Cessna Aircraft Company is adding three new maintenance trucks to its international ground-based Mobile Service Unit (MSU) fleet serving Citations across North America and Europe.
Spirit Avionics Ltd. has successfully completed the prototype aircraft’s upgrades for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Program management, cngineering and Certification services were provided by Spirit Avionics Ltd. The technical services for this program were performed in unison by Spirit Avionics, Lane Aviation and Tritex Air. Now that the prototype’s design has been approved by the FAA program team, Spirit Avionics and their subcontracting team will begin the process of upgrading the remaining 17 King Air B300 aircraft over the next 4 years.
On December 14, 2010, the FAA issued STC ST03901AT to the Banyan Avionics team based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) for the Thrane and Thrane AVIATOR 200 Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system for the Cessna 500, 550, S550, 552, 560, and 560XL aircraft.
If I may offer my readers some advice on preparing for their 2011 parts requirements, it is this: buy early. I have been observing the price of aircraft parts and its impact on the market for many years. I am less than encouraged by what I see.