The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) marks the passing of business aviation legend Charles A. "Chuck" McKinnon, founder and longtime manager of IBM’s flight department. He died March 30 in his hometown of Trussville, AL, at the age of 101.
Hartzell Propeller's 83-inch, composite Trailblazer propeller receives a supplemental type certificate (STC) for Super Cub PA-12 and PA-18 aircraft. Hartzell Propeller worked closely with Professional Pilots, Inc., which owns the STC and is marketing the conversion program from its Lowell, IN, facility.
Elliott Aviation, a supplier of aviation MRO services, hires Mike Ménard as vice president of Operations at its headquarters in Moline, IL (KMLI). With over 20 years of business aviation aviation experience, Ménard has served as vice president at StandardAero, Dassault Aircraft Services and, most recently, Ace Precision Machining.
Duncan Aviation compiles and publishes a new edition of its Business Jet Model/Market Summary. The 1Q 2017 edition of this quick reference guide shows the most recent, published market pricing/valuation information in an easy-to-use and easy-to-compare format.
Business aviation leaders plan to gather at the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) April 25 to debate the future of the business aviation industry, the first Society event of its kind dedicated to this sector. Supported by the British Business and General Aviation Association, the ‘Time to Rethink Business Aviation’ evening will run from 18:00-20:00.
Brant Aero Announces Formation of Dedicated Turbine Engine Maintenance Group at Brantford, Ontario, Facility
Representatives of Brant Aero, a division of the Progressive Air Group, announce that the company has formed a dedicated turbine-engine maintenance group and has selected industry veteran Mitch Callaghan to head the new group.
Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO), a global provider of aircraft connectivity products and services, continues to progress toward the launch of its 4G service in the first half of 2017. Trimec Aviation, an authorized full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul Gogo dealer, is developing the STC (supplemental type certificate) for Gogo’s 4G system for Gulfstream G200 aircraft. It will also participate as a partner for hardware sales and installations on other business aircraft.
Pentastar Aviation is issued Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) ST04188CH for certification of compatibility of wireless data technologies on Gulfstream Aerospace GIV-X (G350/G450) series aircraft. Award of this STC allows operators to approve the use of transmitting portable electronic devices (TPED) onboard aircraft with wireless networks or Wi-Fi hot spots for their passengers.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s G500 flight-test program continues to make significant progress toward the aircraft’s anticipated 2017 certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The five G500 test aircraft, including a fully outfitted production aircraft, have surpassed 2,600 flying hours and accumulated more than 600 flights.
Featuring 38 new colors, new JetFlex ELITE™ Polyurethane Enamel from Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings now provides an extensive color palette for interior aircraft cabins. Unique interior colors like Foggy Forest, Stormy Sea, Steamy Latte, Silvery Moon, Sunset Blush, Coastal Breeze, and even Golden Radiance provide interior airline designers with a choice from the latest bright whites and neutral colors to warm hue effects—all while still providing an interior aircraft surface with outstanding stain-, high abrasion- and scratch-resistance.