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 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.

November 30, 2007 - 8:12am

ASD’s European Aerospace Quality Group (EAQG) and Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that calls for LTT, a provider of training to the aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul industry, to join ASD-EAQG’s service provider network–Aerospace Performances Improvement (API).

November 30, 2007 - 8:09am

Researchers at the Birck Nanotechnology Center in Purdue’s Discovery Park and at the Sadeghi mechanical engineering laboratory have developed tiny wireless sensors resilient enough to survive the harsh conditions inside jet engines.

November 30, 2007 - 8:01am

The German Airworthiness Authority has certified Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS) as a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO+) as referred to in Part-M Section A Subpart G.

November 30, 2007 - 7:59am

TAT Group subsidiary Sabena Technics has agreed to provide full A319 Airbus Corporate Jetliner support to the Armenian company Armavia. The Armenian State aircraft is slated to enter service this month.

 
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