Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic (ES-A) and the Solenta Aviation group of companies, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, have signed a three-year engine services agreement. ES-A will provide comprehensive fixed-wing aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the Solenta Aviation Group’s turboprop engine fleet from its facilities in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Nairobi, Kenya.
AINmxReports » October 15, 2014
Component Control announced it continues to be the exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions, as endorsed by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). This marks the third year it has received the endorsement.
Component Control’s Quantum MRO and Logistics software provides a best-practices platform for aviation repair organizations to manage MRO processes while promoting adherence to quality and regulatory standards.
A Bombardier Global Express operator recently wanted Wi-Fi with a smart router and media server that could be used with electronic devices in flight. Duncan Aviation and Gogo Business Aviation, formerly Aircell, developed an STC for integration of Gogo’s UCS 5000 system in the Global Express and 5000.
Associated Air Center (AAC) has inducted the company’s first Boeing 787-8 to be completed for a head-of-state customer at its facilities at Dallas Love Field.
“The composite structure and advanced systems on the 787 require special engineering, tooling and technical capabilities; it’s a whole new ball game,” said James Colleary, president of Associated Air Center. “Our team is up for the challenge and excited to have the aircraft in our shop, where the real work now begins.”
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is bringing dry media technology to the civilian helicopter market. The company is flight-testing its next-generation non-woven dry media on MD500s equipped with inlet barrier filters and will certify and offer the technology as an option for a range of popular helicopters.
Jet-Care, a provider of engine condition trend monitoring services, has added the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 to its gas path analysis portfolio. The service targets the detection of engine core deterioration and associated faults by monitoring and trending engine data, enabling clients to monitor the health of their engines efficiently and effectively.
JetSupport has been granted Garmin’s dealership approval for its products and services. While JetSupport is known mainly for its MRO activities in the business aviation sector, its avionics division provides services for multiple markets, including general aviation, business aviation and regional airlines. As an official Garmin dealer JetSupport can offer modification, installation of new equipment, parts support and cockpit and software upgrades. JetSupport Avionics, which is FAA and EASA approved, is located at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in The Netherlands.
Bill Cavitt has been named president and CEO of Mxi Technologies and also appointed a member of the company’s board of directors. Cavitt will be responsible for working with the executive team to strengthen Mxi Technologies’ market position and drive growth. He succeeds Dave Seibel, who is retiring after nearly four years of leading Mxi. Seibel was instrumental in Mxi’s business transformation. Cavitt joins Mxi from American Airlines, where he most recently served as vice president for engineering, performance improvement and quality.
SoCal Jets appointed Marty Owens manager of new business development. Owens will focus on developing the company’s relationships with key accounts and seeking new business opportunities. With more than 27 years of aviation experience, Owens joins SoCal Jets from StandardAero, where he most recently served as director of airframes. Owens was responsible for maintaining relationships with the OEMs for which the company is an authorized service provider.
The FAA is issuing a superseding airworthiness directive for certain Airbus Helicopters EC130B4s. AD 2012-02-13 required inspecting certain areas of the tailboom/fenestron junction frame (junction frame) for cracking. The new AD retains the requirements of AD 2012-02-13, expands the inspection area of the junction frame and shortens the repetitive inspection interval.
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