Aviation International News » April 2007

March 26, 2007 - 12:41pm

Aftermarket support facility CRS has signed with aircraft transparency OEM Perkins to market, distribute and support business jet cabin and cockpit transparencies.
In addition, CRS plans to add support for window servicing through the Perkins facility in the near future. CRS supports Learjets, Hawkers, Gulfstreams, Challengers, Beechjets, Citations and Falcons.

March 26, 2007 - 12:40pm

Sikorsky Aircraft and Gulf Helicopters of Doha, Qatar, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore establishing an aviation center of excellence in the Middle East. The proposed center would provide maintenance support, spares, training and design/development services to Sikorsky, Gulf and other commercial and governmental aircraft owners and operators in the Middle East region.

March 26, 2007 - 12:38pm

Riley Aviation of Kirsch Municipal Airport in Sturgis, Mich., has received FAA certification as a Part 145 repair station for limited instrument and limited radio aircraft. The company also offers major and minor phase inspections, complete interior refurbishment, full-scale helicopter maintenance and maintenance management. Riley Aviation is also a full-service FBO offering charter and aircraft management.

March 26, 2007 - 12:35pm

Worthington Jet Services, a subsidiary of aftermarket parts supplier Worthington Aviation, has selected Component Control’s Quantum Control aviation Enterprise Resource Planning software to manage its Part 145 repair facility and hangar operations. Based on Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Worthington specializes in maintaining the Saab 340 and Dash 8, Westwind and Citation.

March 26, 2007 - 12:34pm

CFM International has announced that New Delhi, India, will be the location for the company’s fourth aircraft engine maintenance training school. It is slated to open in 2010.

March 26, 2007 - 12:29pm

Jeff Hensel leaves the same voicemail every July 23. “Today is the anniversary of my accident,” the 25-year-old Northern Illinois resident reminds people, as if those listening might actually forget that day in 1999 when his car slammed into a tree. “If it weren’t for Flight For Life and a lot of people who took care of me, I would not be here today.”

March 26, 2007 - 10:54am

The Baltimore Heliport in Maryland’s “Charm City” now features an updated pilot lounge with new sofas, flat-screen tv and DVD player. Located on Pier 7 on South Clinton Street, the heliport has four landing pads, and a new 6,000-sq-ft hangar is being constructed.

March 26, 2007 - 10:52am

Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace , a subsidiary of Kaman of Bloomfield, Conn., have teamed to market advanced manned and unmanned helicopters worldwide for government applications. The companies intend to develop an unmanned version of the K-Max, already FAA approved for manned operation. The K-Max, with counter-rotating and intermeshing rotors that eliminate the need for a tail rotor, has accumulated more than 200,000 flight hours.

March 26, 2007 - 10:50am

Sloane Helicopters has received Part 145 approval for its new maintenance facility at Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The facility is certified to deliver base maintenance for Robinson R22s and R44s. It can also perform line maintenance on Bell 206s and Agusta A119s and A109s. The 13,000-sq-ft hangar will serve operators in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

March 26, 2007 - 10:42am

U.S.-based Safe Flight Instrument announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will certify the company’s Powerline Detection System
on the Eurocopter AS 355. The system senses radiating electromagnetic fields from live wires and warns pilots about them.

 
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