AINmxReports » July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011 - 10:30am

As the global economy begins to recover, the commercial aircraft MRO market can look forward to strong growth this year and beyond, according to a Visiongain report entitled “The Commercial Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market 2011-2021.”

July 27, 2011 - 10:20am

Ontario, Canada-based completions specialist Flying Colours has experienced a steady growth in orders since the beginning of this year’s first quarter, with particular demand focused on the Challenger 300, Challenger 604, Falcon 900 and Hawker 800.

July 27, 2011 - 10:10am

The FAA has cleared all Eclipse 500 very light jets to return to a maximum certified service ceiling of 41,000 feet, contingent upon the installation of recently recertified combustion liners. Eclipse Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney Canada worked together to resolve carbon buildup on the static vanes of a limited number of P&WC PW610F engines.

July 27, 2011 - 10:00am

Kestrel Aircraft announced yesterday at EAA AirVenture that it has formed an Air Works division to install the Avidyne R9 avionics system and other upgrades in Piper Meridians and Cirrus SR22s. Kestrel president Alan Klapmeier said that the company is targeting a price in the region of $130,000 for installation of a new Meridian cockpit with the system and initially has set a “conservative” goal of 15 installations per year.

July 27, 2011 - 9:50am

The University of Illinois is currently hosting an online survey to collect data on maintenance technician work practices and operational conditions related to work and duty patterns across the industry. It should take about 15 minutes to complete, and all maintenance technicians are encouraged to participate. “The idea for the survey came out of the FAA’s aviation fatigue working group.


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