New York City-based private equity company Moelis Capital Partners (MCP) has acquired Mxi Technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ottawa, Canada-based Mxi Technologies provides maintenance software including Maintenix, which manages the engineering, planning, execution, materials management and maintenance-related business support and analytic activities of aviation organizations. Dave Seibel, Mxi’s CEO and president, told AIN, “Moelis is focused on the aerospace/defense industry; they’re a good match for us.”
Lufthansa Technik Switzerland (LTSW) in Basel will undergo extensive restructuring to concentrate exclusively on line maintenance, light base maintenance and logistics services for its customers at Euro Airport. The company plans to reduce its 304-employee workforce to 82.
CAE has become the first independent training provider to be qualified as a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) approved training organization for maintenance training for Dassault Falcons under China’s CCAR-147 regulation. The approval enables CAE to deploy maintenance training courses in China for the 7X, 900EX EASy, 900DX, 900LX, 2000EX EASy, 2000DX and 2000LX. CAE has yet to announce where the training center will be located or when it will go into operation.
Maintenance consulting firm Flightech Advisory Services is offering maintenance management service to aircraft owners and flight departments that don’t want to be burdened by having their own maintenance department or by what it describes as the cost and complexity of being under contract with a larger management company.
Jet Support Services, a provider of hourly-cost maintenance programs for business aviation, has teamed with Avfuel’s flight planning company, Avplan Trip Support, to offer clients the resources to manage any unexpected maintenance issues that arise. Under the terms of the agreement, Avplan customers will have access to JSSI’s global team by contacting their Avplan agent, who will connect them with a JSSI technical advisor in the geographic area where the aircraft is located.
Greenwich AeroGroup and ExecuJet have expanded their existing relationship to include ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services in Mainland China. Under the terms of the renewed agreement ExecuJet will be able to represent Greenwich AeroGroup parts distribution, repair and overall services to all of its customers. Additionally, the agreement positions both companies to further the level of service offered to China-based and transient aircraft owners and operators.
Eclipse Aerospace is outsourcing manufacturing of airframe structural components for the new Eclipse 550 very light jet to PZL Mielec, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTC is the parent company of Sikorsky, which is a minority owner of Eclipse.
For the first time in its 65-year history, the FBO at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport now has a private operator–Sheltair. The company marked the milestone with an official grand-opening ceremony at the facility yesterday afternoon.
NATA has published the results of its 2012 compensation survey of general aviation service employees, which includes salaries and benefits for pilots, line-service personnel, maintenance technicians, inspectors and line service and customer service representatives, among others. Employee compensation is also broken down by geographic region of the country, company gross sales, community size and number of employees in the company. The report is free for NATA members who participated in the study, but costs $130 for non-participating members.
FlightAware has added live general aviation flight tracking services in Europe, as well as two new products: FlightAware Global and FBO ToolBox Europe. FlightAware Global is an enterprise flight tracking product for aircraft operators that combines FlightAware’s web interface with dozens of data sources for seamless flight tracking in more than 40 countries across Europe, North America and Australia.