Cleveland Hopkins International Airport-based Constant Aviation has delivered its first retail Pro Line 21 upgraded Beechjet 400XP. Stephen Maiden, the MRO’s president, said Nextant Aerospace provided the engineering for the Rockwell Collins avionics suite upgrade. Constant Aviation is handling sales, installation and support. The baseline price for the installed upgrade is $390,000.
AINmxReports » October 6, 2010
StandardAero is now offering TFE731 heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul out of its 265,000-sq-ft production and support facility in Springfield. “We’re driving our business aviation unit back to our customer’s needs. We’d taken our eye off that mark and in the 12 months since last year’s NBAA we’ve done everything we said we would do,” Scott Taylor, senior v-p of business aviation, told AIN.
Hartzell Propeller’s parent company, Tailwind Technologies, has purchased the assets of Kelly Aerospace Energy Systems of Montgomery, Ala., for an undisclosed amount. According to Joe Brown, group president of Tailwind Technologies, the company’s newest division has been renamed Hartzell Engine Technologies and will remain in Montgomery.
Precision Aviation Group (PAG) has begun a project expanding its Atlanta headquarters. “We have been experiencing growth in our four companies–Precision Heliparts, Precision Avionics & Instruments, Precision Heliparts Canada and Precision Accessories & Instruments Canada,” said David Mast, president and CEO. It will be the company’s third expansion in the past 12 years.
Mid-Continent Instruments has received an approved model list (AML) supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA for its MD835 lithium emergency power supply. The award is the first FAA Part 23 approval for a lithium nanophosphate battery through the AML STC process. Thirty aircraft are included in the STC, including the King Air 90, 200 and 300 series, Beech 1900, Beech Premier and Cessna Citation 501, 525A/B.
For the second time in five years Enterprise Jet Center is expanding its Houston Hobby Airport complex. In 2006, Enterprise Jet Center opened a 300,000-sq-ft terminal office building and hangar. The latest move has the entire maintenance department moving into the company’s former hangar adjacent to the current terminal.
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