UAE-based avionics provider Falcon Aviation Services joins Honeywell’s global channel partner network

Honeywell has confirmed United Arab Emirates-based Falcon Aviation Services as a member of its global channel partner network. The agreement covers the sale, installation and service of Honeywell avionics for Middle East-based helicopter operators. The arrangement between the two companies will augment the avionics service and upgrade options available to regional helicopter operators by offering a more localized repair and installation for Honeywell equipment at Falcon Aviation Services’ Abu Dhabi-based facilities. This will allow faster turnaround time for maintenance, repair and overhaul activities, which in turn can reduce helicopter downtime. There are currently 1,536 government or military-owned helicopters in operation Read more

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Jet Aviation signs preferred handling agreement with German-based Excellent Air

Jet Aviation has signed a preferred Fixed Base Operation (FBO) service agreement with Excellent Air, which operates Europe’s largest fleet of Cessna CJ2 aircraft as-well-as several Cessna XLS aircraft based in Memmingen, Germany. Excellent Air offers its customers a full-service, door-to-door charter experience on its twin-engined Cessna business jets. Under the agreement signed at MEBAA 2018 in Dubai, Jet Aviation becomes the preferred handling service provider for Excellent Air at its FBO locations in EMEA.

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Jet Aviation receives IS-BAH™ Stage 2 Safety Registration for 20 FBOs at MEBAA

Jet Aviation presents 20 IS-BAH™ Stage 2 Safety certificates ©Jet Aviation

Jet Aviation has received International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage 2 Safety Registration from the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) for 20 of its FBOs across EMEA and the Americas. The company intends to achieve IS-BAH Standard registration for its new Hawker Pacific and KLM Jet Center FBOs in 2019. IBAC Program Director for IS-BAH, Terry Yeomans, presented 20 IS-BAH Stage 2 Safety Certificates to Jet Aviation at its MEBAA chalet in Dubai. “This remarkable achievement demonstrates Jet Aviation’s ongoing commitment to the highest safety standards for its customers and employees,” said Yeomans. Based around a safety management Read more

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GKN Aerospace announces new £32 million Global Technology Centre in Bristol

GKN Aerospace plans a new Technology Centre in Bristol ©GKN

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark and the Chief Executive of GKN Aerospace, Hans Büthker together have revealed plans for GKN Aerospace’s new Global Technology Centre in the UK. The new centre – funded by a £17 million commitment from GKN Aerospace and a £15 million commitment from the UK Government, through the Aerospace Technology Institute – is expected to open in 2020. Once open the 10,000 m² facillity will host 300 highly skilled engineers, and will include collaborative space for research and development with universities, the UK’s CATAPULT network and GKN Aerospace’s UK Read more

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Leonardo S.p.A selects HEICO Component Repair Group as authorized repair center

HEICO Component Repair Group (Structures Division), a subsidiary of HEICO Corporation has been selected as an authorized service center. Under the agreement, HEICO Component Repair will perform modification and repair and overhaul of Embraer 170 and 175 fan cowls and air inlets (Inlet Cowls) by Leonardo S.p.A, the manufacturer of these parts. Vladimir Cervera, VP/GM of HEICO Component Repair Group, Structures Division commented “We are excited to partner with Leonardo to service Embraer E170 & E175 inlet and fan cowls as an OEM authorized service center. Leonardo’s quality products, combined with HEICO’s emphasis on customer satisfaction, ensures the highest level Read more

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IAI’s Bedek Aviation Group and ATSG celebrated 70 full freighter conversions

IAI’s Bedek Aviation group has concluded the 70th full freighter conversion for Air Transport Services Group. Over the past 25 years the cooperation of the two companies unfolded to encompass a major part of the global P2F conversions market. Bedek performed DC-8 short-to-long duct pylon modifications and JT8 engine overhauls and QEC components and Bedek participated in the conversion program of B767-200 Passenger-to-Package-Freighter configuration, which was followed by the 767-200BDSF Passenger-to-Special-Freighter (SF) conversion program. In 2009 Bedek started the B767-300BDSF conversion program, in partnership with Mitsui of Japan, under which over 60 aircraft have already been converted – most of Read more

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HAECO Private Jet Solutions obtains EASA design organisation approval

HAECO Group’s cabin completion specialist, HAECO Private Jet Solutions (HAECO PJS), has obtained EASA Part 21 Subpart J Design Organisation Approval (DOA). The approval enables HAECO PJS to approve minor changes and repairs for parts and appliances covering cabin, structures, and electrical systems on private jets and commercial aircraft. HAECO PJS is one of Asia Pacific’s leading private jet cabin completion centres. With the EASA DOA, HAECO PJS broadens its turnkey cabin design, certification, and completion solutions, delivering more robust assurance to customers on schedule integrity for modifications such as connectivity upgrade, flight deck and cabin interior refurbishment, and livery Read more

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FL Technics opens new warehouse in Asia

FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has announced further expansion to the Asia region by opening a new warehouse in Singapore. The operations started at the beginning of November 2018. “The decision to add a warehouse location in Asia enables the company to scale up with customers who are facing increasing time pressure for parts and material delivery fueled by the booming aviation industry and fierce competition in the region,” said Zilvinas Lapinskas, CEO FL Technics. Just recently, FL Technics together with CALC (China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited) and ARI (Aircraft Recycling Read more

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American ramps up in-house engine maintenance

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With the recent induction of the first CFM56-5B engine from its Tulsa, Oklahoma facility, American Airlines Group (American) has successfully transitioned, in house, maintenance work previously carried out by the engine’s manufacturer, General Electric Co. The move to bring this work in-house was announced a year ago. In a statement, American said: “Bringing this work to Tulsa is a testament to the hard work and talent of the mechanics and support personnel in the engine shop and their goal to be the very best in the industry.” This means American insources more work than any other airline as it also Read more

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Jetaire nears completion of STC for FAR 25.981 compliance solution for Boeing 777

Jetaire has reported that it is nearing completion of the work for the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) of its Invicta™ Reticulated Foam Ignition Mitigation system for the Boeing 777. Jetaire’s Invicta system is a center tank flammability reduction and ignition mitigation method solution, currently FAA-certified for the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, the B737, 737NG, B757 and B767 aircraft. The system meets FAA requirements for 14CFR 25.981 and 121.117 compliance. Jetaire is the original developer of the Invicta reticulated foam technology as a means of compliance with FAR 25.981 and received a patent on the system in December 2017 (U.S. Read more

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