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    Dassault Aviation says it has completed the take over of TAG Aviation's MRO organization. That basically includes TAG's service centers in Geneva, Switzerland; Farnborough, UK; Paris Le Bourget; Lisbon, Portugal; and satellite operations in Luton, UK, and Moscow. The take over effective September 2 is intended to expand the company's worldwide service center network. "The relationship between TAG and Dassault has been built into a close-knit and formidable bond over the decades," TMS president Franck Madignier said. "We are delighted to enter into this new chapter with the strength of Dassault Aviation behind us and a bright future with an expanding customer base ahead of us."

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    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has officially expanded its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport with the opening of a newly built aircraft maintenance facility. The facility has been operational since Aug. 10. The nearly 190,000 square-foot/17,652-square-meter building, northeast of the airport terminal, was constructed with an investment of approximately $40 million. The expansion to the Appleton service center includes 101,853 sq ft/9,462 sq m of hangar space, which will accommodate 12 Gulfstream G650ER™ or G650™ aircraft. In addition to offices, back shops and general support space, the expansion adds a new sales and design center and increased customer access to Gulfstream’s design portfolio. The project, announced in February 2018, has resulted in nearly 100 new jobs at Gulfstream Appleton, with the potential for more in the next few years.

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    Textron Aviation recently opened a new parts facility in Australia to fuel localized and regional growth there. The parts warehouse will be co-located at Essendon Fields Airport with Premiair Aviation Maintenance Pty Ltd, a Textron Aviation Authorized Service Facility."With Premiair established as our new ASF for Australia, we are enhancing our regional parts availability. This represents another step in our ongoing commitment to Textron Aviation aircraft owners in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region," said Brad Thress, senior vice president of Parts and Programs at Textron Aviation. Customers, operators, MROs and channel partners will have the option to purchase factory direct parts through Textron Aviation’s ecommerce website or local sales and support staff. Parts will be shipped locally from Essendon.

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    Gulfstream has opened an MRO expansion at their Savannah, headquarters. The massive facility encompasses 202,000-sq-ft in the 55 million dollar building. "We are very excited about this expansion, which follows the recent entry into service of the G500 and G600," said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. "To help ensure those aircraft and the rest of our growing fleet continue to have the best service and support in the industry, we built and staffed this facility." Gulfstream’s Savannah MRO operations are certified by the FAA, EASA, and China's CAAC, as well as 20 other civil aviation authorities.

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    A look around Comlux's first widebody A330 completion.

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    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has inaugurated a new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) section which will be specifically geared to mid-cabin aircraft at its facility at St. Louis Downtown Airport, Illinois. The news came from the site of this year's NBAA-BACE show in Las Vegas, Nevada. "The designation is our way of reinforcing our ongoing commitment to mid-cabin customers," said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support.

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    Metrojet's maintenance hangar in the Philippines is taking shape and is expected to be completed in Q2 2020. The 75,347-sq-ft hangar has a stressed arch design and will feature span of some 360-feet. When completed it will be able to host up to 10 long-range business jets even ACJs and BBJs in the mix. The facility at the Clark International Airport is located about 43 miles from capital Manila.

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    Fort Lauderdale Holylwood International Airport is the site of Embraer's new expansion in maintenance services. A lease agreement with Jetscape Services sees them now have a dedicated hangar for use. "The added capacity [will] better serve our customers, whether they are based in the region or just traveling through Florida," said Embraer Services & Support v-p for global MRO centers Frank Stevens. "Our expansion in South Florida allows us to further elevate the customer experience for aircraft owners and fleet operators alike, in addition to creating 40 new jobs for the community."

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    Gulfstream has now opened a new Maintenance Repair and Overhaul facility at the Van Nuys Airport in California. The new plant encompasses some 66,000 sq ft. The VNY facility includes 43,000 sq ft of hangar space that can simultaneously accommodate four G650/650ERs. It also has easy access to Gulfstream’s West Coast distribution center that carries nearly $30 million in parts and materials and serves as a local operating base for the company’s field and airborne support team (FAST). “This expansion ensures our new aircraft, the Gulfstream G500 and G600, and the rest of our growing fleet continue to have the best service and support in business aviation,” says Gulfstream customer support president Derek Zimmerman.

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    First full exterior paint job of an Embraer Lineage 1000 for Ruag RRO International. The choices our customer made for optimizing the downtime succeeded in personalizing their aircraft while also enhancing performance and safeguarding accuracy in controlled airspace,” said Ruag MRO head of sales business jets Christian Karl. Other works were done to the aircraft during its stay including avionics work, cabin interior refresh etc. Optimizing the 48-month heavy maintenance visit downtime to coincide with additional aircraft services allowed the customer to realize time and cost savings.At the same time, they chose to implement upgrades set to reflect their individual image, enhance their comfort, resolve Embraer Service Bulletins (SB), and ensure compliance with the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Mandate 2020 for ADS-B Out and FANS.

