GE Aviation named Comlux an authorized service center for GE’s CF34-3 engines, which power the large-cabin Bombardier Challengers. Under the terms of the agreement, Comlux can perform line maintenance inspections and routine installed engine maintenance, including removal and replacement of engines and engine components.
AINmxReports » August 14, 2013
FlightSafety International has received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency for more than 140 of the Part 147 maintenance courses it offers. The approval was granted following a detailed review and evaluation of FlightSafety’s existing courses in accordance with the EASA Training Needs Analysis regulation 1149/2011.
The courses range from two to 25 days’ duration, and are aligned to the latest standards set by EASA as well as Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, the Civil Aviation Administration of China and Transport Canada.
Blackcomb Aviation has been named a Daher-Socata TBM authorized service center. The designation allows the Vancouver International Airport (YVR)-based MRO to provide support for the growing fleet in Western Canada.
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) has expanded upon its preferred fleet maintenance support agreement with Travel Management. “Our agreement with TMC has been in place since January of this year and has been an absolute success. In fact, it’s working so well that we are expanding our relationship,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president of Global Customer Support. “We’re proud to have earned the opportunity to be TMC’s preferred installation provider for Aircell’s Gogo Biz high-speed Internet service.”
AAR has signed an agreement with the Chennault International Airport Authority to open its sixth North American aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Lake Charles, La., at Chennault International Airport. AAR will occupy approximately 520,000 sq ft of MRO service and administrative space at the facility and will be capable of supporting maintenance operations for all widebodies.
Constant Aviation completed its seventeenth 96-month inspection on the Legacy 600. The MRO has been a Legacy authorized service center since 2002. “The work is performed at our Cleveland facility and takes about 35 days,” CEO Steve Maiden told AIN. The company has performed more than fifty-five 48-month and more than twenty 72-month inspections. “We were the first authorized service center to complete a 48-month and 96-month inspection,” Maiden said.
Raisbeck Engineering named Argentina’s Aero Baires its newest authorized dealer. The designation allows Aero Baires to install all of Raisbeck’s King Air mods. The MRO is also a Beechcraft dealer and authorized service center. “We have been related to the Beech family since 1947. I believe this new venture will be of mutual success for both parties and we look forward to a long, prosperous relationship,” said Aero Baires president Jimmy Smith.
Columbus, Ohio-based Spirit Avionics has topped $10 million in global aircraft parts sales in less than a year, a 60-percent increase over last year’s sales. The company’s global parts support division distributes, sells and brokers new, overhauled and exchange parts and components through a network of OEMs and vendors. The global parts support division also manages component repairs, rentals, spares acquisition and surplus inventory consignment, and offers Rockwell Collins Casp and Honeywell Happ avionics warranty programs.
AJW Aviation has appointed Ruslan Nurislamov as v-p of business development to promote its integrated aircraft support services. Nurislamov will be responsible for Russia and the CIS and will focus on promoting AJW Technique, the global hub for AJW component repair activities located in Montréal.
The FAA is proposing to supersede a Falcon 7X AD that requires adding an automatic reversion logic, a means for the pilot to override pitch trim control normal modes, and installing placards in the cockpit, among other requirements. Since the original AD, Dassault has developed a modification of the fly-by-wire standard and implemented other changes that, once incorporated, restore the originally certified minimum equipment list items.
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