By September next year European aircraft maintenance providers will be obliged to have conducted approved human factors training for their staff. The requirement is included in Part 145 rules issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), but national aviation authorities’ (NAAs) inconsistent implementation of the rule appears to be causing confusion for some European companies.
Maintenance and Modifications
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It is hard to believe that despite the passage of more than nine years since that hot July night, the discussion continues about TWA Flight 800, which crashed off the coast of Long Island in July 1996.
Company boasts two part 145-authorized facilities
Macau, a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, has awarded Innotech Aviation MAR-145 maintenance organization status.
SierraCom, a division of Sierra Industries, will now provide online services for its maintenance tracking program. Owner/operators will now be able to go to the Web site, log in with user name and password, and see their reports. The owner/operator will receive notification e-mail alerting them that he SierraCom analyst has updated a report with the flight log or maintenance transaction report that was sent to them.
Capital Aviation on Wiley Post Municipal Airport in Oklahoma City has been awarded FAA Part 145 repair station status. The company, which has been in business since 1993, employs 76 people, has 80,000 sq ft of hangar space, and can accommodate aircraft as large as the Global Express and GV. Capital provides design, engineering, interior, paint, electrical and avionics or all turbine business aircraft.
Western Aircraft of Boise, Idaho, a Pilatus sales and service center since 1996, has appointed OK3 Air on Heber Valley Municipal Airport of Heber City, Utah, an authorized satellite service center for the Pilatus PC-12.
EZ Maintenance Version 2.08 is Link-It software’s latest maintenance control software for business and commercial maintenance requirements. The software schedules, manages and tracks all costs and histories of routine preventive maintenance or unscheduled repairs for any type of business asset, including all equipment and vehicles.
Tech Engineering, an AOG mobile repair service, has xpanded its capabilities to include a base operation center at the Lanmar Aviation facility on the Groton-New London Airport in Groton, Conn. The service is available 24 hours a day and offers avionics maintenance and inspections as well as airframe and powerplant repair and inspections.
On August 31 the NTSB officially recommended that the FAA require Bombardier to revise the maintenance procedures for the Canadair CRJ 200 so that the aileron free play check is accomplished at an interval less than 2,973 flight hours to prevent flight with aileron free play greater than the maximum limit.