Brazilian regulatory authority Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil granted repair station certification to the new Dassault Aircraft Services São Paulo service center at Sorocaba Airport. The certification covers line maintenance and A checks on Brazilian-registered Falcons through the Falcon 7X. Dassault Falcon has applied for U.S.
After issuing a proposed Airworthiness Directive that will require operators of Learjet 60s to revise flight and maintenance manual tire inflation information, the FAA has published a Safety Alerts for Operators (SAFO 09012) that addresses tire inflation on all aircraft.
The July 2005 affiliation of the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) was intended to help PAMA provide more services to its members, but that venture is now over.
Chromalloy has implemented a new global sales structure, with each region of the world having a designated Chromalloy sales leader. “The intent of having team members dedicated to various regions throughout the world is for them to be able to ratchet up the level of service to gas-turbine engine operators,” said Tom van der Linden, Chromalloy vice president of sales.
DRF Luftrettung at Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden Airport has obtained an EASA Part 147 certificate as a training organization. The certification allows the company to hold EC 135, BK 117 and BO 105 helicopter type rating courses for aircraft technicians. “The training course takes five weeks and consists of an engine course as well as theoretical and practical training of two weeks each.
Rolls-Royce has opened its new North American headquarters for On-Wing Care at Indianapolis International Airport. The $1 million, 14,000-sq-ft hangar and 11,000-sq-ft-shop provide line maintenance and “hospital level” support for all Rolls-Royce corporate and regional aircraft engines. A company spokesman said the facility can handle more than 100 engines a year.
Hawker Beechcraft has developed a maintenance training program, in partnership with FlightSafety International, for its product lines. The new MxPro program incorporates both academic and hands-on training. It immerses technicians in a learning environment specifically designed to replicate real-life service issues and events.
“The layoffs came primarily in initial engineering and design. Less affected were our main production activities such as building interiors, painting and flight test,” a Dassault Falcon spokesman told AIN in regard to the layoff of 111 workers last week from the Little Rock Completion Center.
BBA Aviation’s engine repair and overhaul (ERO) group has expanded its international service support network with the opening of field service centers in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Mumbai, India. The new centers will provide troubleshooting, parts support, borescope inspection and on-wing hot section inspection and repairs.
Greenwich AeroGroup has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Banner Aerospace Holding and its aviation subsidiaries. Banner’s parent company Fairchild is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Greenwich AeroGroup prevailed in a four-party auction conducted by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.