CAE SimuFlite has inked a deal with Dassault Falcon Jet to develop and deliver a technical training curriculum for maintenance technicians, beginning the second half of this year. Training will be available for the Falcon 50/50EX, 900/900EX and 2000/2000EX. Next year the program will extend to earlier Falcons.
The Aircraft Maintenance Technicians Association is donating a bronze bust of Charles E. Taylor to American Airlines’ Kansas City Overhaul Base on May 24. The nonprofit association was created to promote aircraft maintenance professionals, who are called either aircraft maintenance technicians (AMT) or aircraft maintenance engineers (AME).
The FAA has announced it will delay further the compliance date for a recent Handbook Bulletin for Airworthiness (HBAW), affecting aircraft maintenance program requirements, to allow an existing industry working group to consider the issue.
The Hangar, an aircraft maintenance and repair facility located on the Panola County Airport in Batesville, Miss., has recently been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to perform component repair and overhaul for non-U.S.-based companies.
The FAA has issued Handbook Bulletin HBAW 04-06E in an attempt to clarify issues surrounding maintenance requirements under FAR Part 135. The bulletin has been amended to suspend its compliance time requirement because the FAA is considering a rulemaking effort to remove the words “type-certificated” (TC) from the language of FAR 135.411.
Arinc Direct Aircraft Services has expanded its FAA Part 145 certification to perform full-service aircraft maintenance at its repair station in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Four new installation centers have been authorized as Raisbeck King Air dealers. They are Hillaero Modification Center in Lincoln, Neb.; Superior Aircraft Maintenance in Medford, Ore.; Professional Aircraft Maintenance in Bakersfield, Calif.; and MCA Aviation of Shoreham-by-Sea, in West Sussex, England.
“Just as maintenance technicians must keep up with constant changes in aircraft systems, current and aspiring managers must stay up-to-date on the skills needed to effectively direct their department and to provide the ultimate in customer service,” said Doug Bowen, director of worldwide maintenance training sales at FlightSafety International.