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.

July 9, 2014 - 12:38pm

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA), in association with the Aviation Management Consulting Group, will hold its aviation management workshop on September 16 and 17 in Savannah, Ga. The workshop provides a practical foundation in leadership and management. Subject matter is geared toward leadership, management and decision-making development, best-practice approaches, innovative strategies, and creative techniques from industry experts who have decades of experience leading and managing people and making business decisions.

July 9, 2014 - 12:32pm

Honeywell has named JetSupport’s MRO division an authorized service center. The designation will broaden the MRO’s current maintenance capability, which includes the Citation 650 and Falcons. The initial authorization grants approval to perform maintenance on the Honeywell TFE731 turbofan and APUs. JetSupport plans to add Honeywell’s TPE331 turboprop and avionics products to its authorization.

JetSupport provides MRO services and support for business aviation and special-purpose aircraft.

July 9, 2014 - 12:28pm

GA Telesis has received the “Good to Great” award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. The regional award program honors companies based in South Florida that embody ideas from Jim Collins’s bestselling business book Good to Great. The Good to Great Award highlights companies that have shown exceptional growth and development over a four-year period.

GA Telesis received the award for its double-digit growth and global expansion initiatives over the last few years, including the establishment of both GA Telesis Engine Services and GA Innovation China.

July 9, 2014 - 12:23pm

Jettech gained FAA STC approval to install the touchscreen Garmin GTN 650/750 GPS/navcom (single or dual) in Cessna 525 CitationJets manufactured from 1993 to 1999 (S/Ns 0001-0359). The STC includes Waas approvals and certifies the aircraft for fully autopilot-coupled GPS-LPV approaches. Jettech is offering the STC’d data package through authorized Garmin dealers and will provide full support through the installation process.

July 9, 2014 - 12:18pm

StandardAero marked the redelivery of its 100th PW100 engine serviced for Swiftair during an event held recently at the airline’s headquarters in Madrid, Spain.

The 100th engine serviced represents a milestone for the two companies, which established their partnership in 2000. “Over the past 14 years we have been the main PW100 service provider for Swiftair, and we have seen it grow to become one of the largest ATR operators in Europe,” said Laurens Leijten, StandardAero Swiftair program manager.

July 9, 2014 - 12:14pm

Paradigm Aerospace has added a second paint booth. The new Garmat booth, which provides improved airflow, fresh-air recovery and better lighting, has a 3 million BTU furnace. Both the booth and its adjacent mixing room are explosion proof and equipped with separate fire suppression units. “We are seeing faster dry times and an even higher-quality finished product,” said PAC paint manager Bryan Fisher.

July 9, 2014 - 12:09pm

Sherwin-Williams has introduced chrome hazard-free quick-dry epoxy primer. The company says it is a high-performance, two-component corrosion-inhibitive epoxy primer that contains no chromate, dries more quickly and has a longer pot life than current paints. It provides “excellent adhesion to treated substrates,” meets U.S.

July 9, 2014 - 12:04pm

Elliott Aviation, an authorized service center for the Beechjet/Hawker 400XP, has acquired multiple sets of Beechjet/Hawker 400XP landing gear. The landing gear will be used for exchange purposes to ensure minimal aircraft downtime during overhaul. Elliott Aviation’s accessory shop has overhauled multiple sets of Beechjet/Hawker 400XP landing gear and completed some 20 trunnion repairs. Elliott Aviation has completed 250 full landing-gear overhauls, 350 actuator overhauls, 500 brake assemblies, 500 wheels and 1,400 NDT inspections.

July 5, 2014 - 4:45am

West Star Aviation’s East Alton location was founded in 1947 and was originally named Walston Aviation. It changed ownership in 1986 and was renamed Premier Air Center. In 2004, the principals of Premier Air Center acquired West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, Colo., and operated under the dual name Premier Air Center/West Star Aviation until September 2007, when the company was rebranded West Star Aviation.

July 2, 2014 - 1:20pm

Peterborough, Ontario-based Flying Colours has received approval from the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) to work on business aircraft registered in the State of Qatar. The MRO will provide a range of regular and line maintenance work on business jets originating from the Middle East. QCAA status enables the MRO to undertake continuing airworthiness and maintenance work on aircraft including all those under its Transport Canada Civil Aviation approval (the Bombardier Challenger and Global series and the Dassault Falcon series).

 
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