Since Sabreliner performed the first C-21A Learjet Phase 16 inspection for the U.S. Air Force in 2001, the company has cycled 100 of the military version of the Learjet 35A through its Perryville, Mo. facilities, and all were delivered on time and on budget. The inspections were a combination of Phase 16, equivalent to the 12,000-hour inspection on civil Learjets, and Phase 14, the same as the Learjet 12-year inspection.
AINmxReports » January 28, 2009
Taking advantage of the busy oil and gas industry operations centered around Aberdeen, Scotland, Eurocopter will open a new helicopter service center at Kirkhill Commercial Park in Dyce. The facility will provide logistical and technical support in a 10,000-sq-ft warehouse and 5,000-sq-ft office building, as well as EC 255 simulator-based flight training in a 5,360-sq-ft space.
The Ohio General Assembly has included an amendment to a recently enacted sales and use tax exemption for aircraft maintenance and repair transactions done at an FAA Part 145 repair station.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) says requiring foam fire suppression systems to be installed in Group II hangars is financially “impractical and not justifiable.” Group II hangars cover more than 12,000 sq ft and their main doors are up to 28 feet high.
Reductions in flying hours and cancellations of new aircraft orders have prompted Duncan Aviation, with major maintenance facilities in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich., to “cut some production team members’ hours and implement pay cuts in all other positions,” according to a statement released by the company.
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