1. Propeller Parts and Repairs
Company: Piedmont Propulsion Systems
Product: ATR 42/72-600 Hamilton Propeller Components
Specifications: Piedmont Propulsion Systems (PPS) has developed a series of FAA-approved parts and repairs for the ATR 42/72-600 Hamilton 568F propeller, providing operators with solutions designed to reduce the propeller’s high operating costs. PPS also supports legacy regional aircraft such as the DHC-8, Fokker 50 and Saab 340.
2. Slovenia Authorized Service Center
Product: CRJ Aftermarket Services
Specifications: Adria Tehnika of Ljubljana, Slovenia, will be a Bombardier CRJ-series authorized service center for five more years, after the OEM extended its contract in March. The authorization allows Adria Tehnika to provide base maintenance, modifications and upgrades. The service center has conducted more than 700 heavy maintenance checks on CRJ-series aircraft.
3. Expanded Services and New Location
Company: Piedmont Aviation Component Services
Product: Machining, Grinding and Electroplating Operations
Specifications: In early April, Piedmont Aviation Component Services expanded its specialized services to include extensive machining, grinding and electroplating operations at a new location in Greensboro, North Carolina. Piedmont, a TAT Technologies company, offers complete overhaul services for aircraft landing gear, including ATR, and Embraer E-Jet platforms as well as extensive auxiliary power unit (APU) overhaul capability for a range of Honeywell models.
4. Overhaul and Component Services
Product: Landing Gear Components
Specifications: Aviatechnik, a Canadian-based approved maintenance organization (AMO), performs aeronautical product repairs and overhaul services. The global provider of overhaul, lease and exchange of landing gears for regional and business aircraft also distributes hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic and electrical components for wide and narrowbody aircraft.
5. Component Support
Company: Air France KLM
Product: ATR, E-Jet, CRJ and ERJ Support
Specifications: Air France KLM provides component support for ATR 42/72, E-Jet 170/190, ERJ 135/145, Bombardier CRJ100/900 and airframe support for ERJ 135/145, Embraer 170/190 and Fokker. The joint venture, Spairliners, focuses on E-Jet components; their subsidiary, Barfield, focuses on ERJ, CRJ and ATR components.
6. Legacy Aircraft Maintenance
Company: Evolution Aerospace Inc.
Product: Brush Part TR-420A21
Specifications: Evolution Aerospace Systems (EVO), a subsidiary of First Aviation Services, has expanded its line to include motors, capacitors, transformers, flash tubes, insulators and lenses. The parts manufacturing approval (PMA) components are FAA approved and support legacy lighting systems. EVO developed brush part TR-420A21 as an alternate FAA-approved part for Dynamic Air Engineering part No. 420A21.It is used in air conditioner condenser blowers. Part No. M7921C-2B with motor M3436MB is used in thousands of Beechcraft models including B200, B300, B300C, 900 and 1900C.