AINmxReports » June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013 - 12:05pm

West Star Aviation has begun offering interior services at its Columbia, S.C.(CAE) location. The new interior shop offers a variety of partial interior work, including upholstery, panel recovery and carpet.

“We continue to build on an initial $15,000 investment to start improvements that support the interior business,” Scott Mullen, director of maintenance, told AIN. “It didn’t require any additional square footage to be added at this time as we were able to redirect existing floor space.”

June 5, 2013 - 12:00pm

Gulfstream Aerospace has entered into an exclusive parts consignment agreement with Air Works India Engineering. Under the terms of the agreement Air Works arranges for parts warehousing, customs clearance and delivery to customers while Gulfstream positions frequently needed aircraft replacement parts at Air Works’ warehouse in Bengaluru, India. Gulfstream began stocking parts at Air Works’ warehouse adjacent to Bengaluru International Airport in April. The approximate parts value is expected to reach $15 million by year-end.

June 5, 2013 - 11:55am

AAR has added composite flat-panel products to the list of products for which its distribution and supply chain operation will handle order management, distribution and customer support. According to the company, the change will mean better responsiveness, 24/7 support, increased product availability, faster turnaround times, and global inventory and stocking availability.

AAR’s composite flat-panel line consists of prefab interior panels and the pins and adhesives for those panels, manufactured by AAR’s Aerostructures and Interiors division.

June 5, 2013 - 11:50am

A team of field service representatives from Dallas Airmotive’s F1rst Support global field service organization completed its first removal of a Rolls-Royce BR710 engine. The work was completed at the Bombardier Service Center in Dallas.

June 5, 2013 - 11:44am

Addison, Texas-based Baker Aviation has received FAA Ops Specs approval to maintain the Falcon 10, 20, 50, 900 and 2000 series. According to Baker Aviation COO Ray Goyco Jr., the approvals give the MRO the authority to do A, B and C inspections, troubleshooting events and engine R&Rs.

“We currently have eleven warm-market clients who own and operate various Dassault Falcons. When you add our existing clients to the potential market base we are now reaching, we are forecasting at least 20 maintenance events within the first 12 months of approval,” he told AIN.

June 5, 2013 - 11:40am

Associated Air Center (AAC) has taken delivery of a Boeing 757-200ER for an undisclosed Latin American head of state. The scope of work includes scheduled maintenance, cabin/cabin systems enhancements and communication upgrades, along with incorporating Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives. AAC initially completed this aircraft back in 1989. AAC’s Dallas Love Field hangar facility is capable of accommodating either two Boeing 757s (with winglets) or three 737-based BBJs.

June 5, 2013 - 11:35am

Air Services, a division of Constant Aviation providing off-wing aircraft support headquartered at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, has completed the requirements of the Cessna Citation NDI certification program and has been named an authorized independent NDI facility. The designation allows the company to perform NDT inspections and testing on all Cessna Citations.

June 5, 2013 - 11:30am

Duncan Aviation has opened its ninth AOG engine rapid-response location. It is within the Trimec Aviation facility on Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. For many years Duncan Aviation’s engine rapid-response team based at the Addison, Texas airport has been working closely with Trimec providing engine R&Rs and routine engine maintenance and inspections. To better support Trimec’s growing customer base, Duncan Aviation has positioned Eric Hanson, an engine team member since 2004, on-site at Trimec Aviation’s new 30,000-sq-ft facility.

June 5, 2013 - 11:25am

Embraer named Jet Aviation Basel an authorized service center for the Embraer Legacy 600 and 650. In this capacity Jet Aviation can provide line and base maintenance for the Embraer Legacy 600 and 650. “We can now provide any kind of maintenance, exterior painting and IFE upgrades, as well as warranty and AOG support to the growing Embraer customer base in Europe, the Middle East and Asia,” said Johannes Turzer, vice president and general manager of the maintenance center at Jet Aviation Basel.

June 5, 2013 - 11:20am

The FAA has proposed an Airworthiness Directive for the Eurocopter AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2 and EC225LP. It requires inspecting the intermediate gearbox (IGB) fairing for a crack and inspecting the IGB fairing gutter, if installed, for a crack, separation or interference.


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