FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 28 June 2012. Fixed-base operator (FBO) specialist Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has received certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington to be an approved repair station for the Bombardier Challenger CL-601-1A/3A/3R and CL-604 business jets.
Banyan, based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, also has received approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Cologne, Germany, as well as from government aviation authorities in Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela to repair the Challenger CL-601-1A/3A/3R and CL-604 business jets.
Banyan provides FBO services, as well as aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) for a variety of general aviation aircraft. FAA Part 145 contains the rules a certificated repair station must follow. The twin-engine Bombardier CL-600 family of business jets accommodate two crew members and as many as 19 passengers. The aircraft can fly as fast as 548 miles per hour at altitudes as high as 41,000 feet, at ranges as far as 3,875 miles.
Banyan’s capabilities for the Challenger includes all Chapter V and time life items inspections, comprehensive maintenance tracking, structural modifications and repairs, nondestructive testing, aircraft weighing, and paint/interior upgrades. Engine maintenance for General Electric CF-34 engines include boroscope inspections, troubleshooting and engine rigging.
Banyan also offers avionics upgrades for all Challenger models, including glass cockpits with synthetic vision, flight management systems, lateral navigation and vertical navigation, wide area augmentation systems, and data loaders.
Safety and operational upgrades include traffic collision avoidance systems, enhanced ground-proximity warning systems, cockpit voice records, flight data recorders, and terrain awareness and warning systems.
In-flight entertainment and connectivity upgrades include high-speed data and Wi-Fi for Internet and e-mail, hi-definition monitors, Blu-Ray DVD, moving map, and Tailwind 300 Live TV.
"Maintenance inspections and avionics upgrades complement each other and offers our customers a one-stop-shop which reduces down time," states Brian Wilson, Banyan's director of avionics.
In addition to avionic and airframe services, Banyan is a 24-hour FBO providing fuel and ground services, hangar and office space, catering, hotel reservations, onsite Hertz car rentals and Bahamas and Caribbean travel assistance. The company also offers a pilot shop and Jet Runway Café.
For more information contact Banyan Air Service online at www.banyanair.com.