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

FAA mulls changing insulation standards

The FAA is considering amending its controversial rule upgrading flammability standards for thermal and acoustic insulation.
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Garrett/Piedmont Consolidating

Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated is closing its Long Island, N.Y.
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Keeping jets spic ’n’ span takes an ongoing effort

Just as with most elements of aircraft ownership, a good cleaning, inside and out, is much more involved than the average person could possibly imagine.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Manufacturers promote equipment interoperability

One of the recurrent themes at the Toulouse workshop was the inability of ATC services to provide operators opportunities to use the navigation performance
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Air Wisky To Close Appleton Base

Air Wisconsin Airlines plans to close its Appleton maintenance facility and move its 105 jobs to other facilities by next May.
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McKinney Aerospace Named GE Service Center

McKinney Aerospace has been designated an authorized GE service center for engine work.
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Jet Aviation takes Over Crossair Hangar in Basel

Under an agreement signed last month with Swiss International Air Lines and airport authorities, Jet Aviation Basel has moved into the Crossair hangar in B
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Genesis 3 Engineering offers Falcon 20 group RVSM kit

Genesis 3 Engineering has begun delivering installation kits for its new group RVSM solution for Dassault Falcon 20s.

“Using proven Innovati
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API to provide Legacy Beech spare parts

Aerospace Products International (API), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services, has instituted a new program to enhance spares availability f
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Dick leaves Canadian aviation maintenance council

The Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council (CAMC) Board of Directors has announced a change in the organization’s leadership team.
FBOs

P&WC CSC Europe names Premiair a maintenance facility

Prist Aerospace, long-time manufacturer and supplier of anti-icing aviation fuel additives, has formed an alliance with Hammonds Fuel Additives.
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CS Jet Spares expands parts inventory

CRS continues to expand support for the business jet community by increasing its parts distribution for Challengers, Gulfstreams, Learjets, Hawkers and Fal
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Superior Aircraft maintenance now Raytheon service center

Raytheon Aircraft has named Superior Aircraft Maintenance, of Medford, Ore., the most recent addition to its global network of authorized service centers.
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Aviall teams with Click Commerce on distribution

Aviall of Dallas has teamed with Click Commerce to help it undertake collaborative commerce with its suppliers and customers.
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MRO Profile: Cutter Aviation-Dallas

Cutter Aviation-Dallas is using the high-end car dealership as a model on which to base its facility, a strategy that is working well, said Andy Biery, gen
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What on earth were these people thinking?

Aviation differs from other forms of transportation in a number of ways.
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Completion & Refurb Update: November 2005

LED Replacements for Fluorescent Tubes Coming Soon

Emteq Lighting & Cabin Systems recently announced a patent-pending LED replacement
Aircraft

Williams-powered learjet STC Delayed

Spirit Wing Aviation of Edmund, Okla., said it now expects to receive STC approval for its $2.2 million SpiritLear–a re-engined Learjet 25–in the first qua
FBOs

Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne rebrands as Landmark Aviation


Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated has made a landmark decision.
Safety

Citations Subject of Proposed AD

A single report of a miswired APU fire-extinguishing bottle on a Citation X (C750) has prompted a proposed AD to require placing identification sleeves on
Cabin Interior and Electronics

EBACE 2005: Maintenance & Completions

Dassault launched FalconCare at EBACE, the French OEM’s new “pay as you go” fixed-cost maintenance program.
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Cheaper Parts from Internet Supplier

A French Internet spare parts supplier claims to save customers up to 25 percent on their repair bills.
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PATS Looks Promising

Bell says its new anti-torque system will offer directional control, reductions in main rotor speed and noise and higher cruise speeds–up to 170 knots.
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Stevens Aviation to expand Greenville facility

Stevens Aviation approached the Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) Airport Authority with a proposal to “significantly” upgrade the company’s existing facility a
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MRO Profile: Innotech Aviation

Innotech Aviation has served the corporate aviation market since the dawn of the business jet era.
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Aerodynamics appointed Pilatus service center

Atlas Pilatus Center, an authorized distributor for the Pilatus PC-12 in the Northeast U.S., has appointed Aerodynamics (ADI) an authorized Pilatus PC-12 s
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Arnoni Aviation expands landing gear/accessory shops

Arnoni Aviation of Houston has expanded its landing gear and accessory shops by moving them to a 25,000-sq-ft facility adjacent to the George Bush Intercon
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Dassault triples parts inventory in Brazil

To better serve operators in Brazil and Latin America, Dassault, along with Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, is tripling the stockpile of spare parts in Braz
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EJM garners 12th straight diamond award

The FAA has awarded Executive Jet Management (EJM) a Diamond Award for aircraft maintenance training excellence.
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...And Raytheon Aircraft services is also honored

The FAA also awarded Raytheon Aircraft Services the agency’s highest award for maintenance excellence.