To better serve operators in Brazil and Latin America, Dassault, along with Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, is tripling the stockpile of spare parts in Brazil. The parts will be housed at Morro Vermelho Taxi Aero (MTVA) on São Paulo’s Congonhas Airport. MTVA is a Dassault authorized service center.
Aviation International News » June 2005
Arnoni Aviation of Houston has expanded its landing gear and accessory shops by moving them to a 25,000-sq-ft facility adjacent to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The new location includes more than 10,000 sq ft of environmentally controlled shop space. Planned expansion in Arnoni’s growing component overhaul services prompted the move.
Operators of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 turboprop now have another choice for hot section inspections. In April, Standard Aero received Transport Canada approval to perform PW100 hot-section inspections at its Winnipeg facility. The North American PW100 service center was previously located at Standard Aero’s Maryville, Tenn. facility.
Atlas Pilatus Center, an authorized distributor for the Pilatus PC-12 in the Northeast U.S., has appointed Aerodynamics (ADI) an authorized Pilatus PC-12 satellite service center. Based at Oakland County International airport in Pontiac, Mich., ADI will provide parts distribution and service for PC-12 owners in the Michigan area. ADI employs 165 people and has four hangars with 136,037 sq ft under roof. The company operates 24 hours a day.
Innotech Aviation has served the corporate aviation market since the dawn of the business jet era. “This is our 50th year, and that’s a long time in aviation,” Kirk Rowe, the company’s executive vice president and COO, told AIN. “We have a long history with Cessna, Raytheon, Bombardier and other OEMs that’s allowed us to build substantial technical depth and product line knowledge.”
ServiceElements, a customer service motivational and strategy firm, has signed a long-term agreement with Dassault Falcon Jet to provide service strategy consulting and training for the aircraft manufacturer’s aftermarket service and support employees.
Snecma of Chengdu, China (SSAMC), is expanding its repair capability and has added 11 new technicians to its engine overhaul operation. The company estimates that China will purchase at least 2,000 new aircraft equipped with at least 4,000 new engines plus spares over the course of the next 20 years. “Many of these will be CFM56 engines on which SSAMC specializes,” a company spokesman said.
Jet-Care International is offering a diagnostic tool for monitoring the condition of Honeywell TFE731 engines. “It was apparent from a recent survey that it was of great interest to operators to have the DEEC (digital electronic engine control) download read in its entirety, and Jet-Care is pleased to announce we have succeeded in identifying all the fault codes that are registered within the DEECs,” said Jet-Care CEO David Glass.
Stevens Aviation approached the Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) Airport Authority with a proposal to “significantly” upgrade the company’s existing facility and continue expanding its business. GSP and the Greenville, S.C. area have been Stevens’ home base since the company began a nationwide expansion in the 1960s.
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) is conducting an industry-wide survey to quantify the effect of aviation maintenance on the economy. The confidential, Web-based survey is open to ARSA members and non-members.