Oxford, Conn.-based Key Air and Pentastar Aviation have signed a memorandum of understanding for the opening of a Pentastar Aviation-operated satellite repair station to be located at Key Air’s FBO facility at Waterbury-Oxford Airport. The new location marks Pentastar’s first East Coast operation. The Pontiac, Mich. operation also has an FBO on California’s Van Nuys airport.
AINmxReports » March 21, 2012
Air Works India Engineering has signed a memorandum of understanding with Embraer to create a stock of parts for all of the OEM’s executive jets in service in India. Air Works will house parts for Embraer’s Phenom 100, Legacy 600/650 and Lineage 1000 in its facility in Bengaluru, which will serve as a central hub from which the parts will be dispatched to eight Embraer authorized service center (EASC) locations.
AAR has been selected by Airbus Military to provide off-wing repair management and logistics services. AAR Defense Systems & Logistics will manage the five-year programs. AAR will provide a single point of contact for the repair of components that Airbus Military previously outsourced to multiple vendors. The programs will focus primarily on support of the CASA C-212, CN-235 and C-295 but with scope to support other Airbus Military types.
GE has renewed Jet Aviation St. Louis’ status as an authorized service center for the CF34-3, which powers the Bombardier Challenger series. With the GE authorization renewal, Jet Aviation St. Louis continues to perform line maintenance inspections; routine installed engine maintenance, including removal and replacement of engine components; removal and replacement of engines; removal and reinstallation of external engine components; and inspections for time-between-overhaul extensions.
Honeywell International has named ExecuJet Haite Aviation Services China as an authorized avionics dealer for mainland China. The agreement authorizes ExecuJet Haite to promote, sell and support Honeywell’s avionics products, warranties and protection plans for Chinese business jets and builds on the relationship that has existed between Honeywell and ExecuJet Aviation for more than two decades.
Aerox has received a supplement to its existing parts manufacturing approval covering the manufacture of replacement steel oxygen cylinders and the manufacture of replacement Kevlar composite oxygen cylinders, eligible for installation on a variety of commercial and general aviation aircraft. Aerox now offers direct aircraft oxygen cylinder replacement for Avox, B/E Aerospace, Scott, Zodiac and Puritan Bennett.
Constant Aviation has completed a sixth STC for installing Aircell’s Gogo Biz in-flight Wi-Fi Internet system. This latest approval is for the Citation X and is the MRO’s third STC completed this year. “We are making significant investments in our internal design and engineering department in an effort to better support our STC and modification initiatives.
The FAA has issued an NPRM for the Dassault Falcon 7X. An existing AD currently requires revising the Abnormal Procedures and Limitations sections of the Dassault Falcon 7X flight manual. Since issuing the AD the FAA has determined that additional actions are necessary to address the identified unsafe condition.
FlightSafety International has promoted John Brasfield to manager of the Cessna Aircraft Maintenance Learning Center in Wichita. Brasfield has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility since joining FlightSafety in 1999 at its Hawker Beechcraft Learning Center in Wichita. He joined the company as an instructor, served as program manager for training on the Beechjet, Hawker 800XP and Hawker Horizon and then as director of programs. He most recently served as assistant manager of the Wichita Cessna Learning Center.
Kevin Worthington has joined Dallas Airmotive as a regional engine manager covering several Midwestern states. Worthington will be responsible for selling repair and overhaul services on Pratt & Whitney Canada engines. Previously he sold P&WC engine services for Duncan Aviation at its Battle Creek, Mich. location. Worthington will cover Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, focusing on engine services sales for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A, JT15D, PW500, PW306C and Honeywell 36-series APU. He will be based in Michigan.
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