Embraer has selected Constant Aviation’s Cleveland facility to become an authorized service center for the Phenom 100 and 300. Under the terms of the agreement the MRO will be able to provide complete maintenance and avionics services as well as modifications, composite repairs, Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins on both types of aircraft.
Maintenance, repair and operations
Switzerland-based Altenrhein Aviation (owned by Pilatus Aircraft) has opened an EASA Part 145 line maintenance station in Kiev, Ukraine. Located on Boryspil International Airport, the facility is dedicated to supporting the Gulfstream G150 and G200. The facility will also serve nearby Zhulyany airport and offers 24-hour AOG service covering the Ukraine and adjacent countries.
ST Aerospace has become a TruEngine service provider and claims to be the first independent MRO shop to earn that distinction. It joins GE Aviation Services and Snecma, which have a 50-50 stake in CFM International. The TruEngine program, launched in 2008, was developed in response to a growing industry need to better understand the maintenance history of engines as they come up for resale.
Jet Works Air Center is the product of the merger of Jet Works Aviation and Denton Business Air Center, combining the former’s avionics repair capabilities with the latter’s aircraft paint, interior refurbishment and completions center abilities. The FAR Part 145 repair station offers airframe maintenance, engine line maintenance, avionics service and installation, exterior paint and interior refurbishment.
When Peg Billson first was approached about the opportunity to take over leadership of BBA Aviation’s Legacy Support division and its Ontic subsidiary, it took her just a few minutes to understand the unique nature of the company’s business model.
Business Jet Access (BJA) recently celebrated the dedication of its Dallas Love Field facility. The new 50,000-sq-ft facility incorporates two large hangar bays and a main office terminal building. The MRO moved from a 20,000-sq-ft facility across the airport. BJA had formerly occupied hangar and office space co-located with its sister company, Business Jet Center, on the East side of the airport.
StandardAero’s business aviation division, now celebrating its “Century of Service,” is actively expanding its worldwide footprint. The Tempe, Arizona-based company, owned by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, is one of the largest independently owned maintenance, repair and overall (MRO) organizations in the world.
Taj Air and Metrojet have entered into a joint venture to offer aircraft maintenance and management services in India. The operation will open in Mumbai at the current Taj Air facility, which will undergo renovation. A new facility is slated to be built. Taj Air has been involved in business aviation in the region since 1993.
Embraer has named Duncan Aviation’s Provo, Utah facility an authorized service center for its Phenom 100 and 300. A spokesman for the Brazilian manufacturer said it expects an OK to add the Legacy 600 and 650 in the near future. Duncan’s Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich., facilities received Phenom 100 and 300 approval in October.
Columbia Helicopters has broken ground at its Aurora, Ore. headquarters for the expansion of its T55 engine maintenance program. The building will include a T55-714 engine test cell to allow the MRO to provide complete engine overhaul and quick-turn-around service for troubleshooting and engine testing. Columbia has more than 26 years’ experience operating the Model 234, the civilian version of the CH-47 Chinook.