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

Repair Shop Quality Rules To Be Proposed

Repair stations would be required to establish a quality-rating program under a notice of proposed rulemaking the FAA expects to publish next month.
Maintenance and Modifications

Analog-to-digital System Introduced

Shadin Avionics of St.
Accidents

Nike GV Incident Prompts Service Letter

Gulfstream’s initial investigation into the November 21 incident involving a jammed gear on Nike’s GV revealed corrosion on the main landing gear (MLG) upl
Aircraft

Winglets Approved for King Air 200

BLR Aerospace late last year received an STC for its winglet kit for King Air 200s.
Maintenance and Modifications

EASA Approves King Air Engine Mod

Blackhawk Modifications has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for its engine upgrade for the King Air C90A/B.
Maintenance and Modifications

Conquest RVSM Package Introduced

Corporate Aircraft of Fresno, Calif., is selling a $93,600 RVSM installation package for the Conquest 441.
Maintenance and Modifications

Bombardier adds superwarehouse in Frankfurt

Canadian manufacturer Bombardier has the considerable task of supporting some 5,200 aircraft of many types, from vintage Series 20 Learjets to the latest G
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

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
Maintenance and Modifications

Gulfstream to expand Savannah facility; gets NetJets award

Gulfstream Aerospace president Bryan Moss has announced plans for a $300 million, seven-year expansion of the company’s manufacturing and service facilitie
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
Safety

ARSA asks Feds to review FAA drug/alcohol policy

The cost of having a business aircraft worked on by a certified repair station that also works on airline aircraft may go up as a result of new FAA drug an
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
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.
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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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

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

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

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.