Spain’s Valencia Airport is the newest location for a Cessna Citation Regional Service Center. The 100,400-sq-ft facility, the U.S. manufacturer’s third factory-owned service center in Europe, joins centers located at Paris Le Bourget Airport and in the Czech capital Prague. It will support operators in Western Europe and North Africa.
AINmxReports » September 19, 2012
The civil aviation authorities for Aruba and the United Arab Emirates have accepted Rizon Jet Doha as an approved aircraft maintenance organization, extending the Qatar-based business aviation company’s international capabilities.
SoCal Jets, a maintenance and repair facility at the Los Angeles-area Van Nuys Airport, has added avionics service and support. “After one-and-a-half years of writing a new manual and acquiring close to half a million dollars in test equipment, we have a first class avionics department. We can provide everything from high-speed data Internet installations, to cockpit voice recorders and flight data recorders, to a complete EFIS cockpit,”Robert Roig, president and founder, told AIN.
ATP has introduced its new HubConnect document management pplication and mobile service for the iPad. The app combines the power of ATP’s single-source knowledge services with the portability of the iPad.
A Boeing Business Jet newly delivered to Samsung Electronics set a world record for speed over a recognized course on September 17, thanks to an auxiliary fuel system from PATS Aircraft Systems. The flight covered a distance of 5,658 nm from Los Angeles to New Zealand in 13 hours, 7 minutes and 54 seconds, departing with full fuel and arriving with 7,800 pounds remaining.
Boeing’s Aviall has entered into an exclusive agreement with Rolls-Royce to support the RR300, the engine that powers the Robinson R66. The agreement runs through the first six months of 2022. Under the deal, Dallas-based Aviall will distribute RR300 new spare parts and modules, exchange material, exchange modules, RR300 kits, tooling and electronic publications and have responsibility for sales, marketing, forecasting, stocking, inventory, warranty processing and order fulfillment.
Jet Aviation St. Louis is offering free calibration of hand tools, such as torque wrenches and micrometers, for clients who bring their aircraft in for maintenance before December 31. The MRO has provided calibration as a stand-alone service for many years. “The total savings depend on the number and variety of tools that the customer brings us, but it can be a significant value and convenience for them,” Chuck Krugh, senior vice president and general manager, told AIN.
Gama Engineering announced it has completed its 50th EASA STC. The work entailed design and certification of a Garmin G600 EFIS system into a BN Islander used by the Belgian Coastguard. Gama carried out the design work on behalf of ASP Avionics from Belgium, one of many mainland-Europe customers taking advantage of Gama’s proven design and certification experience.
Duncan Aviation has named Scott McKenzie to the position of avionics technical representative. McKenzie recently worked as an avionics line crew leader. In this new position, he will provide technical service and troubleshooting in support of avionics and instruments. In addition to supporting customers with their avionics and instrument questions, McKenzie will assist in expanding the Duncan Aviation avionics bench capabilities to include knowledge, skill and experience with the newer avionics systems.
The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive for the Cessna 750’s auxiliary power unit DC generator prompted by overvoltage events. The AD requires replacing the APU generator control unit to prevent DC generator overvoltage events, which could result in smoke in the cockpit and loss of avionics and electrical systems. On June 25 a notice of proposed rulemaking was issued proposing the APU generator control unit be replaced and the public was given the opportunity to comment.
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