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July 24, 2007, 11:16 AM

According to the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), Reps.

July 24, 2007, 11:12 AM

Stevens Aviation has expanded the line-service center at its Dayton, Ohio facility, doubling the size to 3,000 sq ft. Part of the expansion project was a remodeling effort that adds numerous customer amenities, including an updated flight-planning center.

July 24, 2007, 11:11 AM

Raisbeck Engineering’s nacelle wing lockers are now standard equipment on production Beechcraft King Air 350s, starting with S/N FL-402. The Raisbeck lockers, previously a factory option, join the company’s dual aft body strakes as standard equipment on production King Air 350s.

July 24, 2007, 11:10 AM

Jet Aviation Saarbrucken, Germany, recently performed extensive repairs on a Citation II that was heavily damaged by hail in just 15 seconds. The aircraft was on approach to Amsterdam Airport at an altitude of 10,000 feet when it encountered a hail storm.

July 24, 2007, 11:07 AM

The FAA is accepting comments until August 16 on a proposed Airworthiness Directive that would affect as many as 3,572 TFE731-2 and -3 turbofans on U.S.-registered aircraft.

July 24, 2007, 11:06 AM

Van Isle Avionics is now accepting the Multi Service Card for payment. According to the Abbotsford, B.C. company, it is the first service-support provider in Canada–and one of the initial few around the world–to agree to accept the credit card for maintenance work.

July 24, 2007, 11:05 AM

John Goglia, the only licensed A&P mechanic to receive a presidential appointment to the NTSB, has joined the leadership of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association as senior vice president of government and technical programs. Goglia leaves the NTSB after nine years of service.

July 24, 2007, 11:03 AM

BizJet International of Tulsa, Okla., has announced the operation of its new plasma spray machine. “The new plasma spray system lets us restore engine components damaged by corrosion and worn by normal engine operation,” said Robert Peters, vice president of engine maintenance.

July 24, 2007, 11:01 AM

AvQuotes.com uses the Internet to match people seeking maintenance with more than 50 maintenance facilities. It’s a simple, logical idea that apparently never occurred to anyone before Sheldon Early and his wife went to lunch one afternoon.

July 24, 2007, 10:57 AM

The launch customers of the Kamov Ka-226 helicopter–the Moscow city government and fossil-fuel company RAO Gazprom–have begun pilot training and operational trials using semi-experimental machines. Their goal is to qualify crews before production helicopters enter service this month or next.

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