Cantec Systems of Ontario, Canada, is the latest company to sign a distributor agreement with Securaplane Technologies to offer Hawker main ship batteries. Cantec is an authorized Canadian value-added center for power products and has been supporting Canadian military land vehicles, aviation, portable power, telecom, UPS and industrial customers with pure-lead technology for more than 20 years.
Aviation International News » December 2005
SAVANNAH MANUFACTURER'S SHOP IN EUROPE
Gulfstream’s service center at London Luton Airport is one of 12 factory support facilities, but it is currently unique in being the only one on soil foreign to the Savannah, Ga.-based OEM. It is also one of the most recent additions to the stable, Gulfstream having acquired a lease on it from Signature in April 2003.
Building on OEM-sponsored programs for by-the-hour airframe and powerplant maintenance, Intermarket Insurance Agency has introduced Av-Tec Equipment Maintenance Management Solutions for avionics. The program is designed to control and more effectively manage the costs associated with maintaining avionics equipment.
Cessna has recently added online access to Service Bulletins and Letters for all Citation models at its support Web site (www.cessnasupport.com). In addition, all available pertinent documents are now accessible online specifically for the 525B, 680 and 750. Only documents from May 5, 2005, to the present are available for the remaining Citation models.
The third quarter of next year will see the opening ceremony of a new Bombardier factory-owned service center at Love Field in Dallas. The nearly 100,000-sq-ft facility will increase service space by 60 percent and will accommodate Learjets, Challengers and Globals.
Dallas Airmotive also recently announced that it has opened a regional turbine center in Millville, N.J. The 8,000-sq-ft facility supports turbine aircraft operators in the Northeastern U.S. and is located at Millville Municipal Airport adjacent to the company’s maintenance hangar. Last year Dallas Airmotive closed Millville engine overhaul operations.
Dallas Airmotive (DAI) last month signed two contracts with Pacific Turbines Brisbane (PTB) of Brisbane, Australia. The contracts appoint PTB as sales representative for Dallas Airmotive in Australia and the surrounding region, and as a Dallas Airmotive authorized service center.
Dallas Airmotive has commissioned a new PW300 and PW500 repair and overhaul facility at its Forest Park production center in Dallas. The 13,000-sq-ft facility follows the company’s 2004 appointment by Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) as a designated overhaul facility for the engines. Adjacent to the facility is a new test cell, calibrated to P&WC standards and certified by the engine OEM.
Augmenting its long list of Learjet capabilities, Duncan Aviation has added landing-gear overhaul to its offerings at Battle Creek. “Battle Creek recently received Bombardier’s Learjet authorization, and adding gear overhaul was a natural fit,” a company spokesman said. “It will help operators reduce downtime by offering yet another service we can provide them.”
The Avanti II won EASA certification in October, and delivery of the first new-version aircraft was scheduled for shortly after the Dubai Air Show (November 20 to 24) to an unidentified Swiss customer.