AINmxReports » February 6, 2013

February 6, 2013 - 2:10pm

Florida state Sen. Thad Altman (R) has introduced Senate Bill 432, an act relating to exemptions from the sales, rental, use, consumption, distribution and storage tax for aircraft. The existing law exempts from the tax all labor charges for the repair and maintenance of qualified aircraft of more than 2,000 pounds mtow and rotary-wing aircraft of more than 10,000 pounds mtow.

Altman’s proposal would put helicopters on par with fixed-wing aircraft by lowering the rotary-wing mtow threshold to 2,000 pounds.

February 6, 2013 - 2:00pm
Jet Aviation officials and dignitaries from Singapore's economic development board break ground on the new facility.

Jet Aviation Singapore has broken ground on a new maintenance hangar alongside its current maintenance and FBO operation in Seletar Aerospace Park. The existing hangar will be integrated into the new 80,700-sq-ft hangar, tripling its current size. Set to be operational early next year, the hangar incorporates a 27,000-sq-ft, two-story complex of offices and shops, including new battery, tire, upholstery and woodworking back shops and two paint spray booths. It features an approximately 80-foot-high arched roof to accommodate Boeing and Airbus business jets.

February 6, 2013 - 1:55pm

JDA Aviation Solutions (JDA) and Group & Wang Associates (G&W) of Washington, D.C., and Beijing have allied to help aviation companies improve safety and quality management and comply with the U.S. and PRC civil aviation regulations and certification requirements.

February 6, 2013 - 1:50pm

M1 Composites Technology recently opened an advanced composites repair facility “to meet increasing corporate, commercial and military demand,” Lorenzo Marandola, president and founder, told AIN. The 24,000-sq-ft facility features a certified clean room, large curing oven, paint finishing operation and a full complement of repair equipment.

The MRO also recently received its Transport Canada approval for composite and metallic repairs.

February 6, 2013 - 1:45pm

Magellan Aviation Group, an integrated aftermarket aviation support services provider, has chosen Quantum Control software to manage its leasing, asset management and repair operations for its worldwide customer base of airlines, OEMs and MRO companies.

February 6, 2013 - 1:28pm

Embraer has selected the Honeywell Primus Epic 2 integrated avionics system for the second-generation E-Jet, slated to enter service in 2018. The decision is another important milestone in the program, which is expected to be launched later this year. The Primus Epic 2 integrated avionics system includes four 13- by 10-inch large landscape displays with advanced graphics capabilities.

February 6, 2013 - 1:25pm

Richard WolfsKeil has joined Hongkong Jet as director of technical services. Chris Buchholz, CEO of Hongkong Jet, said adding WolfsKeil to lead the Hongkong Jet AOG Go-Team is a key step in bolstering on-site AOG maintenance services. WolfsKeil has more than 30 years of experience in aircraft engineering and is a pioneer in developing AOG services in Asia. The company also announced Bermuda Part 145 and continuing airworthiness management organization authorizations.

February 6, 2013 - 1:20pm

Desert Jet of La Quinta, Calif., named James Silverman as director of maintenance. Silverman, who has more than 25 years’ experience in aircraft maintenance and management, will lead in the development of Desert Jet Maintenance, a Part 145 repair station focusing on the Citation. Desert Jet is an aviation management company with expertise in acquiring, operating, maintaining private jets and generating revenue from their use. The company also offers on-demand charters with a fleet of jets based in Palm Springs, Orange County and San Diego.

February 6, 2013 - 1:15pm

Dallas Executive Airport-based AAT Aircraft Maintenance, an FAA-approved Part 145 repair station, has added several makes and models to its repair station certificate. To complement its existing approvals for the Gulfstream II/IIB/II-SP/III/IV and Hawker 700/800/800XP, it has added accreditation for the Falcon 50/50EX, Learjet 60 and King Air 200. The additional certification allows the MRO to perform light to heavy maintenance and major repairs and modifications. The MRO is also in the process of acquiring Mexican DGAC repair certification.

February 6, 2013 - 1:10pm

Stevens Aviation has announced Ron Tennyson, general manager of the company’s Dayton, Ohio facility, is retiring at the end of March. Phil Stearns has been named as successor, moving up from the company’s technical sales manager position. Stearns’s promotion is effective immediately and Tennyson will remain on staff until his retirement to see the U.S. Air Force T-1A modification project to its conclusion and ensure a smooth transition as Stearns takes charge of the Dayton operation.


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