After issuing a letter of interpretation reminding the maintenance community of the meaning of the word “current” in 14CFR 91.409(f)(3), the FAA has received widespread criticism.
AINmxReports » March 18, 2009
Owners and operators of Embraer Phenom 100s that are entering into service can have their new very light jets serviced at Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. facilities, which in 2006 were named authorized service centers for the Legacy 600 and Phenom 100 and 300.
Embraer is paying for a service bulletin to replace flap-controller units in the first 10 to 20 Phenom 100 very light jets. The new controller units will have updated software to fix a “nuisance failure” problem that causes the flaps not to work. “The failure does not actually exist,” explained Embraer’s Mauricio Martins de Almeida Filho, “but the system interprets it as a ‘flap fail’ condition and triggers a fail-safe shutdown.
Cessna and BBA Aviation Engine Repair & Overhaul Group subsidiary Dallas Airmotive have partnered to install a regional turbine center in the OEM’s largest Citation service facility in Wichita. Starting in April and staffed by full-time Dallas Airmotive technicians, the new unit will offer Cessna customers one-stop aircraft maintenance at the facility, rather than requiring engines to be shipped elsewhere.
An aircraft maintenance technician who worked for Cessna Aircraft has been charged with one count of selling stolen aircraft parts, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Kansas District. Diego Alejandro Paz Teran allegedly tried to sell stolen aircraft parts on eBay from August 2008 to Jan. 30, 2009.
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