Aviation International News » March 2010

February 22, 2010 - 11:03am

Gulfstream Aerospace recently added a representative to its field service organization. Jenson Saw will assist Gulfstream customers in Beijing, China, and surrounding areas.

February 22, 2010 - 11:02am

FlightSafety International has promoted Scott Hunter to director of maintenance training sales. “Our customers will appreciate and benefit from Scott’s experience, in-depth understanding of aircraft maintenance training and commitment to excellence in customer service,” said Mike Lee, director of maintenance training business development. Hunter replaces Doug Bowen, who has been named director of maintenance training services.

February 22, 2010 - 11:01am

The 2010 Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award was given to Robert Peterson, a consultant with Columbia Helicopters of Aurora, Ore., at last month’s Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo event.

February 22, 2010 - 11:00am

SIA Engineering (SIAEC) has signed an agreement to participate in Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1000G engine risk-revenue sharing program (RRSP) with a 3-percent stake in the Bombardier C Series engine program and a 1-percent stake in the Mitsubishi Regional Jet engine program.

February 22, 2010 - 10:59am

irworthiness Directive 2009-25-02, requiring owners of 690, 690A and 690B Twin Commanders (with the exception of six serial number-specific aircraft) to have their aircraft inspected for corrosion between the upper wing skin panels and engine mount beam support straps. The inspection must be performed within
the next 150 hours time in service beginning January 8, or by Jan. 8, 2011, whichever comes first.

February 22, 2010 - 10:58am

Goodrich Engine Control and Electrical Power Systems has named Southwind Aviation an authorized service center. The company provides aftermarket service and support of aerospace accessories and structural components. Southwind offers approved repair, overhaul, exchange and spares support for aircraft electrical power, lighting and engine-control systems accessories, including starter generators, GCUs, blowers and beacons.

February 22, 2010 - 10:57am

MSP Jet Center recently added five new employees–all of whom hail from the
now-closed General Dynamics facility at MSP–to its tech services team, according to president Tim Ashenfelter.

February 22, 2010 - 10:56am

Victoria, British Columbia-based Viking Air’s MRO division has been granted EASA Part 145 approval. The company holds similar certification from Transport Canada and the FAA. Viking offers aircraft maintenance, repair, modifications, inspection services, airframe overhaul, avionics and custom or standard interiors.

February 22, 2010 - 10:55am

Cessna Aircraft is fielding its fifth Citation mobile service unit (MSU) and locating it to handle Citation maintenance at South Florida airports. The unit, part of Cessna’s ServiceDirect maintenance delivery group, is based at SheltAir Aviation at Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale International Airport.

February 22, 2010 - 10:54am

It was a busy year for Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Mich., and Lincoln, Neb. facilities. The two stations conducted 24 Hawker airframe inspections, 11 of them heavy inspections, last year.