H+S Aviation has named Graham Evitt as Rolls-Royce M250 regional sales manager. Evitt will be responsible for selling engine, accessory and component repair and overhaul services in Europe. He joined the company 1990 as an M250 engine technician after having served as an aircraft engineer with the British Royal Navy for 16 years. He was responsible for establishing H+S Aviation’s “Rapid Response Unit” in Portsmouth.
AINmxReports » November 2, 2011
The FAA has published an amendment to an existing airworthiness directive for Bell Helicopter models 204B, 205A, 205A-1, 205B, 210, 212, 412, 412CF and 412EP.
StandardAero Business Aviation has expanded its strategic business focus to include the buying and selling of parts for general aviation aircraft. Included in the operation are APUs, whole engines, avionics and airframe components. Initially focused solely on business aviation aircraft, the company has expanded its parts trading services to include regional airlines and air transport components.
Duncan Aviation has entered into an agreement with Honeywell to become the sole authorized service center in the United States to provide repair and overhaul of a select list of more than 70 aircraft components. The list includes various instruments, indicators and sensors on a wide variety of airline and special-mission government aircraft.
Jet Aviation Teterboro has opened a new avionics shop and received a limited instrument and limited radio rating from the FAA. The additional capabilities, shop space and staff allow the MRO to perform line maintenance, offer AOG support and provide inspections for avionics equipment. The authorizations apply to the operation’s foreign certificates as well.
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has commissioned a wind tunnel to help aircraft manufacturers measure the noise levels generated by aircraft landing gear. Industry historically has focused on measuring and reducing the noise generated only by engines.
GE Aviation has broken ground on a jet-engine components factory in Auburn, Ala. The 300,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant will produce precision, super-alloy machined parts for GE jet engines that will power future commercial and military aircraft and will support the fleet of GE engines already in service.
Air China has successfully completed a demonstration flight using a sustainable biofuel derived from biomass grown in China.
London, Ontario, Canada-based Advanced Composites Training Institute (ACT), a division of Renaissance Aeronautics Associates, has announced it is adding two new courses for 2012: Composites for General Aviation Pilots and Composites for Commercial Aviation Pilots.