Duncan Aviation announces Dave Thompson has accepted the positon as team leader for the first dedicated Falcon team at the company’s facility in Provo, UT. The Provo facility is in the midst of major expansion and will open a paint facility and new maintenance hangar by the end of 2018 with another maintenance hangar and many new backshops completed by January 2020.
Latitude Technologies Corporation announces that Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Savannah, GA, has finalized STC certification of the Latitude DL150 satellite data unit (SDU) for Gulfstream G450 and G550 series aircraft.
RBR Maintenance, a Part 145 repair station based at Dallas Love Field, announces it will relocate its Challenger maintenance program to nearby Dallas Executive Airport (KRBD) to better accommodate the rapid growth the program has been experiencing. The additional location will occupy an 18,000-square-foot maintenance hangar (150 ft x 120 ft) alongside Ambassador Jet Center, complete with pilot's lounge, large conference facilities and a staffed reception area.
West Star Aviation announces an enhancement to its leadership team by adding Jim Rankin as CEO. Bob Rasberry has been named chairman of the board, and Rodger Renaud will remain president and chief operating officer. The company has taken a proactive approach in strengthening its leadership team to ensure its continued success in delivering industry-leading service to its customers during a time of rapid growth.
Pratt & Whitney announces it has entered into strategic long-term agreement with Dedienne Aerospace for Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine stands at the MRO Americas Conference in Orlando, FL. The long-term agreement will further expand the aftermarket supply chain and mark the first time that Pratt & Whitney’s Aftermarket organization has entered into a long-term agreement with an engine stand supplier.
RUAG Aviation fulfills a C-Check on a Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft three weeks earlier than planned, and to full customer satisfaction. The heavy maintenance project also includes additional aircraft services for optimizing the expected downtime. The timely fulfillment of the project enabled the Hong Kong-based customer to resume its aircraft’s operations in advance of expectations. The Falcon 7X C-Check was performed by the RUAG Aviation team at its Dassault Authorized Service Center (ASC) facilities in Geneva, Switzerland.
Permagard, a worldwide leader in the science of high-performance paint enhancement and protection, enters its twentieth year of service. Permagard has focused on providing OEMs, manufacturers, commercial airlines and private users with protection for their valuable assets while improving brand image, reducing maintenance downtimes and enhancing overall performance. With over $30 billion in assets protected worldwide, Permagard continues to set the standard for protective coatings, catering to discerning customers who desire long-lasting results.
Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announces it has completed its 10th installation of Gogo’s AVANCE L5 broadband Air-to-Ground (ATG) in-flight Wi-Fi system, with several more aircraft under contract.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announces plans to build a new service center at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in response to its growing customer fleet’s needs for maintenance and service. The service center is expected to open in the second quarter of 2019 and create about 200 jobs.