Aviation International News » November 2007

November 5, 2007 - 10:27am

Neosho, Mo.-based CD Aviation Services has opened a Honeywell authorized service center on Calgary International Airport in Alberta, Canada for the TPE331 and TFE731 as well as for the GTCP 30/36 and RE100/220 APUs.

November 5, 2007 - 10:25am

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has announced a new format for its annual meeting and aviation maintenance conference. In addition to hosting its traditional chili cook-off, PAMA aviation maintenance olympics and awards banquet, the association will include an enhanced technical program in its meeting.

November 5, 2007 - 10:25am

Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport FBO Jetscape Services has secured new investments that will help it launch and develop a chain of FBOs. Jetscape partnered with the Frost Group, an investment firm headquartered in Miami, and is planning to expand the Fort Lauderdale facility and add FBOs in the U.S. and outside the U.S. Jetscape celebrated its fifth anniversary on September 7.

November 5, 2007 - 10:24am

Lufthansa Technik expects to complete construction of a $71.26 million 161,000-sq-ft production facility at its Hamburg location in early 2009.

November 5, 2007 - 10:23am

operators in the PACIFIC RIM Phoenix Fuel has formed Phoenix Japan Aviation Group, based at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, to provide ground-handling services for Pacific Rim business aviation operators as well as commercial and cargo companies. Phoenix’s services include contract fuel, permits, slots, ground transportation and a direct link to international trip planning, according to the company.

November 5, 2007 - 10:23am

Epps Aviation, located at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta, has been given Cessna authorized independent NDI facility certification. The authorization was granted after a review and on-site audit by Cessna representatives. It allows the company access to all of the equipment and materials needed to perform nondestructive testing on all Cessna Citations.

November 5, 2007 - 10:21am

Banyan Air Service is offering a 10-percent reduction on major inspections for King Airs and Citations through the end of this month. The company is located on Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, is FAA and EASA approved, and holds Argentine, Brazilian and Venezuelan government maintenance approvals. It is also a factory-authorized Beech, Commander and Pilatus service center.

November 5, 2007 - 10:21am

Ocean Aire is offering space in its new 20,000-sq-ft hangar at R.J. Miller

November 5, 2007 - 10:20am

Transport Canada (TC) has issued an Urgent Airworthiness Directive that calls for the inspection of certain tail-rotor components. The directive covers eight Bell Helicopter alert service bulletins for the 206, 222, 230, 407, 427 and 430.

TC identified the concern as “Balance weights departing from the tail-rotor blades during flight. The cause has been narrowed down to missing weight screws. This failure can happen at any time.”

November 5, 2007 - 10:18am

A second incident involving the collapse of a right main landing gear shortly after touchdown on a Bombardier Q400 operated by SAS has prompted an OEM recommendation.

 
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