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.

October 8, 2007 - 9:59am

Bombardier and Camp Systems announced an agreement that will allow Camp to assume responsibility for providing maintenance-tracking services for Bombardier business aircraft.

 

Under the terms of the transaction, Camp will also provide service for more than 700 Bombardier business aircraft currently enrolled in Bombardier’s in-house Computer Integrated Maintenance Management System (Cimms).

 

October 8, 2007 - 9:51am

Positioning itself to take advantage of an expected economic recovery, Banyan Air Service, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based full-service FBO, has signed a contract with DeCrane Cabin Interiors of Tucson, Ariz., in a joint venture to offer business aircraft cabin refurbishment services.

October 8, 2007 - 9:45am

When Piper introduced the Meridian in 2001, it marked the return of the Vero Beach, Fla.-based manufacturer to the turboprop market and the end of a nine-year hiatus since the Cheyenne production line went quiet in 1992.

October 8, 2007 - 7:57am

Garrett Aviation has selected Rockwell Collins to provide elements of its Pro Line 21 avionics as part of a retrofit program aimed at upgrading Cessna Citation 501s. System deliveries are scheduled to begin in January.

October 8, 2007 - 7:53am

CAE SimuFlite has inked a deal with Dassault Falcon Jet to develop and deliver a technical training curriculum for maintenance technicians, beginning the second half of this year. Training will be available for the Falcon 50/50EX, 900/900EX and 2000/2000EX. Next year the program will extend to earlier Falcons.

October 8, 2007 - 7:52am

Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) has launched its newest software platform–Navigator V. The new program improves a maintenance organization’s ability to cut the cost and time associated with accessing and compiling regulatory data. It streamlines user interface and simplifies work flow when accessing a complete and current collection of regulatory documents.

October 8, 2007 - 7:50am

Dassault Falcon Jet has named four new field service representatives (FSR) in the U.S. “The decision to make these assignments is part of a global strategy designed to strengthen service levels to all Falcon operators,” said Gerry Goguen, DFJ’s senior vice president of customer service.

October 8, 2007 - 7:23am

Duncan Aviation has appointed Scott Shefke as Bombardier Challenger technical representative. He will serve as the technical advisor to Challenger customers and Duncan Aviation’s Challenger teams. “In the last three years, our Challenger business has grown to a point where it became obvious we needed to support customers with a dedicated technical representative,” said Rich Baeder, Duncan’s vice president of aircraft and FBO services.

October 8, 2007 - 7:19am

Really Quiet has doubled the warranty on its Stage 3 hush kit and thrust-reverser system for the Gulfstream II. The new warranty is two years, 1,000 hours or 500 cycles, whichever comes first. Really Quiet of Reston, Va., was the first of two companies to receive an STC for installation of hush kits on Spey-powered Gulfstreams.

October 8, 2007 - 7:15am

“Beechcraft and Hawker owners can now find parts for their aircraft anywhere in the world with the click of a mouse,” says Raytheon Aircraft of its expanded worldwide inventory network (WIN). WIN provides access to the entire parts inventory of Raytheon Aircraft and all its distributors and service centers. Previously, only customer-support representatives could view the parts inventory under the WIN program.

 
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