Fort Lauderdale-based CRS Jet Spares is in negotiations to add facility space in Hong Kong. “We’ve been studying the Asia market for three years and we feel the time is right to make the move,” CEO Armando Leighton told AIN. The company is currently moving inventory to the West Coast so the Hong Kong facility can be quickly stocked once it is opened.
AINmxReports » September 30, 2009
Business aviation continues to return to New Orleans and flourish. Flightline First, on New Orleans Lakefront Airport has added aircraft maintenance and avionics capacity to its list of FBO offerings. Innovative Turbine Aircraft Solutions has secured space at the facility and is offering aircraft maintenance.The MRO works on all King Airs, all Cessnas through the Citation 560, Beechjets and the entire Piper line up to the Cheyenne III.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) is asking its members to participate in a study of how people view the aircraft mechanic career path. Pat Kinane, senior quality assurance auditor for AAR, told AIN he is pursuing the project as a dissertation study toward a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from Capalla University.
Forecast International estimates that nearly $1.7 billion will be spent on upgrades for fixed-wing aircraft weighing less than 70,000 pounds during the 2009-2018 period. The report of a study conducted by the company, titled “The Market for Light Aircraft Retrofit and Modernization,” noted that a spike in the avionics business as a result of FAA mandates has cooled somewhat but engine upgrades are on the upswing.
Robert Kraaipoel, 66, a citizen of the Netherlands and the director of Aviation Services International (ASI), an aircraft parts supply company in the Netherlands, has pleaded guilty to one count criminal information in federal court in the District of Columbia. Robert Neils Kraaipoel, 40, ASI’s sales manager, also a citizen of the Netherlands, and son of Robert Kraaipoel, entered the same plea.
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