Operators of the venerable King Air 200 can now bring their avionics up to date. Kitchener Aero Avionics is offering a digital cockpit upgrade for the King Air 200. While Kitchener offers the full G1000 cockpit suite upgrade, it also offers a more cost-effective retrofit package that includes the dual Garmin G600 flight display system with Taws-B, replacing the standard heavy-iron avionics suite that originally came with King Air 200s.
AINmxReports » July 10, 2013
China Eastern Airlines Executive Air (CEAEA) signed an agreement with Metrojet of Hong Kong under which the latter will provide exclusive maintenance and service support for the operation. The agreement covers training, inspection and heavy maintenance service support to CEAEA’s 13-aircraft fleet, which includes types made by Gulfstream, Embraer, Cessna, Hawker and Bombardier.
The agreement with CEAEA “is a testament to our growing stature in the Asian business aviation industry and highlights our strength in aircraft maintenance services,” said Metrojet CEO Björn Näf.
Vienna-based International Jet Management has signed a deal with Jet Aviation Basel for the MRO to provide line and base maintenance for the company’s fleet of managed and charter aircraft. Currently covered under the terms of the agreement are two Globals, one Challenger 850, two Challenger 605s, one Challenger 604, two Challenger 300s, one Learjet 40, one Citation Excel, seven Falcon 900s, one Falcon 2000 and one GV.
Skandia introduced an all-inclusive service that provides business aircraft MROs and regional jet operators a more efficient method to meet the requirements of 16g replacement dress cover certification with regards to the modification of a TSO’d aircraft cabin seat under the guidelines of FAA AC 21-25A.
AeroLED’s SunSpot 36 LX and 36 HX lights designed for taxi and landing have been FAA PMA certified. The PAR 36 drop-in replacements for GE 4509 bulbs can be installed in Part 23 certified aircraft, LSAs and experimental amateur-built aircraft. According to the company AeroLED lights have a 50,000-hour life expectancy, meaning they can be left on at all times for safety. The SunSpot 36 HX has an integrated “wig-wag” or “pulsing” feature to make an aircraft stand out in daylight haze.
Ontario, Canada-based Flying Colours has been appointed a Raisbeck Engineering authorized sales and installation center for the company’s King Air product line. Under the terms of the agreement, Flying Colours is able to offer King Air maintenance, refurbishments, modifications and paint work in addition to full completions.
Flying Colours has a long affiliation with Beechcraft dating back to the 1980s. Its team includes 18 licensed technicians who have been working on Beech products since the company’s founding more than 25 years ago.
Williams International appointed Constant Aviation’s Las Vegas facility as an FJ44-3AP authorized service center. It allows Constant Aviation to offer Nextant 400XT operators in-house engine maintenance, on-site parts and warranty claim processing. Similar approvals for the company’s Cleveland and Birmingham, Ala. facilities are pending. A Nextant 400XT authorized service center since late 2011, the MRO has completed more than 15 scheduled inspections.
BBA Aviation Flight Support named Todd Hattaway v-p Technical Services. Hattaway will direct and manage internal and third-party services for ground-support equipment maintenance and repair services for ASIG, Signature Flight Support’s TechnicAir, Citation Service Center operations and ASIG’s third-party provision of GE Aviation ClearCore engine-wash services. He will report directly to Tony Lefebvre, ASIG president and COO. Before joining the company he was Beechcraft’s regional sales director for the India, Indo-China and Malaysia territories.
The FAA proposes a new airworthiness directive for the Eurocopter EC135P1, EC135P2, EC135P2+, EC135T1, EC135T2 and EC135T2+. It requires analyzing the main gearbox (MGB) oil for indications of metal chips or pieces, reviewing the MGB log or equivalent record, and inspecting certain teeth in the MGB after two chip indications.
The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise an existing airworthiness directive for the AgustaWestland AW139 requiring inspection of the fuselage frame to detect fatigue cracks that could lead to structural failure and subsequent loss of control. Since the AD was issued, AgustaWestland developed a frame reinforcement modification that supports extending the interval for inspecting the fuselage frame for a fatigue crack.
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