Garrett TFE731

February 22, 2010 - 10:57am

MSP Jet Center recently added five new employees–all of whom hail from the
now-closed General Dynamics facility at MSP–to its tech services team, according to president Tim Ashenfelter.

January 28, 2010 - 5:13am

Tim Ashenfelter, owner of MSP Jet Center, has a history of finding opportunity in an economic downturn, and last year proved no different. With the aviation industry suffering, GDAS (General Dynamics Aviation Services), the major service provider on Minneapolis International Airport, vacated its maintenance facility, leaving 70 mechanics and 20 administrative people unemployed.

January 28, 2010 - 4:59am

BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul Group (ERO) is creating centers of excellence (COE) at each of its major repair and overhaul facilities in the U.S. According to the company, each center of excellence will be dedicated to a major engine OEM product line.

November 25, 2009 - 3:58am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Premier Aircraft’s 50Dash4 upgrade of the Falcon 50. Premier Aircraft received FAA certification of the
50Dash4 performance upgrade in 2007, and the EASA certification means that owners of Falcon 50s registered outside the U.S. can now have the modification done.

November 24, 2009 - 8:13am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Premier Aircraft’s 50Dash4 upgrade of the Falcon 50. Premier Aircraft received FAA certification of the
50Dash4 performance upgrade in 2007, and the EASA certification means that owners of Falcon 50s registered outside the U.S. can now have the modification done.

October 30, 2009 - 8:40am

Dassault Falcon’s new factory-owned service center at Sorocaba Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, recently received repair station certification from Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). Dassault Aircraft Services São Paulo is authorized to perform line maintenance and all multiples of A checks on Brazilian-registered Falcon 10/100s, 50/50EXs, 2000s and 900s, as well as the Falcon 7X fly-by-wire trijet.

October 30, 2009 - 8:36am

CD Aviation Services (CDAS) of Joplin, Mo., has positioned itself to support a niche market: the TPE331. The engine was initially developed in 1961 by Garrett AiResearch in both a turboshaft version–the TSE331–and the TPE331 turboprop.

October 28, 2009 - 10:48am

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Premier Aircraft’s 50Dash4 upgrade of the Falcon 50. Premier Aircraft is a maintenance and modification provider based in East Alton, Ill., and is jointly owned by Yankee Pacific Aerospace and West Star Aviation.

October 20, 2009 - 3:32pm

Honeywell (Booth No. 2600) has completed initial testing of renewable jet fuel on its TPE331 and TFE731 engines and an auxiliary power unit. Performance and fuel economy were comparable to typical aviation fuels, but emissions were reduced by 15 to 50 percent depending on the engine and its power setting. The biofuel blend tested was developed by UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary based in Des Plaines, Ill.

October 20, 2009 - 7:58am

SimCom Training Centers has added Falcon 20 and Westwind II full-flight simulators and a King Air 350 Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 flight-training device to its menu of training programs. The two level-C simulators and the FTD will be located here in Orlando.

 
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