BBA Aviation-owned engine repair and overhaul company Dallas Airmotive plans to open a regional turbine center next month at the Washington County Airport just south of Pittsburgh. The 5,300-sq-ft facility initially will provide hot-section inspection services for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprops and JT15D turbofans, as well as fan repairs on JT15Ds and power-section repair on PT6As.
AINalerts » December 18, 2007
Everett, Wash.-based BLR Aerospace late last week received two record-breaking sales for its King Air winglet systems from Elliott Aviation and Cutter Aviation. Both companies placed separate 90-shipset orders, effectively consuming BLR’s entire production capacity of King Air winglets for the next two years.
Aviation Technology Group (ATG) of Englewood, Colo., laid off 40 of its 50 employees yesterday while it struggles to stay aloft to continue development of its two-seat Javelin very light twinjet. Last week, a company spokeswoman told AIN that the company was pursuing a bridge loan and long-term funding. She was optimistic that the bridge loan would close by last Friday, but apparently that deal fell through, forcing the layoffs.
After the PiperJet was announced at NBAA 2006, Piper was besieged with unsolicited offers by officials from more than 60 cities to move production of the single-engine jet to their communities. This spring Piper whittled down the site selection to three cities–Vero Beach, Fla., where the manufacturer is currently located; Oklahoma City; and Albuquerque, N.M.–and a decision is expected soon.
In a December 13 amendment to Pogo Jet’s S-1 registration statement for its initial public stock offering, the company provided more information about its planned very light jet (VLJ) charter service. As it has said before, Pogo will use Eclipse 500s in a whole-airplane charter service headquartered at Westover Municipal Airport in Chicopee, Mass.