Aviation International News » May 2009

May 1, 2009 - 4:24am

Miami-based High Standard Aviation has been acquired by Ametek as it expands its MRO capability in the Southeastern U.S. market. High Standard Aviation, with annual sales of $31 million, specializes in hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical and electromechanical repair services.

May 1, 2009 - 4:21am

Under the terms of a Memorandum of Agreement signed by GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. and CFM International, the two will work toward the development of a new CFM56 maintenance training center at Rajiv Gandhi Airport in Hyderabad. The center is envisioned to mirror CFM facilities operating in France, the U.S.

May 1, 2009 - 4:18am

“StandardAero will never compromise flight safety, going above and beyond the regulatory, legal or acceptable minimum requirements,” said StandardAero president and CEO Rob Mionis.

“By implementing the Immune-Safety Management System, StandardAero has become vigilant in identifying risks and threats to product quality, and proactive in eliminating them. This allows the company to minimize the risk of future occurrences.”

May 1, 2009 - 4:15am

Lincoln, Calif.-based Freedom Aero Service has been awarded FAR Part 145 status. The company is also EASA certified. Freedom Aero Service specializes in the repair and overhaul of aircraft components, including electrical and electronic accessories, and instruments for business jets and helicopters.

May 1, 2009 - 4:12am

Phenom 100 owners Elizabeth and Jim Frost have signed the first individual
owner Embraer Executive Care (EEC) contract in the U.S. The program, which was announced last year at the NBAA Convention, provides the owner with predictable fixed-cost maintenance support, including access to Web-based maintenance tracking software. EEC is available for the Phenom 100 and 300.

May 1, 2009 - 4:10am

Following the creation of the European Customer Service Center (CSC) in October 2007, Eurocopter has opened a center in Hong Kong (CSC Asia-Pacific). According to the company, Asia-Pacific customers operate 1,264 Eurocopters.

May 1, 2009 - 4:09am

Precision Aviation Group’s Canadian companies, Precision Heliparts Canada (PHP-C) and Precision Accessories & Instruments Canada (PAI-C), are combining and moving into a new facility in Vancouver, British Columbia.

May 1, 2009 - 4:07am

West Star Aviation’s Grand Junction, Colo. facility (GJT) is offering 96-month detailed inspections and 120-month restorations for Challenger landing gear.

May 1, 2009 - 4:05am

StandardAero and Banyan Air Service have signed a support center agreement authorizing Banyan as a StandardAero-approved installation facility for the Cessna 208 Caravan engine-upgrade program. Banyan is a Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport-based FBO and maintenance facility.

April 30, 2009 - 12:43pm

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has extended the comment periods for three key notices of proposed amendment (NPA) under which it will assume responsibility for regulating aircraft operations. The deadlines for the industry to respond to NPA 2009-1 (operational suitability certificate) and NPA 2009-02a-02g (air operations) have been pushed back by two months to June 30 and July 31, respectively.