Aviation International News » November 2009

October 30, 2009 - 8:39am

Eclipse Aerospace held a supplier summit on October 27 for manufacturers and vendors of Eclipse EA500 very light jet components. Eclipse Aerospace purchased the assets of bankrupt manufacturer Eclipse Aviation on September 1 and is focusing on supporting the existing fleet of EA500 VLJs.

October 30, 2009 - 8:37am

A new 43,000-sq-ft hangar has opened on Denton Airport in Texas. Jet Works Air Center’s newest facility is dedicated to maintenance, repair, inspections and avionics installations and will accommodate long-range business jets up to the size of the Boeing 757-200. The facility, which includes 3,000 sq ft of offices and back shop space, joins an existing 66,000-sq-ft facility.

October 30, 2009 - 8:37am

A bipartisan group of congressmen has introduced a bill that would modify the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) authority to issue security directives (SD) without notice or public input.

October 30, 2009 - 8:36am

CD Aviation Services (CDAS) of Joplin, Mo., has positioned itself to support a niche market: the TPE331. The engine was initially developed in 1961 by Garrett AiResearch in both a turboshaft version–the TSE331–and the TPE331 turboprop.

October 30, 2009 - 8:34am

The Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTec), a joint venture between Honeywell and Rolls-Royce, has entered into a 10-year agreement with Aerospace Products International under which API will be the exclusive distributor of CTS800 spare parts globally.

October 30, 2009 - 8:33am

Two powerful members of the House aviation subcommittee are circulating a letter urging President Obama not to include general aviation user fees in the Fiscal Year 2011 budget.

October 30, 2009 - 8:33am

Cologne Flugzeugwartung (ACC) and Columbia Jet Service have merged into ACC Columbia Jet Service. ACC’s facility at Cologne Airport and Columbia Jet Service’s newly built hangar at Hanover Airport will work together to provide maintenance for Astras, Gulfstreams, Cessna Citations, Bombardiers and Falcons. In addition to

October 30, 2009 - 8:32am

The first Bombardier Global Express 8C check has been performed in Europe by Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS), a joint venture of Lufthansa Technik, Bombardier and ExecuJet.

The work included dismantling the aircraft’s cabin, overhauling the landing gear and inspecting and modifying structures and systems. The Berlin-based MRO, which specializes in Bombardier business aircraft, completed the project in eight weeks.

October 30, 2009 - 8:30am

US Aviation’s maintenance and avionics division is offering full Phase 1 through 5 inspections and structural inspections on the Hawker and most Cessna Citations. The Denton, Texas-based MRO is also a factory-authorized maintenance facility for Mooney and Diamond Aircraft, and Pratt & Whitney Canada jet engine service.

October 30, 2009 - 8:29am

A new 62,000-sq-ft facility has been dedicated on Huntsville International Airport, Ala., by WestWind Technologies to provide engineering, manufacturing, electronics integration and structural modifications.

 
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