AINmxReports » October 21, 2009

October 20, 2009 - 1:32pm

Winglet Technology and Cessna Aircraft have begun installing elliptical winglets on the Citation X. Since receiving an FAA supplemental type certificate for the installation of the distinctive elliptical winglets in June, Cessna has installed retrofit kits on five Cessna Citation Xs at its Wichita service center. The company received Transport Canada and ANAC (Brazilian) approval, too, and is also pursuing EASA and Australian approval.

October 20, 2009 - 1:30pm

Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authority and Shanghai Airlines have opened a new two-bay hangar at their joint venture, Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services. Located at Shanghai Pudong Airport, the new hangar is a major element of Boeing Shanghai’s plan to become a significant aviation services provider in China.

October 20, 2009 - 1:28pm

Dassault Falcon recently completed testing of its new Falcon E-Maintenance program, which will allow Dassault’s Falcon technical center and service centers (both factory and authorized) to access an airplane’s central maintenance computer and remotely troubleshoot and diagnose issues through a maintenance laptop provided by Dassault.

October 20, 2009 - 1:27pm

Maximum Manuals has launched an Internet-based minimum equipment list (MEL) generator that provides same-day MELs customized to the individual client and aircraft. “We provide MELs for most business aircraft and can get your MEL finished and to the FAA for approval in one day,” Maximum Manuals president Doug Taylor told AIN.

October 20, 2009 - 1:25pm

Aerospace contractor MPC International has agreed to pay $22.5 million to the federal government to resolve procurement fraud allegations that the company falsely billed the Department of Defense over a seven-year period. Skokie, Ill.-based MPC, acquired in October last year by Woodward Governor and renamed Woodward MPC, will pay a total of $25 million to the U.S., which includes $2.5 million in fines in related criminal prosecution, the U.S.


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