CO Fire Aviation has a new tool to combat fires at night. Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) has modified an Air Tractor AT-802F for night vision goggle (NVG) operations, giving pilots an increased advantage in safety and effectiveness at night.
Conklin & de Decker, a provider in aviation research, consulting and education, announces Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Release 18.2 is now available with even more aircraft and the latest operating cost data. The most innovative and comprehensive aircraft budget and financial analysis tool in the industry, LCC provides aircraft owners, operators, flight department managers and aircraft consultants with independently researched ownership and operating-cost data for more than 460 jet, turboprop, helicopter and piston aircraft.
Hartzell Propeller's carbon fiber composite two- and three-blade Trailblazer replacement props for Maule short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft have received a supplemental type certificate (STC). Hartzell's 80-inch diameter Top Props can replace Hartzell and McCauley propellers on the backcountry aircraft.
Banyan Air Service, based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, completes its first installation of a Gogo AVANCE L5 system on a Bombardier Challenger 300. The project involved the removal of the interior, installation of the L5 system, re-installation of the interior and the final touch-up paint. The project was completed in less than three weeks, without any discrepancies, and within the projected budget.
Duncan Aviation’s market research team runs numbers and finds that although the FAA’s deadline for upgrading business aviation aircraft to automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) is a mere 16 months away, 52% of the aircraft in the industry have yet to comply.
GLOBALJET Services, Inc., a provider of on-location aviation aircraft, avionics, safety and professional development training, completes a strategic direction to offer its Aviation Interpersonal Management (AIM) course to a broader target audience. The highly interactive 5-day class is the acknowledged industry standard for building leaders in aviation today.
West Star Aviation announces Katie Johnson has been promoted to vice president of Human Resources effective immediately. In her new role, Johnson focuses on implementing best practices across all of West Star's locations, including developing tactics for increasing West Star employee engagement, improving recruiting efforts and developing/implementing a training program for current and future employees.
West Star Aviation announces the appointment of Marty Rhine to vice president of Sales and Steve Bates to manager of Technical Sales. Rhine and Bates have completed their transitions and are active in their new roles.
ExxonMobil announces that Mobil Jet Oil 387, a synthetic, high performance capability, turbine-engine oil, has been approved by GE Aviation for use in its CF6 engines, which includes the CF6-6, CF6-50, CF6-80E and CF6-80C2 commercial, as well as L1F and K1F military variants.
Duncan Aviation announces that its Lincoln, NE, FBO facility has gained the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage I accreditation. IS-BAH, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), is a set of global industry best practices for business aviation ground handlers that features at its core a safety management system (SMS).