Moving production lines outside the U.S. to countries where the cost of manufacturing is lower is a thorny and complicated subject, as well as a practice that has been going on for more than a half century and affecting numerous industries. But now, as the unemployment level in the U.S.
EASA 145-approved Jet Aviation Moscow Vnukovo has added a maintenance approval by the Cayman CAA. It also holds approvals from Aruba and Bermuda. In 2007 Jet Aviation became the first, and remains the only, foreign MRO to offer business aviation maintenance services in the Moscow area. The company has also recently received EASA approval to expand its base and line maintenance service to include the Challenger 300 and Gulfstream G200.
According to Jay Johnson, chairman and CEO of Gulfstream parent company General Dynamics, the Gulfstream G650 and G250 test programs are proceeding on track: “Significantly, both aircraft are performing in test exactly as predicted.” The super-midsize G250 and wide-cabin G650 are expected to be certified next year, and G250 deliveries will start “in 2011.” Johnson said Gulfstream plans to deliver 17 G650s in 2012 and 33 each in 2013 and
The certification-configured software load for the Gulfstream G250’s PlaneView250 avionics has logged more than 1,000 hours of testing at the company’s integration test facility (ITF) in Savannah, Ga. Gulfstream reached the milestone just four months after evaluation of the Rockwell Collins-provided software began. The PlaneView250 flight deck is based on Collins’s Pro Line Fusion avionics system.
The FAA issued a proposed Airworthiness Directive regarding the use of airbrakes on the Gulfstream G200/IAI Galaxy. Based on information supplied by the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel, the document details possible high-cycle fatigue failure of the airbrake inboard hinge. The problem could result from aerodynamically induced vibration of the airbrake after extension beyond 360 kias.
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Gulfstream Aerospace and sister company Jet Aviation “will return to growth this year,” according to Jay Johnson, chairman and CEO of parent company General Dynamics. Speaking at the Sanford C.
At Moscow Vnukovo airport, Jet Aviation has completed the steps to operate as an independent Russian legal entity. The company has operated since late 2007 as
a branch of Jet Aviation Dusseldorf. The facility now provides maintenance services under its own EASA Part 145 approval.
Rockwell Collins test pilots spent part of their winter in Alaska putting the synthetic-vision portion of the avionics maker’s new Pro Line Fusion cockpit through its paces in one of the most demanding flight environments in the world.