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 2, 2014 - 12:55pm

Rusada has signed an agreement with Aircraft Maintenance Services Australia for the implementation of the Envision MRO material modules across all of its line maintenance bases in Australia. The company’s Envision software is Camo-compliant, providing key management information and operational process control for operators, original equipment manufacturers, maintenance and repair organizations and service organizations.

July 2, 2014 - 12:50pm

West Star Aviation has hired Ed Henry as regional sales manager. He will be responsible for the eastern territory of the U.S., including Washington, D.C., Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Henry has more than 40 years of experience in general and corporate aviation.

July 2, 2014 - 12:45pm

Aero-Zone, which has expanded its European presence with the launch of Aero-Zone Limited in Shannon, Ireland, has hired SeanO’Brien as director of business development, Europe. The decision to locate Aero-Zone Limited in Shannon allows the company increased interaction and improved service for its clients and is in line with Aero-Zone’s ongoing strategy of housing inventory at diverse locations, suited to its clients’ needs.

July 2, 2014 - 3:40am

The plan announced last year by The Aviation Alliance to remanufacture Cessna 421Cs and Gulfstream IIIs is moving forward, according to company founder and managing director Geoff Miller, despite setbacks that have caused some delays. The California-based company is currently focusing on the Excalibur 421 turboprop conversion and hopes to have one completed in time for this year’s NBAA show in Orlando in October.

July 1, 2014 - 5:10am

One option for an aircraft technician faced with a thorny mechanical at home base or stranded far from the home hangar would be to take photos with a smartphone and send them to a source of help such as the manufacturer’s tech support team.

June 25, 2014 - 12:50pm

Duncan Aviation will open the new maintenance hangar complex at its facility in Lincoln, Neb. with an open house on July 15. A full day of informational sessions, tours of the campus and visits with industry vendors and OEMs will conclude with an evening reception with music, food, drinks and socializing. The event is open to anyone in the business aviation industry.

Duncan Aviation broke ground for the 175,000-sq-ft facility in the fall of 2012; it comprises two 40,000-sq-ft maintenance hangars and 95,000 sq ft of office and shop space.

June 25, 2014 - 12:40pm

MRO service provider AAR has become the first MRO operator to agree to share safety information voluntarily with the FAA under a new program. AAR recently signed on to participate in the FAA’s Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (Asias) program, which is designed to help MRO operators avoid serious and potentially costly safety issues and to help the FAA identify high-risk areas.

June 25, 2014 - 12:35pm

Maintenance provider FL Technics Jets has signed a three-year contract to provide base and line maintenance and parts for an undisclosed European Hawker 750 and 800XP operator.

FL Technics Jets specialists will provide the customer with aircraft maintenance services, including A through D checks, NDT, engineering, avionics, structural repairs, component support and parts supply.

June 25, 2014 - 12:30pm

ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services China has moved into a new maintenance facility on the west side of Tianjin Binhai International Airport, China. The facility, which was recently audited by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, offers a new 62,400-sq-ft building with 29,000 sq ft of hangar space, as well as 71,000 sq ft of dedicated apron.

June 25, 2014 - 12:25pm

Gulfstream Aerospace has redesigned its website, MyGulfstream.com, and launched a corresponding iPad application.

“Gulfstream strongly believes that when it comes to communicating with our customers via mobile tools, more is better. Customers can receive critical information right in the palm of their hands with the MyGulfstream app,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream Product Support.

 
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