Aviation International News » December 2010

November 30, 2010 - 10:33am

JetTech Aerospace has completed its acquisition of Cascade Aerospace’s Spokane, Wash. facilities and the new owner is Bret Burnside. A former executive with Cascade Aerospace, Burnside founded JetTech to acquire the Spokane operation, which Cascade sold in July 2010 to fill a need to “invest significant capital in its Abbotsford, B.C.

November 30, 2010 - 10:31am

Hawker Beechcraft’s new Hawker 200, unveiled at the NBAA Convention in October, is a makeover of the Beech Premier II with an extensive cabin upgrade.

Taking into account the average passenger load of about 2.5 to 3 people per flight, Hawker’s designers created a luxurious interior that would seat four in spacious comfort, yet still allow the option of a high-density configuration.

November 30, 2010 - 10:29am

Comlux The Aviation Group has opened Comlux Middle East, based in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and is adding greater substance to a portfolio of aircraft management and executive charter services in the region.

November 30, 2010 - 10:29am

Michael Brassington, president, CEO and cofounder of now-defunct Platinum Jet Management, and his brother Paul Brassington, a v-p and cofounder, were convicted on November 15 of “offenses arising from a conspiracy to commit continuous willful violations of regulatory requirements for the operation of commercial charter aircraft.” The jury verdict against the Brassingtons came after nearly four days of deliberations following a four-week trial

November 30, 2010 - 10:27am

Whether an aircraft is operated under Part 91, 135 or 121, the Federal ­Aviation Regulations require that maintenance discrepancies be repaired before the next flight unless there are appropriate provisions for deferring that maintenance and those procedures are followed.

November 30, 2010 - 10:23am

O’Fallon, Mo.-based Aviation Turbines International is offering its JT15D customers a mobile response team deployed on a vehicle equipped with the tooling required by Pratt & Whitney Canada to perform ­­hot-section inspections, low-pressure compressor (fan disk) replacements, vibration surveys, engine replacements and routine maintenance.

November 30, 2010 - 10:22am

Piper Aircraft has selected ­Millennium Concepts to provide the passenger and crew seats for its new PiperJet Altaire. According to Kevin ­Reifschneider, Millennium’s president and managing director, the seats have been tested by the National Institute for Aviation Research and proven to withstand loads of up to 30gs while maintaining ­compliance with FAA requirements.

November 30, 2010 - 10:18am

Bombardier Aerospace has added three AOG line maintenance facilities (LMF)–in Monterrey, Mexico; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Riga, Latvia. The company now offers authorized maintenance in 26 countries through its network of 60 service centers, authorized services facilities and AOG LMFs.

November 30, 2010 - 10:17am

CRS Jet Spares reports a 25-percent decrease in customer additional billings (billbacks) over the past 18 months as a result of its Option 2 pricing program.  
When an operator needs a part, an exchange transaction is the common method of handling the purchase. The problem with that type of transaction is there’s the chance of a billback to the operator at a later date based upon the actual condition of the core.

November 30, 2010 - 10:15am

BLR Aerospace has named Heritage Aviation of Burlington, Vt., an authorized dealer for its King Air winglets. Under the terms of the agreement Heritage may sell and install BLR’s certified winglets for the King Air line. Heritage has equipped its four King Air C90s with winglets.