Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) is installing customer-support leadership and adding $3 million in critical parts in the Asia-Pacific region. Steve Porte, v-p of international support, has relocated to the company’s regional headquarters at Hong Kong International Airport, where he will focus on developing HBC’s support infrastructure in the region. Porte will also supervise the Asia-Pacific field service representatives.
AINmxReports » July 28, 2010
Gulf Coast Avionics president Rick Garcia has announced the company’s expansion into the Brazilian aviation market through a joint venture with Quick Aviação, located in Goiânia-Goias. “There is a vibrant general aviation industry in South America, particularly in Brazil. We are excited to expand our international presence by partnering with such a well known and respected shop as Quick Aviação,” Garcia said.
Eclipse Aerospace has named VNE Jet of Henderson, Nev., the exclusive U.S. Southwest region factory-authorized gold service center for the Eclipse 500.
Bangalore, India-based Deccan Charters’ Mumbai facility has been approved as a Sikorsky authorized customer service center (CSC) to support the S-76 helicopter. “We are pleased to provide in-country aftermarket support services.
“We were delighted to have been part of the conceptualization and certification of the 50Dash4 program. Now that it’s a proven performer, the best future for the program is in the hands of a strong, full-service business aircraft MRO such as West Star,” Ken Goldsmith, Jr., managing director of Yankee Pacific Aerospace, said. The relationship goes back to 2006.
Partsbase, an online business-to-business parts locator service for the aviation, aerospace and defense industries, has acquired PMA Parts Finder (PPF). For the past 10 years the PMA Parts Finder computer program has been locating PMA parts and their holders. The output of the program can be directed to screen view or printed lists, machine-readable data files or, in the case of PMA holders, to address labels or mail merge data documents.
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