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.

December 6, 2007 - 8:04am

The Hangar Incorporated (THI) has entered an agreement with Shreveport, La. FBO TAC Air. Under the terms of the agreement, THI will operate the maintenance portion of the FBO services at Shreveport Regional Airport. THI was most recently contracted to be the maintenance provider for Wilson Air Center on Memphis International Airport, in Memphis, Tenn.

December 6, 2007 - 7:44am

Bombardier Aircraft Services (BAS) has received approval from the FAA to eliminate skin contour tests for the ongoing operation of the Learjet 31, 35, 36 and 55 in reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM) airspace. The approval was based on aerodynamic analysis and the sampling of multiple aircraft that revealed insignificant variances over time in RVSM-critical regions.

December 6, 2007 - 7:41am

BizJet International of Tulsa, Okla., announced a service-center agreement with FirstFlight Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of FBO Air, located at Elmira Corning Regional Airport in New York.

December 6, 2007 - 7:39am

Sharp Details now offers Granitize Aviation International’s new product, Xzilon (pronounced zy-lon), an aircraft exterior high-solids formula corrosion inhibitor, on all of its aircraft cleaning and detailing work. Sharp Details provides full-service aircraft cleaning and support services, including aircraft washing, bright work polishing, waxing, interior cleaning, facility services and full-time, in-house contract employees.

December 4, 2007 - 11:57am

AMAC Aerospace is preparing to open a new business aviation completions, refurbishment and maintenance facility in Switzerland next August. The Swiss start-up company, founded by former Jet Aviation CEO Heinz Kohli, will be based at EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, near Jet Aviation’s completions center in Basel. In late October, AMAC signed a 35-year lease on a 452,000-sq-ft site at the airport.

November 30, 2007 - 9:15am

Most maintainers believe that the aviation industry focuses on the flight 99.9 percent of the time, allotting the remaining 0.1 percent for the other aviation specialties. While those numbers certainly are exaggerated, the reality is that flight-deck issues receive much more attention than any other. That could be because pilot error is the number-one cause of aircraft accidents today.

November 30, 2007 - 9:04am

Darnell Martens, president and CEO of Vitesse, has devoted his career to business aviation. He began his career with Booz, Allen & Hamilton and at age 22 left the position of senior consultant to cofound American Helicopters, the first of several business aviation companies.

November 30, 2007 - 8:52am

Mxi Technologies has announced that Teknik Servis Sanayi Ticaret (myTechnic), a start-up MRO facility in Turkey, has selected the Maintenix maintenance management software. MyTechnic is located on the Sabiha Gokcen Airport on the Asian side of Istanbul.

November 30, 2007 - 8:49am

Ameco Beijing has begun construction on an 86,300-sq-ft, 50-foot-tall central warehouse scheduled to be operational next October. The $6.3 million building will house material and equipment to support the company’s MRO facility.

November 30, 2007 - 8:19am

GE Aviation and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) have signed a memorandum of understanding for global cooperation.

As part of the agreement, GE and DAE will collaborate in several areas related to the commercial aerospace industry based on their respective competencies and capabilities which, among other interests, include assisting DAE in the development of MRO capabilities.

 
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