Company Plans More Training For Upcoming /47E Model
Aero-News learned this week the turbine maintenance department
at Banyan Air Service recently performed their first 10-year
The project required extensive special tooling and custom
fabrication of wing shoring. Banyan's Curtis Florio, Hartley
Starratt and Misael Rodriguez fabricated the necessary shoring and
performed the work under the direction of crew leader, Dan Day.
"This was an easy job, partially because a lot of thought went
into the design of the aircraft and because of the support we
received from Pilatus Field Service Engineer, Mark Frank," said
Florio (shown above).
Florio is Banyan's expert with Pilatus aircraft and recently
attended the 2007 annual Pilatus Support Meeting in Vail, CO. The
two-day meeting covered technical issues with the PC12 aircraft, as
well as information on upcoming PC-12/47E, which is currently on
the production line. In anticipation of servicing this new Pilatus
model, Banyan will receive training in early 2008 and add the
necessary tooling requirements.
the last year, Banyan has serviced over 50 Pilatus aircraft
exceeding 195 work orders for Pilatus avionics and maintenance. In
addition, Banyan provides maintenance tracking for aircraft owners
on maintenance requirements, service bulletins and airworthiness
Banyan's aircraft maintenance department at Fort Lauderdale
Executive Airport (FXE) offers aircraft maintenance services,
including turbine and engine maintenance, structural repairs and
modifications, avionics installations and support, interior
refurbishment, exterior painting and part sales and distribution.
In addition to servicing Pilatus aircraft, Banyan specializes in
King Air, Citations, Hawker and Learjets.
Banyan is both an FAA and EASA approved repair station, and
holds government maintenance approvals for Venezuela, Argentina,