NBAA announced today the dates and locations of the association’s 2015 business aviation regional forums. “NBAA is pleased to once again provide these popular one-day events. The regional forums offer some of the benefits of our annual convention–access to exhibits, aircraft on display, education sessions and more–in convenient locations across the U.S.,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
Teterboro (N.J.) Airport-based FBO/MRO and aircraft charter and management firm Meridian tapped Greg Johnson as director of business development. Johnson has 15 years of business aviation experience in strategic planning, operations, aircraft management, acquisition/sales and marketing. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the development of a new Meridian FBO to be built at Hayward (Calif.) Executive Airport, as well as expanding the company’s aircraft management business on the West Coast. Johnson previously worked for TWC Aviation in San Jose, Calif.
The FAA has granted Jet Aviation Saudi Arabia repair station authorization for Gulfstream aircraft. The approval allows the MRO to support its customers in Jeddah and Riyadh with light scheduled maintenance (A checks) on the Gulfstream II, GIII, GIV and GV.
Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo has signed a new agreement with Bombardier for additional spare parts. Building on a spare parts agreement signed in 2012, Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo and Bombardier have agreed to bolster the inventory of critical spare parts at Jet Aviation’s line maintenance and AOG facility in Moscow. Under the agreement, Jet Aviation is arranging customs clearance and transportation for the parts that Bombardier will ship.
Jet Aviation expanded its global MRO and FBO network with the addition of a new facility at Vienna International Airport. The company recently signed agreements with Gate V and Fame Executive Aviation, the previous MRO and FBO service providers at the field, to establish Jet Aviation Vienna. Its business aviation terminal features an operations office, crew lounge and access to a VIP passenger lounge, along with services such as lavatory drainage and aircraft refueling.
Jet Aviation Basel recently signed an amendment to its Bombardier authorized service center agreement to include the Challenger 350, allowing the MRO to perform line maintenance on the aircraft.
“We are delighted to extend our maintenance support and expertise to owners and operators of the Challenger 350,” said David Ricklin, director of Bombardier maintenance at Jet Aviation Basel. “We maintain a strong working relationship with Bombardier to ensure we are skilled in its technologies, which this approval recognizes.”
Christopher Hart was appointed NTSB chairman. A licensed pilot with commercial, multi-engine and instrument ratings, Hart previously served on the NTSB as board member. He replaces Deborah Hersman.
Several business aircraft maintenance providers are among the 75 companies set to exhibit at the JetExpo show, which opens at Moscow Vnukovo Airport on September 4. The ninth staging of the annual event runs through September 4 and has once again drawn all leading business aircraft manufacturers despite rising political tensions over the worsening military standoff in eastern Ukraine. Among the maintenance specialists exhibiting at JetExpo are Denmark’s Air Service Vamdrup, Jet Aviation, ABS Jets from the Czech Republic and Vnukovo-based VTS Jets.
Under a new agreement, Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo will bolster its stockpile of critical spare parts for Bombardier business jets. This follows an initial spare parts agreement signed in 2012 between Bombardier and Jet Aviation’s line maintenance and AOG facility in Moscow. Jet Aviation will arrange for customs clearance and transportation for the parts that Bombardier ships to the facility. “Ensuring ready access to spare parts is a key tactic in reducing aircraft downtime, particularly during AOG situations,” said Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo general director Vitaly Aleksikov.
Having signed a spare parts agreement with Bombardier two years ago, Jet Aviation Moscow has agreed to ramp up its inventory. The Jet Aviation line maintenance facility is located adjacent to the Moscow Vnukovo 3 FBO and provides line maintenance, aircraft on the ground services and defect rectification for Bombardier business jets.