BLR Aerospace has clinched two orders from modification and maintenance companies Elliott Aviation and Cutter Aviation, each for 90 shipsets of its Beechcraft King Air winglet system. The deals have swallowed up BLRs King Air winglet production for the next two years, says Everett, Washington-based BLR. The company has delivered more than 100 King Air winglet shipsets to date.


Dallas Airmotive plans to open a new regional turbine service and maintenance centre in January at Washington County airport near Pittsburgh. The 5,300ft² (492m²) facility will offer quick-turn inspection services on a number of business aircraft engines, including the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprops and PW300, PW500 and JT15D turbofans.


US fractional ownership provider Flight Options has added a Beechjet 400A light business jet to its fledgling management operation, which gives aircraft owners who offer their aircraft for charter, access to Flight Options' 130-strong business aircraft fleet. Flight Options' aircraft management services are available to owners of Beechjet 400/Hawker Beechcraft 400XP, Hawker 800/850XP, Cessna Citation X, Bombardier Challenger series, Gulfstream IV and Embraer Legacy business jets.


UK charter company London Executive Aviation has added two more Embraer Legacy 600 business jets to its fleet following a boom in demand for the super mid-size type. The addition brings LEA's Legacy fleet to four. The managed aircraft are configured for up to 13 passengers and will be based at London Luton and Farnborough airports. LEA is in January scheduled to take delivery of the first of 10 Cessna Citation Mustang very light jets.


Cessna has appointed Arinc as a preferred supplier to design, engineer and modify its aircraft for special mission operations. Work will be undertaken at Arinc's new aircraft modification operations centre in Oklahoma City.

Source: Flight International