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    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has given Bombardier's Tianjin Center Mx approval. Part 145 approval is for line and base maintenance on Globals and Challengers and component approval for batteries and wheels. They also do avionics upgrades and general AOG support Mx for Learjets, Challengers and Globals. The Tianjin Service Center opened back in 2017.

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    Mesa, Arizona is going to have a large hangar complex in the future as works have started on one in the area. Come 2021 the area will be able to offer aircraft a myriad of sheltering options. Below is a photo of the proposed complex of how it will look when completed.

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    Biggin Hill is about to get a larger service center thanks to Bombardier expanding there. 250,000 sq ft (23,225 sq m) will encompass the new service center and it is expected to be open in mid-2022. Just to give you an idea how large this complex will be, it will be able to host up to fourteen Bombardier Global 7500 long range jets at the same time.

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    De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) announced today that it has signed service agreements with Maldivian that will significantly enhance the airline’s operational performance. The agreements will provide A and C Check Maintenance Interval Extensions, as well as Enhanced Structural Inspection Requirements (ESIR) for the airline’s fleet of 10 Dash 8-200 and Dash 8-300 aircraft. Maldivian, owned and operated by Island Aviation Services Limited, is the National Airline of the Maldives, one of the most geographically dispersed countries in the world.

    “We are very excited to work with De Havilland Canada on our A and C Check Maintenance Intervals Extensions and ESIR service agreements,” said Mohamed Rizvi, Managing Director, Maldivian. “We are always looking for modern techniques to increase our operational efficiencies, aircraft utilisation and improve customer experience. Knowing we have the support and experience of De Havilland Canada provides us with additional time to focus on other business activities.”

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    Looks like Gulfstream is expanding evening more in the Service Center department in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Gulfstream already has established at the Dallas Love Field Airport and are now looking to set up shop at the For Worth Alliance Airport. The new Service Center is expected to go into operation in 2021. The facility at Alliance will be close to 160,000 square feet and cost some 35-million dollars. A number of staff and workers are expected to migrate from the Love Field facility to build out some of the work-force at the Alliance Service Center. Work is expected to start in the third quarter of 2020.

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    AMAC Aerospace now has new mX checks to carry out. The new work is to be carried out on Gulfstream GV operated as a head-fo-state aircraft. There is a Boeing 737 BBJ that is in the process of re-delivery to the client and there is also an ACJ319 that will come in April to have a Ka-Band antennae dome installed. In March an ACJ318 is to arrive to have rigourous mX checks done.March will also see an ACJ319 coming for mX checks for 6 year period. They are also engaged in multiple other contracts. Should be a a good start to the year for them.
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    Dassault Aircraft Services located at New Castle Airport in Wilmington, Delaware is pausing operations. one of the workers there came down with the Coronavirus. "As we continue to monitor the latest updates and information concerning the global Covid-19 outbreak, the health and safety of our employees, customers, and business partners remain our highest priority," Dassault said. "Dassault Falcon Jet and Dassault Aircraft Services are following the latest guidance from local and state health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)."
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    AMAC will be working on a large maintenance and completions project. The candidate is a Boeing 747-8 VVIP which is in for a 72-month inspection and a reconfiguration of the cabin and update the interior. "AMAC Aerospace’s maintenance projects will remain constant and challenging in 2020. We are continuously expanding our client portfolio and we are looking forward to new ambitious projects," said Alexis Ott, director of maintenance sales and key account management.

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    The MSU teams in Calgary have been given the green light to be able to carry out maintenance on EASA-registered aircraft. "As travelers return to the skies, we’re enhancing our service offerings, ensuring our customers can access the safe, dependable support they value from Textron Aviation, wherever their journey takes them," said senior v-p of customer support Brian Rohloff. "The extension of EASA approvals to our Canadian MSU team will be of value to owners whose aircraft are registered under that authority, particularly as the summer season brings business and leisure fliers alike to the region."

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    Gulfstream announces that they have opened as new service center in Farnborough. “Gulfstream Farnborough is already seeing great demand,” said Gulfstream Customer Support president Derek Zimmerman. “This opening marks the completion of another goal in our overarching strategy to enhance convenience and increase options for our customers. The new facilities we are building can better accommodate more of the large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft our customers are flying.” The 225,000-sq-ft facility can simultaneously accommodate up to 13 ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650s or G700s.

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