West Star’s New Landing Gear Shop at GJT

West Star Aviation is housing its landing gear shop in a newly acquired, existing 20,000 square foot facility in Grand Junction, Colorado. It will support Challenger, Hawker, and Embraer Phenom and Legacy landing gear overhaul and repair. Dave Krogman, general manager, West Star Aviation, said that the move would allow the company to expand its […]

Gulfstream Published International Events Schedule for 2017

Gulfstream has published its schedule of 2017 events that began with a pilots forum on January 18 in Zurich, Switzerland. The 2017 schedule includes nine operator forums in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America; two Customer Advisory Board (CAB) meetings in Savannah, Georgia; and a virtual Operators Conference. The company’s first-ever pilots forum, which was held in conjunction with the World […]

Duncan Aviation Extends Paint Capacity; Also Offers Customers Option to Reserve ADS-B Slots

Duncan Aviation has renovated a former aircraft stripping hanger and transformed it into a new, 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art paint hangar that will accommodate aircraft sized up to a Bombardier Global Express. The hangar features a computer-driven sidedraft airflow system that triple-filters the air and will allow aircraft to be stripped, painted, primed and striped in the same […]

Embraer Means Business with new Support Unit

  Embraer is creating a new business unit to integrate service and support for its customers. Johann Bordais, currently the director of services and support for Embraer Commercial Aviation, will head up the new entity. “The new business will bring together capabilities that are currently spread throughout different business areas to offer customers a broad […]

Sabena Technics Supports Hunnu Air’s ATR 72-500s to 2021

Mongolian domestic airline Hunnu Air and Sabena technics have agreed a five-year global support contract. Sabena technics will support Hunnu Air’s ATR 72-500 aircraft through to 2021. The agreement includes comprehensive component solutions including pool access, repair and overhaul of rotable components and on-site stock to support regular operations. Work will be conducted at Sabena […]

GE To Acquire Two 3D Printing Companies for $1.4 Billion

Additive manufacturing companies Arcam from Sweden and SLM Solutions Group based in Lübeck, Germany, are to be acquired by GE for $1.4 billion. “Additive manufacturing is a key part of GE’s evolution into a digital industrial company. We are creating a more productive world with our innovative world-class machines, materials and software. We are poised […]

QTA Gets STC Approval for Gulfstream G200 Carbon Graphite Inlet Upgrade

Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) has received STC (Supplemental Type Certificate ST04261AT) approval for its second carbon graphite inlet upgrade program for Gulfstream G200 aircraft and their PW305 engines. QTA states that its Carbon Graphite Composite Barrel is a solution to aluminum inner-barrel inlet corrosion and acoustic screen degradation on the G200’s PW305 engines. When installed, […]

MTU Maintenance Extends V2500-A5 engine service with LATAM Airlines Group

MTU Maintenance has extended its existing cooperation with the LATAM Airlines Group (LATAM) by five years to 2024. The contract covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul of V2500 engines and is a tribute to the long-standing cooperation between the two companies. LATAM is the largest airline group in Latin America and operates 126 A320s and […]

Pionair Australia chooses OASES to support its new airline operations

Commsoft’s MRO IT system OASES has been chosen by Australian air charter and air freight firm Pionair to support the three BAe 146-200 regional airliners it will be using for its new airline freight operations. Pionair will be Commsoft’s second active customer in Australia and this new contract represents the eighth deal won for OASES […]