LaJolla, Calif.-based Stage III Technologies, which in December received an STC for its Stage 3 hush kit for the Gulfstream IISP, expects to receive by the end of summer certification for installation of its kit on the GIII, GIIB and GII, including Stage 1 GIIs. Unlike the already certified systems offered by Really Quiet and Quiet Technology Aerospace, the Stage III system has no moving parts.
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.
Alternative Avionics in Waterford, Mich., has gained an STC for installation of upgraded air-data computers and pitot-static probes in the Hawker 700, a modification that the company said provides a pathway to RVSM approval while also improving autopilot functionality.
Dassault Falcon Service (DFS) on April 1 officially began operations from Farnborough Airport, the main European business airport rival to Paris Le Bourget, which serves as DFS’s headquarters. DFS president Christian Sasso told AIN that his company has taken an office at Farnborough and that DFS already has a Falcon 900EX registered in the UK.
West Star Aviation, of Grand Junction, Colo., has been around for more than five decades. It was originally known as Monarch Aviation and began as an aviation sales and service business in 1952. In 1987 the Bueschers, a local family, acquired the assets from Monarch Aviation and renamed the business West Star Aviation.
ived the FAA’s prestigious Charles Taylor Award, which recognizes lifetime accomplishments of senior aircraft mechanics.
Karl Stuhmer, Raytheon Aircraft’s field representative in the Rocky Mountain region, received the award in recognition of his vast contributions to the aviation community
by helping and teaching both customers and fellow technicians.
Delaware-based Dassault Falcon Jet Wilmington and Nashville-based Averitt Aviation have received the FAA’s Diamond Award for aviation maintenance training. The FAA’s highest level award for maintenance training, the Diamond Award is a certificate of excellence given to select companies participating in the FAA Aviation Technician Training Program.
Jet Aviation Geneva (Switzerland) was named an approved maintenance facility for the Gulfstream II and GIV by the Ministry of Transportation, Civil Aviation Affairs, of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Version 6.5 of Conklin & de Decker’s MxManager maintenance management software incorporates a number of changes and improvements, according to a spokesman for the company. The most significant is a new, flexible aircraft status board and the ability to assign overtime factors for labor hours on work orders.
Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) provides avionics sales, service, installation and integration for private, corporate and commercial aviation. Located at Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Toronto, the firm specializes in TCAS, EGPWS, TAWS and RVSM as well as other types of airborne communication, cabin entertainment systems and applications.
Frank Zimerman, who helped organize and create Wing Aviation and then served as the company’s director of operations, has been promoted to vice president of John Wing Aviation (JWA). In that capacity he will oversee maintenance on all JWA-owned and -managed aircraft, and assist with charter sales and quoting new aircraft acquisitions.