Av8 MRO announces Jean-Claude Kouyo as its new International Marketing and Sales manager. Kouyo has 19 years of experience in the aviation industry where he worked in sales, maintenance training, flight operations, FBO and corporate flight management. His prior experience includes roles with FlightSafety Europe as its International Marketing manager covering Africa, Middle East and Europe markets. He then transitioned into a position at Corporate Elite Group as acting managing director based in Cote D'Ivoire, West Africa, for 10 years.
PPG (NYSE:PPG) introduces a new, battery-powered, aerospace-sealant dispensing tool that is easier to use than traditional manual and pneumatic applicators and dispenses at faster rates. The SEMCO® model 1250 sealant tool weighs less than three pounds and is ergonomically designed with cordless and hoseless operation, compared with a standard Semco 250A dispensing tool that weighs about two pounds and is typically tethered to a 10-foot hose.
Jet Aviation celebrates the opening of a new hangar and fixed-base operation (FBO) terminal at Hanscom Field in Boston/Bedford with a welcome reception on June 8, 2017. More than 80 guests, including customers and industry members, attended the event.
Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) announces Eliezer (Eli) da Silva as its new vice president of Sales & Marketing. Eli began his career at DAS in May of 2009, assisting the company with planning its future expansion into the Brazilian, Central and South American markets. He holds a Jurisprudence Doctorate degree from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Duncan Aviation announces that Tiffany Griffin has joined the Paint and Interior Modification Sales Team at the company’s Battle Creek, MI, facility.
Baker Aviation, a full-service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, announces that Eric Green has joined Baker Aviation Maintenance as accountable manager. As a skilled aviation manager and U.S. Navy veteran, Green brings extensive process and quality management expertise to Baker Aviation that includes ASA quality certification processes.
At its annual membership meeting, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces the election of Greg Schmidt, president and chief executive officer, Pentastar Aviation in Waterford, MI, as chair of the NATA board of directors. Reelected to serve an additional term were Curt Castagna, Aerolease Group, and Guy Hill, Jr., Hill Aircraft and Leasing Corporation. Additionally, NATA elected four new members to its board of directors: Randall D. Berg, airport director, King County International Airport; Dennis Fox, senior vice president, Flight Operations, Executive Jet Management; Larry Jorash, senior vice president, Operations, Signature Flight Support; and Larry Wade, president and partner, Golden Isles Aviation.
S.A.F.E Structure Designs announces that it has successfully satisfied its contract to supply hangar equipment outfitting the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) fleet of Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawks in Mobile, Alabama.
Jet Aviation announces redelivery of VVIP Airbus ACJ330 and ACJ319 aircraft to a Middle Eastern customer. Both aircraft were designed and completed in Basel and are examples of the company’s commitment to design, technological advances and production. The ACJ319 was completed within a downtime of 10 months, and the ACJ330 in 14, both setting new benchmarks in the industry.
ACR Electronics, Inc.'s aviation brand, ARTEX, launches the ARTEX TPS 8715, a specially designed test and programmer set for the general aviation (GA) market. The ARTEX TPS 8715 programs, tests, and decodes ARTEX 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) models ME406, ELT 1000 and ELT 345.