Building on an existing relationship, Jet Aviation’s facilities in Basel, Geneva, Moscow, Dubai and Singapore have been selected by Rolls-Royce to join its EMEA and Asia authorized service center network. The appointments extend service capabilities for the BR710, BR725 and Tay and allow those Jet Aviation facilities to provide line maintenance and warranty support. The facilities will also receive support from Rolls-Royce, including on-site training, specific engine training, technical support and publications.
AINmxReports » May 28, 2014
Pratt & Whitney Canada has named Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation, both BBA Aviation companies, designated overhaul facilities (DOF) for the repair and overhaul of several turboshaft engine models.
GlobalParts Group of Augusta, Kan., has acquired the type certificate (TC), intellectual property, tooling and assets of the 1960s-vintage Meyers/Aero Commander 200 piston single and formed a subsidiary, Interceptor Aviation, to facilitate the servicing and support of the aircraft.
The acquisition also includes the TC for, and the sole example of, the Interceptor 400, a pressurized, TPE331 turboprop-powered variant of the Meyers 200 that first flew in June 1969 and received FAA type certification in 1971.
Geneva-based TAG Aviation has been granted EASA Part 21Subject J design organization approval (DOA). The designation entitles the MRO to design, certify and approve aircraft modifications and repairs for small and large business aircraft.
The scope of approval encompasses cabin interiors, galleys, avionics and secondary structures. It enables TAG Aviation to tackle cabin upgrades and refurbishment and avionics upgrades such as SwiftBroadband satcom and controller-pilot datalink communications. TAG Aviation will also be able to perform more extensive modifications under STCs.
Luanda, Angola-based Best Fly Group has formed a partnership with Spanish company Corjet Maintenance (owned by Gestair) to create start-up company Best Fly Maintenance. Best Fly Maintenance will benefit from Corjet Maintenance’s EASA Part 145 knowledge and experience, enabling the newly formed business to offer maintenance solutions in Angola and the surrounding region.
Cessna announced that its company-owned service centers in Paris; Doncaster, UK; and Düsseldorf, Germany, are authorized as continuing airworthiness management organizations (Camo) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Camo approval enables these service centers to issue and extend airworthiness review certificates to EASA-registered aircraft.
Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) received Canadian STC approval for the installation of its King Air aft jump seat kits on the King Air 90/100/200/300/350. AvFab also has U.S., EASA, Brazilian, Mexican and Indonesian STC approval for the aft jump seats, which fold down from the sidewall in the aft baggage compartment. The seats are interchangeable with the OEM jump seat and can use the existing OEM installation hardware. If the aircraft has not been previously equipped, the AvFab kit can be used to make the installation.
328 Design is offering what it claims is the world’s first certification of a four-channel SwiftBroadband upgrade aboard an Embraer Legacy 600. ABS Jets completed the installation following the recent award of EASA certification with FAA and TCCA validation. The modification enables a range of advanced communication features provided by SwiftBroadband.
West Star Aviation has appointed Robert Lawson as Hawker technical and sales support representative at its Grand Junction, Colo. location. Before joining West Star, Lawson worked for Hawker and Beechcraft for 25 years in various roles on the Hawker line. He spent his last 15 years with Hawker as a field service representative. In his new role he will work directly with the sales and technical teams to provide support to current and potential West Star customers.
More than 4,000 sq ft of Duncan Aviation’s new 175,000-sq-ft hangar in Lincoln, Neb., is dedicated to engines. “We’ve been in the new shop for only a few months but have already experienced a significant increase in work efficiency and improvement to the safety of our customers’ property,” said James Prater, manager of turbine engine services. “Before the move, all engines and their components would remain subject to being moved in the hangar.
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