AINmxReports » October 3, 2012

October 3, 2012 - 12:13pm

Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) has opened its newest company-owned factory service center at the Aeropuerto Internacional del Norte in Monterrey, Mexico.

“Our Monterrey facility offers the first dedicated paint facility in Mexico for general aviation and is a great option for owners looking to update and refurbish their aircraft. With this newest location, HBS hangar space now surpasses 600,000 square feet worldwide,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft senior vice president, Global Customer Support.

October 3, 2012 - 12:08pm

The first Cessna-owned Citation Service Center in the UK has been opened on Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield. The 50,000-sq-ft facility, branded as the Doncaster Citation Service Center, offers services from maintenance to modernization and paint.

October 3, 2012 - 12:06pm

Honda Aircraft has broken ground for a 90,000-sq-ft maintenance facility at its world headquarters on Piedmont Triad International Airport. The Greensboro, N.C. facility is scheduled to enter service by the second half of next year.

Site preparation for the $20 million MRO facility began last February on a 54-acre extension to the company’s world headquarters, which houses the manufacturer’s R&D and production buildings. Overall, the $120 million investment encompasses more than half a million square feet on more than 130 acres.

October 3, 2012 - 12:03pm

Beijing has been chosen as the location for the Dassault Falcon Customer Service regional headquarters. Scheduled to open early next year, the office will be staffed by local specialists experienced in processing parts orders, warranty claims and FalconCare claims, and include at least two type-rated Falcon pilots to provide jump-seat support to new and existing Falcon customers.

October 3, 2012 - 11:59am

Bombardier Aerospace has opened a new regional support office in Moscow. The RSO, operated by Bombardier Aerospace Services Russia, will serve as a regional support hub for the growing number of commercial aircraft customers in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). It complements Bombardier’s customer services expansion strategy and is the 11th regional support location to open outside North America in the past four years.

October 3, 2012 - 11:57am

Amac Aerospace has been granted Boeing 747-400 and 747-8 Part 145 approval. It allows the MRO provider to offer base and line maintenance services for the aircraft with no restrictions. The company also recently announced Amac Aerospace Basel has received UAE CAMO approval authorizing it to provide continuous airworthiness management services on UAE-registered aircraft.

October 3, 2012 - 11:52am

British Airways Engineering has entered into a partnership with the University of Glamorgan to offer a bachelor’s degree in aircraft maintenance engineering. The partnership will see University of Glamorgan students receive a B.S. degree in aircraft maintenance engineering, having also completed the industry-standard EASA Part 66 training under British Airways’ certification license.

October 3, 2012 - 11:50am

Pattonair has opened a European Hub in Derby, UK, where the Pattonair Group head office is located. It will serve as a central hub for all of the company’s European operations. Pattonair’s supply chain services include kitting, line feed, distribution, aftermarket and MRO, consultancy, reverse logistics, warehouse management and supplier management. Customers include large global aerospace OEMs and Tier 1, 2 and 3 manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce, Goodrich Actuation Systems and Parker Aerospace.

October 3, 2012 - 11:45am

Elliott Aviation has hired Joe Daugherty to be the MRO provider’s paint and interior sales director. Previously he spent 26 years in aircraft modification and sales, and was most recently the modification sales manager at StandardAero in Springfield, Ill. During his career, Daugherty helped develop the Falcon 20 and Falcon 50 interior retrofit program with Garrett Aviation, helped develop and market new interior shell panels and design configuration for the Falcon 900 and has won multiple awards as top sales performer.

October 3, 2012 - 11:40am

The FAA proposes an airworthiness directive for the Cessna 500, 501, 550, 551, S550, 560, 560XL and 650 prompted by multiple reports of smoke and/or fire in the tailcone caused by sparking due to excessive wear of the brushes in the air-conditioning (A/C) motor.

 

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