The manufacturing and repair operations of Limco Airepair will remain in Tulsa, Okla., rather than move to Kernersville, N.C., where Piedmont Aviation Component Services is located. “After careful consideration we felt the prudent thing to do is just stay put,” Bob Koch, CEO of Tulsa, Okla.-based Limco Airepair, told AIN. The company provides component maintenance and overhaul for airline and general aviation aircraft.
The FAA has approved the Gulfstream Aerospace Long Beach, Calif. facility to perform engine and APU maintenance on the Gulfstream G150. It was previously approved to perform only airframe maintenance. “Being able to service the entire Gulfstream fleet at Long Beach is important,” said Mark Burns, Gulfstream president for product support.
The FAA has issued a draft Advisory Circular (AC) that is intended to help supplemental type certificate applicants determine whether a modification involves a minor or major change to type design.
“Global MRO Market Economic Assessment,” a study commissioned by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and conducted by AeroStrategy, has yielded insight about the breadth of the aviation maintenance (MRO) industry and its impact on the U.S. economy.
The newest addition to Corporate Jet Support’s maintenance capability is 24-hour on-call service at the company’s White Plains, N.Y., and Oxford, Conn. airport facilities. CJS offers immediate maintenance support, including inspection and discrepancy assistance as well as basic departure and arrival coverage at the customer’s facilities, even in the operator’s absence.
As Lufthansa Technik’s new training year gets under way, 307 young people have joined the company on the first step of their career. The number is up from last year’s freshman group of 285. Officially, 174 trainees started in Hamburg, up from 141 last year, and 96 in Frankfurt (including the Alzey site), up from 107 the previous year. An additional 30 are slated to report for training in Munich and seven more in Arnstadt.
Twin Commander Aircraft is making progress on its move from Arlington, Wash., to North Carolina. The company is coordinating the move with the FAA’s Seattle and Atlanta offices to establish its production certificate in North Carolina and is projecting completion in the fourth quarter. According to Twin Commander president Matt Isley, the parts inventory will be relocated to the new facility when the change of certificate is accomplished.
The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (Pass) AFL-CIO union alleges that the FAA’s San Antonio Flight Standards District Office ordered an FAA aviation safety inspector to stay home with full pay rather than perform his duties while management attended a meeting in Wash
Embraer has temporarily closed its Executive Jet Services facility at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., in response to the economic climate. “We saw we were not going to have as many airplanes flying in that region as we expected, so there was no sense in keeping the center open,” said Edson Carlos Mallaco, Embraer Executive Jets vice president for customer support and services.
Embraer has expanded on its North American Phenom 100 support system, in service since last December. The Customer Support Contact Center, located at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, now offers operational, technical and maintenance support for all of Embraer’s executive jets.