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.

June 25, 2014 - 12:15pm

Londonderry, N.H.-based Pro Star Aviation has named Thomas Kennedy director of maintenance. In his new role, Kennedy will use his 27 years of experience to manage the MRO’s day-to-day airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul functions. Before joining Pro Star Aviation, Kennedy held various positions, from lead technician at British Midland Airways to director of maintenance at both Jet Aviation and Signature TechnicAir in Bedford, Mass. Most recently he was Northeast regional engine manager for Dallas Airmotive.

June 25, 2014 - 12:10pm

Price Induction will be touring the U.S. with its twin-spool unmixed-flow, high-bypass-ratio DGen 380 turbofan on a mobile test bed. The DGen 380 targets the personal light jet market, and the associated training solutions can be used by universities, aircraft maintenance schools and research organizations for courses such as engine operation training to acoustics and thermodynamics research. Cities already confirmed for demonstrations include Washington, D.C.(June 27); Chicago (July 21); Cleveland, Ohio (July 24); and University Park, Penn. (July 28).

June 25, 2014 - 12:05pm

Cessna has released a video on microbiological growth in fuel tanks for all Citations. Microbes can grow wherever water accumulates in aircraft fuel tanks and systems. Only tiny quantities of water are required: a film less than 1mm thick can support microbial growth. The video shows how to inspect fuel tanks for signs of microbiological growth, fungus and possible corrosion damage.

June 25, 2014 - 12:00pm

The FAA has issued an NPRM for a new airworthiness directive for the Embraer Phenom 300 that would supersede AD 2013-22-20. The proposed AD describes the unsafe condition as cracks beyond acceptable limits in the carbon discs of the left and right brake assemblies.

June 18, 2014 - 11:20am

StandardAero has completed a license agreement with Rolls-Royce that designates the company’s Singapore facility an authorized maintenance repair and overhaul center (Amroc) for RR300 helicopter engines. The authorization follows an RR300 Amroc agreement signed in December with StandardAero’s facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

June 18, 2014 - 11:20am

Gulfstream Aerospace has expanded its worldwide service and support network by opening a parts and materials distribution center near Los Angeles. The 5,000-sq-ft facility at Van Nuys Airport primarily serves Gulfstream customers in the western U.S. and Canada, shortening delivery times and minimizing shipping costs.

June 18, 2014 - 11:15am

The 123 Go program is AV8 MRO’s flat-rate plan that offers operators choices in pricing methods and turn times when having their Hawker landing gear repaired, overhauled or exchanged. Operators who choose to have their landing gear serviced at AV8 MRO can pick the service needed–repair, overhaul or exchange–and then select their preferred pricing method, including actual labor/material cost, time/material cost with “not to exceed amount” or a flat rate.

June 18, 2014 - 11:10am

Ameco Beijing has obtained an AS/EN9100 certificate of registration issued by SAI Global validating that it operates a quality management system that complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008+AS9100C, EN9100:2009, in the scope of design and manufacturing of installation kits for aircraft modification and cabin parts. The AS/EN9100 is a widely adopted and standardized quality management system suited for design, development and manufacturing in the aerospace industry.

June 18, 2014 - 11:05am

PPG Industries has added a new packaging unit to its coatings plant and aerospace application support center in Gonfreville, France. PPG is now able to offer customers in Southern Europe the benefits of proprietary Semco ready-to-use, disposable cartridges for storing, mixing and applying multiple-component adhesives, sealants, epoxies, polysulfides, polyurethanes and other materials that require mixing.

June 18, 2014 - 11:00am

Aero Dynamix has been granted an EASA NVG STC on a Bell 412EP. It is the first of two 412EPs Aero Dynamix will modify for Faroe Islands operator Atlantic Airways, which will use the modified aircraft for search-and-rescue missions. The NVG upgrades encompass internal NVIS avionics modifications, edge-lit panels, overlays and all other aircraft illuminated components. These upgrades are designed to balance cockpit illumination for both NVIS and daylight readability.

 
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