Amavco has acquired Field Aviation. Established in 1947 in Calgary, Alberta, Field has facilities in Toronto, Calgary, Seattle and Cincinnati. The company’s products and services include aircraft modification, parts manufacturing, interior modifications and upgrades, avionics service and installation, and aircraft sales and leasing. Field Aviation operates from two Canadian production facilities totaling 150,000 sq ft, and has a U.S. West Coast sales office in Seattle.
AINmxReports » May 9, 2012
Bombardier Customer Services has announced a series of parts-related pricing and service initiatives. The OEM is making permanent its price-matching offer on rotable and consumable parts for its business aircraft customers; it launched the program in April 2011.
Citing customer demand, Stevens Aviation has announced the expansion of its Broomfield (Denver) Colorado facility. While Stevens Aviation will remain at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport it has moved into a new facility elsewhere on the field.
“Over the last several months we continually ran out of space to put aircraft in the maintenance hangar. The new location allows us to handle the current growth with room for more,” said Randy Smith, general manager of the Broomfield operation.
Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Cadorath Aerospace has added 15 new Bell helicopter repairs to its list of services. The company’s design and engineering department has an ongoing program to develop approved repairs for the Bell product line and is nearing almost 800 repairs now available.
Bruce Dickinson, singer for rock group Iron Maiden and a commercial pilot, is opening a 132,000-sq-ft maintenance operation. Cardiff Aviation will be based in an enterprise zone in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. Dickinson is targeting the MRO market for aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 767. “We’re coming into this enterprise with the knowledge we’ll be bringing business to south Wales. A cautious projection is we expect to create up to a thousand jobs within 18 months based on the level of interest from aircraft manufacturers and operators.”
Aircraft Service International Group (Asig) has signed an exclusive agreement to become GE Aviation’s third-party service provider for ClearCore engine wash systems for commercial and military engines in the U.S. GE Aviation will provide its mobile ClearCore engine wash units to Asig in support of Asig’s service provider agreements with various U.S. airports. The launch of the service will focus on airports in California and Florida then expand to airports in other major U.S. cities.
King Aerospace has been awarded a one-year contract with the U.S. Navy to provide support on the service’s C-9B fleet. It is valued at approximately $11 million. That number could grow to as much as $62 million should the Navy exercise four additional options. Services include contractor logistics support, depot level (D-level) maintenance, on-site material management and logistics support for the C-9B fleet. The C-9B is the military version of the commercial DC-9-30. King Aerospace has facilities in Addison, Texas and Ardmore, Okla.
The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for an Airworthiness Directive for certain Embraer Phenom 300s. It is based on an unsafe condition as a result of an inadequate number of drain holes in the primary control surfaces (rudder, elevators and ailerons), which may allow water to accumulate in the control surfaces.
The Cessna 560XL is the focus of an Airworthiness Directive prompted by reports of wheel inserts becoming loose and damaging brake assemblies. The AD requires an inspection of the torque lug and surrounding components (wheel base, side rim, lock ring) for damage such as corrosion, cracks, dents, bent areas, damaged or missing paint or primer, or wear on the metal.
Jet Support Services brought in Neil Book as co-president and promoted JSSI veteran Susan Marr to co-president. They will share leadership roles delineated by the company’s core areas of operations. Book will be responsible for sales, marketing and technical services operations while Marr will lead the legal, human resources, client services and office services teams. Book joins the company from Juniper Networks, where he was vice president of mobility. Marr has been JSSI’s chief administrative officer and general counsel since 2002.
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