Aviation International News » December 2009

November 24, 2009 - 8:07am

Bombardier Aerospace is opening its first wholly owned European aircraft service center at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Michael McQuay, president of Bombardier Aircraft Service Centers, told AIN that the decision to locate in Europe was based on the region’s growing fleet of more than 550 Learjets, Challengers and Globals.

November 24, 2009 - 8:00am

Five Falcon operators based in the U.S. and Europe recently helped Dassault Falcon test the company’s new maintenance program, Falcon e-Maintenance. The program allows the Falcon technical center or a Falcon service center to access an airplane’s central maintenance computer remotely for troubleshootingand diagnosing issues through a maintenance laptop provided by Dassault.

November 24, 2009 - 7:59am

BBA Aviation engine repair and overhaul company Dallas Airmotive has begun offering an AOG mobile repair vehicle in Southern California to provide engine services. The vehicle will be equipped to perform on-site engine diagnosis and repair, including hot-section inspection of Honeywell APU units and module exchange for Rolls-Royce 250 engines. The vehicle, which is based

November 24, 2009 - 7:58am

Early next year Night Readiness will unveil its 3.0 Virtual Terrain Board (VTB) night-vision goggle (NVG) training aid. The 3.0 system will add weather, a “fly-through database” and dynamic shadowing to the capabilities of the company’s 2.0 system, unveiled for civilian use in 2007.

November 24, 2009 - 7:57am

Aviation Partners (API) has named West Star Aviation of East Alton, Ill.,

November 24, 2009 - 7:55am

At the October NBAA Convention CRS Jet Spares of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., gave away a new Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle. According to Armando Leighton, Jr., the company’s CEO and founder, this was the seventh year in which the parts supplier thanked its customers with such a drawing.

November 24, 2009 - 7:55am

India’s Tata Sons has formed a joint venture with Sikorsky to make parts, including cabin components, for Sikorsky’s S-92A and other aircraft, including those from other OEMs, beginning in 2012. In an agreement announced last month, Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) and Sikorsky said they would construct a new parts-manufacturing facility in Hyderabad in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

November 24, 2009 - 7:53am

The EASA has approved Amac Aerospace Switzerland to perform line and base maintenance as well as interior refurbishments and modifications on the Global Express, Global Express XRS and Global 5000. The operation is also certified for base and line maintenance on the Gulfstream large-cabin series, Airbus A320 single-aisle series, Boeing BBJ series and line maintenance for the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas)MD-80 series.

November 24, 2009 - 7:52am

Since Winglet Technology received STC approval from the FAA for installation of its distinctive elliptical winglets last June, the company says five retrofit kits have been installed on Cessna Citation Xs at Cessna’s Wichita Citation Service Center. Recently the company has also gotten the OK from Transport Canada, ANAC (Brazil) and is currently pursuing EASA and Australian approval.

November 24, 2009 - 7:48am

Pewaukee, Wis.-based VJS Lincoln, a division of VJS Construction Services that specializes in aviation development and construction, recently completed construction on a new maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for Hawker Beechcraft. The 80,000-sq-ft facility is located at Indianapolis International Airport and features a maintenance hangar, shop and part storage area and administrative office.

 
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