Maintenance and Modifications

News and issues about aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), covering all segments of the aviation industry; and modifications for aircraft and engines. Subjects include product support of aircraft, engines and avionics, MRO company mergers, acquisitions, announcements and personnel, Airworthiness Directives, Supplemental Type Certificate approvals and other topics.

Maintenance and Modifications

Under New Ownership, Jet East Continues Rapid Growth

Combination of Jet East and West Star creates a broadly capable MRO operation
Jet East
Maintenance and Modifications

Hillsboro Aviation Appointed Airbus Helicopters Mx Center

Suite of services includes maintenance, upgrades, warranty work, aircraft completions, and OEM part sales
Hillsboro Aviation
Maintenance and Modifications

Sherpa Air Preps for Entry into Bizav Maintenance

Construction of a 30,000-sq-ft hangar completed in November
Sherpa Air hangar Georgetown, South Carolina
Maintenance and Modifications

Aero Centers Epps Selling Pilatus Mx and Sales Ops

The deal does not include Epps' FBO or non-Pilatus maintenance services
Epps Aviation at DeKalb-Peachgtree Airport in Atlanta

Aero-Dienst Marks 30-year Legacy with Pratt & Whitney Canada

Aero-Dienst has played a significant role in advancing engine technology over three decades
The Aero-Dienst team celebrates 30 years as a designated Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) service provider.
Maintenance and Modifications

Embraer Exec Jets To Double Owned Service Centers in U.S.

Three new MRO facilities in Florida, Ohio, and Texas to open in Q2 2024
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Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Consolidates under One Repair Station Certificate

The move will help Duncan deliver more consistent service
Duncan Aviation avionics technician Joshua Hernandez
Maintenance and Modifications

Bermuda Approves TAG Aviation To Maintain Business Jets

The company is seeing growing demand for support from Asian customers
Phil Balmer, TAG Aviation director of maintenance and Vincent Picard, maintenance manager
Maintenance and Modifications

Embraer's OGMA Gears Up for GTF Repairs

The facility expects to induct its first GTF engine in April
Embraer's OGMA facility in Portugal preps for expanded engine repairs
Finance, Taxes, Insurance

Guernsey's 2-Reg Aircraft Registry Marks 10th Anniversary

Guernsey is a British Crown Dependency and part of the Channel Islands
A private jet registered in Guernsey
Maintenance and Modifications

Boost Systems Cargo Baskets Win Transport Canada STC

FAA certification is pending
AS350 with Boost cargo baskets
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Haite Opens New Beijing Bizjet Maintenance Base

The spacious new facility is opening at China's Beijing Daxing International Airport
ExecuJet Haite and CBM officials sign their collaboration agreement
Maintenance and Modifications

Jets MRO To Launch Operations at Dallas Executive

Company will occupy a 40,000-sq-ft facility under development by Jet Access
Jet Access private aviation complex at Dallas Executive Airport

Líder Aviation Names First Female President

COO Junia Hermont is being promoted to CEO, effective January 2024
Líder Aviation CEO Junia Hermont
Maintenance and Modifications

Solution to MRO Capacity Shortage a Multi-pronged Endeavor

Labor and parts shortages remain key drivers
Elevate MRO mechanic working on landing gear
Maintenance and Modifications

MRO Profile: Omni Aircraft Maintenance Poised for Major Expansion

Operation to see MRO capacity double by year-end
Omni Aircraft Maintenance mechanics working on landing gear
Charter & Fractional

TAM AE Again Rated Top Air Charter Operator in Brazil

Marks operator's eighth year of being named "Biggest and Best" in the country
TAM Aviação Executiva
Maintenance and Modifications

Piaggio Delivers First Retrofitted Avanti II+

Upgraded Avanti now carries new configuration of Avanti II+
Piaggio P.180 MSN 1053 sits parked at the company's center of excellence in Villanova d’Albenga ahead of delivery to its Genoa customer support center.
Maintenance and Modifications

NAA, FAI Recognize Record Tamarack King Air Flight

Tamarack winglets enabled the record-breaking flight
Nick Guida Tamarack Aerospace record-breaking King Air flight
Maintenance and Modifications

Blackhawk Wins Garmin GI 275 STC for 500-series Citations

Install provides for a lower-cost, more reliable electronic standby instrument system
Cessna Citation with Garmin GI 275 ESIS
Maintenance and Modifications

GPMS Expands in Europe with Léman Aviation Partnership

The partnership aims to introduce Foresight MX, an advanced HUMS, to European operators
Maintenance and Modifications

Airbus Helicopters Continues To Attack Supply-chain Issues

The rotorcraft OEM is buying suppliers, out-of-production aircraft for parts
Airbus Helicopters MRO
Maintenance and Modifications

Airwolf Developing Helo STCs for True Blue Batteries

STCs apply to Citations, Phenoms, Caravans, and PC-12s
Charter & Fractional

Charter Group KlasJet Cleared To Operate in Canada

The Lithuania-based company is part of the Avia Solutions Group
KlasJet Boeing 737 aircraft

Schweizer Completes First OEM Certified Helicopter

The program adds new life to older Schweizer helicopters
Schweizer S300CBi helicopter
Maintenance and Modifications

AMAC and Mukamalah Aviation Collaborate on VIP MRO

Saudi and Gulf region customers to benefit from MRO agreement
AMAC Dubai Airshow 2023
Training and Workforce

NATA Launches Aviation Mx Apprenticeship Tracking Tool

The tool assists members with developing aviation maintenance technician applicants
Maintenance and Modifications

Honeywell Signs MENA MRO Support Agreements

Saudia Technic expands its APU servicing to cover Boeing 777s
Maintenance and Modifications

Gulf Air Extends MRO Partnership with Joramco

Joramco has provided heavy maintenance for the Bahrain carrier for the past decade
Gulf Air and Joramco sign MRO contract extension
Maintenance and Modifications

Emirates Invests $950 Million In Dubai Maintenance Facility

The new MRO basis could support third-party carriers as well as the Emirates fleet
Emirates new maintenance facility at Dubai World Central