Pratt & Whitney Canada (Booth No. 1040) announced several maintenance and support deals at EBACE along with the launch of a customer support center at its Quebec, Canada headquarters.
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.
Midcoast Aviation and Savannah Air Center were selected as factory authorized preferred completion centers to conduct interior completions for the Bombardier Global 5000 and Global Express XRS. Based in St-Louis, Mo., Midcoast Aviation, is a full-service aircraft maintenance, modification and completions provider, including avionics and exterior paint services.
Swiss group Ruag Aerospace is here at EBACE (Booth No. 1470) hot on the heels of its purchase of Pilatus Aircraft’s (Booth No. 700) TSA Transairco subsidiary in early April. The sale, the price of which was undisclosed, is retroactive to January 1.
The new owner said it intends to retain all 115 of Transairco’s employees and the management team headed by CEO Jason Mulcock.
The U.S. Army called them scroungers; the aviation industry gives them a more professional name: acquisition specialists. Whatever you call them, the industry variation travels from airport to airport poking around, asking questions and finding treasures in the form of used parts.
California company plans to expand mX Operation As FBOs go, 10-year-old Jet Source, of Carlsbad, Calif., is fairly young. (Nonetheless, the FBO ranked 35th in AIN’s annual FBO survey.) Located on Palomar-McClellan Airport, it offers an executive terminal and provides maintenance, avionics, ramp service, fuel sales, aircraft charter, management and aircraft sales/acquisition.
Blackhawk Modification recently announced the addition of Banyan Air Service of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to its global distributor network of authorized engine upgrade centers.
Blackhawk Modifications specializes in P&WC PT6A turboprop upgrades. The company upgrades the 90- and 200-series King Airs, as well as the Conquest I and Cheyennes. Based in Waco, Texas, Blackhawk has upgraded more than 100 turboprops since 2000.
Aviall has reached an agreement to acquire certain assets of Sisu Services, a supplier of aircraft brake and wheel services, parts and technical information. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Sisu Services, based in Crown Point, Ind., has begun to operate as an independent business division of Aviall Product Repair Services. Founded in 1985, the company has 16 employees and serves customers in 42 states.
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), which represents nearly 700 members of the international aviation maintenance and alteration community, recently published the results of its 2007 member survey.
The survey highlighted the success and subsequent growing needs of the industry, as international contract maintenance stations continue to expand their role of ensuring safety and efficiency in the skies.
Perkins Aircraft Windows signed an agreement with CRS Jet Spares for that company to stock and distribute Perkins-manufactured windows and windshields. Airframes to be supported under the terms of the contract include the Beechjet, Challenger, Citation, Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker and Learjet.
Falcon 2000 and 2000EX/EASy owners now have the option of replacing their damaged OEM APU firewalls with a significantly strengthened APU firewall repairable for the life of the aircraft.