Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) and Avantext announced an amicable settlement of all federal litigation between the two companies. As part of the settlement, Avantext has agreed to have a judgment entered stating ATP’s patents are valid and enforceable. In return, ATP has granted Avantext a non-exclusive license to ATP’s patent portfolio for an undisclosed sum of money. The patent infringement suit was filed last July.
AINmxReports » March 10, 2010
Sierra Industries received an STC for an Artex C406 (406 MHz) emergency locator transmitter (ELT) for installation on the Cessna Citation 500, 501, 550, 551, S550 and 560. According to a company spokesman, it provides a “cost-effective solution” for operators to update to current standards. In early 2009 U.S.
Midcoast Aviation has expanded its capability to assist aircraft operators at their home bases to supplement in-house maintenance staff. “We have been providing this select service to customers by request for years,” said Morris Smith, director of technical services. “Because operators have found the service so beneficial it just made sense to expand and let all our customers know mobile maintenance teams are available to come to them.
Eurocopter and Pawan Hans Helicopters, the largest civil helicopter operator in India, have entered into two joint ventures for maintenance, repair and overhaul and training. Under the terms of the first joint venture, Eurocopter and Pawan Hans will establish an MRO facility in a key Indian metro to better serve the Dauphin fleet being operated in India. The second joint venture will set up a training center to support Indian needs. R.K.
Dassault Falcon is reorganizing its service support strategy. Worldwide there are currently five company-owned service centers and 26 authorized service centers (ASC). In addition, there are five recently added satellite service stations with GoTeams positioned on four continents.
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