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.

Cabin Interior and Electronics

Bombardier, F/List Open Biggin Hill Interiors Showroom

The Material Lounge is part of Bombardier's UK aircraft service center
Bombardier and F/List's new Material Lounge at London Biggin Hill Airport
Maintenance and Modifications

MD Helicopters Adds Texas Authorized Service Center

MD is further expanding its service center network
Thoroughbred Aviation's Georgetown, Texas maintenance facility
Maintenance and Modifications

Textron Aviation Goes Big Down Under

The airframer is upgrading its service network in Australia with expanded, modernized facilities
Beechcraft King Air 360 in flight over Australian plains
Rotorcraft

Metro Delivers AStar Helo to Texas Game Wardens

Helicopter will fly law enforcement, search-and-rescue, and aerial firefighting missions
Texas Game Wardens Airbus Helicopters H125
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet South Africa On Pace for Record Airframe Checks

The Dassault Aviation subsidiary previously set an annual record of seven aircraft
ExecuJet MRO Services South Africa
Maintenance and Modifications

PHI MRO Services Recognized as Leonardo Service Center

Helicopter maker adds the MRO provider to its global network of maintenance centers
Leonardo AW139-series helicopters
Safety

Honeywell Aims To Improve Runway Safety with Surf-A

Surf-A warns of runway incursions, excursions, and wrong-surface events
Honeywell Aerospace’s Boeing 757 testbed is pictured on the tarmac at Boeing Field in Seattle
Maintenance and Modifications

Skyservice To Add Capacity for Gogo Avance Installations

The Gogo-authorized dealer has established a program to create a center of excellence for LTE upgrades
Maintenance and Modifications

Hartzell Launches Propeller Core Purchase Program

The plan reduces overhaul lead times and more buying options of spare parts
Hartzell mechanic inspects work on a propeller in Pique, Ohio
Maintenance and Modifications

West Star Aviation Moves To Evolve Management Structure

Chairman Jim Rankin cedes CEO duties to Stephen Maiden
West Star Aviation
Maintenance and Modifications

MD Helicopters Signs First UK Service Center

Skytech Helicopters has been maintaining MD rotorcraft for more than 20 years
Skytech Helicopters maintenance hangar
Maintenance and Modifications

Rolls-Royce Expands Business Aviation Services Network

Engine maker adds Airline Support Baltic to its network of authorized service centers
Rolls-Royce mechanic
Maintenance and Modifications

Stevens Resumes Western Migration with Mayo MRO Acquisition

Mayo boosts Rocky Mountain presence
Stevens Aerospace mechanic
Maintenance and Modifications

Busy Times for AMAC Aerospace

Wide-body work at the Basel facility typically sees five or so heavy business jets being worked on
AMAC Aerospace
Maintenance and Modifications

VIP Bizliner Specialist Citadel Completions Expands Workspace

Company is leasing an additional 10,000-sq-ft faclity, freeing up another work bay
CItadel Completions facility at Louisiana's Chennault International Airport
Maintenance and Modifications

Wingform and MRO Insider Partner on Pre-buy Inspections

The collaboration aims to help brokers improve efficiency and lower costs
Maintenance and Modifications

JSSI's Support for Business Aviation Keeps Growing

The company has been in business for 35 years and has added new services in recent years
JSSI bizav
Avionics

EASA Clears ProLine Fusion Avionics for Citation CJs

European-registered aircraft can now be fitted with the Collins avionics suite
Collins ProLine Fusion integrated flight deck
Cabin Interior and Electronics

LHT Scales Nice Cabin Tech for Aircraft, Including eVTOLs

New version of cabin management and IFE platform will be available in 2025
Lufthansa Technik
FBOs

Gama Aviation Reignites Sharjah FBO/MRO Project

The completion of a new 36,000-sq-m ramp marks a milestone in the development
artist rendering of Gama Aviation's new Sharjah facility
Maintenance and Modifications

Aero-Dienst Authorized for HTF7000 Nacelle Work

Honeywell turbofan engine powers several super-midsize business jets
Aero–Dienst
Maintenance and Modifications

Drones Approved for Jet Aviation’s Aircraft Inspection

Using drones and AI can improve inspection efficiency and reduce aircraft downtime
Jet Aviation drone
Maintenance and Modifications

Ametek MRO Builds Out Component Repair Facilities in Europe

AEM and Antavia each have added component capabilities in preparation for increased MRO demand in Europe
Ametek components
Maintenance and Modifications

Lufthansa Technik Launches Aircraft Fuel Tank Sanitization Service

Steam cleaning and vacuuming remove the need for harmful biocides
Lufthansa Technik AG fuel tank sanitation
Regulations and Government

Dassault Aviation Opens Catarina Service Center

The 40,000-sq-ft facility can simultaneously house five Falcon business jets
Dassault Falcon Catarina MRO service center in Brazil
Maintenance and Modifications

Satcom Direct Secures STC for Ka-band Terminal for Gulfstream G650

The system doubles the data capacity of existing GX satellites
Technician works on SD Direct's Ka-band terminal
Maintenance and Modifications

Nomad Technics Completes C-check on Head of State ACJ320

Scheduled inspection included examination of primary and secondary structures
Nomad Technics ACJ320 C-check
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Expanding Global Falcon Support with New Facilities

Dassault’s Proven Service Support Strategy Evolves Further
Jean Kayanakis, SVP Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service Center Network enters a Dassault biz jet
Maintenance and Modifications

Appalachian Aero Group Secures Part 145 Approval

AAG reaps benefits of perseverance following a two-year certification process
Appalachian Aero Group employees celebrate Part 145 certification
Aircraft

Eve and Joby Sign eVTOL Aircraft Agreements in Saudi Arabia

Mukamalah Aviation plans to add Joby's eVTOL aircraft to its fleet
Joby and Mukamalah signed an MoU covering eVTOL aircraft