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.

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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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

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

Midcoast Now a Jet Aviation Company

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

Boeing to acquire Aviall

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

Bombardier strengthens worldwide technical support

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

Renovation Hardware

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

Duncan Aviation offers program enhancements

A new program that offers value-added solutions to the business jet aircraft sales marketplace is being offered by Duncan Aviation.
Rotorcraft

FAA delays drug-testing rule; ARSA continues lawsuit

The FAA has put its proposed expansion of the drug and alcohol testing program on the back burner for six months, canceling the April 10 compliance date.
FBOs

Landmark Aviation LAX named LearJet and Challenger facility

Bombardier Aerospace has appointed Landmark Aviation’s Los Angeles facility an authorized service center for Bombardier Learjets and Challengers.
Maintenance and Modifications

Gulfstream reinforces product support in Asia-Pacific

Gulfstream Aerospace has added a second field service representative (FSR) in Hong Kong and a second FSR in Singapore to support its growing Asia-Pacific f
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

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.
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

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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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
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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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
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.
FBOs

Landmark consolidates avionics installation work

Landmark Aviation informed employees in late March of a consolidation of the company’s avionics installation work.
Safety

Another Gulfstream facility gets environmental, safety ok

Gulfstream’s Long Beach, Calif., business-jet completions and product support site is now ISO 14001- and OHSAS 18001-compliant.
Maintenance and Modifications

ATP offers desktop regulatory and maintenance information

Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) has released NavigatorV Release 6, a desktop viewer offering regulatory and maintenance information in one place.
Maintenance and Modifications

National Flight Services selects Trend Group for the TPE331

Trend Group has signed a teaming agreement with National Flight Services of Toledo, Ohio, to provide trend monitoring and analysis service for each overhau
Safety

FSI expands maintenance courses through global jet services

FlightSafety will now provide its customers direct access to the full array of Global Jet Services professional development maintenance courses, including
Charter & Fractional

Flight Options to use API for rotable management

Aerospace Products International (API), a provider of distribution and supply chain services, has been chosen by Flight Options for rotables management.
Maintenance and Modifications

New Pratt & Whitney Canada capability at Dallas Airmotive

Dallas Airmotive is adding component repair capability for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A/T, JT15D and PW300/ PW500 engine series to its Lafayette, La