Signature Flight Support’s ongoing “Cultivate and Celebrate” campaign helped raise more than $180,000 to pay for the Hub of Hope, on-site housing for families of children with life-threatening illnesses at the Give Kids The World facility in central Florida. Signature Flight Support has raised more than $1 million for Give Kids The World since 2001.
Aviation International News » April 2009
At its headquarters at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pa., L.J. Aviation has built a new 16,800-sq-ft hangar for its FBO facility and charter operation. “We are confident that our continued investment in our infrastructure will provide us with the tools necessary to build our business and provide exceptional service, even in a challenging economic climate,” said president and CEO Ed Kilkeary Sr.
Gulfstream Aerospace recently completed its 2,000th airborne product support flight, achieving the milestone seven years after introducing the on-demand maintenance service in May 2002.
AAR Landing Gear Services and the FAA have entered into a Consent Order that terminates the FAA’s emergency order of suspension. The FAA issued the order on February 10, and AAR immediately filed a petition for review before the NTSB
on Feb. 12, 2009. AAR met with the FAA and agreed to a variety of revisions to its maintenance procedures and manuals, enhanced training, and revised “shop travelers” documenting maintenance performed.
BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company Dallas Airmotive is adding Rolls-Royce Model 250 services at its Dallas Love Field Regional Turbine Center (RTC).
Challenger Spares & Support acquired a full ship set of a Bombardier Global for parts, adding that aircraft to its inventory. The company is also expanding into covering the Global 5000 and structural component repairs on the Gulfstream 550.
ExecuJet Aviation is stepping up the expansion of its business aviation support in the Asia Pacific region with new maintenance and handling facilities in Malaysia and Australia. At Kuala Lumpur’s Subang Airport, where ExecuJet already operates an FBO through a joint venture with Hawker Pacific, the company is preparing to establish a maintenance operation but has yet to confirm details of which business aircraft this will support.
Pentastar Aviation was recently issued FAR 145 Repair Station Airframe Class 3 and 4 ratings. The FAA ratings replace the company’s previous limited airframe ratings and authorize Pentastar’s FAR 145 repair station to maintain all models of small and large aircraft of all metal construction.
The circular parking ring system developed by Alto General Aviation Services of Eltville, Germany, has received patent rights from the German patent and trademark office. Alto introduced the rotating circular parking ring system in 2006 with an installation in a hangar at Frankfurt’s Egelsbach Airport. This ring had space for up to four light jets such as Hawker Beechcraft’s Premier.
By April 30, certified airports must submit revised snow- and ice-control plans to the FAA. To help with developing the plans, the FAA released a new version of its Airport Winter Safety and Operations Advisory Circular, AC 150/5200-30C (available at www.faa.gov).