Goodrich has broken ground for a new 110,000-sq-ft MRO facility in Dubai targeting the Middle East, Africa and South Asia markets.
Aviation International News » January 2008
Dell Canada has partnered with Bombardier Aerospace to provide computer notebook technology to manage maintenance operations for Challenger 605s.
Bombardier will provide a Dell Latitude D530 notebook with every new aircraft ordered. The computer will be equipped with custom maintenance application software and will be used by aircraft maintenance technicians to perform time-saving troubleshooting operations.
Summa Technology, a provider of high-end sub-systems and precision machining, fabrication, welding and engineering services, has been acquired by AAR. The acquisition extends AAR’s portfolio of manufactured products and engineering services.
Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.) has announced that he and Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) are working on legislation to provide general aviation parts manufacturers with common-sense protections against lawsuits. “These lawsuits are driving up insurance costs and forcing some manufacturers to stop production on parts certified by the FAA,” Ehlers said.
BBA Aviation engine repair and overhaul company Dallas Airmotive will open a regional turbine center (RTC) in the Pittsburgh area by the end of this month. It will be located at Washington County Airport about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh International Airport.
Occasionally AIN’s eye is focused on presenting business aviation news to the exclusion of noting achievements in our own house. That is the case with our Washington editor, Paul Lowe, who was singled out by NBAA at its convention in Atlanta last fall to receive the association’s Gold Wing Award for journalistic excellence.
The Bombardier board of directors has approved the appointment of Pierre Beaudoin as president and CEO. His father, Laurent Beaudoin, has served as chairman for nearly 30 years and will remain in the position.
Harrods Aviation customer services director Kate Bayes has been appointed acting CEO. She replaces chief executive Steve Grimes, who left the company in mid-November.
Associated Air Center, a division of Landmark Aviation based in Dallas, delivered its ninth Airbus Corporate Jetliner in November and has four more in backlog… Emteq, an aerospace installations and LED lighting specialist in New Berlin, Wis., has been granted its Air Agency Certificate for a variety of products, including trays, coaxial cable assemblies and LED lighting components.
Hong Kong aircraft charter and management company C Jet will be looking for completion centers. In November, the company placed a firm order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) and signed a memorandum of understanding for the first executive version of the Airbus A350XWB. The ACJ interior will be based on the A318 Prestige cabin concept, featuring a lounge, dining area, private office and stateroom with en-suite lavatory and shower.
Exhibit space for Aircraft Interiors Expo 2008, held in Hamburg, Germany, “has virtually sold out,” according to event organizer Reed Exhibitions. A total of 560 exhibitors attended last year’s show and more than 11,700 visitors from 75 countries passed through the gates. While the primary focus of the show is commercial aviation, business aviation vendors account for large numbers of exhibitors.