Honeywell has appointed CD Aviation Services (CDAS) a TPE331 major level service center. The designation allows the company to provide all maintenance inspections for the TPE331-1 through TPE331-12 models of Honeywell propulsion engines. CDAS also provides line maintenance for TFE731-2 through -5/-20/-40/-50/-60 series engines as well as for GTCP30-92, 36-100/150, RE100 and RE220 auxiliary power units.
StandardAero last month concluded a shakedown run of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW600 at the company’s new test cell facility in Maryville, Tenn. The company began work on the $6 million facility in June last year. It is the first test cell dedicated to PW600 repair and overhaul, but the company said it designed the facility to accommodate engines up to 30,000 pounds of thrust.
DAO Aviation, located at Roskilde Airport near Copenhagen, Denmark, has been designated as a Honeywell authorized TPE331 major level service center. The company can service TPE331-1 through -14 series engines. The fleet has accumulated more than 70 million hours of service and consists of more than 12,700 engines delivered.
Calgary, Alberta-based CD Aviation Services has joined the list of Honeywell appointed and approved TPE331 major level service centers, the company announced. As such, CDAS provides all maintenance inspections for the TPE331-1 through TPE331-12 models of Honeywell engines. CDAS also performs line maintenance for TFE731-2, -5, -20, -40, -50 and -60 series engines as well as for GTCP 30-90, 36-100/150, RE 100 and RE 220 series APUs.
Aviation parts supplier Turbine Engine Consultants (TECI) has announced the availability of a consignment program called Excess Inventory Management (EIM). Joplin, Mo.-based TECI (Booth No. 5321) owns a 75,000-sq-ft climate-controlled warehouse for EIM inventory. The facility includes multiple loading docks and makes use of a variety of shipping methods, the company said. Founded in 1991, TECI
Merritt Island, Fla.-based Comp Air is developing an all-composite, pressurized single-engine turboprop called the Model 12. CEO Ron Lueck estimates that it will cost $150 million to get the airplane certified. Lueck has been designing homebuilt/kit aircraft since the 1980s, but the Model 12 will require a separate corporate structure and production facility to meet FAA standards.
The CA-9 single-engine turboprop program is warming up, with a first flight accomplished in July and plans for FAA certification in 2013, although initial versions will be sold as kitbuilt experimental category aircraft. The high-wing fixed-gear CA-9 will seat six, offer a 250-knot cruise speed, fly up to 2,200 nm and be powered by a Honeywell TPE331-12.
Nit Subramaniam has joined BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul as director of technical process improvement. He retired from Garrett Aviation/AlliedSignal in 2005 after 26 years but continued to do consulting work for the company, developing engineering and quality procedures for manufacturing and maintainability processes on the TFE731, TPE331 and CFE738 engines and 36-series APUs.
Parts supplier Turbine Engine Consultants (TECI) has announced the availability of a consignment program called Excess Inventory Management. TECI says EIM gives customers an easy, reliable and profitable solution for excess and surplus inventory. TECI owns a 75,000-sq-ft secure and climate-controlled warehouse for EIM inventory that has multiple loading docks and a variety of shipping methods.
A more powerful, better performing Caravan 208 with improved fuel burn is the goal of Anchorage-based Aero Twin, which is working on a mod to convert the turboprop single from its original 675-shp P&WC PT6 to the 850-shp Honeywell TPE331-12JR-701S. Aero Twin, which first flew a prototype “850 Caravan” on October 2 and had expected to receive an STC for the conversion this spring, has pushed back its certification target to the fall.