Bombardier has appointed Flying Colours of Peterborough, Ontario, and its subsidiary JetCorp Technical Services of St. Louis as authorized service facilities (ASF) for its Learjet and Challenger business jets. Flying Colours is known for its new green Challenger 850 completions as a Bombardier- authorized completion center.
AINmxReports » November 7, 2012
Bowman Plating, a chemical processing company located in Compton, Calif., was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Los Angeles, for providing false statements related to the chemical processing of aircraft parts sold to commercial aviation companies and to the Department of Defense. Bowman was ordered to pay a fine of $500,000, a special assessment of $1,200, and to serve three years of probation.
Bell Helicopter has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SAIT Polytechnic to make its classrooms and labs at SAIT’s Art Smith Aero Centre in Calgary, Alberta, available for Bell Helicopter to use in the delivery of approved maintenance, repair training and certification programs.
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) has named Horizontal De Aviación at Aeropuerto Internacional el Dorado in Bogotá, Colombia, an authorized service center to support the Beechcraft King Air line. “The Colombian aviation market is one of the fastest growing Beechcraft aviation segments in Latin America,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft senior vice president of Global Customer Support.
Professional Aircraft Accessories had a formal reopening of its facility to mark completion of its 20,000-sq-ft expansion. The addition brings the total facility size to approximately 60,000 sq ft. A spokeswoman for the company told AIN, “The demand for work, particularly landing gear work, necessitated the expansion.”
The addition also provides room for growth of the company’s service area, accessory shop, instrument and avionics lab, expanded machine shop and paint shop.
Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement with Bombardier Aircraft Services that allows the MRO’s centers in Dallas, Tucson, Hartford (Conn.) and Fort Lauderdale to perform maintenance on the BR710. The engine powers the Bombardier Global Express, Global Express XRS, Global 5000 and Global 6000. A spokesman for Bombardier told AIN the new relationship between the two companies allows the centers to perform line maintenance on the Rolls-Royce engines and also to remove them for shipment to the OEM for heavy maintenance.
Jet Aviation St. Louis installed Honeywell’s DU- 875 flight-deck upgrade in an Embraer Legacy 600; it also recently gained approval for the Legacy 650. The MRO has also installed the system in the Bombardier Global Express. The new liquid-crystal DU-875 can display XM Weather and paperless charts and incorporates an LED backlight and patented wide-angle visibility technology. According to the MRO, the upgraded system weighs less than previous displays and is more reliable.
Tennessee-based Inventory Locator Service has released a mobile-friendly version of its website to enhance its services and create more value for its clients. “Mobile devices play an ever-increasing role in business as we know it today,” said ILS president Eric Anderson. “The new mobile version of ILSmart provides something no one else offers: the ability to perform several types of aviation marketplace transactions quickly from a smartphone.” The mobile site offers parts search, RFQ and quotes sending and receiving and it helps operators quickly locate parts and vendors.
Timco Aviation Services has purchased the assets that were used by Pemco World Air Services in its former aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul operation at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. The company has also signed a lease agreement for the hangar previously occupied by Pemco and will use the facility to expand the existing base of business there serving regional aircraft operators.
Duncan Aviation has named Richard Gardner as regional manager in Australia and New Zealand and Andy Fernandes as regional manager for India. Gardner has been supporting Duncan Aviation since 2007 working as an international representative in New Zealand. Prior work experience includes employment with Air New Zealand and Pacific Turbine. Fernandes has been with Duncan Aviation since 1999 and will continue his current responsibilities as avionics installations sales rep serving a dual role as he supports operators in India.
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