“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
Overseas Maintenance Service Launches
Single Point of Contact, based in Corona, Calif., has introduced an aircraft maintenance service exclusively for overseas locations. Pricing depends on the regions where an operator needs coverage and the length of the contract. A map at
www.singlepointassist.com shows airports covered and the support available at each. Areas not in the network may be added by request. Single Point isn't a directory service, said president Richard Gardner, but "an on-demand, hands-on solution to your maintenance issue."