AINmxReports » June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013 - 11:30am

Constant Aviation recently completed its 18th Embraer Legacy 72-month inspection, the latest effort in its 15-year relationship with the Brazilian manufacturer.

“Throughout the last 15 years we have built industry-leading experience on that platform and continue to capture the majority of the scheduled-maintenance market share,” Stephen Maiden, president of Constant Aviation, told AIN.

June 12, 2013 - 11:20am

Nextant Aerospace has designated Jet Aviation Geneva an authorized service center for Europe. The contract authorizes the MRO to provide maintenance services for Nextant’s growing fleet of aircraft across the continent. The designation follows a similar agreement last month adding Jet Aviation Singapore to Nextant’s global network of owned and authorized service centers.

June 12, 2013 - 11:15am

StandardAero Business Aviation has been certified as an authorized testing facility for the Honeywell TFE731-50 and is offering the service at its Houston facility. StandardAero conducted its first TFE731-50 test in April.

June 12, 2013 - 11:00am

Raisbeck Engineering’s swept-blade “turbofan propellers” for the King Air 200 series are now approved in Brazil after the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) granted certification late last month.

A spokesperson for Raisbeck Engineering told AIN, “There are about 500 King Airs in Brazil alone, making it a major market for us. We hope that the swept-blade prop reenergizes our presence in the South American region and we’ll be focusing a lot of our attention on the market as it continues to grow.”

June 12, 2013 - 10:55am

Eclipse Aerospace received FAA approval for the extension of the service life of the Eclipse 500 and 550 to 20,000 hours/20,000 cycles with unlimited calendar life. According to the company, the life extension will provide the typical Eclipse Jet owner with more than 50 years of operation at typical usage rates, as well as improved airframe residual value.

June 12, 2013 - 10:50am

Aerometals has received PMA approval for spiral bevel gears for the main rotor transmission of the MD500. According to the company, the approval marks the first time the FAA has granted manufacturing approval for transmission gears to a company that is not the OEM. The testing required a test stand using a 500-hp electric motor instead of a gas turbine. The MD transmission is rated for 425 hp for up to five minutes, but Aerometals ran the gears for eight hours at 467 hp to satisfy FAA testing requirements.

June 12, 2013 - 10:45am

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) received EASA STC approval for its Beechcraft 400A three-place divan. The STC allows for installation of the two-place and three-place divans in all Beechjets and Hawker Beechcraft 400s and 400As. Both are available with the option of close-out panels and come with integral shoulder harnesses mounted to the divan frame. There is no airframe modification necessary. Installation requires removing the existing seats/furnishings, placing the divan into the desired location and locking it into the seat tracks.

June 12, 2013 - 10:40am

Sierra Industries is celebrating its 30th year in business with the release of a new product and services catalog. It will be mailed shortly to a broad cross-section of North American light business aircraft owners. An electronic version of the book is available for download from Sierra’s website and printed copies may be ordered. Organized by aircraft model and product category, the catalog makes it simple to locate specific aircraft upgrades or just browse for ideas.

June 12, 2013 - 10:35am

ATR and Rheinland Air Service, a German company specializing in aircraft maintenance, signed a service and collaboration agreement appointing RAS a new member of ATR’s network of partner maintenance centers. RAS has maintenance facilities in Monchengladbach providing heavy maintenance for ATR airframes. ATR currently has approximately 60 operators in Europe. RAS focuses on aircraft maintenance for different versions of the ATR 42 and the ATR 72, and services the Boeing 737, Airbus A319, Bombardier regional airliners and Fokkers, among others.

June 12, 2013 - 10:30am

Jets, the MRO owned by the 328 Group, promoted Edward Benyon to sales and commercial manager for its Bournemouth and new London Biggin Hill facilities. He will lead a team of four responsible for building strong relationships with customers and developing future growth strategies and sales opportunities. He will report directly to managing director Alan Barnes, who recently joined Jets from Inflite at London Stansted.

 

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