New acquisition from Wencor group as well as industry news from Vision Systems North America, Rockwell Collins, and Etihad Regional. MRO Checklist offers quick news bits from what’s happening in the MRO industry now.
XTRA Aerospace acquired by Wencor Group
XTRA Aerospace, an authorized Part 145 FAA and EASA repair station, has been acquired by Wencor Group to further enhance Wencor’s electrical repair capabilities. XTRA Aerospace specializes in electrical components throughout the cockpit and interior of commercial aircrafts and Wencor hopes XTRA will bring future growth both domestically and international on Airbus platforms.
Vision Systems North America celebrates new location
Vision Systems North America celebrated its grand opening in Florida, strategically located to assist the leading aerospace companies of the business aviation industry. The newly established production unit of Vision Systems is now ready for series productions for its launch customer, HondaJet. Vision Systems will products electronically dimmable windows, the Nuance solution, for the HA-420.
Rockwell Collins new flight deck receives initial certification
Rockwell Collins has received an initial FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its Boeing 757/767 large-format display flight deck retrofit. The STC is a result of the collaboration between Rockwell Collins and Boeing. Inspired by Rockwell Collins advanced flight deck technology on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the 757/767 upgrade will feature three large-format LCD displays that replace six cathode ray tube displays and numerous analog instruments.
Etihad Regional became launch customer for ATR iPad mount system
Etihad Regional has become a launch customer for ATR’s optimal tablet-based system for airline’s electronic flight bag initiative. The ATR iPad mount system with the integrated power interface module will provide an installed platform for holding the Apple iPad device as well as supply certified connectivity to aircraft power for device charging.