A new sales and marketing office has been opened in Dubai by Chromalloy to provide parts and services for the region’s gas turbine engine operators. “Chromalloy is expanding our engine aftermarket business to offer the region’s turbine operators parts, repairs and other services that deliver significant cost savings over original equipment manufacturer pricing,” said company president Armand Lauzon Jr.
Aviation International News » May 2010
AAR has signed an agreement to acquire Aviation Worldwide Services (AWS) from Xe Services. AWS provides expeditionary airlift services and aircraft modifications to the U.S. and other government customers. According to a spokesman, the company is acquiring the business as part of its long-term strategy to expand its products, services and capabilities in support of government customers in the U.S. and abroad.
Hawker Beechcraft has appointed Hawker Pacific Singapore the first authorized service center in Southeast Asia for the Hawker 4000. With this addition, the Hawker Pacific Singapore Service Center is now accredited to support the entire Hawker Beechcraft product lineup.
Bombardier Aerospace has opened its third commercial aircraft service center in the U.S. The facility, located in Macon, Ga., and operated by Bombardier Customer Services, joins two pre-existing Bombardier-owned commercial aircraft service centers located in Bridgeport, W.Va., and Tucson, Ariz. The facility will perform heavy maintenance on the Bombardier CRJ100/200/700/900.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has developed a new maintenance honor open to any full-time aircraft and/or components maintenance or repair business or a Part 91, 121, 125, 127, 129, 133, 135, 137, 141, 145 or 147 entity that conducts aviation maintenance.
Cessna Aircraft has added a sixth Citation mobile service unit (MSU) to its ServiceDirect system to augment support capability for the domestic Cessna Citation fleet. The new MSU will be based at McKinley Air on the Akron-Canton Airport. Customers may schedule the MSU through the New York Citation Service Center.
Pratt & Whitney Canada last month announced it had entered a long-term agreement with FlightSafety International to provide worldwide maintenance training for P&WC’s customers and employees across its full line of products.
Faced with the tragedy of the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 in Buffalo, N.Y., the Regional Airline Association (RAA) found itself in the unenviable position of serving as a strong advocate for its members during the FAA reauthorization process while not appearing unsympathetic to those who lost family or friends in the February 2009 accident.
Not one to shrink from any challenge, SkyWest president and COO Chip Childs accepted the position of RAA chairman in November knowing full well what likely confronted him.
Given all the scrutiny the regional airline industry has absorbed over the past year, one might forgive RAA president Roger Cohen for succumbing to some cynicism.