The Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation has granted approval to Boca Aircraft Maintenance to maintain and repair Bermuda-registered aircraft under an AMO Certificate. The Boca Raton aircraft maintenance company specializes in Falcons and is also an authorized Gold Level Eclipse service center.
“The general aviation industry has been hit hard for the past two years, resulting in massive downsizing in many areas. At Cessna, we are concerned this may draw attention from the need to replenish the work force,” Brad Thress, senior v-p of customer service for Cessna Aircraft, told AIN.
Today the FAA revoked Phoenix Heliparts’ air agency certificate to operate as a Part 145 repair station, alleging that the Mesa, Ariz. company performed improper repairs and deliberately falsified maintenance records. The emergency revocation comes on the heels of an investigation, begun in 2008 by the FAA’s Scottsdale Flight Service District Office, that allegedly uncovered multiple violations and “hundreds” of discrepancies.
TWG Aviation, parent company of Dallas-based Business Jet Access (BJA) and Business Jet Center (BJC), is to buy Vitesse Aviation Services. The companies are currently completing their due diligence, and the deal is scheduled to close in September.
The Ruag Group has streamlined its business aircraft maintenance facilities in response to a net loss in that sector of approximately $103 million for 2009 compared with a net profit of $50 million in 2008. However, Ruag Holding CEO Lukas Braunschweiler pointed out that the loss is allocated entirely to its aircraft component manufacturing division, where low-cost competition is exerting strong pressure on prices.
Republic Airport Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Talon Air, an aircraft management and charter operator, has expanded its services after receiving FAA certification of its FAR Part 145 repair station. The MRO offers Talon’s previously in-house maintenance services to the public. The new facility will focus on repairs, inspections and avionics installations for all classes of aircraft.
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has selected the aircraft maintenance and engineering system (Amos) to manage its maintenance services. Amos is an integrated maintenance management system developed by Swiss Aviation Software.
MSP Jet Center recently added five new employees–all of whom hail from the
now-closed General Dynamics facility at MSP–to its tech services team, according to president Tim Ashenfelter.
Dassault Falcon recently completed testing of its new Falcon E-Maintenance program, which will allow Dassault’s Falcon technical center and service centers (both factory and authorized) to access an airplane’s central maintenance computer and remotely troubleshoot and diagnose issues through a maintenance laptop provided by Dassault.
Avtrak (Booth No. 678) of Littleton, Colorado, and Component Control (Booth No. 988) of San Diego, California, are working to integrate the power of two of their software products to bring improved maintenance tracking to aircraft operators.