AINmxReports » September 1, 2010

September 1, 2010 - 10:53am

The Modification and Replacement Parts Association (Marpa) is holding its annual conference from October 27 to 29 at the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas.

September 1, 2010 - 10:51am

“We are one of the fortunate companies that have been expanding during one of the worst times in our industry,” Dennis Steinbeck, v-p of business development for Avtrak, told AIN. The company offers maintenance management software, consulting and logbook services to corporate aviation. “More than a year ago we began to focus on the market in Mexico.

September 1, 2010 - 10:49am

The Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC), in partnership with the Western Aerospace Alliance, will be holding its 19th annual CAMC Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia from September 29 to October 1. “We’re a sector council set up by the government to represent Canada’s aviation and aerospace sector.

September 1, 2010 - 10:43am

Bombardier has notified Learjet 40 and 45 operators that the aft, front frame flange of the TFE731-20 engine, and the thrust reverser flanges, may be susceptible to corrosion. The company recently discovered the problem. “Of the approximately 520 Learjet 40/40XR/45/45XRs in service, about 350 may be affected because the manufacturer introduced composite bypass ducts without adequate protection of the adjacent aluminum structure.

September 1, 2010 - 7:11am

There’s an important lesson to be learned from the FAA’s proposed $24.2 million civil penalty against American Airlines for improper maintenance procedures. When the FAA says “correct it,” it means immediately. The airline has been tagged for the largest civil penalty ever proposed by the FAA for failing to correctly follow a 2006 Airworthiness Directive involving the maintenance of its McDonnell Douglas MD-80s. 


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