The latest development in a long-running battle between the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Arsa) and the FAA over the agency’s 2006 Drug and Alcohol Testing rules is a writ of mandamus.
AINmxReports » March 2, 2011
Phoenix-based Phoenix Heliparts has reached a settlement with the FAA in its appeal of the August 2010 revocation of its repair station certificate. Under the terms of the agreement the repair station was allowed to begin recertification at the end of February and withdrew its NTSB appeal. Allegations were based on events occurring in 2008 under previous management.
The Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA) has inaugurated a free, publicly available stolen parts database supported by Boeing subsidiary Inventory Locator Service (ILS). “The bottom line: it was the right thing to do,” said ASA president Michele Dickstein.
Dallas Airmotive has received authorization from Honeywell Aerospace to supply turbofan engine and APU support services for the Asia-Pacific region. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will provide major periodic inspection (MPI) services on TFE731 engines and line authorizations on CFE738 and HTF7000 engines and APUs (36 series, RE100, RE220).
Air India will expand MRO capabilities at its Mumbai, India facility to include GE90 engine overhaul. The current schedule calls for the Mumbai facility to be certified for basic GE90 MRO by next year. According to the company, Air India plans to build a new MRO facility in Nagpur, India, that will include GE90 testing capabilities.
A $50 million aircraft engine research and technology center–a joint project between GE Canada and StandardAero–is being built in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on property leased from the Winnipeg Airports Authority. The project is expected to employ 10 people initially, with the potential to grow to 50 employees within five years.
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