Maintenance and Modifications

News and issues about aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), covering all segments of the aviation industry; and modifications for aircraft and engines. Subjects include product support of aircraft, engines and avionics, MRO company mergers, acquisitions, announcements and personnel, Airworthiness Directives, Supplemental Type Certificate approvals and other topics.

September 26, 2007 - 2:16pm

Garmin International (Booth No. 7619) scored a trifecta at NBAA’07, with three aircraft manufacturers– Cessna, Piper and Socata–announcing selection of G1000 avionics suites. Cessna Aircraft announced on Monday that it is adopting the G1000 as standard equipment in the Caravan single-engine turboprop, available in the first half of next year for all Caravan models.

September 26, 2007 - 12:04pm

While it is the cold, hard numbers that decide our readers’ verdict on how well companies support the products they sell, it is the readers’ written comments that flesh out the picture and help those companies identify where, in their customers’ opinions, they could improve.

September 26, 2007 - 11:27am

Local pilot Brian Ross is a big fan of Aviation Partners winglets after adding the efficiency-improving devices to all four of his employer’s Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 800s. Ross is director of operations for Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), the soft-drink distribution company that is partially owned by Coca-Cola. CCE’s Hawker 800s are hangared at a corporate facility at Fulton County Airport/Brown Field. Aviation Partners (Booth No.

September 26, 2007 - 11:04am

Van Nuys-based Western Jet Aviation has made a name for itself servicing Gulfstreams, and general manager Jim Hansen attributes the success of his company to its motto: “Treat every airplane as if you were the owner.”

September 26, 2007 - 11:01am

Aero Precision Repair and Overhaul (A-Pro) of Deerfield Beach, Fla., will begin overhaul and repair services on the Piaggio Avanti landing gear and related accessories. The company received approvals from Piaggio and Messier Dowty, the manufacturer of the landing gear.

September 26, 2007 - 11:00am

Raisbeck Engineering has named Naples Jet Center an authorized installation center. Naples Jet Center will promote, sell and install Raisbeck King Air Performance Systems to current and prospective customers. The Florida facility is a new FBO that offers maintenance, avionics and sales.

September 26, 2007 - 10:53am

Bombardier Regional Aircraft Customer Support is strengthening its presence in Japan in response to the growing fleets–and requirements–of CRJ and Q-Series operators in the country.

September 26, 2007 - 10:51am

Hawker Beechcraft recognized many of its suppliers during its annual suppliers’ conference. The company gave awards in categories such as performance excellence, small business partner, innovative excellence, performance promise champion and supplier of the year.

September 26, 2007 - 10:48am

New York based W.S. Wilson and Singapore’s Hypercoat Enterprises are partnering to open a product-distribution center in Singapore. The operation will be a wholly owned W.S. Wilson subsidiary, W.S. Wilson Asia.

September 26, 2007 - 10:42am

Lufthansa Technik is opening a customer service base for component services and a component pool at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. The new operation will be implemented in two phases.

 
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