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Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., has doubled the size of its in-house hydraulics facility, expanding the bandwidth for its Bell 206 and 407 servo repairs, and supporting the addition of its newest service: the overhaul, repair and exchange of Bell 212/412, AS350 and AS355 hydraulics.
SR Technics has signed a long-term agreement with Russia's S7 Engineering (S7E) to provide aircraft operators in the region with maintenance and on-wing services for CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines.
Under the terms of the contract, the Swiss MRO will carry out the services at S7E's new repair facility at Domodedovo Airport in Moscow, which is due to start operations in summer 2016, along with centers in Novosibirsk and Mineralnye Vody.
By Ryan Clark
Last week, House Republicans seemed to have shot down a controversial plan to peel off the nation's air traffic control (ATC) system from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). However, the war seems to be raging on as supporters of the proposal announced March 1 that the broad, sweeping six-year aviation industry reauthorization proposal would still try to push forward.
Conklin & de Decker has released the latest edition of its Life Cycle Cost software, Release 16.1, which now incorporates the data and five-year condensed format option from the Aircraft Cost Analysis program that Conklin & de Decker acquired from Sam Miller in 2014. The five-year condensed report allows users to run a comparison of three different aircraft side-by-side or the same aircraft, but using three different acquisition forms.
Life Cycle Cost features ownership and operating cost data for more than 460 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston-powered airplanes.
According to author Dick Karl: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was a popular book in the '70s, and though I've tried several times, I've never been able to penetrate more than a few dozen pages. That said, I've always been a proponent of keeping my rolling stock (on the ground and in the air) in good working order. Maybe it is the Zen part I had trouble with.
Rolls-Royce has signed new agreements with repair and overhaul facilities to offer M250 and RR300 engine operators even more options for their service needs.
Two current M250 service providers in the Rolls-Royce FIRST network will become Authorized Repair Facilities for RR300 engines, while a new service provider in Brazil will join the FIRST network and provide services for RR300 as well.
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Textron Aviation has expanded its PowerAdvantage engine support program to Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan turboprops. Part of the company's ProAdvantage suite of support programs, PowerAdvantage offers owners PT6A engine coverage with predictable costs for both routine and most unscheduled engine maintenance events.
According to author Selene Brophy: The concept of flight is amazing and every time we soar above the clouds, that endless vista outside the plane window can seem remarkably peaceful.
But much like oxygen and breathing go together, so too, do the skies and volatile weather situations.
Like these amazing, if not scary, lightning images shared by SAA pilot Francois Honiball on Facebook. They were taken while flying over Madagascar on route to Hong Kong in an Airbus A340-300 ZS-SXB.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has appointed Global Jet Services as an authorized provider of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-certified maintenance training on several out-of-production aircraft. The agreement covers practical and theoretical mechanical (B1) and avionics (B2) training on Gulfstream's GII, GIII, GIV and GV models.
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