Science

September 23, 2009 - 11:13am

BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) is transforming its Lafayette, La. component repair operation into a support and logistics center. The component repair work currently being done at the facility will be moved to the company’s Dallas Airmotive Heritage Park facility. “This action is in line with our long-term strategy of building our component repair business,” stated BBA Aviation ERO president Hugh McElroy.

September 2, 2009 - 10:18am

Global MRO Market Economic Assessment,” a study commissioned by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and conducted by AeroStrategy, has yielded insight about the breadth of the aviation maintenance (MRO) industry and its impact on the U.S. economy.

August 27, 2009 - 9:13am

A number of business jets–more than 3,000 by some estimates–are sitting idle on the ramp as their owners wait for the economy to improve. According to Rich Schuller, founder of Schuller Aerospace Services International of Scottsdale, Ariz., there could be trouble brewing for those owners.

August 19, 2009 - 11:27am

Wichita’s new National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT), still under construction, is offering nondestructive testing (NDT) courses this fall. Through a cooperative effort between Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research and Wichita Area Technical College (WATC), NCAT will offer a series of 11 NDT courses at WATC’s Comotara Center campus.

August 12, 2009 - 12:25pm

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is conducting a survey of regulated aviation businesses affected by the lack of FAA standardization on regulatory interpretations. “We have launched the survey in response to the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) review of inconsistencies in how field inspectors interpret and apply requirements on regulated entities,” Jacqueline Rosser, director of regulatory affairs, told AIN.

August 12, 2009 - 12:14pm

The Department of Transportation has issued a final rule, Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs, that requires direct-observation drug testing for return-to-duty, safety-sensitive transportation industry employees who have already failed or refused to take a urine drug test. The rule takes effect August 31.

July 28, 2009 - 9:27am

Jet Aviation has restructured its maintenance, repair and overhaul sales organization for Europe, the Middle East and Asia into six regions and appointed Markus Inäbnit as vice president for MRO sales. Inäbnit is based in Basel and leads a team of six previous Jet Aviation sales managers who have been assigned new responsibilities in their roles as regional sales directors.

June 30, 2009 - 11:49am

BBA Aviation engine repair and overhaul company Dallas Airmotive and fractional ownership provider Avantair have signed a five-year engine maintenance agreement. Dallas Airmotive will provide repair, hot-section inspection, overhaul and field service on the PT6A-66 turboprop engines that power Avantair’s fleet of 50 Piaggio Avantis. The engines will be serviced at Dallas Airmotive’s Charlotte, N.C.

June 16, 2009 - 10:08am

CAE has been selected by Bombardier to provide engineering services and a flight simulator for the C Series narrowbody aircraft. The Canadian company will supply a so-called augmented engineering environment, which includes test support equipment under the hardware-in-the-loop concept. The idea is to have the tested system “believe” it is in a real aircraft.

June 16, 2009 - 7:31am

Bell Boeing has just received a new contract to add to its existing support contract for the V-22 Ospreys operated by the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force Special Operations Command. The initial Phase I $581 million, five-year integrated logistics support contract was awarded this January.

 
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