Maintenance, repair and operations

December 31, 2008 - 5:29am

WestWind Technologies has broken ground on the Huntsville Aircraft Modification and Integration Center at the Huntsville International Airport. The center will also offer full maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities for military, commercial and business aircraft.

December 23, 2008 - 6:50am

Boeing yesterday announced that the FAA has approved the 787’s scheduled maintenance program, marking a particularly noteworthy accomplishment for an airplane billed as 30 percent less expensive to maintain than any “comparable product.” The company bases its claims on projections for the performance of the 787’s composite structure and highly integrated systems architecture, which, it says, allow for fewer maintenance tasks and longer time in

November 3, 2008 - 8:37am

The issue of composite repair has grown in significance with the wider use of the material in airframe construction. GKN Aerospace says it has developed hot bond heater mat technology into a highly efficient composite repair process applicable to many repair tasks.

September 3, 2008 - 6:11am

StarPortUSA, based at Orlando-Sanford International Airport, was recently named an authorized line maintenance service center for Honeywell Aerospace. The MRO will perform line maintenance on Honeywell propulsion engines and APUs. The company is an authorized Honeywell avionics sales, installation and service center.

September 3, 2008 - 6:02am

Metrojet’s MRO operation has obtained Cayman Islands Aircraft Maintenance Organization approval. The Hong Kong-based operation is a certified repair station with approvals from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, the FAA and the Bermuda BCDA. It is also authorized to carry out maintenance on aircraft registered in China and Macau.

September 2, 2008 - 6:42am

The governor of Missouri has signed a bill eliminating sales tax on aircraft repair parts, aligning the state with neighboring states having similar laws. Before passing the law, Missouri exempted aircraft used to carry people and property, but now the tax exemption applies to all materials, replacement parts and equipment used for modification, repair, replacement and maintenance of aircraft, powerplants and accessories from Jan.

August 29, 2008 - 1:54pm

StarPortUSA, based at Orlando-Sanford International Airport, was recently named an authorized line maintenance service center for Honeywell Aerospace. The MRO will perform line maintenance on Honeywell propulsion engines and APUs. The company is an authorized Honeywell avionics sales, installation and service center.

August 29, 2008 - 1:53pm

Metrojet’s MRO operation has obtained Cayman Islands Aircraft Maintenance Organization approval. The Hong Kong-based operation is a certified repair station with approvals from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, the FAA and the Bermuda BCDA. It is also authorized to carry out maintenance on aircraft registered in China and Macau.

August 4, 2008 - 7:01am

Failure of the FAA to publish an advisory circular may prompt the National Air Transportation Association to request an extension of the October 6 implementation date for new repair station rules. The AC is intended to provide guidance for complying with the revised rules, particularly how contract maintenance is to be handled. “Our members need time to digest this,” the association claimed.

July 30, 2008 - 5:16am

Hong Kong’s Metrojet has been given the title of recognized maintenance facility and mobile repair team for Pratt & Whitney Canada engines. The appointment allows the MRO to provide additional service on P&WC engines, including components, engine changes, troubleshooting and various engine inspections.

 
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