Fort Lauderdale, FL – Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport has added the Bombardier Challenger CL- 601-1A/3A/3R and CL-604 to its FAA Part 145 Repair Station, as well as to its EASA certification and Brazil, Argentina, and Venezuela approvals.
“Banyan’s business model has always been driven by the customers we serve. We listen to our customers and align our services to meet their needs. As our customers grow into larger aircraft we intend to grow our capabilities to be able to continue to offer them service and support,” says Paul Rose, Banyan’s vice president of technical sales.
Banyan’s capabilities for the Challenger includes all Chapter V and Time Life Items inspections, comprehensive maintenance tracking, structural modifications and repairs, non-destructive 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, in-flight entertainment and connectivity, high speed data/Wi-Fi for Internet and email, hi-definition monitors, Blu-Ray DVD, moving map, and Tailwind 300 Live TV. Flight deck upgrades include glass cockpits with synthetic vision, flight management systems, lateral navigation/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.
"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 the above services, Banyan is a 24-hour fixed base operation (FBO) providing fuel and ground services, hangar and office space, gourmet catering, hotel reservations, on-site Hertz car rentals and Bahamas and Caribbean travel assistance. Banyan also is known for its Pilot Shop and Jet Runway Café. In national surveys, pilots recognize Banyan as an award winning FBO. Banyan caters to domestic and international aircraft owners, corporations and governmental agencies. United States Customs is available daily from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.banyanair.com