Arcadia Aviation’s new 23,000-sq-ft hangar facility at Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport in Martinsburg, W.Va., was finished in the middle of last month, just in time for the reopening of the airport’s 8,800-foot ILS runway. Arcadia’s new hangars have doors that are 28 feet high (to accommodate the Global Express and G550), offices and maintenance shop facilities in each hangar and enhanced privacy and security.
Aviation International News » December 2007
FBO chain Tac Air now owns 12 FBOs, having purchased the Southern Jet FBO at Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU). In addition to FBO amenities such as U.S. Customs, on-site rental and courtesy cars, WSI weather, catering, wireless Internet access and a heated hangar, Tac Air RDU also offers maintenance services.
Elliott Aviation is building a new $8 million FBO to replace its existing facility at Des Moines International Airport (DSM). With a new 40-year lease on its airport property, Elliott is planning an FBO terminal of 8,235 sq ft and three new 15,000-sq-ft hangars, each with 3,000 sq ft of office space and 100-foot by 28-foot hangar doors, all to be completed in March.
Most maintainers believe that the aviation industry focuses on the flight 99.9 percent of the time, allotting the remaining 0.1 percent for the other aviation specialties. While those numbers certainly are exaggerated, the reality is that flight-deck issues receive much more attention than any other. That could be because pilot error is the number-one cause of aircraft accidents today.
Darnell Martens, president and CEO of Vitesse, has devoted his career to business aviation. He began his career with Booz, Allen & Hamilton and at age 22 left the position of senior consultant to cofound American Helicopters, the first of several business aviation companies.
Mxi Technologies has announced that Teknik Servis Sanayi Ticaret (myTechnic), a start-up MRO facility in Turkey, has selected the Maintenix maintenance management software. MyTechnic is located on the Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the Asian side of Istanbul.
Ameco Beijing has begun construction on an 86,300-sq-ft, 50-foot-tall central warehouse scheduled to be operational next October. The $6.3 million building will house material and equipment to support the company’s MRO facility.
GE Aviation and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) have signed a memorandum of understanding for global cooperation.
As part of the agreement, GE and DAE will collaborate in several areas related to the commercial aerospace industry based on their respective competencies and capabilities which, among other interests, include assisting DAE in the development of MRO capabilities.
ASD’s European Aerospace Quality Group (EAQG) and Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that calls for LTT, a provider of training to the aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul industry, to join ASD-EAQG’s service provider network–Aerospace Performances Improvement (API).
Researchers at the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Purdue’s Discovery Park and at the Sadeghi mechanical engineering laboratory have developed tiny wireless sensors resilient enough to survive the harsh conditions inside jet engines.