Business

November 14, 2012 - 1:17pm

Biozyme, the owner of a Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) Premier IA, has filed an objection with the bankruptcy court handling the Hawker Beechcraft proceedings, questioning the manufacturer’s plan to suspend warranty coverage as part of its efforts to exit bankruptcy.

November 14, 2012 - 1:03pm

Intercontinental Jet Service is set to open a new, 5,000-sq-ft propeller overhaul shop at Tulsa International Airport next door to the MRO’s current 45,000-sq-ft facility. The new location will specialize in overhaul, service and support of Hartzell, Dowty and McCauley propellers for both piston and turboprop operators.

November 14, 2012 - 12:55pm

StandardAero Business Aviation is returning to Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in California. “StandardAero’s reestablished business aviation operation at VNY follows a decade-long absence from the location.

November 14, 2012 - 11:51am

Gulfstream Aerospace has established a satellite flight department in Hong Kong to support Gulfstream operators in Asia, the Savannah, Ga.-based aircraft manufacturer announced today at Airshow China 2012 in Zhuhai. Five pilots–three large-cabin demonstration pilots, one mid-cabin demonstration pilot and a chief pilot–staff the office.

November 14, 2012 - 10:10am
Rockwell Collins - China Southern signing ceremony

Rockwell Collins and China Eastern Airlines extended their joint venture, Collins Aviation Maintenance Services Shanghai Limited (CAMSSL), during a ceremonial signing at the Airshow China 2012 in Zhuhai, today. “CAMSSL is committed to be the leading maintenance service provider for Rockwell Collins products in the Chinese aviation market,” said Feng Liang, chief engineer for China Eastern Airlines said.

November 14, 2012 - 10:01am

Sikorsky and Ruili Jingcheng Group (RJG) signed two contracts for the introduction of an S-92 and S-76D, marking Sikorsky’s first S-92 helicopter sale to a private Chinese operator and the first-ever S-76D sale into China. The signing took place today at Airshow China 2012 in Zhuhai. Both aircraft will be configured for airline use.

November 14, 2012 - 9:52am

Bell Helicopters signed several agreements and appointed a new managing director in China, Chris Jaran, during Airshow China 2012, which is being held this week in Zhuhai.

The company inked an agreement to engage H&P General Aviation Service Co. (H&P) in Guangzhou, China, to be a Bell Helicopter-authorized customer service facility (CSF). The agreement, celebrated during the airshow, allows H&P to perform field maintenance on Bell 407 helicopters.

November 14, 2012 - 7:55am

China’s Avic International is going into the flight training business. The group announced at Airshow China 2012 yesterday that it is bringing to China a new company, Alabama-based Zulu Flight Training, to address the need for general aviation pilot training in China. Zulu Flight Training opened its first training center in the U.S. last July.

November 14, 2012 - 6:56am

Cessna has firmed up its plans to build business jets in China by sealing a joint venture with China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company Ltd. (Caiga) to assemble and sell Citation XLS+ models for the Chinese market.

November 13, 2012 - 10:05pm
Gulfstream - Nashan Jet signing

China’s Nanshan Jet placed an order for a Gulfstream G650 today at Airshow China 2012 in Zhuhai. The charter operator, with bases in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, is a subsidiary of the Nanshan Group. It is expected to take delivery of the new very-high-speed, ultra-long-range jet in late 2014 or early 2015 and is third G450 next year.

 
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