The FAA has proposed a civil penalty of $585,725 against Corporate Air of Billings, Mont. The agency alleges the company operated a Shorts SD3-30 twin turboprop while failing to maintain the cargo aircraft under the company’s general maintenance manual. The manual requires daily post-flight inspections that include examining the exterior skin for corrosion, and structural inspections on the basis of flight hours or flights.
AINmxReports » February 23, 2011
A letter of intent (LOI) has been signed between Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) and Alpha Star Aviation Services, opening dialog about a joint venture to provide military and commercial aviation support and maintenance services in Saudi Arabia. Alpha Star Aviation Services is an aerospace services provider based in Riyadh.
Sherwin-Williams is hosting a series of training sessions this year to teach participants about surface pretreatment, primer systems and top coats, as well as company-specific products such as Jet Glo, Jet Glo Express, Acry Glo, Acry Glo HS, JetFlex and SkyScapes.
A $50 million aircraft engine research and technology center–a joint project between GE Canada and StandardAero–is being built in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on property leased from the Winnipeg Airports Authority. The project is expected to employ 10 people initially, with the potential to grow to 50 employees within five years.
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) is augmenting its existing service and support resources with the addition of dedicated air and ground mobile support vehicles. According to Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president for global customer support, the new ground vehicle is built on a 33,000 GVW Freightliner chassis and includes a customized service platform.