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.

Regulations and Government

Comment Period Extended on FAA Mx Options Proposal

Agency gives an additional month for comments due to omissions and errors in the NPRM
Maintenance and Modifications

Feam Aero Will Maintain ZeroAvia's Hydrogen Propulsion Systems

U.S.-based maintenance provider has 52 bases worldwide
ZeroAvia's Dornier 228 testbed aircraft
Avionics

Textron Aviation To Offer CJ2 Garmin Avionics Upgrade

The Garmin suite replaces the CJ2's original Collins Pro Line 21 avionics
Garmin Cessna Citation CJ2 avionics retrofit
Maintenance and Modifications

Magnetic Engineering Expands into Business Aircraft Market

Company broadens CAMO capabilities with approval of Estonia’s CAA
Magnetic Engineering
Maintenance and Modifications

StandardAero’s Tennessee Facility Repairs its 12,000th APU

Maryville has hosted APU services for business jet and commercial airlines since 1997
A StandardAero mechanic works on an APU
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Australia Completes Global Express 20-year Check

Check involves removal of interior for access to inspection and testing of fuselage
Global Express at ExecuJet Melbourne
Maintenance and Modifications

Sheltair Opens New Hangar Complex Near Denver

Expansion consists of three hangar and office space structures
Sheltair Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
Maintenance and Modifications

Vref: Smart Link Plus Enrollment Boosts Aircraft Value

Aircraft health monitoring service adds about 5 percent to aircraft value
Bombardier
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Atlas and Gogo Team To Bring Galileo Broadband to Europe

Partners are working on EASA STCs for Citation and Phenom aircraft
Atlas Air Service Citation CJ1+ aircraft
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Aviation Opens ExecuJet Facility in Kuala Lumpur

Factory service center will support as many as 15 aircraft at once
ExecuJet Kuala Lumpur MRO
Maintenance and Modifications

Plane Place Aviation Taps into Surging Demand for Airframe MRO

The Texas-based company expands at Dallas Love Field and beyond
Plane Place Aviation mechanic
Training and Workforce

CAE Says Extended Reality Is Key to MRO Technician Training

Training group and Xennial have published a new white paper
CAE is using virtual reality technology to improve training for maintenance technicians
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Falcon Service Adopts TrustFlight’s Electronic Logbook

Digitalization eliminates time-consuming manual processes
TrustFlight electronic logbook
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Aviation Reorganizes and Expands Turbine Engine Leadership Team

Company names three new managers to lead further expansion
Duncan Aviation managers of engine services
Maintenance and Modifications

C&L Aerospace Opens Aircraft Parts Warehouse in Germany

Location to provide convenient shipping hub for Europe and Northern Africa
C&L warehouse
Maintenance and Modifications

AOne Parts Opens Inventory Location in South Florida

Company to consolidate parts inventory in one location
AOne aftermarket inventory on shelf in South Florida
Rotorcraft

Bell 412EP Gets Glass Retrofit Approval

Upgrade adds Astronautics Badger Pro+ displays and Garmin navigators
Bell 412EP helicopter with the Basix-Pro avionics upgrade
Maintenance and Modifications

FAA Proposes AD on Tamarack Aerospace Winglet Mod

The AD would require installation of placards and a flight manual update
Tamarack Aerospace winglet modification
Avionics

Garmin's Citation CJ2 Avionics Upgrade Nears Approval

The retrofit will include TXi flight displays, GTN Xi navigators, GFC 600 digital autopilot
Garmin avionics upgrade for Cessna CJ2
Maintenance and Modifications

Philippines' ACTSI Gets FAA Nod for Wheel and Tire Shop

Service complements sheet metal and battery repair capabilities
TJ Trinidad from ACTSI
Maintenance and Modifications

PWI Earns Approval for Lear 35/36 LED Cabin Lighting

The systems require no modifications for use on the light jets
PWI cabin interior LED lighting strip
Maintenance and Modifications

Aero-Dienst Ready for Vienna Line Maintenance Expansion

Expansion increases area of the company’s line station to 16,145 square feet
Aero-Dienst and Vienna Airport FBO executives
Maintenance and Modifications

True Blue Ups the Amps on Lithium Main-ship Battery

The latest in the Gen5 battery series and a new emergency power supply
True Blue Power TB50 lithium-ion battery
Maintenance and Modifications

Spaero Aircraft Parts Trading Platform Set To Launch

Service meant to accelerate procurement of aircraft parts
Spaero parts trading platform streamlines procurement process
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Nextant STCs Starlink Satcom for Gulfstream G450, G550

Company says Starlink provides the aviation industry’s highest speed low-latency internet coverage
Nextant Starlink antenna on G650
Maintenance and Modifications

Hillsboro, Haggan Aviation Partner with SmartSky

New partners offer full MRO services, including connectivity upgrades for business aircraft
Hillsboro Aviation facilities in Portland, Oregon
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Haite Completes First Engine Change on Falcon 7X

Work on the trijet took place at ExecuJet Haite’s MRO in Tianjin, China
ExecuJet Haite preparing to swap engines in a Falcon 7X trijet
Maintenance and Modifications

Western Aircraft Renews Dassault Falcon Mx Authorization

MRO provider has held accreditation as a heavy MRO service center since 2001.
Western Aircraft mechanic working on a Falcon
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Aviation Unveils Major Refurb of Falcon 50

The MRO specialist applied paint and a full interior renewal with an aft-cabin reconfiguration
Interior refurb on a Falcon 50
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

World Kinect Agrees To Sell Avinode to Camp Systems

The deal is for $200 million in cash and includes software that serves FBOs
Avinode