AINmxReports » July 4, 2012

July 4, 2012 - 2:45pm

Propulsion International is offering a Fourth of July special: Credit for the first 100 hours of operation worth up to $4,000 per engine to customers who enroll in its Group Maintenance Plan (GMP) from today through the end of the month. Propulsion International provides turbine engine maintenance plans and a TPE331 not-to-exceed pricing group maintenance service plan (MSP).

July 4, 2012 - 2:40pm

Construction is nearing completion on A J Walter Aviation’s 60-acre headquarters and logistics campus near London Gatwick Airport. The site will include a headquarters office and storage facilities for the company’s inventory of Airbus and Boeing components and consumables.

July 4, 2012 - 2:35pm

Baker Aviation has purchased AeroMech and now operates from two Texas locations: Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth and Addison Airport in Dallas. “While Baker is known for its aircraft charter and flight management services, with the AeroMech acquisition we can now offer a full line-up of maintenance with a well stocked parts department,” Marty Dryer, Baker’s director of operations, told AIN.

July 4, 2012 - 2:30pm

Western Jet Aviation, a heavy maintenance facility based at Van Nuys Airport, has opened a satellite maintenance base at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno, Nev. Located in the former Jet West FBO facility, the Western Jet satellite is equipped for light through heavy maintenance and staffed by two mechanics.

Western Jet founder and general manager Jim Hansen said he plans to employ five to 10 mechanics at the Reno facility. “The airport is committed to grow,” he said.

July 4, 2012 - 2:25pm
This artist’s rendering depicts Duncan Aviation’s planned MRO facility at Lincoln.

The ops specs for Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Neb., MRO facility now include Gulfstream service and maintenance for the G150, GIV and G500 series. The MRO provider says the addition is indicative of its steady economic recovery, which may prompt more construction in the near future.

July 4, 2012 - 2:20pm

West Star Aviation’s Spirit of St. Louis (SUS) location is now offering night and weekend hours. “We’ve extended our hours of operation to keep up with the demand. Additionally, our customer base specifically told us they wanted us to extend our hours,” Sam Haycraft, vice president of operations, told AIN. West Star’s 19,000-sq-ft SUS facility is an FAA-certified Part 145 repair station serving Learjet, Cirrus, Beechjet, Premier, Hawker, Bonanza, Baron and King Air operators.

July 4, 2012 - 2:18pm

Bell Helicopter’s Aviation Service maintenance facility in Prague, Czech Republic, has received a Part 145 maintenance organization approval certificate from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration. The approval allows the MRO provider to begin servicing the brand’s expanding fleet of helicopters in the region. The certification follows EASA Part 145 approval. In addition to helicopter maintenance, the approval allows for a range of service offerings for Bell Helicopter sister company Cessna.

July 4, 2012 - 2:15pm

GE Aviation’s H80 turboprop engine has received type certification from the Brazilian civil aviation agency ANAC and Argentina’s aviation authority, Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil. The certifications follow type certifications for the H80 from the EASA and the FAA.

July 4, 2012 - 2:10pm

Lisa Cooper has been appointed regional sales manager for BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO). Cooper will provide sales coverage for the UK, Spain, Ireland and Portugal. She is a 20-year veteran of H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation ERO company. At H+S Aviation, Cooper worked on the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100, PT6A and PT6T and Rolls-Royce M250 engine repair and overhaul programs. Cooper will be based in Portsmouth, UK, at the headquarters of H+S Aviation.

July 4, 2012 - 2:05pm

The FAA proposes an airworthiness directive for the Cessna 750 Citation X prompted by reports of direct current (DC) generator overvoltage events. The generator control unit (GCU) overvoltage protection circuit can become damaged and allow high voltage to pass through to the airplane systems and electrical components, which, if not corrected, could result in smoke in the cockpit and loss of avionics and electrical systems.

 

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