Aviation International News » October 2009

October 1, 2009 - 7:34am

Expanding its service capability, Corporate Jet Support (CJS) is offering on-call maintenance service to all operators either traveling to or based in the northeast. The company has facilities at White Plains, N.Y., and on Waterbury-Oxford Airport, Conn.

October 1, 2009 - 7:32am

A newly expanded Hawker Beechcraft factory-owned aircraft maintenance and service facility has opened on Indianapolis International Airport. The FAA-certified center specializes in Hawker and Beechcraft products, including the composite-fuselage Premier and Hawker 4000.

October 1, 2009 - 7:30am

Gulfstream Aerospace recently received an expansion of its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) to include final-phase manufacturing and service-center work at its headquarters in Savannah as well as its facilities in Appleton, Wis.; Brunswick, Ga.; Dallas; and Long Beach, Calif.

October 1, 2009 - 7:22am

Dallas Airmotive, BBA Aviation’s engine repair and overhaul (ERO) company, has opened a sales and service regional headquarters in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The facility will support military, commercial, business and general aviation aircraft in Brazil and the wider region with technical assistance, import/export management, logistics, field service and line replaceable unit stocking. It is located near Pampulha Airport in Belo Horizonte.

October 1, 2009 - 7:16am

New digital libraries for the Bell 204B, 214B/B1, 214ST, 222, 222B, 222U, 230, 430, 427 and 412EP are now available on the ATP NavigatorV desktop viewer. The digital format allows ATP to combine the newest airframe libraries with the company’s existing Bell libraries for the 47, 205, 206, 212, 407 and 412. It is possible to access, search and manage all libraries from a single place.

October 1, 2009 - 7:13am

At a time when many companies are taking a wait-and-see attitude regarding expansion, Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) has introduced a new Web site containing expanded service offerings, including compliance and safety solutions. The company offers more than 700 maintenance libraries from some 50 aviation manufacturers that are accessed with the NavigatorV software platform.

October 1, 2009 - 7:12am

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Foundation (PAMF) has initiated the “Under Our Wing: Future Aviation Maintenance Professionals” campaign to help strengthen and expand the annual scholarships it provides to qualified students and Professional Aviation Maintenance Association members.

October 1, 2009 - 7:11am

The 578,000 or so people who attended this year’s EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wis., consumed beverages contained in at least six tons of packaging. This year Anheuser-Busch Recycling and local Aviation Explorer Posts teamed up and collected 11,780 pounds of recyclable materials from the show grounds, including campgrounds. The haul of materials consisted of 70 percent plastic and 30 percent aluminum cans.

October 1, 2009 - 7:10am

Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) has received an STC from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for an inlet barrier filter (IBF) system for MD Helicopters’ MD900/MD902 Explorer series. IBF-equipped helicopters can operate with no engine inlet-imposed flight or weight restrictions. According to the company, corporate, air medical, law enforcement and fire/utility operators

October 1, 2009 - 7:10am

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report in August warning that the FAA’s process for awarding airport project grants is not meeting requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The act was signed into law in February and provided $1.1 billion for Airport Improvement Plan (AIP) projects.

 
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