Aviation International News » March 2009

March 6, 2009 - 10:52am

Air Canada and Singapore Airlines have joined Korean Air and Asiana in diverting flights away from North Korean airspace after the communist government said it could not guarantee the safety of passenger jets flying near its shores or southern border. The threat comes as the U.S. and South Korea prepare to begin on Monday annual military exercises North Korea considers provocative.

March 6, 2009 - 9:30am

The FAA published a revised Airworthiness Directive today for Boeing 777-200s and -300s equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 800 engines. The new AD adds further procedures to prevent ice buildup that can clog fuel lines.

March 3, 2009 - 3:44am

Constant Aviation, a Nextant Aerospace company started by Kenn Ricci and Michael Rossi, was developed when the pair bought FBOs on Birmingham International Airport in Alabama and on Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Ohio. They separated out both FBOs’ maintenance functions and rebranded them Constant Aviation. The FBOs otherwise continued to operate as always.

March 3, 2009 - 3:37am

Two new design organization approvals (DOA) for engine and auxiliary power unit design and repair have been awarded to StandardAero by the EASA and the FAA.

March 3, 2009 - 3:35am

Cheryl Janke, CEO of Jet Repair Anywhere, has been re-elected to the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association’s Board of Directors. The 2009-2010 term will be Janke’s second with PAMA.

Janke’s Scottsdale-based company streamlines maintenance activities between aircraft operators and suppliers. Jet Repair Anywhere lists more than 6,000 repair stations worldwide and reaches more than 16,000 aircraft owners and operators.

March 3, 2009 - 3:32am

Bombardier Aerospace has added a new line maintenance facility (LMF) and boosted capabilities at two existing facilities– expanding its global network of authorized service and maintenance facilities for the 12th time in the last 12 months.

Jetflite becomes the first LMF for Bombardier business aircraft in Helsinki, Finland, providing AOG assistance to customers in Scandinavia.

March 3, 2009 - 3:10am

India’s Indamer, a wholly owned subsidiary of European Aviation Holding, has been named an Embraer authorized executive jet service center.

It is the first MRO company to serve Embraer’s Phenom and Legacy 600 customers in India.

March 3, 2009 - 3:01am

CD Aviation Services (CDAS) of Neosho, Mo., a turbine engine maintenance facility, was awarded the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Certificate of Excellence in recognition of participation in and dedication to continuing aviation maintenance training.

March 3, 2009 - 2:58am

Cessna opened its Mesa Citation Service Center adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz., last month, having moved to the area from Long Beach, Calif. The company constructed a 101,000-sq-ft facility that includes 62,400 sq ft of hangar space along with office and backshop areas.

March 3, 2009 - 2:56am

New European legislation has opened the door for third-party organizations to
be approved as continuing airworthiness management organizations (CAMO)
under EASA Part M Subpart G. Marshall Aerospace has been approved and is
now offering operators support by subcontracting continuing airworthiness
as well as fleet management.