ExecuJet Africa has partnered with international risk management company MS Risk to offer emergency response plans for clients with staff based at remote locations in Africa. Under the new Urgent Response Plan (URP) service, ExecuJet and MS Risk will work with clients’ human resources and safety managers to develop evacuation plans for those companies that do not currently have one in place or integrate services into an existing program. The URP will also include intelligence reporting, remote site visits, ground and air service options and logistics coordination.
Argus’s Professional Resources In System Management (Prism) division is now offering safety management system (SMS) packages at special pricing for helicopter operators. According to Prism, its new “affordable” pricing for small operators of one or two aircraft “makes a functional SMS even more accessible to the entire helicopter industry.” The Prism essential and professional subscription packages provide a “comprehensive” set of tools to assist aviation companies as they implement and manage an effective SMS program, Argus said.
Hawker Beechcraft, which is displaying a King Air 350i this week at Aero India in Bangalore, continues to lead the turboprop market segment in India. Citing JetNet data, the company said 82 percent of the new turboprop business aircraft delivered into India from 2002 to 2011 were King Airs, while 83 percent of the total fleet of registered business turboprops in the country are King Airs. It has also cornered the turboprop market for state and federal organizations in India, with these operators flying more than 20 King Airs in the country.
XOJet announced today that it is promoting Bradley Stewart to company CEO, effective February 7. Stewart, who has been president of the fixed-price aircraft charter firm since 2010, was previously an executive with Parthenon Capital Partners and McKinsey. Current CEO Blair LaCorte will remain active with the charter company as a member of the board of directors. LaCorte will also retain his role as senior advisor to XOJet’s owner, TPG Portfolio, with which he has been affiliated since 2005.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hawker Pacific to discuss the framework for Hawker Pacific to become the first FBO in the region to provide repair services for P&WC’s engine diagnostics, prognostics and health management (DPHM) products.
Maintenance provider Air Works India Engineering soft-launched its new Aircraft Appearance Division in Mumbai on January 30. The cabin interiors facility has already been approved by India’s civil aviation authority and next year is expected to get certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency next year, according to assistant marketing vice president Dhiraj Chhabra.
India is becoming an important market for Embraer, which is promoting its entire line of products at this week’s Aero India show. According to the Brazilian airframer.
Aviation services provider Richmor Aviation has shuttered its FBO facility at Dutchess County Airport in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., after three decades of operation there. The company also operated a Part 145 repair and overhaul station, a flight school and an aircraft sales and charter operation at the airport. The closure leaves Dutchess Aviation, the county-owned FBO, as the lone service provider on the airport.
Singapore Technologies Engineering has completed the acquisition of 100-percent equity interest in Volant Aerospace. Volant provides new and refurbished interior parts and support services to aircraft operators, leasing companies, integrators and maintenance, repair and overhaul service providers.
Rusada has locked a contract with Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) for the installation and support of its Envision MRO software across all of its Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities in the U.S.
“We are pleased to be extending our relationship with Hawker Beechcraft,” said Julian Stourton, CEO of Rusada. “Hawker Beechcraft has been using the Envision product for four years in its UK service center and concluded that the functionality and savings achieved by the software would be a great asset to its greater organization.”