Aviation International News » August 2009

July 28, 2009 - 9:22am

Bombardier Aerospace has named Indianapolis-based Comlux Completion USA an authorized AOG/line maintenance facility. The authorization allows Comlux to perform work on the airframer’s Learjet, Challenger and Global series. The company’s 44 aircraft maintenance technicians, 12 support personnel and 24 completions employees provide both maintenance and VIP cabin completion services out of Comlux’s 47,000 sq ft of dedicated hangar space.

July 28, 2009 - 9:19am

California-based Freedom Aero Service has received EASA Part 145 approval; the MRO was granted FAA Part 145 approval in January. The company’s customer base includes operators in England, Germany and Scandinavia, said president Scott Durham.

“This gives us the flexibility to repair articles for installation on the aircraft
of our European Union clients,” he said.

July 28, 2009 - 9:06am

StandardAero has entered into an agreement with Cessna to support the global Citation Service Center network. Under the agreement, StandardAero will support the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F for the Cessna Mustang and the Rolls-Royce AE3007C/C1 on the Citation X.  

July 28, 2009 - 8:57am

Lincoln, Neb.-based Duncan Aviation has been named the 2008 Dealer of the Year by TrueNorth Avionics. Duncan represents the company’s Simphone product line and has installed the system in a variety of aircraft, including Gulfstreams, Falcons and Challengers. Simphone is an airborne telephone with options that include a
self-contained ACARS/AFIS datalink module, Iridium fax, a legacy satcom interface and embedded Wi-Fi.

July 28, 2009 - 8:55am

CRS Jet Spares is offering a new low-current/constant-voltage battery trickle charger that can be used to float-charge nicad and lead-acid mainship batteries. According to Armando Leighton Jr., the company’s CEO, the unit is a low-cost way to maintain the charge of batteries in storage or on aircraft so that fully charged batteries are available when needed.

July 28, 2009 - 8:38am

While attendees described the 13th annual NBAA Flight Attendants Conference, held June 25 to 27 in New Orleans, as “upbeat,” the economic recession had an obvious effect.

July 28, 2009 - 8:37am

Operators of small- to medium-size turbine aircraft looking for a quality facility to use in the Boston area should consider Norwood Municipal Airport (OWD) and its FBO, Flight Level Aviation. The airfield offers two 4,000-foot runways and localizer and Rnav approaches, and it is a U.S. Customs landing rights facility. An FAA-contract tower operates from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the spring and summer and to 8 p.m. in the fall and winter.

July 28, 2009 - 8:33am

Business aircraft heading for the Chilean capital of Santiago will have a new FBO from September with the opening of GDS Aviación at the city’s Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport. According to company president Gerardo Diaz Sará, the new operation is effectively the airport’s first purpose-built, full-service FBO, although there are already two other handling providers on-site.

July 28, 2009 - 8:31am

FBOs and aviation service providers will soon have to stop using credit card processing services that are not compliant with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Council’s new payment application data security standard (PA-DSS), according to FBO software company Horizon Business Concepts of Broken Arrow, Okla.

July 28, 2009 - 8:30am

Spain’s Assistair has opened two new FBOs, at Gerona and Ibiza. The Mallorca-based group, which is also active in executive charter and flight support, already has bases at the airports of Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona El Prat and Valencia.