Jet Aviation Geneva (Switzerland) was named an approved maintenance facility for the Gulfstream II and GIV by the Ministry of Transportation, Civil Aviation Affairs, of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Aviation International News » September 2004
Version 6.5 of Conklin & de Decker’s MxManager maintenance management software incorporates a number of changes and improvements, according to a spokesman for the company. The most significant is a new, flexible aircraft status board and the ability to assign overtime factors for labor hours on work orders.
Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) provides avionics sales, service, installation and integration for private, corporate and commercial aviation. Located at Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Toronto, the firm specializes in TCAS, EGPWS, TAWS and RVSM as well as other types of airborne communication, cabin entertainment systems and applications.
Frank Zimerman, who helped organize and create Wing Aviation and then served as the company’s director of operations, has been promoted to vice president of John Wing Aviation (JWA). In that capacity he will oversee maintenance on all JWA-owned and -managed aircraft, and assist with charter sales and quoting new aircraft acquisitions.
Premier Turbines, a division of Dallas Airmotive, has added -20, -40 and -60 models to its TFE731 Core Zone Inspections (CZI) program. As a result, the company now offers CZIs on all TFE731 turbofan engines. Neosho, Mo.-based Premier, a Honeywell authorized heavy maintenance facility since 1996, has also modified an engine test cell to support this program.
The McKechnie Aerospace Aftermarket Group of Reno, Nev., has formed a joint venture with Hong Kong-based distributor Topcast Aviation Supplies to provide airlines and general aviation operators in the Asia Pacific Region with McKechnie’s products and services.
Aviation Maintenance and Technical Support (Avmats) has added Class III and Class IV Ratings to its Air Agency Certificate. The Avmats repair stations that will be affected by this change are the Spirit of St. Louis and the MidAmerica facilities.
Dassault Falcon Jet has completed the approval process to certify CAE SimuFlite’s Falcon 2000 maintenance program. CAE SimuFlite is the first training partner to meet Dassault’s expanded instructor and training program requirements for the aircraft, contained in the Dassault Falcon Training Policy Manual (FTPM). CAE SimuFlite intends
to expand the FTPM process to other Falcon types this year.
Elliott Aviation of Moline, Ill., has received an FAA STC RVSM group approval for the Beechjet 400 and MU-300 Diamond. The RVSM solution uses the Beechjet/Diamond’s native Honeywell avionics suite. A Honeywell AZ-252 advanced air-data computer, AM-250 barometric altimeter, BA-250 barometric altimeter display and AL-800 altitude preselector/alerter replace the existing non-compliant Honeywell air data/altimetry.
Since the EPA crackdown on dumping sumped fuel on airport ramp surfaces, draining fuel has become a problem for aircraft operators. In some cases, the inconvenience has compromised safety, since some pilots skip this portion of the preflight examination or pour possibly contaminated fuel back into the tanks of the aircraft.