Aviation International News » February 2009

January 29, 2009 - 10:28am

The economy is tanking, airlines are folding or merging, jobs are vanishing in droves, your 401(k) is a shadow of its former self, looking forward to retirement is a joke, and keeping your job–and your health–are your only hopes for 2009.

All these worries keep you from sleeping. Sure. But what are they doing to you while you’re supposed to be working?

January 29, 2009 - 10:25am

nounced an exclusive agreement with EADS Socata to distribute TBM technical publications.

“We are excited about the ability for our customers to automatically download the most current airframe, engine and propeller technical information for the TBM 700, A, B, C1 and C2 and TBM 850 using NavigatorV. This helps our customers improve safety and efficiency,” said Raphael Maitre, Socata vice president of customer service.    

January 29, 2009 - 10:24am

BFB Aero Services will acquire all assets, business and obligations of APA Services as a result of the recently announced merger of the two companies.

January 29, 2009 - 10:22am

The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil–ANAC) has certified a new Embraer U.S. distribution center operated by UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Louisville, Ky. The certification is recognized by the FAA.

January 29, 2009 - 10:11am

Hawker Beechcraft has moved into a new facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz. The company will close its Van Nuys Airport facility on March 31. Reasons for the move, according to Hawker Beechcraft Services vice president Andy Plyler, include the supply of talent from the local Chandler-Gilbert Community College technical school and the airport’s growing support infrastructure and eagerness to welcome new businesses.

January 29, 2009 - 10:10am

The Direction de la Défense et de la Sécurité Civile (DDSC) of Marseilles, France, has selected StandardAero to provide PW100 and PT6 engine maintenance services. The total contract value for the first six years is expected to be approximately $20 million. A six-year contract extension is possible.

January 29, 2009 - 10:09am

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved Gulfstream’s London Luton Service Center to perform maintenance on EASA-registered Gulfstream G150s.

The amended certificate means the maintenance facility can now provide comprehensive service for the Gulfstream G550, G500, G450, G350, G200, G150, G400 and G300 as well as the GV, GIV-SP, GIV, GIII and GII.

January 29, 2009 - 10:08am

Hawker Pacific and the Shanghai Airport Authority have broken ground on a planned business aviation facility at Shanghai’s Hongquiao Airport.

January 29, 2009 - 10:06am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the Part 145 certification for Aerospace Welding Minneapolis. The certificate has been issued under the terms of the current Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement and the associated Maintenance Implementation Procedures. The new certification allows the company to export all overhauled and repaired parts to customers in any EASA member country.

January 29, 2009 - 10:05am

Pro-Star Aviation of Londonderry, N.H., has been designated a PC-12NG service center and sales rep. The company will be responsible for servicing the northeastern region, including Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Michigan.