Manufacturing

March 8, 2007 - 10:28am

Camp Systems has been selected to take over the Facts maintenance tracking business from Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC). The agreement designates Camp as the exclusive factory-endorsed provider of maintenance tracking services for all Hawkers and Beechcraft. It also calls for Camp to provide extensive feedback to RAC for maintenance and reliability data for the entire Hawker and Beechcraft fleet.

February 20, 2007 - 6:01am

Aviall Services (Booth No. 1437), a provider of aftermarket parts and services, reports that its Logistics and Inventory Flight Team (LIFT) program launched last fall is proving popular with customers. The goal of the LIFT program, which provides custom inventory and logistics solutions to individual helicopter operators, is to help those operators lower direct operating costs based on their individual needs.

February 9, 2007 - 9:25am

Bombardier Aerospace yesterday revealed it will build a component manufacturing facility in Querétaro, Mexico, to begin operations next May, initially producing wire harnesses but eventually having the capability for "final aircraft assembly." Later next year the facility is scheduled to start manufacturing "major structural aircraft components" currently being built by Asian suppliers.

January 31, 2007 - 5:24am

Japanese manufacturing giant Matsushita, the company behind the Panasonic brand, announced a name change for its cabin electronics division effective April 1. Matsushita Avionics Systems becomes Panasonic Avionics, according to the company, which said it made the swap because of the strong brand recognition of Panasonic throughout the world.

January 30, 2007 - 6:38am

Turbine Aircraft Services is taking its pilots’ review of proficiency (PROP) seminar series to Europe. The Houston-based company supports the Mitsubishi MU-2 twin turboprops under contract to the Japanese manufacturing giant and has been conducting the highly respected free seminars biennially in the U.S. for the past several years. The one-day seminars will be presented on May 24 in Frankfurt, Germany, and on May 27 in Nykoping, Sweden.

January 29, 2007 - 6:53am

Securaplane Technologies has signed new distributor agreements for Hawker main ship batteries with Corporate Jet Support, Cirrus Aero Accessories and CRS Jet Spares.

December 15, 2006 - 1:00pm

Goodyear Tire and Rubber grabbed some traction in the aviation tire business with a series of contracts signed just before this year’s show. Most recently, it chose its second aviation tire evaluation center, the 43 Air School in Port Alfred, South Africa. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, serves as Goodyear’s other evaluation center.

December 15, 2006 - 12:47pm

In an effort to better serve customers and streamline its operations, Honeywell’s aerospace division is planning a major restructuring that will involve the creation of three new business segments and an unknown number of job cuts.

December 13, 2006 - 6:57am

Plastic thermoforming specialist Dedienne Plasturgie, a sibling of Dedienne Aerospace, manufacturer of aircraft maintenance, tooling and ground support equipment, is in the business of replacing conventional aircraft metallic parts with plastic versions, integrating several functions. This translates into fewer, lighter parts.

December 8, 2006 - 9:12am

Bombardier Aerospace has appointed Stevens Aviation’s Jefferson County Airport facility in Denver an AOG/line maintenance facility for Learjets.

 
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