The FAA has issued a Notice of Proposed Policy intended to clarify the definition of “actively engaged” for purposes of issuing and renewing the A&P Inspection Authorization. The proposal, which was published in the Federal Register on Nov. 5, 2010, would amend the aviation safety inspector guidance found in the Flight Standards Information Management System, FAA Order 8900.1.
Aviation International News » January 2011
Snecma and Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) signed an agreement for Snecma to provide full service support for the CFM International CFM56-5B turbofans that power the Airbus Corporate Jetliner series. Snecma builds the CFM56 engines in a 50/50 joint venture with General Electric. ACJC is responsible for outfitting and support of Airbus executive aircraft.
The submission deadline for maintenance organizations to participate in the National Air Transportation Association’s new Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Employer Award program is January 30.
Moline, Ill.-based Elliott Aviation has received a supplemental type certificate from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) of Brazil for the installation of the Rockwell Collins TCAS 4000 traffic alert and collision avoidance system in Beechcraft King Air 200s and 300s. The MRO previously obtained FAA certification.
Knowing your limits is sage advice, and when it comes to aircraft tire wear, it’s all about routine inspection and knowing the facts. Goodyear is offering its Tire Care & Maintenance Manual, which includes facts and maintenance tips.
Learjet, Challenger and Global operators have a new choice for maintenance in the Middle East now that Bombardier Aerospace has opened a new regional support office (RSO) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the sixth Bombardier RSO to open outside North America in the past three years and joins facilities in Mumbai, India; Tokyo, Japan; Sydney, Australia; Shanghai, China; and Munich, Germany.
Summit Aviation has received AS9100 aerospace quality standard system certification at its Somerset, Ky., facility.
A new 150,000-sq-ft investment casting facility has been opened in Tampa, Fla., by Chromalloy Castings. According to Tom Trotter, v-p and general manager, it is the only facility in the world that can investment cast aerospace gas turbine blades from the smallest up to and including large, heavy industrial gas turbine blades and vanes other than those made under contract for the OEMs.
West Star Aviation has added a mobile support team (MST) to its Dallas facility. “All of the techs at the Dallas facility are available and ready to support the MST,” Sam Haycraft, executive v-p of operations, told AIN.
“The general aviation industry has been hit hard for the past two years, resulting in massive downsizing in many areas. At Cessna, we are concerned this may draw attention from the need to replenish the work force,” Brad Thress, senior v-p of customer service for Cessna Aircraft, told AIN.