Joel Stout (32) of Elizabethtown, Pa., pleaded guilty to seven counts of conspiracy and mail fraud involving the unauthorized certification of inspections of aircraft at Flying Tigers, a now defunct Marietta, Pa.-based MRO. Stout’s father, Jay Stout (53), president of the company, and retired FAA examiner Howard Gunter (76) have also been charged.
ARSA study underscores economic strength of MRO industry
Bombardier Aerospace will be extending the basic warranty of the Challenger 605 from the current three years/3,000 hours to five years/5,000 hours. The new warranty will be standard on all Challenger 605s delivered after April 1.
AAR is expanding its parts inventory for the European market, stocking more high-demand airframe and engine-related components, along with bulky, difficult-to-move items such as aircraft surfaces and nacelles at its main distribution center in Amsterdam. . The move is designed to ensure that customers’ parts and inventory needs can be supported quickly and more economically.
Falcon operators have additional support from Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) with the opening of a new satellite service station in Van Nuys, Calif. It will provide troubleshooting and line maintenance for all Falcon 50s, 900s and 2000s as well as the Falcon 7X.
Duncan Aviation now has the capability to repair batteries from Securaplane Technologies in addition to distributing both Securaplane main ship and emergency batteries. “With more than seven years of Securaplane customer support experience under our belts, we’ve earned the ability to repair the emergency batteries as well as distribute and service them,” said Karl Detweiler, accessories shop business development and marketing supervisor at Duncan Aviation’s Lincoln, Nebraska, location.
Bombardier has awarded Flying Colours an exclusive contract to undertake the interior modification of seven CRJ700 NextGens. The fleet will be completed over a two-year period and delivered to an undisclosed Chinese client. The aircraft will be completed for specific mission purposes with a particular emphasis on VIP modifications. The project will require new supplemental type certificates to be sourced by Flying Colours and final certification will be completed in conjunction with the Civil Aviation Authority of China.
To accommodate existing and future business growth, CAV Ice Protection will open a North American operations center at New Century Airport in Olathe, Kansas, near Kansas City. “CAV Ice Protection’s ongoing growth and future business plans will result in new ice-protection products and services, greater support and expanded capabilities at our facilities in the UK, Poland, Mexico and the United States,” said Ken Weaver, CAV Ice Protection vice president for sales and marketing.
StandardAero has appointed Firoz Tarapore as interim president and CEO. He replaces Rob Mionis, who resigned from the company. Tarapore has been a director and member of the executive committee of StandardAero since 2007 and will continue to serve as a board member. Tarapore will serve in this interim role until the company selects a permanent replacement.