Duncan Aviation has been awarded a “multiple aircraft type” STC for Honeywell’s runway awareness and advisory system (RAAS), allowing the company to install it on aircraft equipped with Honeywell’s Mark V or Mark VII EGPWS systems. This STC includes the option for an “inhibit” annunciator switch that allows flight crews to mute RAAS warnings for 30, 60 or 90 seconds.
Aviation International News » February 2005
Aircraft Components Company, of Tulsa, Okla., and Turbine Aircraft Components, of Addison, Texas, have merged and will operate under the name Aircraft Components Company headquartered in Tulsa. Aircraft Components Company is an FAA-approved repair station that specializes in the repair and overhaul of aircraft components; Turbine Aircraft Components is a parts supplier with an extensive inventory of new and used
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) praised U.S. House of Representatives Aviation subcommittee chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) for urging the FAA to re-evaluate its recent proposal to subject employees of thousands of small businesses that indirectly serve the aviation industry to mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
Embraer recently named the Jet Aviation maintenance facilities in Bedford/Boston, Dallas and Teterboro, N.J., authorized service centers for the Legacy. Jet Aviation’s global maintenance network now includes a total of six Embraer Legacy service centers, with additional locations in Palm Beach, Fla; Dusseldorf, Germany; and London Biggin Hill, UK.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) announced a new addition to its popular series of professional development workshops offered each year at the organization’s annual maintenance symposium. “Maintenance Resource Management” will focus on reducing the number of accidents and incidents while increasing safety and professionalism.
Sabreliner Corp. and Midcoast Aviation each have been recognized by Honeywell as top-performing service centers, earning Honeywell’s prestigious Staar (service target authorization and approval rating) award. “All of us at Sabreliner and Midcoast are proud to be recognized for providing a level of service excellence that surpasses even Honeywell’s stringent requirements,” said Ron Herman, vice president of operations for Sabreliner.
The maintenance industry received a 60-day extension from the FAA to review and comment on draft AC 145-RSTP. Comments are due March 22. The Advisory Circular defines the scope and description of the Part 145 Repair Station Training Program.
The FAA has extended the implementation deadline for the Handbook Bulletin for Airworthiness, 04-06D to August 31.
“The fleet is growing and we want to make the right decision at the right time. We are in the midst of discussions about Mesa but there’s no decision so far,” a Cessna spokeswoman told AIN. The comment comes on the heels of an announcement by Mesa Mayor Keno Hawker in his State of the City address that Cessna would be building its 10th domestic Citation Service Center there.
Located approximately 25 nm northwest of downtown Detroit and 12 sm from DaimlerChrysler’s North American headquarters, Oakland County International Airport (PTK), aka Pontiac, has become to Detroit what Scottsdale is to Phoenix–the premier corporate aviation airport in the area. With three runways, the longest at 6,200 feet, Pontiac can accommodate aircraft up to the size of Boeing 757s.