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.
Aviation International News » September 2008
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Driven by growth in turbine engine overhaul contracts, Standard Aero has broken ground for an 80,000-sq-ft expansion of its Winnipeg facility.
With Congress out of town on vacation, FAA reauthorization and the question of user fees remained in limbo.
The FAA has been operating on funding and rogram extensions since Sept. 30, 2007, even though the House passed its version of FAA reauthorization last September 30. A Senate version has never been approved.
With the end-of-summer political conventions set for Minneapolis and Denver, the FAA transferred the general aviation security program designed for access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to provide top cover for the Republican gathering.