In a blog posted on Monday, December 19, fuels expert Ben Visser incorrectly stated that Exxon Mobil had stopped manufacturing 100LL for the general aviation marketplace. In fact, Exxon Mobil continues to manufacture 100LL for distribution under brand names other than its own. Exxon Mobil will cease selling 100LL under Avitat-branded FBOs. Says Ben Visser, “Sorry if I misled anyone.”
OSHKOSH — Teledyne Continental Motors, Inc. (TCM) flew its factory turbocharged SR22 to Oshkosh fueled on UL94 unleaded aviation fuel.
Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. has unveiled an Engine Financing Program that offers up to 100% financing to qualified U.S. buyers. The Financing Program may include the cost of the engines, shipping and installation of factory-new Pratt & Whitney PT6A engines.
StandardAero has received aSupplemental Type Certification to remove Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-41 or -42 series engines on the Beechcraft King Air 200/200C/B200/B200C and replace them with PT6A-52 engines and four-bladed Hartzell propellers. This is the same engine and propeller combination that is Type Certified on new Beechcraft King Air B200GT aircraft.
“PT6A-41 and -42 engines have been in service for more than 35 years, many of which are approaching their third and fourth overhaul,” said StandardAero General Manager Turboprop Business Unit Manny Atwal. “Low Cycle Fatigue replacement, Service Bulletin requirements and customer build specifications are driving up the overhaul and maintenance costs. With the StandardAero engine-upgrade program, customers can get a new PT6A-52 engine for a slightly higher cost than overhauling their aging PT6A-41 or -42 engines, while increasing performance and aircraft value.”
For more information: StandardAero.com.
Two months after the certification of the IO-390-A1A6 engine, Lycoming Engines has earned a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installing the engine in a Cessna 177 Cardinal RG.
Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) has reached an exclusive agreement with GE to distribute all digital engine technical publications for the CF700 and CJ610 engines.
The GE engine publications and ADs are available separately or can be purchased with other ATP libraries, such as with Lear, Sabreliner, and Falcon.
For more information: 800-227-4610 or ATP.com.
Rolls-Royce recently opened its new North American headquarters for On-Wing Care.
The latest facility to open in the global Rolls-Royce network of aero repair and overhaul service centers is located at the Indianapolis International Airport. The state-of-the-art $1 million facility is the sixth Rolls-Royce facility to be opened in Indianapolis.
The 14,000-square-foot hangar and 11,000-square-foot shop provides line maintenance and hospital level support for all Rolls-Royce corporate engines. The center is capable of servicing more than 100 engines a year.
For more information: Rolls-Royce.com
Pratt & Whitney Engine Services has issued a dealer and installation agreement to US Aviation allowing it to install P&W’s Turbine Tracker System. The system operates like the black box on an airliner, monitoring all engine activity. It can be expanded to keep track of any airframe setting changes.
The hardware and software program provides aircraft owners/operators with aircraft performance data used to reduce maintenance and operating costs.
To accommodate the anticipated increase in maintenance activity, US Aviation Maintenance, which is at Denton Municipal Airport (KDTO) in Texas, is adding personnel and opening the doors seven days a week: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information: 940-383-2484 or USAviationGroup.net.
StandardAero has entered into an agreement with Cessna to support the global Citation Service Center network. The agreement involves support of the Pratt and Whitney Canada PW615F for the Cessna Mustang and the Rolls-Royce AE3007C/C1 on the Citation X.
StandardAero provides full overhaul and repair for the PW615F engine at its facility in Maryville, Tenn. The company recently completed construction of a 10,000-square-foot facility, which includes a new state-of-the-art test cell.
With immediate effect the renowned engine expert Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Kappler will provide support to Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH in continuing the company’s operative business. “A clear signal for customers and investors,” says insolvency administrator, Dr. Bruno Kübler.
“I am happy that it was possible to recruit such a distinguished and experienced expert for Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH”, commented Kübler on the commitment of Prof. Kappler who has already been distinguished for his services on behalf of the German aircraft industry on a number of occasions. He is considered to be a proven expert in the area of engine development, production and marketing. He has first-class references both as a scientist and within the industry – among other things, as a former holder of the Chair for Aircraft Drives and Director of the Institute for Air and Space Travel at the Technical University of Munich as well as managing director at BMW Rolls-Royce, development manager at Fairchild Dornier and managing director of Europrop International. [Read more...]