Aviation International News » September 2008

August 29, 2008 - 1:57pm

Bombardier Business Aircraft has authorized Global Aviation of Portland-Hillsboro Airport to be an aircraft on ground/line maintenance facility (AOG/LMF) in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The authorization allows Global Aviation to perform line maintenance on the Learjet 40, 45 and 60; Challenger 604 and 605; and the Global series.

August 29, 2008 - 1:55pm

Precision Aviation Group recently began work on expanding its Atlanta headquarters. Rapid growth of its four companies–Precision Heliparts, Precision Avionics & Instruments, Precision Heliparts-Canada and Precision Accessories & Instruments-Canada–necessitated the 12,000-sq-ft expansion, to 42,000 sq ft. The work will include renovations of Precision’s sales and service areas and is expected to be completed in six months.

August 29, 2008 - 1:54pm

StarPortUSA, based at Orlando-Sanford International Airport, was recently named an authorized line maintenance service center for Honeywell Aerospace. The MRO will perform line maintenance on Honeywell propulsion engines and APUs. The company is an authorized Honeywell avionics sales, installation and service center.

August 29, 2008 - 1:53pm

Metrojet’s MRO operation has obtained Cayman Islands Aircraft Maintenance Organization approval. The Hong Kong-based operation is a certified repair station with approvals from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, the FAA and the Bermuda BCDA. It is also authorized to carry out maintenance on aircraft registered in China and Macau.

August 29, 2008 - 1:52pm

A two-year, worldwide logistic services agreement has been signed by Ameco Beijing and Lufthansa Technik Logistik (LTL). Under the terms of the agreement, LTL will commence comprehensive logistic support for Ameco Beijing to enhance the MRO’s capabilities for tracking and tracing, consolidation and 24-hour AOG service.

August 29, 2008 - 1:50pm

The 96-month inspection of a Challenger 604 gave JetCorp’s St. Louis facility the downtime required to make significant interior modifications and cabin entertainment upgrades in the customer’s airplane.

“With the Challenger 604s coming out of warranty, we recognize that more and more customers are looking for an exceptional facility to complete the critical 96-month inspections,” said JetCorp president Bill McLendon.

August 29, 2008 - 1:48pm

Piaggio Aero has appointed Jet Aviation Dusseldorf an authorized service center for the Avanti/Avanti II turboprop twin. The facility has been performing Avanti/Avanti II maintenance work for more than a decade.

August 29, 2008 - 1:47pm

Driven by growth in turbine engine overhaul contracts, Standard Aero has broken ground for an 80,000-sq-ft expansion of its Winnipeg facility.

August 29, 2008 - 1:45pm

If you’ve ever suspected that the right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing in Washington, Congress and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are doing little to dispel that notion.

August 29, 2008 - 1:44pm

It was a short flight, two-and-a-half hours over the Pacific Ocean, but even that amount of time was enough to learn that business-class seats in an Emirates Airline Airbus A380 are the only way to fly on the airlines, especially when considering the 19-hour nonstop that the airline plans from Los Angeles to Dubai.