AINmxReports » October 26, 2011

October 26, 2011 - 1:12pm

Chromalloy has named Carlo Luzzatto as its new president. Luzzatto’s background is in the energy industry, where he was most recently the co-general manager of Ansaldo Energia, a division of the Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, a provider of power plant equipment and power generation services.

October 26, 2011 - 1:10pm

StandardAero announced the FAA has re-certified its supplemental type certificate (STC) organization designation authorization (ODA) status. “This is a significant event in two ways,” said Scott Taylor, senior vice president, business aviation.

October 26, 2011 - 1:09pm

Hawker Beechcraft’s factory-owned service center in Chester, UK, has been authorized as an EASA Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (Camo). The new organizational structure allows the OEM to issue and extend an airworthiness review certificate that replaces the annual Certificate of Airworthiness requirement.

October 26, 2011 - 1:07pm

Duncan Aviation announced that a new 45,000-sq-ft paint shop at its Lincoln, Neb. facility will be in service next spring. It is designed to accommodate aircraft as large as the Gulfstream G650, Bombardier Global Express and Dassault Falcon 7X. The $10.5 million facility incorporates down-draft airflow, automatic monitoring and alarms.

October 26, 2011 - 1:04pm

Greenwich AeroGroup has selected Avi IT’s eMan for all of its MRO locations. eMan is a centralized technical publications system with instant access to technical publications such as OEM applications, flight operations content, company maintenance documentation and others.

October 26, 2011 - 1:02pm

Estero, Fla.-based Flightdocs, a provider of aircraft maintenance tracking software and services, released on Monday what it says is the first aircraft maintenance tracking iPad application. The Flightdocs Mobile Information Center app is available free at the iTunes store, though a Flightdocs maintenance tracking subscription is required.

October 26, 2011 - 12:57pm
ExecuJet Africa will facilitate Blackhawk performance upgrades for turboprop a

Blackhawk Modifications has entered into a service agreement with ExecuJet Africa for engine upgrades. Under the terms of the agreement ExecuJet will facilitate Blackhawk performance upgrades for turboprop aircraft owners in Africa.

October 26, 2011 - 12:49pm

Jet Aviation has opened a 1,240-sq-ft interior refurb and completions design studio at its St. Louis facility. “Designers Donna Cruthis and Maddie Pagano support projects on in-service aircraft; Jamie Anzalone supports our green completions efforts,” Joan Pompa, senior manager of modifications sales, told AIN. The design studio contains fabric swatches and carpet samples in multiple colors, textures and patterns.

October 26, 2011 - 12:39pm

The FAA delivered some good news in a proposed rule change that will free operators from the burden of needing mechanics to update onboard navigation databases. Under the current rules, nav data updating is classified as preventive maintenance. While pilots operating under Part 91 are permitted to update nav databases (and perform any kind of preventive maintenance), the FAA does not allow Part 135 pilots the same latitude.

 

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