Four of the 16 individuals charged in connection with the continued operation of Aircraft Transparencies Repair (ATR) of Hialeah, Fla., after the FAA revoked the company’s operating certificate pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and wire fraud last month.
AINmxReports » June 6, 2012
Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing has moved, and “We’re on the move,” Gene Portela, president and CEO, told AIN. “At NBAA last year we announced plans to renovate the building where we’d been for 36 years but eventually determined we would be better served by moving our operation to a newer, larger facility that’s near the main entrance of Islip MacArthur Airport.”
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has developed a program to increase the ranks of aircraft maintenance engineers (AME) by reducing to three years the current four-year apprenticeship program.
The Geneva, Zurich and Basel, Switzerland facilities of Jet Aviation are undergoing a face lift, with emphasis on the lobbies and customer and crew lounges. Basel’s MRO facility will get a new reception area with customer seating, new customer and crew lounges and business center facilities on the first floor.
Quebec City-based Gal Aviation and Mena Aerospace Enterprises of Bahrain have joined to form Galmena. The joint venture, based in Bahrain, provides comprehensive services for corporate aircraft, including executive airliner interior design, refurbishment and installation.
Elliott Aviation of Moline, Ill., is waiting for the outcome of a vote on Illinois House Bill 4110 before making an expansion decision. It would grant tax-exempt status on two parcels of ground the MRO leases on Quad-City International Airport, as well as exemption from future property taxes on new improvements. The company released a statement saying it would evaluate other areas of the country for expansion if the bill failed to pass.
West Star Aviation (ALN) recently accomplished the “Big Three” on a Falcon 2000 by completing the first 3C Inspection, installing API blended winglets and performing a wing tank dry bay modification. All three operations were accomplished at West Star Aviation’s East Alton, Ill., facility. The 3C inspection is an 18-year calendar inspection that includes opening and inspecting all access points of the exterior structure, including wing fairings and with the wing tank dry bay modification, opening of the fuel tanks.
The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive for the Gulfstream GII, GIIB and GIII requiring a measurement to determine the clearance gap of the exposed rounded portion of the doubler and clothespin fitting at the wing-to-fuselage attachment and repair if necessary.
The Bell 427 is the subject of a new FAA airworthiness directive requiring replacement of certain tailboom attachment hardware and at certain intervals determining the torque of the attachment hardware. It was prompted by a review of the tailboom attachment installation that revealed the torque value of the bolts specified in the maintenance manual, and applied during manufacturing, was incorrect and exceeded the recommended torque range.
Tracy Gandy has joined Dallas Airmotive as manager of the company’s F1rst Support operations. Gandy will oversee day-to-day operations of the command center in Grapevine, Texas, and field-service technicians across the U.S. Gandy, a licensed A&P/IA, has more than three decades of aviation experience working in the military and with airframe and engine OEMs. Before joining Dallas Airmotive he was program manager at Consolidated Turbine Service in Mesa, Ariz.