FlightSafety International announces that Hector Zarate has been named interim president of FlightSafety Services Corporation. He replaces Ron Ladnier who will retire at the end of June.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces, in advance of its 2018 Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference, that over 100 aviation businesses from around the globe have enrolled in the NATA Safety 1st Subscription Program. The program provides companies unlimited use of all NATA Safety 1st training content for one fixed annual or monthly fee regardless of employee turnover, retraining or evolving training needs.
The hugely popular One Week Wonder project, in which a complete airplane is built over a seven-day period, is returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2018. This year it will again come with an opportunity for all EAA AirVenture fans to vote on the aircraft’s final paint job as the Pick the Paint poll returns.
West Star Aviation announces the company has completed 33 of the 100 total installations of AVANCE L5 systems flying to date. The milestone comes after the announcement from Gogo that the 100th platform had been installed.
It is with great sadness that GLOBALJET Services announces the passing of industry leader and fellow instructor, John Rahilly. In the eight years he worked as an integral part of GLOBALJET, John taught, motivated and influenced thousands of students at his leadership, customer service, and professional development courses. His ability to connect with his class, his warm personality and his disarming humor will be greatly missed.
Aero Star Aviation announces that it has received FAA Part 145 repair station certification for its Dallas Love Field (DAL) location.
Aero Star's Dallas, TX facility opened in 2013 and has provided specialized maintenance for Embraer Phenom 100 & 300 aircraft with additional capabilities on Cessna Citation 500 & 600 series aircraft. The facility offers scheduled maintenance, pre-purchase inspections, engine change, line maintenance, wheel assembly exchange program and AOG support for aircraft.
West Star Aviation announces Keith Schroeder as regional sales manager (RSM) for West Star Aviation. Schroeder will be responsible for the Midwest territory which includes Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Manitoba Canada.
San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Library & Archives Launches New 100th Anniversary of U.S. Airmail Online Exhibit
The San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Library & Archives launches a new online exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of U.S. airmail.
Garmin announces it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the G5000 integrated flight deck for the Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP aircraft. The G5000 modernizes the cockpit, increases aircraft utility, offers significant weight savings and provides operators with a solution to fulfill global next generation airspace initiatives. Garmin also announces that SUN-AIR airlines of Scandinavia has selected the G5000 integrated flight deck upgrade for its Beechjet 400A aircraft. SUN-AIR Technic, the maintenance division of SUN-AIR, is also an authorized Garmin dealer and will be completing the first installation of the Beechjet G5000 upgrade in Europe.
Duncan Aviation honors its veterans—roughly 24% of the company's workforce. More than 500 of Duncan Aviation's 2,150 current team members are military veterans.