Members of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Arsa) are breathing a sigh of relief now that lawmakers and the president have finally passed long-term FAA reauthorization legislation. The House and Senate have approved the FAA Modernization & Reform Act recently and President Obama signed it yesterday.
AINmxReports » February 15, 2012
MRO Premier Turbines has invested more than $1 million in a realignment of its Neosho, Mo. Rolls-Royce M250 repair and overhaul area. The goal was to facilitate production efficiency and reduce turn time with improvements touching on all aspects of the program, including test-cell upgrades, additional tooling and shop aids, and a reflow of the production floor layout.
Hawker Pacific has moved into its new Seletar facility in Singapore. The company has received approval to provide product support for the Dassault Falcon 7X. Hawker Pacific now supports the Falcon 10, 20, 50, 900, 2000 and 7X in Singapore.
Hawker Pacific Singapore has 16 regulatory approvals covering FAA, EASA, India, China, Bermuda and ASEAN countries for all Dassault Falcons. The facility also has 7X approvals from China’s CAAC, the EASA and the FAA.
Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) has launched a rotorcraft services division at subsidiary Gardner Aviation Services. It will provide helicopter-specific avionics upgrades/installs, airframe maintenance and MRO services at Gardner Aviation Services 35,000-sq-ft facility on Atlanta Regional Airport in Peachtree City, Ga.
Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) has opened a third hangar in Manila for work on widebody aircraft. LTP, a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and the Philippine MacroAsia Corp., invested $30 million in the construction of the new 91,500-sq-ft hangar, which has a ceiling height of more than 100 feet, large enough for an Airbus A380. The new hangar offers space to work on one widebody and two narrowbody aircraft simultaneously.
The Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) has given Chromalloy’s Windsor, Conn. engine component repair station Approved Organization Exposition certification. The AOE certificate allows Chromalloy to provide component repairs, including FAA-approved designated engineering representative (DER) repairs.
The certificates were issued in accordance with the 2009 Japan Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA).
Jet Aviation Teterboro has been named an official Rockwell Collins dealer, enhancing the level of avionics support available for both transient and Teterboro-based operators. The MRO has signed a dealership agreement with Rockwell Collins allowing it to maintain Rockwell Collins equipment and procure parts for operators at a discounted rate. In recent months Jet Aviation Teterboro has opened a new avionics shop, received additional FAA approvals and expanded its avionics team.
Avtrak has added new system features to its GlobalNet system addressing the helicopter industry’s concerns about low cycle issues and new OEM requirements associated with them. It can now calculate alternate cycle-tracking data using customized flight log interfaces. The system incorporates formulas unique to each make and model of helicopter and keeps them up to date through Avtrak proprietary algorithms and master data sheets used within the system.
JetTech has been awarded a supplemental type certificate for the new Garmin G600 glass-panel EFIS installation modification specifically for the Cessna Citation 500 series (500, 501, 550, 551 and S550). JetTech is now offering kits available through JetTech-approved Garmin-authorized dealers. The installation also includes additional major equipment upgrades such as the replacement of the existing iron vertical and horizontal gyros with an advanced solid-state attitude heading reference system.
Tanis Aircraft Products has released a video “Just Plug It In” highlighting the safety benefits, functionality and features of the company’s helicopter preheat systems. According to Tanis, its preheat technology allows an operator to warm critical driveline components and fluid reservoirs before flight. The two-minute video identifies wintertime hazards that affect safe operation relating to fluids, critical driveline components and battery efficiency.
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