Even taking into account the most recent upheaval on Wall Street, engine and avionics manufacturer Honeywell Aerospace’s just released 17th annual business aviation market forecast calls for deliveries of up to 17,000 new jets worth approximately $300 billion over the next decade. Based on operator responses, the results from this year’s survey show record deliveries will continue through next year, with a drop off in 2010.
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.
Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace has earned respect throughout the industry for its eagerly anticipated 10-year business aviation forecast, released to coincide with the annual NBAA Convention. The company revealed the purchase-expectation forecast here on Sunday and the news was generally positive. That came as a surprise to a lot of people, including Rob Wilson, Honeywell Aerospace president for business and general aviation.
King Schools and Rockwell Collins signed an agreement to share online training opportunities available from the two companies.
King Schools is hosting online training for the Pro Line 21 avionics system on its Website, including programs for King Air and Hawker 800XP Pro Line 21 systems. And Rockwell Collins is hosting on its Web site King Schools’ turbine training programs.
Nextant Aerospace said it is accelerating deliveries of the 400NXT–serialized remanufactured Beechjets and Hawker 400XPs with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics and new Williams FJ44-3AP engines–to the first quarter of 2010. “We are pleased to announce the shortened delivery time for both the serialized production and retrofit 400NXT programs.
StarPortUSA, based at Orlando-Sanford International Airport, was recently named an authorized line maintenance service center for Honeywell Aerospace. The MRO will perform line maintenance on Honeywell propulsion engines and APUs. The company is an authorized Honeywell avionics sales, installation and service center.
In response to historic flooding in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area in June, Rockwell Collins made a $2 million contribution to aid local flood relief efforts. The funds will be used to support the immediate needs of flood victims, as well as ongoing clean-up and restoration activities. The company has also established the Rockwell Collins Flood Recovery Fund to enable employees, retirees and suppliers to donate to flood relief efforts.
StarPortUSA, based at Orlando-Sanford (Fla.) International Airport, is now an authorized line maintenance service center for Honeywell Aerospace. This allows StarPort to perform line maintenance on Honeywell turbofan engines and auxiliary power units. Additionally, the company is an authorized Honeywell avionics sales, installation and service center.
Jet Works Air Center recently broke ground on its 43,000-sq-ft maintenance hangar expansion in Denton, Texas. It is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year and will include 40,000 sq ft for additional aircraft maintenance and repair, inspections and avionics installations. Similar to the existing Jet Works facility, the new hangar will also accommodate long-range business jets such as the Global Express and Gulfstream V.
Rockwell Collins Aviation Services and FlightSafety have developed a training program for Cessna CJ1 pilots designed to prepare students for the FSI type-rating program. Prerequisite Interactive Courseware (PICware), consisting of two interactive CD-ROM programs, will be offered through FlightSafety as part of its CJ1 pilot training program.