Van Nuys-based Western Jet Aviation has made a name for itself servicing Gulfstreams, and general manager Jim Hansen attributes the success of his company to its motto: “Treat every airplane as if you were the owner.”
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.
Aero Precision Repair and Overhaul (A-Pro) of Deerfield Beach, Fla., will begin overhaul and repair services on the Piaggio Avanti landing gear and related accessories. The company received approvals from Piaggio and Messier Dowty, the manufacturer of the landing gear.
Raisbeck Engineering has named Naples Jet Center an authorized installation center. Naples Jet Center will promote, sell and install Raisbeck King Air Performance Systems to current and prospective customers. The Florida facility is a new FBO that offers maintenance, avionics and sales.
Bombardier Regional Aircraft Customer Support is strengthening its presence in Japan in response to the growing fleets–and requirements–of CRJ and Q-Series operators in the country.
Hawker Beechcraft recognized many of its suppliers during its annual suppliers’ conference. The company gave awards in categories such as performance excellence, small business partner, innovative excellence, performance promise champion and supplier of the year.
New York based W.S. Wilson and Singapore’s Hypercoat Enterprises are partnering to open a product-distribution center in Singapore. The operation will be a wholly owned W.S. Wilson subsidiary, W.S. Wilson Asia.
Lufthansa Technik is opening a customer service base for component services and a component pool at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow. The new operation will be implemented in two phases.
Dassault Falcon’s customer service organization has completed the initial phase of a comprehensive initiative to improve the quality of service customers to its call center receive.
Dassault Aircraft Services plans to double the size of its Little Rock Service Center and is simultaneously implementing a multi-year expansion plan at Dassault Falcon’s Wilmington, Del. facility on New Castle County Airport. The Wilmington plan includes using an existing 22,000-sq-ft hangar for completions and adding more than 100 employees.
Last year the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) filed a lawsuit challenging a new FAA rule that substantially expanded the FAA’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.
The rule extended the testing requirements to employees at subcontractor companies (and to subcontractors of subcontractors at any tier) that repair stations rely on for specialized services.