Aviation International News » January 2006

September 27, 2006 - 6:23am

Helotrac II, Sikorsky’s next-generation Web-based customer aircraft maintenance tracking program, will use Avtrak GlobalNet maintenance management technology as its foundation. The system will provide Sikorsky owners and operators direct, online links to Sikorsky technical publications and will also allow them to manage their other, non-Sikorsky, aircraft seamlessly through the same system.

September 27, 2006 - 6:00am

Jet Aviation Dallas is now providing around-the-clock maintenance support seven days a week. Three weekday and 10-hour weekend shifts as well as an on-call service will enable the facility to significantly reduce the downtime for scheduled inspections while providing full coverage around-the-clock for unscheduled work.

September 27, 2006 - 5:58am

AirMech Innovations (AMI) announces the development of the AMI Model 104 flap asymmetry tester designed specifically for use with the Gulfstream II, III and IV. The unit performs all of the functions necessary to facilitate the calibration, testing and adjustment of the aircraft’s left and right wing flaps.

September 27, 2006 - 5:55am

Aircelle has expanded its global maintenance network into the U.S. through an agreement with Shreveport, La.-based ExpressJet Services. The pairing calls for ExpressJet to repair engine thrust reversers on Legacy 600 business jets and Embraer ERJ-135/145 and 170 regional airliners

September 27, 2006 - 5:53am

Rockwell Collins has appointed Jet Aviation Dubai an authorized dealer, allowing the facility to carry out sales, installations and retrofits of Rockwell Collins equipment. The agreement covers communication, navigation, display and in-flight entertainment systems.

September 27, 2006 - 5:52am

M7 Aerospace has announced an “M7 Merlin” program through which it will extensively refurbish an executive Fairchild Merlin in the same San Antonio 426,000-sq-ft factory facility where it was originally built.

September 27, 2006 - 5:41am

With 75,000 dead confirmed so far, relief efforts following October’s earthquake in Pakistan are moving into a new and more hazardous phase. Thierry Lakahinsky of Belgium’s Skytech said that with winter setting in, the death toll will probably rise. “Everybody is anxious to see how the flying conditions will be affected by the incoming weather.”

September 27, 2006 - 5:32am

The Sikorsky S-92 and Agusta AB139 will be deployed on search-and-rescue (SAR) duties around the UK between next year and 2012. In a surprise announcement early last month, Britain’s Coast Guard revealed that challenger CHC Scotia beat incumbent Bristow Helicopters to the $86 million contract and will run SAR operations at four bases on the south coast of England and to the north of Scotland. Three AB139s will supplement four leased S-92s.

September 27, 2006 - 5:27am

Russia’s Kamov Holding Company plans to export more of its Ka-32 workhorses to the West, said Igor Pshenichny, the company’s sales director and deputy director general, during an exclusive interview in Moscow. He told AIN that, before the end of the winter, the OEM will establish a second overseas service center with Helisureste, which is headquartered near Alicante on Spain’s Mediterranean coast.

September 27, 2006 - 5:17am

Sikorsky has introduced a software fix for its S-92 that it says will address a 4R vibration some pilots have experienced at high cruise speeds. The company has already retrofitted new active vibration control software to some of the fleet.