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December 8, 2006, 10:38 AM

Jet Aviation’s Dallas MRO operation has been acquired by Premier/West Star. Jet Aviation will continue to provide FBO services such as fuel at the Love Field location, while Premier/West Star will provide aircraft maintenance services.

December 8, 2006, 9:36 AM

Repair station operators have a new option when considering ways to meet the new FAA training requirements.

December 8, 2006, 9:29 AM

Dallas Airmotive is adding Pratt & Whitney Canada PW500 hot-section inspection capability to three of its regional turbine centers (RTCs). According to the company, its RTC in Portsmouth, England, will be up and running on the new service by January 1. The Millville, N.J.

December 8, 2006, 9:16 AM

Fokker Services, part of Stork Aerospace, announced it has signed a letter of intent for the acquisition of a controlling (51 percent) interest in Piedmont Aviation Component Services and a 49-percent strategic interest in Limco Airepair.

December 8, 2006, 9:12 AM

Bombardier Aerospace has appointed Stevens Aviation’s Jefferson County Airport facility in Denver an AOG/line maintenance facility for Learjets.

December 8, 2006, 9:10 AM

Securaplane Technologies has announced a distribution agreement for emergency batteries with CRS Jet Spares. The securaplane emergency battery systems use Hawker sealed lead acid batteries instead of nicads.

December 8, 2006, 9:02 AM

While many medium to large turbine helicopters offer autopilots to enhance mission safety and comfort, Sikorsky is in the final stages of developing an automatic flight control system (AFCS) that the company says will be the first of its kind to fly automated approaches to a set position.

December 8, 2006, 8:57 AM

Flight-testing is well under way for a new helicopter autopilot that, compared with other currently available systems, cuts both weight and cost in half, sources familiar with the project told AIN.

December 8, 2006, 8:53 AM

A laser obstacle-avoidance system now entering service on military helicopters might prove useful for civil applications.

December 8, 2006, 8:34 AM

Over the last six years, the North American aeromedical transport industry, particularly its helicopter EMS community, has become increasingly concerned about an accident rate it (and others) sees as excessive.