Tracy Ogle joined St. Louis-based Sabreliner (Booth No. 2736) two years ago as its rotary-wing program manager to help the company expand its efforts in support of the
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Since Sabreliner performed the first C-21A Learjet Phase 16 inspection for the U.S. Air Force in 2001, the company has cycled 100 of the military version of the Learjet 35A through its Perryville, Mo. facilities, and all were delivered on time and on budget. The inspections were a combination of Phase 16, equivalent to the 12,000-hour inspection on civil Learjets, and Phase 14, the same as the Learjet 12-year inspection.
Sabreliner 40 and 60 operators now have another choice for aircraft equipped with ABSC (Goodyear) brakes. Rapco Fleet Support (RFS) of Hartland, Wis., has been awarded parts manufacturer approval (PMA) for its replacement brake components.
Sabreliner aircraft owners and operators are gathering tonight to recognize those among them who have flown one or more of the iconic business jets for 25 years or longer. Operators and industry officials are invited to attend the Sabreliner celebration being held at the Portofino Bay Hotel. Sabreliner Corporation is also celebrating its 25th year as an independent company.
On September 4 Dallas Airmotive officially opens its regional turbine engine shop in Boynton Beach, Fla., just south of West Palm Beach. The new facility expands the company’s network of locations where it provides comprehensive inspections and maintenance for Honeywell TFE731s and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6s and JT15Ds. Dallas Airmotive further expanded its operations with the recent acquisition from Sabreliner Corp.
In the ever-fluid world of aerospace, to build and deliver a thousand of any major aircraft system is a milestone worthy of note. It was appropriate, then, that Phoenix-based Honeywell Engines celebrated the delivery of its 10,000th TFE731 turbofan engine on October 30.
St. Louis-based Sabreliner received RVSM group certification for the Sabre 65. The approval, based on the installation and flight testing of equipment in six Sabre 65s, means customers installing the equipment won’t need trailing-cone flight tests and subsequent data reviewed by the FAA, said Sabreliner. The company said it can install the required equipment in “two to three weeks,” depending on an aircraft’s current avionics configuration.
A St. Louis-area maintenance facility is finalizing flight-test data required to support a Sabreliner 65 reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) compliance package. Avmats of Chesterfield, Mo., expects to receive group certification in October for Sabre 65s. The RVSM package includes replacement of the jet’s Collins ADC-80K air-data computer with new dual Collins ADC-87A air-data computers.
Avmats of Chesterfield, Mo., has received RVSM STC group approval for Sabreliner 65s. The package, which includes installation of new Collins ADC-87A air-data computers, costs $139,000 installed and includes all hardware. Sabreliner received FAA group RVSM certification for the Sabreliner 65 in June last year and offers both Collins analog and digital RVSM packages for the Sabre 65 for $128,200 and $166,500, respectively, through this month.
St. Louis-based Sabreliner has sold its Midcoast Little Rock, Ark. service facility to Little Rock-based Central Flying Service. The addition of Midcoast’s executive terminal, nine hangars, maintenance and paint facilities will expand Central Flying Service’s operation to 20 hangars and two executive terminals with a total of 525,000 sq ft on Adams Field at Little Rock National Airport.