Eclipse Aviation has chosen Albany International Airport as the site for its new northeast factory service center. The company plans to have seven domestic factory service centers and has previously nounced locations in Albuquerque, N.M., and Gainesville, Fla.
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.
Jet Aviation Boston/Bedford is enhancing aircraft maintenance support by adding weekend service hours and expanding its mobile maintenance assistance. Clients can now receive technical and mechanical aircraft care from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Pratt & Whitney Canada CSC (Africa) is offering engine overhaul services following an expansion project at its South Africa facility located at the Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg. The facility now offers comprehensive engine overhaul services for the PT6A.
As part of Duncan Aviation’s 50th-anniversary celebration, the company has released a collection of songs from 1956 performed by Duncan Aviation team members. Titled Chart Topping Hits of ’56, the release will be distributed to each of the company’s employees and customers at industry trade shows and special celebration events at most of the company’s U.S. locations.
Cantec Systems of Ontario, Canada, is the latest company to sign a distributor agreement with Securaplane Technologies to offer Hawker main ship batteries. Cantec is an authorized Canadian value-added center for power products and has been supporting Canadian military land vehicles, aviation, portable power, telecom, UPS and industrial customers with pure-lead technology for more than 20 years.
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Gulfstream’s service center at London Luton Airport is one of 12 factory support facilities, but it is currently unique in being the only one on soil foreign to the Savannah, Ga.-based OEM. It is also one of the most recent additions to the stable, Gulfstream having acquired a lease on it from Signature in April 2003.
Building on OEM-sponsored programs for by-the-hour airframe and powerplant maintenance, Intermarket Insurance Agency has introduced Av-Tec Equipment Maintenance Management Solutions for avionics. The program is designed to control and more effectively manage the costs associated with maintaining avionics equipment.
Cessna has recently added online access to Service Bulletins and Letters for all Citation models at its support Web site (www.cessnasupport.com). In addition, all available pertinent documents are now accessible online specifically for the 525B, 680 and 750. Only documents from May 5, 2005, to the present are available for the remaining Citation models.
The third quarter of next year will see the opening ceremony of a new Bombardier factory-owned service center at Love Field in Dallas. The nearly 100,000-sq-ft facility will increase service space by 60 percent and will accommodate Learjets, Challengers and Globals.
Dallas Airmotive also recently announced that it has opened a regional turbine center in Millville, N.J. The 8,000-sq-ft facility supports turbine aircraft operators in the Northeastern U.S. and is located at Millville Municipal Airport adjacent to the company’s maintenance hangar. Last year Dallas Airmotive closed Millville engine overhaul operations.