AINmxReports » March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012 - 2:40pm

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Arsa) is seeking input from the aviation maintenance industry through an anonymous survey measuring the burden FAA audits impose on repair stations.

Arsa is conducting the survey in tandem with an FAA project seeking to measure and quantify the impact of audits on repair stations and will submit the results to the FAA for comparison and validation with the agency’s own research on the issue.

March 28, 2012 - 2:30pm
Centennial Airport-based Mountain Aviation has received approval to offer maintenance services.

The Arapahoe County Airport Board of Commissioners has approved Mountain Aviation’s application to offer maintenance services to the public. Based at Metro Airport in Broomfield, Colo., and with operations at XJet at Centennial Airport, Mountain Aviation has had a presence in the area for more than 10 years.

March 28, 2012 - 2:28pm

Dassault Falcon has released a 2012 schedule of regional M&O seminars. It includes 11 seminars in seven countries between March and August.

March 28, 2012 - 2:25pm

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has teamed with JSfirm.com to launch its avionics and maintenance job posting on PAMA’s web site. Jeff Richards, business development manager for JSfirm.com, told AIN, “We currently have 4,600 aviation-related jobs on our website and about 2,300 are either avionics or maintenance and currently being displayed on PAMA’s website. About 90 percent of those job postings are for positions in the U.S. and Canada.”

March 28, 2012 - 2:15pm

AeroMechanical Services, operating as Flyht, will provide NetJets Europe with the automated flight information reporting system (Afirs) and services for 30 Hawker Beechcraft 750/800XPs.

Thomas French, Aeromechanical Services’ CFO, told AIN, “We’ve been dealing with smaller groups, primarily regional carriers, specialty carriers and cargo operators with 30 or fewer aircraft. This places the technology we’ve developed over the years with a major player and takes us into another level.”

March 28, 2012 - 2:15pm

A new (March 21) airworthiness directive (AD) for the Cessna 560XL was prompted by reports of jammed or stiff rudder control due to water freezing on the rudder bias cables and pulleys in the tailcone. The directive requires modification of the drain installation of the tailcone stinger on the aft canted bulkhead, inspections for drain holes in the forward and aft frames, and modification of the drain holes.

March 28, 2012 - 2:15pm

Bell Helicopter and Cessna announced that their joint service facility, operated by Aviation Service in Prague, Czech Republic, has received EASA Part 145 MRO certification. The certification allows for maintenance, inspection, repair and component overhaul of the Bell 206, 407, 412, 427 and 429. It also gives Cessna the capability to perform base and line maintenance–including systems, avionics and powerplant support–for all Citations except the CJ3, CJ4 and X. Training is planned to incorporate those three models this year.

March 28, 2012 - 2:15pm

Cessna Aircraft has signed an agreement appointing Beijing Dingshi Ga Tech Service Center (CFIC) a Citation authorized service facility. CFIC recently acquired three Citation Sovereigns, taking its fleet of Citations to 10 aircraft. It has owned and maintained Citations since the early 1990s, using them on flight-inspection missions. It will provide maintenance services for operators of the Citation XLS+, Citation Sovereign and Citation X throughout northern Asia.

March 28, 2012 - 2:15pm

Embraer will establish an Engineering and Technology Center in its aeronautical cluster in Melbourne, Fla., to conduct R&D activities for both product and technology development. Initially it will focus on executive jet interiors and will include a materials and interiors laboratory. Embraer plans to partner with educational institutions to develop programs of mutual benefit. It is the second research and development center established outside its headquarters complex at São José dos Campos, Brazil.

March 28, 2012 - 2:15pm

Gulfstream Aerospace has STC approval for its Elite G450 and G550 interior package, which includes a streamlined passenger service unit, electronic seats and the Gulfstream cabin management system. It features leather ledges, less veneer and more high-gloss painted surfaces. The sidewall tables in the club seating area can be electronically activated and ambient LED lighting accents the edges of the curved credenza, the table box and the galley. Lighting is automatically activated in the drawers, cabinets and closets for easy accessibility.

 

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