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

Aircraft cleaning service moves into Colorado

Immaculate Flight, a nationwide aircraft detailing company, has announced it is expanding its aircraft cleaning and detailing services into the Colorado Sp
Accidents

M7 Aerospace recieves EASA approval

In its most recent AS9100 surveillance audit, Sabreliner’s southeast Missouri operations received a score of 98.9 percent, its highest rating for quality s
Maintenance and Modifications

Children's hospital maintenance director receives award

Mike Dwyer, helicopter maintenance director for transport services at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, has been awarded the Arkansas Aviation Maintenance Tech
Airports

Ameco offers landing gear service in Beijing, China

Ameco Beijing, located on Beijing Capital International Airport, is offering landing gear service for the Boeing 737 (including the BBJ) and 737NG, 747-200
Maintenance and Modifications

Michigan Amends Its Aircraft Sales Taxes

New legislation in Michigan exempts the sales tax on aircraft parts installations performed in the state for customers who do not reside or base their airc
Maintenance and Modifications

CRS Jet spares on track for AS9120 accreditation

CRS Jet Spares president Armando Leighton Jr.
Maintenance and Modifications

Secrets of Gulfstream’s success in support arena

AIN’s annual product support report (scheduled this year for the August issue) can usually be counted on to generate an article or two dow
Maintenance and Modifications

Dalla Airmotive expands Lafayette component repair

Dallas Airmotive’s Lafayette, La.
Maintenance and Modifications

Landmark Aviation expands Bombardier ASF authority

Bombardier Aerospace has named Landmark Aviation an authorized service facility (ASF) for Learjets and Challengers.
FBOs

EASA approves Thunder Aviation

Thunder Aviation Services of Chesterfield, Mo., received certification of its aviation repair station as an EASA-approved maintenance organization.
Maintenance and Modifications

Aircraft Paint

Exterior paint has always been a statement.
Maintenance and Modifications

Jet Aviation adds Midcoast to North American holdings

When European private-equity firm Permira acquired Jet Aviation from the Hirschmann family five months ago, some industry observers speculated that the new
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FBOs

Sharp Details opens for business at Hanscom Field

Jet Aviation and Signature Flight Support at Hanscom Field in Bedford, Mass., now offer a full line of aircraft cleaning services through Sharp Details.
Aircraft

Sino Swearingen selects Stevens

Sino Swearingen has selected Greenville, S.C.-based Stevens Aviation as the OEM’s first North American authorized service facility for the new SJ30-2 light
Maintenance and Modifications

Midcoast Now a Jet Aviation Company

Swiss-based Jet Aviation Group completed its acquisition of St.
Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier names U.S. service firm

Bombardier Aerospace last month named Landmark Aviation its first authorized service facility in the U.S.
Maintenance and Modifications

Revised Insulation Rule Draws Concern

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) still has concerns regarding new requirements for improved flammability characteristics of retrofitted t
Maintenance and Modifications

A&P mechanics find new leadership opportunities

Running a flight department has historically been considered a job for a pilot, but the industry is recognizing that maintenance technicians can bring a di
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Maintenance and Modifications

Raisbeck Engineering appoints Stevens Aviation ZR Lite Center

Raisbeck Engineering has appointed Stevens Aviation of Greenville, S.C., an authorized installation center for the ZR Lite.
Aircraft

Landmark Aviation to install King Air winglets

Under the terms of an agreement with BLR Aerospace, Landmark Aviation has become an authorized dealer for the Everett, Wash.-based aerospace research and d
Maintenance and Modifications

Pratt & Whitney enters market for PMA parts

Pratt & Whitney took the aviation world by surprise when it announced in February the launch of a new division to manufacture PMA replacement parts for CFM
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Maintenance and Modifications

CRS JET spares ISO 9001:2000 and AS9120 certified

“Obtaining ISO 9001:200 and AS9120 certification of our quality-management system was a critical part of meeting the demand for the highest level of qualit
Charter & Fractional

Mayo Aviation: Charter firm offers maintenance services

Mayo Aviation, located on Englewood, Colo.’s Centennial Airport, offers both maintenance and a large Part 135 operation.
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Aircraft

Luton Center adds $4.5 Million in Gulfstream spare parts

Gulfstream Aerospace is adding spare-parts inventory valued at $4.5 million to its Luton, England, service center to support the growing fleet of Gulfstrea
Maintenance and Modifications

NBAA conference highlights leadership roles for today’s maintenance technician

More than a few business aviation technicians have expressed frustration that NBAA doesn’t represent them and their interests, maintaining, instead, that t
Aircraft

Lufthansa Bombardier doubles Berlin Learjet capacity

Berlin-Schoenefeld Airport will experience a major facility expansion as Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services opens a new hangar dedicated to Learjet mai
Maintenance and Modifications

Raytheon and Dassault receive MX awards from Netjets

Fractional provider NetJets recently awarded a trophy to Raytheon Aircraft’s Little Rock facility for outstanding performance.
Maintenance and Modifications

Boeing to acquire Aviall

Aviall has agreed to be purchased by The Boeing Company for a reported $48 per share ($1.7 billion).
Aircraft

Renovation Hardware

In medicine it goes by various names: restorative surgery, cosmetic surgery, transplant surgery.
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Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier strengthens worldwide technical support

In response to its growing worldwide fleet, Bombardier continues to expand its product-support capacity.