Aviation International News » August 2009

July 28, 2009 - 10:13am

Embraer has selected Starlink Aviation to be its first authorized service center in Canada for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300. The Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport operation will provide Phenom owners aircraft management and maintenance, FBO services
and charter operations.  

July 28, 2009 - 10:11am

Embraer has signed AdoAir Maintenance of Johannesburg, South Africa, as an authorized service center, allowing the MRO to conduct routine checks and scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for the Legacy 600 and the Phenom series.

July 28, 2009 - 10:10am

The FAA issued a 57-page opinion early last month affirming its decision that the City of Santa Monica, Calif., does not have the ability to prevent certain types of large business jets from operating at Santa Monica Airport.

July 28, 2009 - 10:08am

Spirit of St. Louis Airport-based JetCorp recently completed its first Legacy 600 maintenance package including hourly and calendar inspection items, compliance with the A.D. 2006-16-17 to check for proper torque of the seat track screws, and miscellaneous interior refurbishment items. “Although we haven’t aggressively targeted the Embraer market because of the authorized service network they have

July 28, 2009 - 10:08am

Spirit of St. Louis Airport-based JetCorp recently completed its first Legacy 600 maintenance package including hourly and calendar inspection items, compliance with the A.D. 2006-16-17 to check for proper torque of the seat track screws, and miscellaneous interior refurbishment items. “Although we haven’t aggressively targeted the Embraer market because of the authorized service network they have

July 28, 2009 - 10:07am

Wilson Air Center’s Memphis, Tenn. FBO hosted the 13th annual Pilatus Owners and Pilots Association meeting in June. There were 35 PC-12s that made the trip to Memphis for classes on PT6 engine operation and avionics, a one-day PC-12 ground school, product demonstrations and exhibits.

July 28, 2009 - 10:06am

ExecuJet Aviation’s South African FBOs have received a welcome boost in traffic handled over the past couple of months. In May, the group’s Johannesburg base handled a record number of aircraft arriving for the inauguration of South Africa’s new President Jacob Zuma. The next month saw Cape Town hosting the 19th World Economic Forum from June 10 to 12, and this too drew a large number of business aircraft to ExecuJet’s newly built FBO.

July 28, 2009 - 10:05am

BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) Group has expanded its international service support network by opening regional 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. BBA

July 28, 2009 - 10:05am

New Jersey FBO and maintenance provider Millville Jet Center closed its doors last month. The company was unable to meet its financial obligations, which included $500,000 owed to the Delaware River & Bay Authority for lease revenue and fuel flowage fees. Millville Jet Center had negotiated an agreement to restructure the debt, but the company was unable to continue operating. About 70 employees lost their jobs.

July 28, 2009 - 10:03am

Traffic at Front Range Airport in Watkins, Colo., has grown rapidly, according to airport executive director of aviation Dennis Heap, due to seasonal closings of airports in the metropolitan Denver area and because Front Range offers “a low-cost and low-congestion alternative to the region’s primary commercial airport in Denver.” Front Range Airport has two 8,000-foot runways, heated hangars, aircraft maintenance and an FBO with catering, on-s

 
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