Aviation International News » August 2009

July 28, 2009 - 10:02am

Signature Flight Support’s Miami International Airport (MIA) base has a private hangar available, perfect for a large flight department, according to a company spokesman. The facility includes a 2,200-sq-ft departure lounge, 19,810-sq-ft hangar, covered parking and fuel discounts from the local and network Signature FBOs.

July 28, 2009 - 9:57am

Sikorsky Aerospace Services, the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft, has dedicated its Composite Technology unit’s new helicopter blade repair and overhaul center at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas.
The new, 152,000-sq-ft building is nearly three times the size of the company’s
former facility.

July 28, 2009 - 9:54am

Rolls-Royce 250-series engine services provided by Essential Turbines of Dorval, Quebec, will now also be marketed by M7 Aerospace. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will service 250-series customers in the U.S. and in Central and South America. M7 will also market Essential Turbines’ overhaul services to federal, state and local government customers throughout the U.S.

July 28, 2009 - 9:51am

Precision Turbines has entered into a partnering agreement with Reliable Jet Maintenance that allows the former to offer engine and aircraft repair services to Cessna Citation, Gulfstream, Beechcraft, Learjet, Challenger, Dassault and Hawker operators. The company may also perform 91.207, 91.411, and 91.413 inspections, as well as maintenance on Pratt & Whitney series, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell and General Electric CJ series engines.

July 28, 2009 - 9:49am

Boise, Idaho’s Western Aircraft has opened a 10,000-sq-ft interior shop specializing in major interior refurbishments for large business jets and turbo- props. “We do everything from interior design through completion, including cabinetry and soft goods,” said vice president Ken Hawk.

July 28, 2009 - 9:44am

The World Customs Organization has given Lufthansa Technik authorized economic operator (AEO) status based upon the company’s established customs procedures and security regulations.

July 28, 2009 - 9:32am

MxPro, a training partnership between FlightSafety International and Hawker Beechcraft, incorporates both academic and hands-on situational training for maintenance professionals. “Our goal is to develop a program that will enhance
the technicians’ ability to troubleshoot and repair aircraft quickly while minimizing down time,” said Bill Brown, president of Hawker Beechcraft global customer service and support.

July 28, 2009 - 9:30am

Operators of the Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D series engines have a new option when it comes to overhaul. Aviation Turbines International (ATI) of O’Fallon, Mo., has added the powerplant to its hot section and repair services. ATI will be able to perform complete overhaul of the engine as well as accessories, such as fuel controls, bleed air valve, anti-ice valve, motive flow valve, fuel nozzles and fuel pumps.

July 28, 2009 - 9:27am

Jet Aviation has restructured its maintenance, repair and overhaul sales organization for Europe, the Middle East and Asia into six regions and appointed Markus Inäbnit as vice president for MRO sales. Inäbnit is based in Basel and leads a team of six previous Jet Aviation sales managers who have been assigned new responsibilities in their roles as regional sales directors.

July 28, 2009 - 9:24am

StandardAero has appointed Aero Management its new representative for regional airlines and business aviation in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The company will represent StandardAero for business-jet airframe, interior and avionics services, as well as GE CF34, Rolls-Royce AE3007, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 and PT6 engines, as well as Honeywell auxiliary power units and TFE731 engines.