Aviation International News » July 2006

September 15, 2006 - 9:53am

Gulfstream Aerospace has released three new enhancements to CMP.net, its computerized aircraft maintenance tracking program. They are a new work order module, inventory purchase order module and smart cards designed to facilitate, capture and report day-to-day aircraft maintenance activities.

September 15, 2006 - 9:50am

Under terms of an agreement signed by Raytheon Aircraft Services and Midlantic Jet Aviation, Raytheon Aircraft will sell its Atlantic City, N.J. facility. “We have tried over many years to make the Atlantic City business financially viable but, regrettably, we have not been successful,” said Doug Brantner, v-p of Raytheon Aircraft Services.

September 15, 2006 - 9:47am

Jet Support Services and Adam Aircraft have entered into an agreement for JSSI
to provide Tip-to-Tail hourly maintenance cost guarantee programs developed exclusively for the new Adam A500 piston twin and A700 AdamJet. The program marks JSSI’s entry into the VLJ market and the first hourly maintenance program to include complete airframe and engine coverage for a piston twin.

September 15, 2006 - 9:07am

Learjet 35/36 operators have an RVSM option thanks to Butler National subsidiary Avcon Industries, which has received FAA approval to install its next-generation RVSM equipment in Learjet 35s and 36s equipped with the FC-200 autopilot.

September 15, 2006 - 9:00am

The maintenance industry must do something to address the growing demand for maintenance that will result from increased levels of flying. That was one of the main messages at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s second Future of Aviation Maintenance Science Summit. Also on the agenda was how to change mechanic training to meet the needs of a fleet of technologically ever more sophisticated aircraft.

September 15, 2006 - 8:47am

As the user-fee battle rages, rhetoric from Air Transport Association (ATA) member airlines is reaching vast audiences.

September 15, 2006 - 8:44am

In his review of the MU-2 accident data, Greg Feith, a former NTSB investigator and aircraft safety consultant, tried to validate or dispel the following perceptions about the MU-2.

September 15, 2006 - 8:40am

MU-2 operators can expect to have to complete a more stringent flight-training program, similar to a type rating, as a result of the FAA’s inquiry into the aircraft’s safety record. The new training likely to be required was one of the subjects of the recent 2006 MU-2 Pilots Review of Proficiency (Prop) seminar.

September 15, 2006 - 8:15am

The upsurge in oil and gas activity is putting increasing strain on helicopter operators’ ability to serve their offshore customers, and highlighting a potential shortage of aircraft.

September 15, 2006 - 8:05am

The $25 million facility at Lockheed’s Owego plant will house administrative offices, laboratories and an aircraft integration hangar.