Downtime

April 2, 2014 - 1:00pm

Long Island MacArthur Airport-based Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has expanded its hours by adding a second shift, seven days a week. “With the increased demand for our maintenance services from our in-house, retail and transient customers, we extended our hours to provide our customers with the added convenience of maintenance services whenever they need them and to minimize downtime,” Ralph Michielli, vice president and director of maintenance, told AIN. New hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

November 4, 2013 - 5:10am

With Magnastar system service set to be discontinued next month, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport-based Banyan Air Service is urging operators to plan their upgrades soon, warning that the number of qualified shops and available equipment is nearing capacity. There are approximately 1,100 Magnastar operators.

December 31, 2011 - 4:50pm

Duncan Aviation (Booth No. 5580) has always provided customers with rapid-response access to technical road crews, but the company has recently expanded the capabilities and the number of technicians so that it can now provide its customers with maintenance at their preferred location.

“This saves the customer fuel and travel time and makes maintenance-only events less disruptive to their overall schedule,” said Chad Doehring, airframe services manager for Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Neb. location.

May 18, 2011 - 6:15am

Keitas Systems (Stand 1026), a start-up company based in Gex, France, not far from Geneva, is here introducing its Tempeus software program, designed to give exhaustive maintenance information to pilots via a simple Internet-connected laptop computer. Keitas Systems’ founders, sisters Lahou and Fatou Keita, began working on the program six months ago so it would be ready for EBACE.

February 24, 2010 - 5:27am

Aviation services and aircraft interiors provider Duncan Aviation of Lincoln, Neb.,
is offering an upgrade option to the new PreFlite Security System by Securaplane of Tucson, Ariz.

September 3, 2008 - 5:51am

The 96-month inspection of a Challenger 604 gave JetCorp’s St. Louis facility the downtime required to make significant interior modifications and cabin entertainment upgrades in the customer’s airplane.

“With the Challenger 604s coming out of warranty, we recognize that more and more customers are looking for an exceptional facility to complete the
critical 96-month inspections,” said JetCorp president Bill McLendon.

August 29, 2008 - 1:50pm

The 96-month inspection of a Challenger 604 gave JetCorp’s St. Louis facility the downtime required to make significant interior modifications and cabin entertainment upgrades in the customer’s airplane.

“With the Challenger 604s coming out of warranty, we recognize that more and more customers are looking for an exceptional facility to complete the critical 96-month inspections,” said JetCorp president Bill McLendon.

July 31, 2007 - 9:01am

Clifford Development, working on a Williams FJ44-3A engine conversion for the Citation II, has appointed Chino, Calif.-based Threshold Aviation Group as a service center. Under the agreement, Threshold will sell, install and service the upgrade, which will include all necessary parts, certifications and manuals. Clifford is still developing the more than $2 million conversion. Downtime is expected to be six weeks.

January 31, 2007 - 8:45am

Responding to customer demand for additional capacity, Stevens Aviation has added a 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. shift to the current 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. shift at its Donaldson Center maintenance facility in Greenville, S.C. Both shifts are Monday through Saturday and the company has added four maintenance employees.

 
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