Aviation International News » October 2006

October 9, 2006 - 1:00pm

Pilots flying to the former Palwaukee Airport north of Chicago are going to have to remember to say Chicago Executive Airport when they call the tower. The airport changes its name officially on October 17. Palwaukee Airport opened in 1925 and was originally named Gauthier’s Flying Field.

October 9, 2006 - 12:54pm

Pro Star Aviation of Manchester, N.H., has been appointed a factory-authorized service center for the Raytheon King Air, Beechjet, Premier, Hawker 400XP and some piston-engine models.

October 9, 2006 - 12:18pm

Immaculate Flight, a national aircraft detailing company operating out of Grand Rapids, Mich., is offering its services in three new areas: Atlanta (PDK, FTY, ATL); Aspen (ASE) and Eagle (EGE), Colo. The Atlanta area airport service is currently in operation, and the Aspen and Eagle airports are slated to be up and running before the busy winter ski season.

October 9, 2006 - 12:06pm

Ameco Aviation College (AAC) has obtained a CCAR Part 147 certificate as a maintenance training organization issued by CAAC’s North-China Regional Administration Division. It is China’s first CCAR Part 147-certified training organization. Its certification includes basic theory and practical training for aircraft maintenance and aircraft type training.

October 9, 2006 - 11:48am

Arinc Direct announced that its FAA Part 145 certified repair station at Scottsdale, Ariz., has been named a factory authorized service center for the Piaggio Avanti and Avanti II. It is only the second Part 145 repair center in the U.S. to earn the authorization.

October 9, 2006 - 11:33am

The Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation has approved Jet Aviation Basel as a POA (production organization approval) approved facility in accordance with the EASA’s 21 Subpart G regulations. This approval allows the company to produce and issue airworthiness declarations for replacements parts.

October 9, 2006 - 11:31am

Cessna has announced an addition to its authorized service center network, with the appointment of Flightcraft of Eugene, Ore. (EUG).

October 9, 2006 - 11:28am

Former Securaplane executive Mark Lukso has started Lux Aviation Engineering. The Tucson, Ariz. company’s first products designed for the business aviation market are main ship and emergency/standby Kokam lithium polymer batteries.

October 9, 2006 - 11:21am

New Jersey-based Corporate Jet Support opened a new distribution center serving West Coast and Pacific Rim-based Gulfstream operators. To support the additional facility, the company has teamed with Dynamo Aviation and expanded its stocking warehouses in Teterboro, N.J., and Basel, Switzerland. The Gulfstream inventory currently positioned at Van Nuys contains rotable components and consumable items capable of supporting the GII/III/IV/V.

October 9, 2006 - 11:18am

The Hangar, an aircraft maintenance and repair facility located on the Panola County Airport in Batesville, Miss., has recently been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to perform component repair and overhaul for non-U.S.-based companies.