Aviation International News » July 2004

April 3, 2007 - 10:12am

Tulsa, Okla.-based BizJet International announced the completion of its first Spey midlife event after becoming a Rolls-Royce-authorized overhaul facility.

April 3, 2007 - 9:35am

Hamlin Jet has joined with Northern Executive Aviation (NEA) of Manchester, UK, to open a satellite service center at London Luton Airport (EGGW). The two companies will be offering line maintenance and warranty support for existing NEA clients and visiting aircraft from the U.S. and Europe. Services include hangarage and full factory warranty support on all Learjet models, whether JAA or FAA registered.

April 3, 2007 - 9:30am

The worldwide fleet of approximately 500 Learjet 20-series aircraft is the target for an RVSM solution offered by Olathe, Kan.-based Butler National.

Avcon Industries, a wholly owned subsidiary of Butler National, and its RVSM project partner BizJet, a Lufthansa Technik Service company, have already upgraded more than 25 airplanes with the Avcon/BizJet RVSM group solution.

April 3, 2007 - 9:26am

One of the major irritants with software is that few maintenance programs interact with one another. Users might have to log maintenance with one software program and manipulate parts inventory and ordering with another, while keeping track of labor management with a third. But this is about to change.

April 3, 2007 - 9:12am

Nobody likes to disconnect a push-pull primary fluid line and take a shower in jet fuel or hydraulic fluid, especially in a combat situation. To avoid this all-to-common scenario on the new multinational F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Lockheed Martin chose Eaton’s new Ultra-Mate couplings for primary fluid conveyance applications.

April 3, 2007 - 9:11am

After only one year in business, Wing Aviation is adding a second 20,000-sq-ft paint facility to handle steadily increasing business. The company is located at Lone Star Executive Airport (CXO), just north of Houston.

April 3, 2007 - 9:10am

Cezar Lima, Embraer’s senior manager for fleet maintenance support, received the Overhaul & Maintenance Award for his outstanding achievement in aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).

April 3, 2007 - 9:04am

The prodigal sons of the North Sea oil-support community, brothers Stephen and Peter Bond, have returned to the fray more than eight weeks early. The first operational flights by Bond Offshore Helicopters (BOH) took off last month. Managing director Geoff Williams said there are several reasons behind the move, but it was always their intention to start flying in advance of the contracted date of August 1.

April 3, 2007 - 8:55am

Reducing vibration and noise is key to the goal of gaining public acceptance of the rotorcraft as a routine mode of transport. A Boeing team has now successfully made use of advanced materials to develop and test a new helicopter rotor that could go a long way toward unlocking the vehicle’s potential.

April 3, 2007 - 8:33am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is inviting European operators to comment on its proposed operations and licensing regulations. Alexandria, Va.-based Helicopter Association International has posted a series of 15 questions on its Web site (www.rotor.com), and will coordinate operator feedback with the International Federation of Helicopter Associations (IFHA) and European Helicopter Association.

 
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