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.

March 19, 2014 - 11:15am

This year marks the 25th anniversary of JSSI, a milestone the company will celebrate with receptions at this year’s EBACE and NBAA shows and an anniversary event at its headquarters in Chicago.

“It’s important to us that we get to say thank you face-to-face,” said Neil Book, JSSI president and CEO. “This is a milestone that we’re all proud of. We’re coming off our strongest year in history.”

March 19, 2014 - 11:14am

JetTech has teamed with Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems to develop a replacement digital engine display specifically for 500-series Cessna Citations. Pending FAA approval of its supplemental type certificate, Jettech will begin offering kits through its approved FAA certified repair stations.

March 19, 2014 - 11:10am

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and Sabena Technics have reached an agreement under which the Franco-Dutch group will take control of Barfield, the North American subsidiary of Sabena Technics. The transaction is scheduled to close in the first half, subject to regulatory approval.

March 19, 2014 - 11:05am

FlightSafety International’s Pratt & Whitney Canada engine training programs in China will be offered in Haikou through a cooperative agreement with Lufthansa HNA Technical Training. FlightSafety will train Lufthansa HNA’s instructors and provide all courseware and training engines.

March 19, 2014 - 11:00am

Porvair Filtration Group’s Ashland, Va. facility is manufacturing last-chance filters for the aerospace industry. Last-chance filters and screens in aircraft fluid systems provide critical point-of-use protection for contamination-sensitive components, performing a complementary role to main system filters. Last-chance filters are designed to remove and retain contamination such as machining chips, burrs, wear debris and fluid breakdown products introduced during operation or downstream of the main system filters.

March 19, 2014 - 10:55am

Indianapolis-based Comlux America expects to receive a supplemental type certificate (STC) for 600-series Bombardier Challengers by the fourth quarter. The STC project installs and certifies the equipment required for operation in airspace requiring Fans/controller-pilot datalink communications. The system incorporates equipment from Universal Avionics Systems, International Communications Group and L-3 Aviation Recorders. Comlux America will start the initial installation in early spring for an unidentified launch customer.

March 19, 2014 - 10:50am

PPG Industries’ aerospace business will be sponsoring an event at the upcoming 2014 Aerospace Maintenance Competition in Las Vegas. The event, for which PPG will donate prizes, will include four transparencies and sealants maintenance skill tasks. The PPG Aerospace cockpit and wing sealant event will challenge teams in four maintenance skill tasks: cockpit window hump seal repair, surface seal hydrophobic coating application, wing section sealant application of PRC seal caps and fillet sealing in a wing fuel tank using Semco specialty-application nozzles.

March 19, 2014 - 10:45am

Jet Aviation has appointed New Delhi-based Arrow Aircraft Services as its MRO sales representative for India, effective April 1. As the regional sales representative for India, Arrow Aircraft Services will help promote Jet Aviation’s maintenance and refurbishment business, including the company’s MRO facilities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Singapore; Geneva and Basel. Arrow Aviation Services was founded in 2009 and is part of the Arrow Group, a provider of business aviation sales, charter and operation management in India.

March 19, 2014 - 10:40am

Duncan Aviation has added Brian Andrews to its airframe service sales team, where he will provide technical sales and quote support for airframe maintenance projects. Andrews, who is well versed in several different airframes, will focus on providing technical sales support for Duncan Aviation’s Embraer clients. After graduating from A&P school in 1998, Andrews joined Duncan Aviation’s facility in Battle Creek, Mich. as an airframe technician.

March 12, 2014 - 4:52pm

Embraer Executive Jets has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Air Works Pvt. Ltd. to provide full maintenance support to Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 customers in India. This agreement comes ahead of the midsize Legacy 500’s entry into service in the first half of this year. Certification of the mid-light Legacy 450 is expected next year. This is the second MoU signed to support the Legacy 500 in India.

 
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