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.

Maintenance and Modifications

Millville Reopened as Regional Facility

Dallas Airmotive also recently announced that it has opened a regional turbine center in Millville, N.J.
Maintenance and Modifications

Dallas Airmotive Extends Its Reach Into Australia

Dallas Airmotive (DAI) last month signed two contracts with Pacific Turbines Brisbane (PTB) of Brisbane, Australia.
Maintenance and Modifications

Dallas Airmotive Expands PW300 and PW500 Service

Dallas Airmotive has commissioned a new PW300 and PW500 repair and overhaul facility at its Forest Park production center in Dallas.
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Adds Learjet Gear Overhaul at Battle Creek

Augmenting its long list of Learjet capabilities, Duncan Aviation has added landing-gear overhaul to its offerings at Battle Creek.
Maintenance and Modifications

Maintenance To Go

Brisbane, Australia-based Aeropower has converted a Volvo truck into a mobile helicopter landing and maintenance facility for its fleet of MD500s, to help
Maintenance and Modifications

Raisbeck Modified C90 Gets Mtow Boost

Raisbeck Engineering received approval of an mtow increase, to 10,350 pounds, for King Air C90s and C90Bs that have been modified with four-blade Hartzell/
Aircraft

Piaggio: Avanti Announcement Premature

Although Piaggio named two new completion centers for the Avanti at the NBAA Convention last month, Tom Appleton, president and CEO of Piaggio America, tol
Aircraft

STC for Falcon 50 Engine Upgrade Delayed

Premier Aircraft of East Alton, Ill., continues to work with Honeywell on an engine upgrade program for the Falcon 50 expected to be completed in the third
Maintenance and Modifications

GDAS To Support GIIs and GIIIs

Factory product support for Gulfstream IIs and GIIIs will move out from beneath the wing of Gulfstream service centers and find itself under the umbrella o
Maintenance and Modifications

Complaint filed against Rolls-Royce

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has filed a complaint with the FAA against Rolls-Royce alleging the engine maker does not provide basic
Safety

European shops prepare for human factors training rule

By September next year European aircraft maintenance providers will be obliged to have conducted approved human factors training for their staff.
Accidents

The Enduring Controversy of TWA Flight 800

It is hard to believe that despite the passage of more than nine years since that hot July night, the discussion continues about TWA Flight 800, which cras
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Maintenance and Modifications

MRO Profile: Arinc aircraft maintenance


Company boasts two part 145-authorized facilities

When the name Arinc comes up in conversation most pilots think of an old, e
Maintenance and Modifications

Innotech Aviation Gets Macau Airworthiness Approval

Macau, a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, has awarded Innotech Aviation MAR-145 maintenance organization status.
Maintenance and Modifications

Sierracom announces online maintenance tracking service

SierraCom, a division of Sierra Industries, will now provide online services for its maintenance tracking program.
Maintenance and Modifications

Capital Aviation gets repair station license

Capital Aviation on Wiley Post Municipal Airport in Oklahoma City has been awarded FAA Part 145 repair station status.
Maintenance and Modifications

OK3 Air named satellite service center for PC-12

Western Aircraft of Boise, Idaho, a Pilatus sales and service center since 1996, has appointed OK3 Air on Heber Valley Municipal Airport of Heber City, Uta
Maintenance and Modifications

EZ Maintenance offers improved tracking software

EZ Maintenance Version 2.08 is Link-It software’s latest maintenance control software for business and commercial maintenance requirements.
Maintenance and Modifications

Tech Engineering teams up with Lanmar Aviation in Groton

Tech Engineering, an AOG mobile repair service, has xpanded its capabilities to include a base operation center at the Lanmar Aviation facility on the Grot
Safety

More frequent CRJ 200 aileron checks recommended

On August 31 the NTSB officially recommended that the FAA require Bombardier to revise the maintenance procedures for the Canadair CRJ 200 so that the aile
Safety

EJM recognized for human factors training

Executive Jet Management (EJM), a provider of aircraft management and charter services, received special recognition from Grey Owl Aviation Consultants for
Safety

Timco mechanics sentenced for making false statements

August was a bad month for Triad International Maintenance (Timco) of Greensboro, N.C.
Maintenance and Modifications

GE Acquires Everest VIT

General Electric has acquired Everest VIT, a Welch Allyn subsidiary focused on remote visual inspection equipment for industrial applications.
Maintenance and Modifications

ABC Taxi Aéreo expands into jet maintenance

ABC Taxi Aéreo, the executive jet service controlled by Brazilian industrial conglomerate Algar, recently acquired Belo Horizonte-based jet maintenance com
Maintenance and Modifications

Streamlining the Technician Hiring Process

Kevin Dawson, director of human resources for Sabreliner-Midcoast in St.
Safety

Three ‘As’ of Hiring

Some employers look for experience when interviewing a candidate; all they care about is a proven track record.
Maintenance and Modifications

Brazil's Helipark Will Provide Bell Maintenance

Brazilian executive aviation company TAM (Táxi Aéreo Marília) has selected Helipark as its authorized maintenance provider for Bells.
Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier opens high-tech ‘superwarehouse’ in Chicago

Last month Bombardier inaugurated its 238,000-sq-ft distribution center near Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
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Aircraft

QTA maintaining GII/GIII hush kit installation pace

by Gordon Gilbert
Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) continues to install Gulfstream II and III Stage 3 hush kits at the rate of about one per month sin
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault opens top-notch paint facility in Delaware

Just 387 days after groundbreaking ceremonies last year, Dassault Falcon Jet officially opened a new 40,000-sq-ft aircraft paint facility at its Wilmington