New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aircraft Supplier & MRO News North America) Feb 19, 2012
Florida House passes aviation exemption The Florida House has voted to expand a sales tax exemption to most light general aviation aircraft maintenance costs and the equipment used in the repairs. Feb 17, 2012
AIA commends attempts to modify sequestration We are pleased members of both the House and Senate recognize the dangers that draconian cuts pose to our nation's security and America's skilled workforce, threatening more than one million middle class jobs. It is imperative that Congress and President Obama quickly agree to a path forward that avoids sequestration and automatic reductions in defense and domestic spending. The effects on DOD, FAA and NASA are potentially devastating. Feb 13, 2012
Air Transport Services Group ATSG to Host Fourth Quarter 2011 Conference Call. Air Transport Services Group, Inc. today announced that it will host an investor conference call to review its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. The Company will release its fourth quarter and fiscal 2011 financial results after the close of the market on Monday, March 5, 2012. The release will be available on the companyOs website, www.atsginc.com. On the day of the conference call, participants should dial 800-706-7748 and international participants should dial 617-614-3473 ten minutes before the scheduled start of the call and ask for conference pass code 38617936. The call will also be webcast live (listen-only mode) via www.atsginc.com, and www.earnings.com for individual investors, and via www.streetevents.com for institutional investors. A replay of the conference call will be available beginning at 1:00 pm and available by phone through Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 888-286-8010 (international callers 617-801-6888); use pass code 18575315. The webcast replay will remain available for 30 days at www.atsginc.com or www.earnings.com. On Thursday, February 16, 2012, at 8:20 a.m. Eastern time, Joe Hete, President and CEO, and Quint Turner, Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at BB&T Capital MarketsO Transportation Services Conference at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. The CompanyOs presentation will be webcast live and on a replay basis and is available via http://wsw.com/webcast/bbt22/atsg/. ATSGOs website, www.atsginc.com, will also include a link to the webcast site. Feb 13, 2012
ATR, Fokker Services ATR chooses Fokker Services Asia as MRO provider in Southeast Asia. ATR and Fokker Services Asia have inked an agreement covering airframe MRO services of ATR aircraft operating in Southeast Asia at the Fokker Services Asia facilities in Singapore. OThrough the ATR MRO network, we are further expanding the range of solutions offered to ATR operators, relying on highly skilled MRO providers particularly selected for their knowledge and experience on maintenance activities. In addition, our partnership with some key MRO providers will enable us to extend our global maintenance agreement offer to airframe base maintenance,O ATR SVP-Product Support and Services Lilian Brayl said at the Singapore Airshow Wednesday. The Toulouse-based turboprop manufacturer has more than 250 aircraft in operation in the Asia/Pacific region and a further 80 on order. It has a customer support center in Singapore. ATR support facilities in Asia also include a spare parts warehouse in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Auckland, as well as training facilities in Bangkok. ATR said it will continue to expand its MRO network within the following months by entering into agreements with additional MRO partners around the world. Feb 16, 2012
AvWorks Aviation AvWorks Aviation Corp. in Final Bidding for Two Additional Teardown Contracts. AvWorks Aviation Corp. announces that the Company, under an existing Management Advisory Agreement with Precision Aircraft Dismantling, is engaged in the final bidding process to acquire two additional aircraft teardown and portioning contracts for a Boeing 767 -200 series in Arizona and a Boeing 747 -300 series passenger jumbo jet in Ohio. "Industry appreciation of our proprietary, eco-friendly process for dismantling aircraft is growing in the aerospace community, which provides AvWorks with great opportunities to gain new airfield portioning contracts and reclaim a bounty of airworthy parts for our growing component inventory," states Joel Young, AvWorks' CEO. "Once aircraft owners see how clean and innovative our teardown methods are, they're no longer satisfied with the status quo." About AvWorks Aviation: AvWorks Aviation Corp. (SPLI :OTCQB), formerly Datamill Media Corp., and its wholly owned subsidiary, Young Aviation, operate as a diversified broker and supplier of parts and services to the worldwide aviation and aerospace markets. The Company services a broad range of clients such as aircraft leasing