FAA Approves Dumont Aviation as Part 145 Facility
Dumont Aviation BMI at Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington, Ill., received FAA Part 145 repair station status. The MRO operates out of a 34,000-sq-ft facility with a 44-foot-high door capable of accepting BBJs and ACJ320s. The facility includes 7,000 sq ft of shop space and a 7,000-sq-ft office and lobby.
Under the terms of its Part 145 repair station certificate, Dumont Aviation BMI has unlimited airframe and limited engine ratings. The MRO has already completed a B inspection on a Hawker 800 and has in progress a C check on a Falcon 50, 60-month inspection on a Challenger 601 and a 4C inspection on an ERJ-145.
Dumont bought the Illinois facility last June from Platinum Jet Center. It is currently staffed by nine employees, eight of whom are licensed technicians. A spokesman for the MRO said the company is close to beginning a hiring process for 41 more positions. Dumont Aviation BMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dumont Group of Wilmington, Del., which has an EASA- and FAA-approved 145 MRO at Wilmington New Castle Airport, a flight operations arm in Allentown, Pa., and a sales office in Johannesburg, South Africa.