Francisca Diaz, former employee of Aircraft Transparencies Repair (ATR) and Transparencies Engineering Group (TEG), has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to mail fraud in conjunction with a scheme involving the false representation that aircraft windows had been overhauled properly when they had not.
AINmxReports » August 15, 2012
Pilatus Business Aircraft has named Landmark Aviation an authorized service facility for the PC-12. Landmark’s 100,000-sq-ft facility at Scottsdale Municipal Airport (Ariz.) will serve as a satellite service center in the southwestern U.S. under Tempus Aircraft Sales and Service of Englewood, Colo.
Aviation Consultancy & Engineering Services (ACE Services) has added a new aircraft maintenance management (AMM) department and obtained UK CAA continuing airworthiness management (Camo), airworthiness review certificate and permit to fly approvals. ACE Services provides project, engineering, maintenance, continuing airworthiness and technical records; quality assurance and control; aircraft maintenance planning and forecasting; and audit safety systems.
Corpair Composites is in the process of renovating a 20,000-sq-ft facility in O’Fallon, Mo., and expects to begin operations there this fall. Avmats is the holding company for the new business aviation composite maintenance, repair and overhaul facility. “Last June I was approached by Butch Geissmen, chairman and CEO of Aviation Material and Technical Support [Avmats], about starting a composite shop. He said it was the missing piece of the Avmats puzzle,” Bill Kener, vice president of Composites for Corpair Composites, told AIN.
An undisclosed Middle Eastern client has signed an agreement with Jet Aviation Basel for the completion of a BBJ3. Completion work on the cabin interior, designed by Studio E/motions, is scheduled to begin in the third quarter. The layout for the BBJ3 includes a spacious living area, a conference/dining room and a private bedroom with en suite bathroom.
Soloy Aviation Solutions’ long-standing relationship with Woodward propeller governors used on its Cessna 206/207 Mk 1 Turbine Pac has ended as a result of Woodward’s transferring its line to Honeywell. “While the Soloy gearboxes seem to last forever, vendor-supplied accessories come and go based on the supplier’s business needs,” said Soloy CEO Dave Stauffer.
The FAA has published a notice of proposed rulemaking to adopt a new airworthiness directive for the Bombardier CL-600 series, including the Challenger 601, 601-3A, 601-3R and 604. It is prompted by reports of cracking found on the upper and lower web of the engine support beam.
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport-based Florida Jet Center has recently been certified by the Instituto Nacional de Aeronautica Civil–Venezuela (INAC). The 26-year-old FAA Part 145 repair station specializes in Learjet maintenance. “We have already begun to establish long-term relationships with Venezuelan customers and look forward to the opportunity to provide maintenance to our future customers,” said Terry Robertson, owner and president of Florida Jet Center.
StandardAero has announced two key senior executive appointments for the company. Tom Roche, formerly StandardAero’s vice president of turboprops and fleets, has been selected for the new position of vice president of customer support. He will focus solely on corporate-wide service quality. Alain Berube will succeed Roche. Berube joined StandardAero last March in the newly created role of vice president of operations, where he was responsible for the operations, supply chain, engineering and quality functions for turboprops and fleets.
The FAA plans to adopt a new airworthiness directive for the Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90GTi. The AD is prompted by reports of incorrect gauge wires used in certain wiring bundles for the cockpit electrical power for backlighting and instrument panel components. The AD would require replacing incorrect gauge wires in certain electrical power wiring bundles, inspecting associated wiring bundles and components for heat damage, and taking the necessary corrective actions.