Britain’s Marshall Aerospace ended its role as factory-authorized service centers for Bombardier and Gulfstream. The Cambridge-based firm decided to focus its maintenance, repair and overhaul work on Cessna Citations, for which it is also an authorized service center.
The U.S. civil aviation and space programs have developed what Aerospace Industries Association president and CEO John Douglass calls “a creeping crisis,” where “almost every day some kind of relatively bad news has come in, despite what I consider to be an aggressive effort by our government to fix the security problems.”
Associated Air Center, a division of Landmark Aviation based in Dallas, delivered its ninth Airbus Corporate Jetliner in November and has four more in backlog… Emteq, an aerospace installations and LED lighting specialist in New Berlin, Wis., has been granted its Air Agency Certificate for a variety of products, including trays, coaxial cable assemblies and LED lighting components.
With total sales expected to hit nearly $200 billion by the end of last year and a backlog of $360 billion, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) sees a strong U.S. aerospace manufacturing sector continuing to set records over the next few years.
GECI International is offering its Skylander SK-100 light utility aircraft for sale and intends to fully launch the program in April. The program has been in the works since 2001, and the France-based company hopes to deliver the first aircraft from its factory in Evora, Portugal, in 2011.
EADS and Airbus have chosen three European companies as the preferred bidders for their controlling stake in the six factories marked for divestiture as part of the Power8 restructuring program. The news comes as a severe blow to Wichita’s Spirit Aerosystems, widely considered the top candidate to take control of all six facilities.
ASD’s European Aerospace Quality Group (EAQG) and Lufthansa Technical Training (LTT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that calls for LTT, a provider of training to the aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul industry, to join ASD-EAQG’s service provider network–Aerospace Performances Improvement (API).
Standard Aero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Engineering company, is marking its 40th anniversary of service on the Rolls-Royce 250 turboshaft engine.
According to the company, it began work on the original 250 engine in 1967 and since that time has become the largest 250 service provider in the world, with maintenance facilities in North America, Singapore and Australia.
Livewel Aviation Services has signed the first lease for space at the newly launched Dubai World Central Aviation City on Al Maktoum International Airport, slated to become operational by the end of next year.
After spending the last several years struggling to make inroads into the business aviation market, particularly in North America against the likes of Honeywell and Rockwell Collins, Thales Aerospace has decided to hone its approach by targeting its products not only to large business jet OEMs but also directly to business jet operators.