Dassault Aviation has developed and released the Falcon Maintenance Doc (FMD) iPad app for maintenance staff, providing untethered mobility and freedom to move around the aircraft. The app provides Falcon business jet maintainers with a user-friendly interface with a search tool, the ability to create bookmarks and notes, export documents to e-mail, and view several manual revisions at the same time.

Jacques Chauvet, senior vice president of worldwide customer service, says, “The FMD app is a new step to have less paper involved in execution of maintenance. It brings more flexibility and efficiency to our operators during maintenance, operation, and documentation process.”

Available through the Apple Store, iTunes is required to upload PDF collections (available on a Dassault-provided USB flash drive). It is free for Falcon customers with Falcon Interactive Electronic Library Documentation (FIELD) subscriptions. www.dassaultfalcon.com

Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions named engine MRO provider to Air Wisconsin

Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. has awarded Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions (LMCES) a five-year, exclusive contract to perform engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services on CF34-3 engines on the airline’s CRJ-200 fleet.

The agreement also includes two one-year options, which could extend contracted engine MRO services through 2023. Engine repair and overhaul work for Air Wisconsin will commence in the second quarter of 2016 and will be performed at the LMCES Montreal facility, which has nearly 20 years of MRO experience on the CF34-3 engine.

“We selected Lockheed Martin for this important direct maintenance engine contract based on their exceptional customer service, technical expertise, ability to meet turn times and flexibility in finding customized, value-driven solutions,” says Janet Huculak, vice president of strategic sourcing and procurement for Air Wisconsin.

Bill Brotherton, president of LMCES adds, “This is the second long-term, exclusive fleet agreement we have signed this year.”

A division of Lockheed Martin Canada, LMCES’s Montreal facility provides MRO and test as well as component and part repairs for commercial engines that power the CRJ-200, D-8, 707, and A320, and 737 families.

Air Wisconsin Airlines, a regional airline in partnership with American Airlines, carries approximately 6 million passengers annually and operates nearly 500 departures per day with regional jet services to approximately 70 cities throughout North America and Canada. www.lockheedmartinengines.com

SAMCO wins AMO approval for Bombardier C Series

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft officials have announced that its authorized service facility (ASF), SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance B.V., has received its C Series aircraft Part 145 base maintenance approval from the Civil Aviation Authority, The Netherlands. SAMCO is the first Part 145 aircraft maintenance organization (AMO) in the world, outside of Bombardier’s own manufacturing facilities. SAMCO will provide maintenance services on C Series aircraft based in Europe and the surrounding regions.

“SAMCO can now provide line and base maintenance, and continuing airworthiness management organization (CAMO) services to operators of Bombardier’s C Series aircraft,” says SAMCO CEO Constant van Schaik.

“SAMCO has been working diligently towards obtaining its Part 145 approval for the C Series aircraft since being selected by Bombardier as an ASF in June 2015,” says Todd Young, vice president and general manager, Customer Services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “SAMCO has been working closely with us as we prepare for the first delivery and entry-into-service of the C Series aircraft.”

SAMCO also provides aircraft maintenance services on Q Series aircraft as part of Bombardier’s global network of strategically located ASFs. www.bombardier.com; www.samco.aero