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.

Cabin Interior and Electronics

Duncan Adds Starlink Satcom Dealership

Four of the company's facilities will offer Starlink installations
Duncan Aviation Starlink user
Maintenance and Modifications

Stevens Aerospace To Acquire Mayo Aviation’s Denver MRO

Agreement expands Mayo’s maintenance capacity for its managed fleet and charter customers
Stevens Aerospace mechanic working on a King Air
Maintenance and Modifications

Naples Jet Center Gets OEM Nod for Legacy, Praetor Mx

Designation expands the scope of the MRO provider's offerings
Maintenance and Modifications

Rolls Appoints PHI MRO Services as Authorized Mx Center

Approval represents a step forward in delivering ‘unparalleled’ support
Executives from Rolls-Royce and PHI at HeliExpo
Maintenance and Modifications

C&L Launches Parts Programs for Citation Sovereign, XLS

Two parts aircraft are undergoing disassembly in Bangor, Maine
Citation Sovereign C&L teardown
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Aviation Extends MRO Support to Cargo Drones

Dallas satellite shop performs scheduled and unscheduled work on UAVs
Maintenance and Modifications

Davinci Jets Installs SmartSky Lite on King Air 350

Fastest ATG now available for nearly 2,000 King Airs
Beechcraft King Air 360
Maintenance and Modifications

There’s More to Maintenance than Fixing the Airplane

AIN 2024 Corporate Aviation Leadership Summit – Maintenance, Moderated by Matt Thurber, Editor-in-Chief, AIN Media Group
Dassault Falcon mechanic
Aircraft

IAI Prepares To Manufacture Upgraded Gulfstream G280

Details of improvements for a follow-on to the G280 model remain largely secret
Gulfstream G280 supermidsized business jet
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Clay Lacy Aviation Adds Starlink Satcom Dealership

Starlink terminal installation takes 15 to 25 days of downtime
Starlink business aviation satcom antenna installation
Accidents

NTSB Revises Probable Cause for Citation Accident

The revision is a rare case of a successful petition for reconsideration
Tamarack active winglet on Cessna CitationJet
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Haite Growth Preps for China Upturn

ExecuJet Haite expanding MRO at Daxing International
ExecuJet Haite
Rotorcraft

First Aviation Adds AStar Rotor Blade Repairs

The expanded rotor blade repair services add new capabilities
Helicopter blades
Maintenance and Modifications

Airbus Says Service and Support Investment Bearing Fruit

The company has increased the value of spare parts it holds to around $430 million
Airbus Helicopters H130
Maintenance and Modifications

AeroBrigham Nears Brazil ANAC Approval

AeroBrigham to offer MRO services to Brazilian customers
AeroBrigham to receive Brazil ANAC
Rotorcraft

Ace, Mint Sign BEST Black Hawk Support Agreement

The partners will offer MRO services on T700 engines
Black Hawk helicopter
Maintenance and Modifications

Leonardo, Comau Testing Automatic Blade Inspection System

Robotic testing mitigates problems associated with repetitive work
Comaux Leonardo robotic arm
Maintenance and Modifications

South African Helo Operator First To Receive New GE Rotor Diagnostic

Johannesburg-based Henley Air will implement RADS-NG over the next few weeks
Henley Air, South Africa
Maintenance and Modifications

Yellowhead Helicopters Gets Custom BK117 Mx Stand

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs designed the stand to be lightweight and ergonomic
SAFE Structure Designs
Maintenance and Modifications

Recoil Aerospace Awaits Firefighting System STC

The company calls its T1000-E system a game changer
Recoil Aerospace's T1000-E Wildfire Supression System
Maintenance and Modifications

Challenger 300 Undergoes First 7,500-landing Inspection in Europe

Work completed at Biggin Hill in the UK
Bombardier mechanic performs 7,500-landing check on Challenger 300
Rotorcraft

StandardAero, Airbus Celebrate 40 Years of Component MRO

Extensive in-house repair capabilities help keep costs low
StandardAero Richmond BC
Maintenance and Modifications

Sikorsky Tackles S-92 Supply Chain

Record flight hours strain parts supply
Sikorsky S-92
Rotorcraft

Airwolf STCs Lithium-ion Batteries, Releases Charger

Charger helps operators maintain lithium-ion batteries
Airwolf Charger
Maintenance and Modifications

Cadorath Winnipeg Receives Rolls-Royce Approval

The approval adds more capabilities to the company's engine services
Rolls-Royce M250
Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft To Partner in Establishing Saudi Helo MRO

The Part 145 repair station will be established at MRO Village in Jeddah
Avionics

Banyan Air Service To Complete SmartSky Installation on the HondaJet

Brings streaming-level connectivity to the light jet for the first time
Banyan Air Service maintenance facility
Maintenance and Modifications

Enstrom Offer More Options for Helicopters

Autopilot, air conditioning, and lithium-ion battery to be offered
Enstrom on the floor at Heli-Expo 2024
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Banyan Air Service Will Supply Starlink Connectivity

Several supplemental type certificates for business aircraft are nearing completion
Banyan Air Service staff
Maintenance and Modifications

Bell 505 Gains Autopilot, Aux Fuel Approvals

EASA approves installation of GFC 600H autopilot
Bell 505 at Heli-Expo 2024