A new accessory shop is planned for West Star Aviation’s East Alton, Ill. (ALN) location. It is set to open in the fourth quarter. Once operational, the new shop will focus on providing extensive services for aircraft wheels and add battery capabilities before year-end. ALN plans to expand its offerings to include brake services.
Honeywell TPE331 engines can now be covered with a lifetime workmanship warranty on contracted maintenance services performed at a StandardAero facility. The program offers a warranty on maintenance performed by StandardAero, protecting against defects in workmanship as long as the engines are serviced by StandardAero. The program is offered at no additional cost and is transferrable to future owners/operators.
Component Control announced it continues to be the exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions, as endorsed by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). This marks the third year it has received the endorsement.
Component Control’s Quantum MRO and Logistics software provides a best-practices platform for aviation repair organizations to manage MRO processes while promoting adherence to quality and regulatory standards.
Duncan Aviation has released an update to its popular Field Guide “How to Extend the Life of an Aircraft Interior: A DOM’s Guide to Phased Interior Maintenance.” According to Nate Darlington, a completions sales rep, the guide is designed to assist operators with planning and budgeting for aircraft interior maintenance. “The objective is to aid operators with the upkeep of their aircraft interior functionality and aesthetic appearance,” he said.
Vector Aerospace has signed a five-year agreement to conduct maintenance, repair and overhaul on the AS350 and UH-1H helicopters in operation with California’s Orange County Sheriff’s Department. “Signing this contract highlights Vector’s ability to provide tip-to-tail MRO support for AS350 fleets,” said Chris McDowell, vice president for sales and marketing at Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America.
Peterborough, Ontario-based Flying Colours is a privately owned and operated aviation services company. The 25-year-old MRO specializes in maintenance, repair and overhaul services, completions and modification services for business aircraft. In 2009 Flying Colours acquired JetCorp, located on Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS) in St.
Springdale, Ark.-based AirResource Group received its FAA Repair Station certificate for maintenance, preventive maintenance, inspection and alteration of aircraft and associated products. AirResource Group was formed in 2007 by Carl Finch and Cheri McKelvey, who have more than 50 years of combined experience offering aircraft brokerage, acquisition and management services.
Stevens Aviation has a long history as a privately held, local business. It began in 1950 as the J.P. Stevens Aviation Department, which operated a small piston-powered aircraft to support the large textile company in Greenville, S.C. The company and its flight department were integral members of the local community, and long-time Greenville residents and employees of Stevens Aviation still talk about the gentle manners and southern hospitality of Ralph Cuthbertson Sr., Stevens’ first pilot and president.
Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) is in the final stages of receiving approval to open a center for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of composite and bonded metal/composite components for a wide range of business aircraft types. The center will be the first of its kind in South America.
Competing in the MRO business requires more than just maintenance skills and a good price, according to one company. Rick Veague, chief technical officer for IFS North America, a global enterprise software vendor, believes it also takes simple and efficient data tracking.
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