The European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA’s) deadline for upgrading to automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) is approaching quickly. Aircraft must be equipped with a GPS position source (such as a certified WAAS GPS antenna) and a 1090-megahertz Mode S Extended squitter transponder to relay information to air traffic control (ATC). Duncan Aviation encourages its European, Middle-Eastern and African-based (EMEA) customers to contact its alliance partner, JetSupport, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and schedule their upgrades as soon as possible in order to avoid the last-minute rush. Owner/operators who need to retrofit their aircraft have until midnight on June 6, 2020, to meet the terms of the mandate. As the deadline nears, hangar space and skilled avionics technicians will be at a premium, and costs will likely rise.
Blackhawk Modifications, Inc., a provider of aftermarket PT6A engine upgrades for turboprop aircraft, announces the new Blackhawk Vx Engine+ Upgrade package for the Cessna Caravan. This package is comprised of lightweight components to maximize efficiency, thereby lowering maintenance and overhaul costs.
Jet-Care, a provider of engine trend monitoring services for the aviation industry, announces the launch of two new engine trend programs for the CFM International CFM56-3 and Honeywell TPE331 engines.
As part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing support for its customers, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, rolls out a new, web-based customer portal which allows customers to seamlessly manage their aircraft maintenance and provides increased transparency and efficient communication when aircraft service is required.
New customer-driven innovation expected to dramatically minimize AOG risk while boosting fleet health and equipment utilization.
Duncan Aviation’s Component Repair Services is offering a guaranteed 14-day turntime on repair and overhaul services for a limited time. Now through July 31, 2017, avionics, instruments and accessories units sent to the Duncan Aviation Components Repair in Lincoln, NE, will be turned and shipped within 14 days of receipt or the customer will receive $100 credit toward labor on that invoice. This quick-turn guarantee comes with only two stipulations: 1) Parts for the repair must be available, and 2) customers need to approve their quotes within 24 hours.
TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of an innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, announces a new client, Starlite Aviation Group. Starlite is a leading provider of helicopter services with a specialization in complex missions, including: relief work, helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS), medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) and on/offshore oil and gas support.
Conklin & de Decker announces the latest 17.1 release of its Aircraft Cost Evaluator, the industry standard for benchmarking operating and ownership costs for more than 550 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft. As the flagship product from the Conklin & de Decker family of aircraft operating and acquisition data products, this Aircraft Cost Evaluator (ACE) release includes access to ACE Online at no additional fee.
C&L Aerospace announces that Carlos Ordonez, former VP of Sales for Aeronautical Investments, has joined the company as director of Business Development for Latin America. Ordonez has two decades of aerospace experience in the Latin American region.
West Star Aviation announces its acquisition of Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS), a leading composite, structures and assembly repair shop located in Cedar Hill, TX.