CD Aviation Services (CDAS) of Neosho, Mo., a turbine engine maintenance facility, was awarded the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Diamond Certificate of Excellence in recognition of participation in and dedication to continuing aviation maintenance training.
Precision Air Group (Booth No. 2960), which provides overhaul and repair for Honeywell LTS101 and TPE331, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney Canada fuel controls and accessories, is here at Heli-Expo highlighting the opening of its new facility in Vancouver, B.C. PAG also has a facility in Atlanta, Precision Avionics, as well as the two Canadian companies, Precision Heliparts and Precision Accessories and Instruments.
The FAA and EASA granted a major repair organization design authorization (MRA-ODA) to StandardAero’s Maryville, Tenn. engine and APU repair and overhaul base.
Construcciones Aeronauticas SA CASA 212-200, Toksook Bay, Alaska, Nov. 1, 2008–The Arctic Transportation Services CASA 212 made a forced landing on the tundra when the captain was unable to maintain altitude after the right engine experienced a problem. The airplane was on a VFR approach to Toksook Bay, when the copilot added power. The right engine failed to respond, and the aircraft yawed right.
The inaugural NBAA Light Business Airplane Conference (LBA2009) scheduled in March in San Diego will be held over the course of two days (March 13 and 14) instead of the originally planned three days, according to NBAA. The move to shorten the conference reflects the challenges posed by the state of the economy.
Leveraging more than 20 years of lean transformation and redesign experience, StandardAero’s Enterprise Services group has led the redesign of the company’s Los Angeles facility engine shop. The $3 million investment is designed to update and improve the existing TFE731, TPE331 and CFE738 engine shops, enhancing overall operations and performance.
Kit aircraft builder Epic Aircraft has announced plans for its first FAA certification project, the all-composite Escape single-engine turboprop. Although Epic had previously announced plans to certify the twin-engine Elite jet and single-engine Victory jet, the Escape is now first in line for formal certification. The Escape does share the same fuselage design as the Victory, however, so the Victory might be next in line.
Merritt Island, Fla.-based Comp Air last month announced that it received $150 million in funding from MercMed, a California-based investment company headed by former Mercury Air Group chairman Dr. Philip Fagan. CEO Ron Lueck said the company has started taking refundable $100,000 customer deposits on the $2.95 million, Honeywell TPE331-14GR-powered Comp Air 12 and has deposits in hand for about two dozen airplanes.
DAO Aviation is Honeywell’s newest TPE331 major-level service center, authorized to work on the TPE331-1 through -14 turboprop engines. DAO is based at Roskilde Airport near Copenhagen, Denmark.
Merritt Island, Fla.-based Comp Air this week announced that it received $150 million in funding from MercMed, a California-based investment company headed by former Mercury Air Group chairman Dr. Philip J. Fagan. Comp Air believes this injection of funding is sufficient to develop, certify and start production of an all-composite, pressurized turboprop single called the Comp Air 12.