companies, major airlines, repair stations, fixed-base operators, leasing companies and aftermarket suppliers. Precision Aircraft Dismantling, a private company, performs proprietary, low-environmental impact aircraft dismantling, providing airfield managers and aircraft owners with an affordable, eco-friendly alternative to traditional parts reclamation. FORWARD-LOOKING DISCLAIMER This summary contains forward-looking statements that address future events and conditions concerning the company's business plans. Such statements are based on management's current expectation and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties, such as future economic conditions and changes in anticipated revenues and costs, which may cause actual results to differ materially. The company expressively disclaims any future obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein. Investors and potential investors should independently investigate and fully understand all risks before making investment decisions. Feb 13, 2012
Boeing Newly launched OBoeing EdgeO extends GoldCare to 747-400Fs. Boeing aims to capture a larger share of the aviation services and support market, and will start promoting is wide range of activities as Boeing Edge, the company announced at the Singapore Airshow. Boeing also revealed it is extending its GoldCare maintenance, engineering and material management service for its Boeing 747-400 freighters, for which Singapore Airlines (SIA) is the launch customer with its fleet of 13 of the type. The GoldCare aftermarket support program initially was only available on the 787 and was extended to include 737 NextGens in March 2011. OThe leadership of Singapore Airlines Group is very forward-thinking and they adopted many of BoeingOs IT and spares support products during the time that GoldCare was being developed for the 787 Dreamliner. Together with maintenance engineering and planning, this brings together the major elements of GoldCare in a way that tailors the service to the needs of Singapore Airlines Cargo,O Boeing SVP-Commercial Aviation Services Lou Mancini said. Mancini confirmed that the company is evaluating GoldCare offerings for other Boeing aircraft models. OWe are reviewing the extension to other [Boeing] aircraft types; we have nothing formatted yet but I expect this to happen in the next couple of years.O Commercial Aviation Services already represents 15% of Boeing Commercial AirplanesO revenue Oand we aim to continue growing the division,O he said. Over the next 20 years, Boeing estimates the global market for commercial aviation services will reach $2.3 trillion. OGoldCare is a great example of our new initiative, the Boeing Edge, which brings into focus the unmatched advantage Boeing customers gain through the companyOs services and support,O Mancini said. The Boeing Edge is a service mark designed to better position the diversity and value of the companyOs commercial services and support portfolio, the largest in the industry. It bundles Boeing Commercial Aviation ServicesO five core capabilities: product support, material services, fleet services, flight services and information services. Feb 16, 2012
Boeing Boeing Edge Sets New Standard for Aviation Services and Support. Boeing today launched the Boeing Edge, a new initiative focused on the unmatched advantage Boeing customers gain through the company's commercial aviation services and support. "No other company in the world has the breadth and depth of Boeing in terms of knowledge, innovation, commitment and services integration along with the passion of our global team," said Lou Mancini, senior vice president, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, at the Singapore Air Show. "When customers come to Boeing, they're not just getting world-class support for their businesses, they're gaining a vital advantage over their competition. This advantage now has a name [ETH] the Boeing Edge." Boeing Commercial Aviation Services is organized around four core capabilities - Material Services, Fleet Services, Flight Services and Information Services [ETH] an alignment matching the way Boeing's customers run their businesses. Through these capabilities, Boeing offers customers a powerful combination of expertise, innovation and support throughout the lifecycle of their airplanes to get the maximum value out of their fleets and operations. By combining products and services across capabilities, Boeing delivers integrated services programs that meet the current and future needs of customers [ETH] giving them an edge in the marketplace. The Boeing Edge is a service mark [ETH] an extension of the Boeing brand - designed to better position the diversity and value of the company's commercial services and support portfolio, the largest in the industry. "The Boeing brand is associated around the world with leadership in aerospace," said Rob Pollack, vice president of Brand and Market Positioning, Boeing Commercial Airplanes...