announced, AeroEx will automatically alert Web Manuals subscribers, and the system will highlight the exact section of the manual to which the changes apply. Malmö, Sweden-based Web Manuals, which is co-exhibiting with AeroEx, plans to open a U.S. office later this summer.

May 21, 2014 - 6:00pm

Bombardier and Rolls-Royce announced a new engine service agreement today granting the airframer’s service centers in Amsterdam and Singapore authority to perform maintenance on the BR710 engines installed on the ultra-long-range Global Express, XRS, 5000 and 6000. They are the fifth and sixth company-owned service centers to receive such authorization and are certified to perform line maintenance and engine removal.

 
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