While other aviation maintenance companies have been struggling, Mather Aviation has been able to expand, Victor Cushing, owner and president, told AIN.
Aviation International News » September 2009
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is strongly recommending that the FAA include CRM training for single-pilot operations as part of its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on crew resource management for Part 135 crewmembers.
As part of its initiative to combat the problems associated with aging aircraft, the FAA has funded a suite of projects at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) that includes self-healing wires, smart clamps and radio wire fault detectors. The goal of the project is to eliminate the time-consuming task of tracing wire faults.
The fear is palpable at corporate flight departments that have put their aircraft on someone else’s Part 135 OpSpecs. Those who do by-the-book dry leases can sleep peacefully at night. The ones with the oh-so-clever wet leases in disguise will have more trouble.
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) has hired Potomac Management Resources to provide day-to-day administrative and management assistance with member services, growth, financial development, communications and industry relations.
Pratt & Whitney Engine Services has issued a dealer and installation agreement to U.S. Aviation allowing the latter to install P&W’s turbine tracker system, which monitors all engine activity and can be expanded to keep track of any airframe setting changes.
During the company’s 40th-anniversary celebration in July at its Grand Prairie, Texas headquarters, American Eurocopter cut the ribbon for its new customer service and fleet operations center (CSFC).The FAA has authorized American Eurocopter to operate under the agency’s new organization designation authorization (ODA) program.
Embraer reinforced its partnership with Falcon Aviation Services (FAS), of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, by signing an agreement to extend FAS’s maintenance capabilities to the Lineage 1000 executive jet. FAS became an Embraer authorized service center in the Middle East in November 2008 when it was given responsibility for the entry-level Phenom 100, light Phenom 300 and super-midsize Legacy 600.
A pair of significant milestones underscores West Star Aviation’s continued growth in a depressed economy. The company is in the final stage of a planned service capabilities expansion and facilities consolidation at its Dallas Love Field (DAL) location. In addition, the company’s East Alton, Ill. (ALN) facility has been named a Piaggio Aero authorized service center.
The General Dynamics Aviation Services (GDAS) facility at Barnes Municipal Airport in Westfield, Mass., recently had its Hawker Beechcraft authorized service center (ASC) designation renewed. In 2006 it became the first facility so designated and remains the only such facility in the northeast United States. The current designation expires in 2012.