To meet increased demand from engine customers, Duncan Aviation increases its available pool of rental turbine engines by 33% in 2017. The pool now includes several rental engines for the following engine models: HTF7000, HTF7350 and TFE731 (-2C, -3, -5B, -20, -40 and -60).
Empire Airlines, based at the Coeur d'Alene Airport in Hayden, ID, receives FAA formal acceptance of the airline's safety management system (SMS) at the conclusion of a two-and-a-half-year implementation project.
The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association (NATA) president, Martin H. Hiller, marking the conclusion of Michael P. Huerta’s term as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In November 2017, NATA recognized Huerta’s outstanding service and contributions to the aviation industry, presenting him with NATA’s Distinguished Public Service Award. The Trump Administration has announced that Deputy Administrator Daniel Elwell will serve as Acting Administrator.
ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) announces the launch of the Flight Department Best Practices Assessment for business aviation flight departments who wish to operate at a higher standard of safety.
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announces it is coordinating with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to participate in numerous workshops in 2018 as well as present at several business aviation events to educate the industry on the new Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), a global measure to address international aviation emissions agreed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
West Star Aviation announces it has finalized its service center agreement with Embraer Executive Jets at its full-service, state-of-the-art maintenance facility in Chattanooga, TN, at KCHA.
Duncan Aviation updates its Straight Talk book in January 2018 on automatic dependent surveilance-broadcast (ADS-B), one of the FAA’s mandated NextGen upgrades, providing practical information about all aspects of ADS-B for owners and operators of business jets.
Washington, DC, Dec. 20, 2017 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today hailed final congressional passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which includes provisions NBAA has long championed on behalf of general aviation. The bill now goes to the president for signing, which is expected shortly.
Aero Star Aviation announces it has acquired a set of Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 wheel assemblies and will begin offering to customers through an exchange program. The wheel program will allow Aero Star to offer reduced downtime for AOG and overhauled wheel repair at a competitive price with in-stock units. The exchange program reduces time needed for the change to about 4 hours.
West Star Aviation announces that Josh Peterson has been named Avionics Technical Sales manager, effective Dec. 12, 2017.