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

Swiss operator chooses JSSI

JSSI has been selected by Fly Wings, a Swiss operator, to provide its Tip-to-Tail hourly maintenance cost guarantee program for the company’s new Piaggio A
Maintenance and Modifications

Lanmar adds avionics service

Lanmar Aviation at Groton-New London Airport in Groton, Conn., has expanded its Part 145 repair station maintenance capability to include an in-house avion
Safety

FSI to provide Gulfstream techs with maintenance training

Under the terms of an agreement signed by Gulfstream Aerospace and FlightSafety International (FSI), FSI will provide systems training to Gulfstream techs
Maintenance and Modifications

Aviation Industry Expo 2006: User Fees: What May or May Not Be

If Air Transport Association (ATA) CEO James May has his way, business aviation will start paying more of what he believes is a fair share of the costs of
Maintenance and Modifications

Aviation Industry Expo 2006: PAMA experiences turnaround

“This is our first show since the SAE [Society of Automotive Engineers] alliance and I think it’s going well.
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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

Mitsubishi Buys MU-2 Service Center

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA), the Addison, Texas-based subsidiary of the Japanese company that built the MU-2 turboprop twin, has acquired In
Aircraft

Sabreliner Retargeting Sabreliners

Now that Sabreliner has sold its Midcoast Aviation subsidiary to Jet Aviation, the St.
Maintenance and Modifications

Jet-Care Analysis for Helicopters

Demand for engine oil and debris analysis from laboratories in Europe and the U.S.
Maintenance and Modifications

Dallas Airmotive adds Rolls-Royce TAY 611-8C capability

Gulfstream G350 and G450 operators now have another option for repair of their Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8Cs.
Maintenance and Modifications

Gulfstream introduces enhancements to CMP.net

Gulfstream Aerospace has released three new enhancements to CMP.net, its computerized aircraft maintenance tracking program.
Maintenance and Modifications

West Star Aviation annointed GE CF34 Service Center

“This GE CF34 service center authorization is another step in the development of our Challenger program and a statement of commitment to our Challenger cus
Maintenance and Modifications

Industry favors overhauling mechanic training

The maintenance industry must do something to address the growing demand for maintenance that will result from increased levels of flying.
Maintenance and Modifications

Raytheon sells Atlantic City facility, adds four others

Under terms of an agreement signed by Raytheon Aircraft Services and Midlantic Jet Aviation, Raytheon Aircraft will sell its Atlantic City, N.J.
Maintenance and Modifications

JSSI announces exclusive A500/A700 tip-to-tail coverage

Jet Support Services and Adam Aircraft have entered into an agreement for JSSI
to provide Tip-to-Tail hourly maintenance cost guarantee programs deve
Maintenance and Modifications

Avcon Offers Learjet 35/36 RVSM Package STC

Learjet 35/36 operators have an RVSM option thanks to Butler National subsidiary Avcon Industries, which has received FAA approval to install its next-gene
Maintenance and Modifications

Arinc Direct in Colorado expands into maintenance

Arinc Direct Aircraft Services has expanded its FAA Part 145 certification to perform full-service aircraft maintenance at its repair station in Colorado S
Maintenance and Modifications

Embraer opens maintenance facility in Nashville

Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services has opened a new 78,000-sq-ft maintenance facility on Nashville International Airport.
Maintenance and Modifications

New web portal awaits LBAS customers and operators

Bombardier customers and operators who use Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) will find it easier to communicate with LBAS in the future.
Maintenance and Modifications

MRO Profile: JetCorp

When philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche penned “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” in the late 19th century, it’s safe to say he didn’t have JetCorp in m
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Aircraft

Pilatus Takes the PC-12 to Camp

Camp Systems is now the exclusive factory provider of maintenance tracking for the Pilatus PC-12.
Maintenance and Modifications

NTSB reveals maintenance issues

A history of maintenance issues is unfolding at Chalks Ocean Airways, according to a series of recently released NTSB factual reports about last December’s
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault M&O focuses on product-support services

Dassault Aviation highlighted its renewed emphasis on product support at this year’s Falcon Jet Maintenance and Operations meeting.
Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier Expands Mx Programs

Beginning last month, buyers of any new Bombardier business jet can opt for a new cost-per-flight-hour maintenance support program.
Maintenance and Modifications

Blackhawk King Air Conversions Near 30

Stevens Aviation recently completed its 26th Blackhawk King Air XP engine conversion.
Maintenance and Modifications

Part Two: Renovation Hardware

In these pages last month, a relatively lackluster but functional 1991 Falcon 900 pushing 11,000 hours began its journey through the fountain of youth.
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Aircraft

GDAS marks five years of servicing business jets

Las Vegas; Minneapolis; and West Palm Beach, Fla., were purchased from BBA Aviation to form General Dynamics Aviation Services (GDAS).
Maintenance and Modifications

API opens logistics and distribution center in China

Aerospace Products International, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services, has opened its newest distribution and logistics center in Shanghai
Regulations and Government

FAA cautions against some R-R 250 engine combustion liners

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to advise owners, operators and repair stations of aircraft equipped with the Rolls-
Engines

Standard Aero signs parts-support agreement with P&WCs

Standard Aero has expanded its range of small gas turbine engine services with a five-year agreement covering PT6 engine work with Pratt & Whitney Componen