“I remember my father was going to visit the President of Turkey,” Brian Wing, president of Wing Aviation, told AIN. “Our Gulfstream II was in the shop for maintenance and we were told we’d have it back in plenty of time. Well, they didn’t have a part in stock and nobody bothered to tell us until the last minute that we weren’t getting our airplane back. That’s when Frank suggested we could do it better ourselves and for less money.”
Aviation International News » April 2004
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) is strongly urging the FAA to require all air carrier, commuter and on-demand operators to have and implement FAA-approved mechanical training programs.
Denver-based Avtrak, in association with technology partner Advanced Solutions of Littleton, Colo., has entered into an agreement with Gulfstream Aerospace. The agreement stipulates that Avtrak will provide its GlobalNet maintenance management technology to be the foundation for Gulfstream’s new computerized maintenance program, CMP.net.
Garrett Aviation and D&D Aviation Services (www.danddaviation.com) of Marietta, Ga., have an agreement under which Garrett can provide a complete reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) compliance package, providing the operator all of the required elements to obtain a letter of authorization (LOA).
Keystone Helicopter, a West Chester, Pa.-based helicopter services company, announced that one of its employees, John Profico, is the recipient of the FAA’s Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award.
Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) was recently awarded an STC for a new avionics suite on Bombardier Challengers. The company installed a suite of Universal Avionics components, including a four-tube EFI-640 flat-panel integrated display, MFD-640 multifunction display, Universal terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS), Dual UNS-1F flight management systems and Universal Cockpit Display (UCD).
The NTSB has recommended that the FAA issue a regulation similar to FAR 119.39 to apply to applicants for a Part 145 repair station certificate. The intent is for the FAA to prevent individuals who have been associated with a previously revoked repair station from continuing to operate through a new repair station.
PrivateSky Aviation Services, Inc. (www. privatesky.net) of Fort Myers, Fla., has enhanced its NDT capability with the addition of a ComScan non-destructive testing scanning machine. The company is an FAA-certified Part 145 repair station specializing in Gulfstream IIs, IIIs, IVs and Vs.
The Aviation Parts and Components (AVPAC) network of Lincoln, Neb.-based Duncan Aviation has changed its name to Duncan Aviation Parts Support Services. The name change was a marketing move to more closely identify AVPAC with the services it offers and with its parent company.
Bookajet International, the UK executive charter operator that rose from the ashes of bankrupt Chauffair, is now hiring pilots, mechanics, sales and support staff as it seeks to expand its business from a new base at Southampton Airport. Last month the company relocated from Farnborough Airport into the former Signature Aircraft Engineering facility at the south coast of England airport.