AINmxReports » October 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 - 9:55am

The services division of Comlux is offering Bombardier Global 8C inspections and the first is in progress. A Bombardier-authorized service facility since 2009, Comlux performed the first fuselage crown skin replacement on a Bombardier Global XRS in 2012, following a lightning strike.

The MRO also announced the addition of the Learjet 70/75 to its OpsSpec. “As an authorized service center for Learjet, we are pleased to have this join our list of approved aircraft,” said Jim Soleo, CEO of Comlux America.

October 22, 2014 - 9:40am

Honeywell TPE331 engines can now be covered with a lifetime workmanship warranty on contracted maintenance services performed at a StandardAero facility. The program offers a warranty on maintenance performed by StandardAero, protecting against defects in workmanship as long as the engines are serviced by StandardAero. The program is offered at no additional cost and is transferrable to future owners/operators.

October 22, 2014 - 9:40am

Textron Aviation is expanding its ProAdvantage customer support with the introduction of ProManagement, a program designed to help first-time owners navigate aircraft operations. ProAdvantage, which provides life-cycle maintenance and parts support for airframes and avionics, engines and, when applicable, auxiliary power units, is designed to reduce costs and maximize the value of the aircraft.

October 22, 2014 - 9:35am

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) recently celebrated its 30th anniversary as a representative for the interests of repair stations. When the association was formed in October 1984 its mission was to devote itself to representing civil aviation maintenance.

At this year’s Strategic Leadership Conference participants investigated public relations and international market development, and providing executive-level industry leaders a forum to explore the future of global aviation maintenance.

October 22, 2014 - 9:29am

The Czech Technical University in Prague and ABS Jets are implementing a training program on the principles of lean maintenance. “The concept of the Japanese Kaizen philosophy is one of restructuring and organizing every aspect of a system to ensure it remains at peak efficiency,” explains Thierry Barré, ABS Jets’ technical director. “The literal translation of the Japanese term ‘Kaizen’ is ‘to become good through change.’ The process of lean activities at ABS Jets will benefit our customers.”

October 22, 2014 - 9:25am

Duncan Aviation is installing a Honeywell Aerospace Ovation Select cabin management system (CMS) in a Falcon 50EX in conjunction with a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 retrofit and full interior completion. Ovation Select allows passengers to control both in-flight entertainment and environmental conditions–including lighting, seats, temperature, galley and window shades–with a touch-screen interface.

October 22, 2014 - 9:20am

Fargo, N.D.-based Fargo Jet Center has been named a Cirrus authorized service center. “The designation from Cirrus expands our service offerings and gives the regionally based owners and operators access to quality authorized services,” said Darren Hall, vice president of marketing for Fargo Jet Center. “We continue to see an increase in the number of Cirrus owners in our area and look forward to supporting their needs.” Fargo Jet Center offers fuel and line services, an FAA repair station, and avionics sales, service and installations.

October 22, 2014 - 9:15am

Barfield has developed the technology to transform any Android tablet into a wireless remote control for the DPS1000, the ground support test equipment used for testing pitot-static/air data systems. In the past line testing often required two operators, communicating with each other by radio; Barfield’s technology requires only one. Moreover, one of the great benefits of a software application is that it can continually evolve with limited development cost.

October 22, 2014 - 9:10am

Jet Support Services (JSSI) has expanded its relationship with Delta Private Jets (DPJ). Since the two forged an alliance last January, DPJ and its clients have enrolled 14 aircraft in JSSI engine, airframe and APU maintenance programs. Last April, DPJ opened a 40,000-sq-ft facility offering comprehensive MRO services at its headquarters at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

October 22, 2014 - 9:05am

Gulfstream Aerospace has named Cindy Halsey vice president for completion planning and design. She reports to Scott Neal, senior vice president for worldwide sales and marketing. Halsey has 36 years of experience in aircraft completions and interior design. Before joining Gulfstream, she was senior vice president for interior design engineering for Textron Aviation, where she was responsible for leading interior design, industrial design and interior engineering functions for all Textron Aviation products.


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