Ametek continues to strengthen its position in the aircraft power management and third-party maintenance, repair and overhaul services markets with the acquisition of two privately held businesses serving the business jet, regional jet and helicopter markets.
Aviation International News » July 2007
Major maintenance provider Duncan Aviation, known for its “we’re all family” approach to management, has announced 12 recipients of the 2007 Duncan Aviation Scholarship program.
FlightSafety International will double the size of its Gulfstream aircraft maintenance training facility in Savannah, Ga., with a 20,000-sq-ft expansion of the existing facility.
Pratt & Whitney Canada has opened an 8,000-sq-ft facility about 10 miles from London Luton Airport. It is dedicated to servicing, repairing and conducting hot-section inspections on PW300s, PW500s and JT15s. The facility will act as the base for a mobile team for field repairs.
The Hawker 43Ah steel case, sealed lead-acid battery has been STC’d for installation in the Embraer Brasilia. The unit was developed as a replacement for the factory-installed SAFT 4076-9 and 4078-10. It is already in use on the Bandeirante, Twin Otter and Dash 8.
“Today, 13 percent of all the world’s business jets are based in Europe,” said Larry Flynn, Gulfstream president for product support. “This is our largest market outside the United States. As such, we have ramped up our parts inventory to ensure our European operators as well as transient operators in Europe receive the parts they need, when they need them.”
Jet-Care and Honeywell have launched a fault-code reporting service for TFE731 DEEC engine operators. The new service is being offered in addition to Jet-Care’s existing engine performance trend monitoring program.
Jet Aviation of Basel, Switzerland, and Aero-Dienst in Nuremberg, Germany, are now members of Bombardier’s network of authorized service facilities. Previously authorized for Learjets and Challengers, Jet Aviation is now approved for all Bombardier business aircraft; Aero-Dienst joins the list with a focus on Learjets and Challengers.
Operators of the Hawker 800 series now have a new option for maintenance in the UK: Hawker Beechcraft has named TAG Farnborough an authorized service center.
Support for officially designating May 24 national AMT Day continues to grow across the U.S. and is already being celebrated by many in the industry.
“AMT day is an important day at Banyan,” Don Campion, the company’s president, said during its second annual AMT Day celebration. The Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport MRO offers comprehensive aircraft maintenance services.