Lufthansa Technik’s restoration of a Lockheed L-1649A Super Star (Super Constellation Starliner) took a major step forward when the airplane was moved on November 20 into a new hangar at Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Maine.
AINmxReports » November 26, 2008
The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust–funded in memory of aviation pioneer Emil Buehler–has pledged $2 million toward building an aviation maintenance science building at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus. The 46,000-sq-ft facility, which will be named the Emil Buehler Aviation Maintenance Science building, will serve students enrolled in Embry-Riddle’s Aviation Maintenance Science program.
J.R. “Rick” Hundley has been named president and CEO of San Antonio-based M7 Aerospace, succeeding Ron Frederick, who is retiring in December. Hundley previously was a senior executive at consulting firm Business Strategies International, aerospace manufacturing and service organization Safran USA, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics.
Gulfstream has formally launched the BudgetPlus service, offering cost-assured parts provision for owners of the Astra, G100, G150 and G200. The company had been running the service as a pilot program to test an hourly-cost parts subscription service for owners of its mid-cabin jets who want predictable annual maintenance costs. BudgetPlus customers pay a flat hourly fee, which covers exchange and consumable parts.
Word spread quickly throughout the business aviation community when an ad on the eBay auction Web site appeared on November 19 offering Millville Jet Center in New Jersey for sale at $2.5 million. By the end of the day the ad had been withdrawn, but according to Millville president Cliff Russell, “It generated a lot of telephone calls.” Russell said his maintenance business is down 30 to 40 percent from last year.
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