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.
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.
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.
Brazilian airframer Embraer has selected Menlo’s Singapore Logistics Centre as regional hub for service parts warehousing and fulfillment in Asia. The company will operate a regional logistics hub providing dedicated service parts warehousing and distribution to support the expansion of Embraer’s line of regional and business jets in the Asia-Pacific market.
For the second year in a row the Gulfstream Service Center in Dallas has received an Outstanding Achievement Award for its excellence in base maintenance of the NetJets G200 fleet.
The Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Association is donating a bronze bust of Charles E. Taylor to American Airlines’ Kansas City Overhaul Base on May 24. The nonprofit association was created to promote aircraft maintenance professionals, who are called either aircraft maintenance technicians (AMT) or aircraft maintenance engineers (AME).
Dallas Airmotive has expanded the services of its Regional Turbine Center (RTC) in Portsmouth, England, with the addition of repair, hot-section inspection and field service on the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW500 series of engines. The facility has a long history of working on the PT6A and JT15D and is CAA and EASA approved.