The holder of a deposit on a Learjet 85 has asked Bombardier Aerospace for a refund due to the manufacturer’s plan to build the new jet’s composite airframe at its factory in Querétaro, Mexico.
Aviation International News » June 2009
Jet Aviation has appointed Jakob Straub vice president and general manager of the company’s Zurich maintenance and FBO operations, succeeding interim general manager Paul Kempf. He joins the company from SR Technics Ireland in Dublin, where he was senior vice president and COO.
Like it or not, we live in a global economy. While balance-of-trade issues are complex, a free-market economy opens up new sources for raw materials, goods and services and creates new markets for U.S. businesses.
Brian Short, director of operations at Bolton Field’s Capital City Jet Center (CCJC), is a man with a vision. “Our ten-year goal is to become the main corporate gateway to the city of Columbus, Ohio,” he told AIN.
Corona, Calif.-based Single Point of Contact has introduced a new service:
single-point assist maintenance service exclusively for overseas destinations.
The subscription service provides on-site maintenance technicians with a single phone call from the aircraft operator.
With the recent completion of its first paint work for an Embraer Phenom 100 and the addition of line maintenance for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617F-E, Duncan Aviation is now expanding its menu of services to include the newest Embraer aircraft.
Gulfstream Aerospace has instituted a two-year parts warranty program. “In light of the economy and our ongoing commitment to create value for Gulfstream customers, we’re implementing a program that will allow our operators to reduce their costs,” said Mark Burns, president of product support at Gulfstream.
This past March marked the first anniversary of Embraer’s Executive Jets Service Center at Le Bourget Airport (LBG), Paris, France. The EASA Part 145 facility is dedicated exclusively to the support of Embraer executive jets and is located in a 20,500-sq-ft hangar on 36,600 sq ft of land and ramp space.
American Capital on May 1 sold its entire stake in Vero Beach, Fla.-based Piper Aircraft to Imprimis, a corporate finance and investment management firm that operates from offices in Bangkok, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam. However, the new owners have pledged to keep Piper’s headquarters, production and product development facilities in Vero Beach.
Sarah MacLeod, executive director of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), is cautiously optimistic about the FAA’s recent withdrawal of a notice of proposed rule making (Docket No. FAA-2006-26408) aimed at FAA Part 145 Repair Stations.