ProMexico, the government agency in charge of promoting trade and investment for Mexico held a seminar here at the Farnborough airshow to promote the “Hecho en México” (“Made in Mexico”) label, highlighting the benefits of building factories and maintenance workshops, as well as research-and-development (R&D) offices in that country. ProMexico officials claim the locale compares favorably with China if all costs are factored in.
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering of Dubai has coordinated several aircraft charters to New Orleans for BP and other responders in their effort to stem the oil leak from the Deepwater Horizon rig site in the Gulf of Mexico.
Operators of turbine-powered aircraft must avoid flying through volcanic ash clouds, according to engine and airframe manufacturers, but if ash is encountered in flight, there are specific techniques that pilots should use as well as post-flight maintenance procedures. According to the U.S.
Business aircraft grounded by ash from an Icelandic volcano were back flying in Europe's skies minutes after authorities lifted widespread airspace closures Tuesday night. Charter operators and brokers have reported an exceptional flurry of bookings as displaced passengers try to beat the airline backlogs to get home.
The comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed de-ice effluent limitations guidelines has been extended to February 26, thanks to efforts by the National Air Transportation Association, Airports Council International-North America, American Association of Airport Executives and the Regional Airline Association.
Russian Helicopters and Uzbekistan’s Uzrosavia last month in Moscow signed an agreement to cooperate on the maintenance of Russian-built rotorcraft. The five-year agreement also covers other countries in central Asia. In Iran, Russian Helicopters and Fanavaran Aseman Giti have signed an agreement to promote Russian rotorcraft in the country. Fanavaran will become the official representative in the Islamic Republic.
SimCom Training Centers is now offering a week-long maintenance training course for the MU-2 turboprop, to be held at MU-2 service centers in the U.S. twice a year. Two classes have already been held this year, and the next is scheduled for spring 2010 at a location to be determined. Training at the service centers allows instructors to combine classroom sessions with hands-on instruction and demonstrations in the service center.
Russia’s defense industry is looking both to compete and cooperate with its western European counterparts as it bids to expand its international customer base.
Corona, Calif.-based Single Point of Contact has introduced a new service:
single-point assist maintenance service exclusively for overseas destinations.
The subscription service provides on-site maintenance technicians with a single phone call from the aircraft operator.
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is promoting Eurocontrol’s Pagoda as the best tool for business aviation operators to meet the monitoring process for emissions trading scheme requirements. Pagoda is a Eurocontrol-developed program that estimates fuel burn and greenhouse gas emissions directly from traffic data for