Maintenance

Honda Aircraft has selected GSO (Intl, Greensboro NC) for its new $20-million HondaJet MRO facility on 20 acres next to the company's world headquarters. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2Q2012 with occupancy in 1H2013. The HondaJet is slated to enter service in mid-2013. (Photo) Honda Aircraft Pres & CEO Michimasa Fujino (L) and Greensboro Economic Development Alliance Pres Dan Lynch with site plans and model HondaJet.

Bombardier will be adding 116 new jobs to its TUS (Tucson AZ) maintenance facility, thanks to growing demand for service. The company had about 630 employees there at the beginning of 2011.

Gulfstream will invest some $20 million to build a new 100,000 sq ft maintenance facility next door to its existing 85,000 sq ft location at BAF (Westfield MA). Construction is slated to begin in Apr 2012, with completion due by mid-2013.

StandardAero Business Aviation has announced an exclusive agreement with Honeywell to provide shop-level maintenance of TFE731s operating under the Honeywell Engine Rental Bank program. The first rental bank engine has already been received at StandardAero's LAX facility.

Manifest

Trevor King is the new director of business development, FBO, at The Jet Centre STN (Stansted, London, England). He will be responsible for both business development and ground operations.

Tony Sherbert has been appointed general mgr of Galaxy Aviation MCO (Intl, Orlando FL). He has been operations mgr at the company's PBI (Intl, West Palm Beach FL) location for 6 years.

Christian Rollins has taken over as COO at Sheltair FXE (Exec, Fort Lauderdale FL). He was previously group CFO and US operations general mgr for Mediwatch of West Palm Beach FL.




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