BBA Aviation’s engine repair and overhaul (ERO) group has expanded its international service support network with the opening of field service centers in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mumbai, India. The new centers will provide troubleshooting, parts support, borescope inspection and on-wing hot section inspection and repairs.
AINmxReports » May 27, 2009
Greenwich AeroGroup has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Banner Aerospace Holding and its aviation subsidiaries. Banner’s parent company Fairchild is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Greenwich AeroGroup prevailed in a four-party auction conducted by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
BizJet International, Lufthansa Technik’s Tulsa, Okla.-based U.S. subsidiary, has received its first Airbus A318 Elite from Europe. The delivery marks the beginning of a planned takeover of Elite completions from Lufthansa Technik’s facility in Hamburg, Germany. The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered back to Airbus in the fall with an FAA and EASA STC.
Salvaged aircraft parts can be a good deal or a dangerous one but members of AFRA–Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association, a non-profit industry association that sets standards for the safe disassembly of end-of-service aircraft in relation to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship–are taking the guesswork out of the equation.
Referring to the foreign repair station oversight language in the House FAA reauthorization bill (H.R.915) that passed last Thursday, William Voss, president and CEO of the Flight Safety Foundation, said he’s seen “no evidence whatsoever” that aircraft maintenance performed by non-U.S. repair stations is any less safe than that performed within the U.S., provided the repair stations and personnel are properly certified and regulated.
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