AINmxReports » October 29, 2008

October 29, 2008 - 8:30am

With the opening of a new 10,800-sq-ft avionics facility, all of Wisconsin Aviation’s maintenance operations at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison are consolidated in one set of buildings called the Technical Service Complex.

October 29, 2008 - 8:29am

Aircraft refurbisher Goderich Aircraft has broken ground on a 43,000-sq-ft hangar at its Huron Park, Ontario (Canada) facility. When completed, the new structure will have space for two Boeing Business Jets, and back shops to support heavy maintenance, modifications and installation of avionics and refurbished interior components, as well as a customer lounge, conference rooms and an interior design center.

October 29, 2008 - 8:28am

Averitt Air recently celebrated its new approval as a Learjet authorized service facility (ASF) by hosting a viewing of the Learjet 45 and 60 and a fuselage mockup of the in-development all-composite Learjet 85 at its Nashville International Airport facility in Tennessee.

October 29, 2008 - 8:26am

A Spanish judge will question two Spanair maintenance technicians and their chief about the MD-82 crash that killed 154 people and wounded another 18 on August 20 at Madrid Barajas Airport in Spain. The three Spanair employees may be subsequently charged with manslaughter and injuries through negligence.

October 29, 2008 - 8:25am

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently released a proposed set of rules prohibiting flight of general aviation aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds unless they meet stringent new security program and pilot and passenger FBI clearance requirements. In light of that proposal, it is interesting to note that in July the agency said it is drafting proposed rules covering security of repair stations.

 

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