Gross weight increases approved for Power90 conversion

SMYRNA, Tenn. — Just three months after completion of its second Power90 conversion to the GE H80 Engines, Smyrna Air Center reports the STC has been amended to allow for an increase of the Max Gross Takeoff Weight (MGTW) for the King Air C90 and E90 with the GE H80 engines installed.

The amendment increases the King Air C90 to 10,410 Max Ramp weight and 10,350 Max Gross Takeoff Weight. The King Air E90 is amended to 10,560 Max Ramp Weight and 10,500 Max Gross Takeoff Weight.

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Dallas Airmotive to consolidate operations

DALLAS – Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation company providing global MRO service and support for business aircraft turbine engines, has announced plans to begin a phased transition out of one of its three repair and overhaul locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The move will allow the company to consolidate portions of its turbine engine repair and overhaul (ERO) activities and build a state-of-the-art test facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Danbury spins off Titan Aircraft Engines unit

Danbury Aerospace has spun off their “completed engine business” into a new and separate company. Titan Aircraft Engines based in San Antonio is moving into its own facility and staffing up to meet current and expected demand.

“It’s time that we facilitate the recent demand we have seen in our completed engine business with adequate facilities and staffing to meet that demand,” said Ty Stoller, President at Danbury Aerospace.

In early 2013 ECi, the distribution arm of Danbury, started assembling and testing engines for their kit customers. Cub Crafters, Vertical Aviation and other OEMs signed on.

Danbury Aerospace has hired Kevin Eldredge to lead the new business to focus on customer service, branding of Titan, and expanding the product offering for the home-built and LSA marketplace. “It is very exciting to join the Danbury Team and be given such a great opportunity to use my experience building businesses as well as serving the aircraft industry that I am so passionate about,” noted Eldredge. “I know that my love for flying and building so many of the aircraft Titan serves will quickly reveal itself in the engine and services we will offer.”