AgustaWestland has appointed Sky Maintenance Services (SMS) of France an authorized service center for the A109, AW109 Power, Grand and GrandNew light twin-engine helicopters. Based in Le Castellet in southern France, the service center will feature a new hangar providing maintenance and repair services as well as a parts inventory.
AINmxReports » May 5, 2010
FlightSafety International will build a training center in Wichita, Kan. to support the new MX Advantage maintenance training program it has developed in conjunction with Cessna. The 65,000-sq-ft building will be located adjacent to the Cessna Aircraft facility. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year and expected to be completed by the end of next year.
Bombardier Aerospace on Saturday opened its newest wholly owned service center, located at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. The $8 million facility’s 45,339 sq ft can accommodate eight Learjets, four Challengers and two Globals, and it offers repair work on airframes, engines and avionics. An initial staff of 37 is expected to increase to 50 by year-end.
Honeywell has named India-based Air Works as a regional forward-stocking location partner for key mechanical and avionics parts. The agreement allows Honeywell to expand its support capabilities for Gulfstream and Dassault operators in India and the Middle East by positioning line replaceable units intended for AOG support in Bangalore, India.
“We now have an agreement in place with Hawker Pacific in Shanghai to become our next authorized service center (ASC) once all MRO approvals have been granted,” Frank Youngkin, senior vice president of Western hemisphere customer service at Dassault Falcon, told AIN today in an exclusive interview.
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