AINmxReports » October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013 - 1:35pm

The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) recently designed and installed an interior for an ACJ319 that included 15 new technologies in layout design, passenger comfort and systems. The aircraft, ACJC’s 24th ACJ completion, went to an undisclosed customer in the Middle East.

October 16, 2013 - 1:25pm

Chicago Jet Group has received the first FAA supplemental type certificate for a future air navigation system (Fans) 1/A+ and controller-pilot datalink communications (CPDLC) retrofit. The Fans/CPDLC system is installed in a Dassault Falcon 50 managed by Chicago Jet and also represents the first Fans-over-Iridium retrofit for a business jet.

Fans capability will be required for flying the most efficient tracks across the North Atlantic, and this retrofit also meets the upcoming Eurocontrol Link 2000+ mandates that take effect on Feb. 5, 2015.

October 16, 2013 - 1:10pm

Premier Aviation Overhaul Center and Cape Air announced the signing of a three-year agreement for the painting of Cape Air’s fleet of Cessna 402C passenger aircraft. The work will be performed in Premier’s paint facility in Rome, N.Y.

“This agreement solidifies our relationship with Cape Air and emphasizes the importance of value-added services such as aircraft painting as part of an overall airframe maintenance offering,” said Premier president and CEO Ronnie DiBartolo.

Cape Air’s fleet consists of 75 Cessna 402Cs, two ATR 42s and three Britten-Norman Islanders.

October 16, 2013 - 1:00pm

“Caring for an Aircraft’s Legs: Explaining Bombardier Challenger and Global Express Landing Gear Restoration Uncertainties,” the latest informational document produced by Duncan Aviation, answers questions regarding Challenger and Global Express landing-gear work.

October 16, 2013 - 12:50pm

Hartzell Propeller received FAA and EASA type certificate approval for an advanced swept airfoil structural composite five-blade propeller for the TBM 700 and 850. The new design, specifically engineered for the TBM turboprop single, delivers quicker takeoff acceleration, higher cruise speeds and better climb, along with less noise.

October 16, 2013 - 12:40pm

GA Telesis Composite Repair Group has received accreditation under ISO 9001/AS9110, Quality Management Systems-Requirements for aviation maintenance organizations as certified by QMI-SAI Global Certification Services. It covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft nacelles and structural airframe parts. It also clears the way for the company to be listed in the Online Aerospace Supplier Information System (Oasis), the international aerospace database that publishes all quality certifications.

October 16, 2013 - 12:35pm

Jets has announced the promotion of Phil Grey to continuing airworthiness, planning and technical services manager for its Bournemouth and London Biggin Hill facilities. Since 2008 Grey has held the position of continuing airworthiness manager at Bournemouth. In that capacity he was responsible for EASA Part M and Subparts G and I requirements for the company’s growing range of MRO capabilities.

October 16, 2013 - 12:30pm

West Star Aviation named Debi Cunningham v-p of marketing and interior design. Cunningham started her career in business aviation in 1983 and has been with West Star since 2002. With nearly 30 years in the aviation industry, she has held numerous positions within the sales, modification and interior design areas. She began her career at West Star as modification sales/interior design manager and quickly worked her way up to national sales manager. Cunningham was named director of marketing in 2008.

October 16, 2013 - 12:25pm

The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive for the Boeing 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series. The AD was prompted by a report of cracks found in the skin at body station 540 just below stringer S-22L on a 737-700.

October 16, 2013 - 12:20pm

The Pilatus PC-12/47E is the subject of a new FAA Airworthiness Directive that describes the unsafe condition as common grounding of both the pilot primary flight display (PFD) and the electronic standby instrument system (ESIS). If the common ground fails, both navigation systems could fail simultaneously, which could result in loss of control.

 

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