Jet Aviation has signed a service center agreement with Jet Support Services (JSSI) to provide scheduled and unscheduled maintenance services and to supply parts to JSSI and its clients. Terms of the agreement call for Jet Aviation to provide aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services at its Basel, Geneva, Zurich, Dusseldorf, London Biggin Hill, Dubai and Singapore locations to JSSI and its customers.
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Turbomeca has approved MRO Vector Aerospace to perform repair and overhaul of Arriel 2 engines for operators in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Vector has been
a major contributor to the Turbomeca support network and provider of Arriel 1 engine repair and overhaul services for nearly 20 years. The company also holds approvals as an Arriel 1 overhaul center and an Arriel 1 and 2 service center.
Pewaukee, Wis.-based VJS Lincoln, a division of VJS Construction Services that specializes in aviation development and construction, recently completed construction on a new maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for Hawker Beechcraft. The 80,000-sq-ft facility is located at Indianapolis International Airport and features a maintenance hangar, shop and part storage area and administrative office.
Sharjah-based Aerostar Asset Management and Air India Engine Overhaul Division in Mumbai, India, have announced the creation of an engine maintenance, repair and overhaul brand, “The A-Team.” It also will provide engine management services. The A-Team will start with marketing its offers to Middle Eastern prospects.
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.
WestWind Technologies has opened its new Huntsville Aircraft Modification & Integration Center. According to the company, it is the first time the Huntsville International Airport (Alabama) has partnered with a small business. The 62,000-sq-ft facility provides engineering, manufacturing, electronics integration and structural modifications. The MRO, which is located near the U.S.
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) is transforming its Lafayette, La. component repair operation into a support and logistics center. The component repair work currently being done at the facility will be moved to the company’s Dallas Airmotive Heritage Park facility. “This action is in line with our long-term strategy of building our component repair business,” stated BBA Aviation ERO president Hugh McElroy.
“Global MRO Market Economic Assessment,” a study commissioned by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and conducted by AeroStrategy, has yielded insight about the breadth of the aviation maintenance (MRO) industry and its impact on the U.S. economy.
A number of business jets–more than 3,000 by some estimates–are sitting idle on the ramp as their owners wait for the economy to improve. According to Rich Schuller, founder of Schuller Aerospace Services International of Scottsdale, Ariz., there could be trouble brewing for those owners.
Jet Aviation has restructured its maintenance, repair and overhaul sales organization for Europe, the Middle East and Asia into six regions and appointed Markus Inäbnit as vice president for MRO sales. Inäbnit is based in Basel and leads a team of six previous Jet Aviation sales managers who have been assigned new responsibilities in their roles as regional sales directors.