D.O.M. News

03/27/2020 - 08:53
West Star Aviation announces it has been awarded the FAA Diamond Award of Excellence for completing specialized training pertaining to aviation maintenance, safety and FAA rules at two of its locations, Perryville, MO (PCD), and the Denver, CO (APA), satellite facility.
WinAir’s Ongoing Service and COVID-19 Remote Work Policy
03/26/2020 - 13:42
Amidst the growing concern and atmosphere of unease and uncertainty COVID-19 has produced around the globe, WinAir promises to continue to preserve its commitment to its clients.
Air Facts Announces Winner of Richard L. Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots
03/26/2020 - 13:22
Chandler Webb, a 19-year-old commercial pilot from Oregon, is the winner of the second annual Richard L. Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots. His article, “Pilot in Command,” was selected as the entry that best answered this year’s writing prompt: “an event that changed or shaped the author’s flying.” Chandler’s article recounts a long cross-country flight with his mother and father that didn’t go as planned — and the valuable lessons he learned.
The Av8 Group Develops an FAA DER-Approved Solution for MCDU Keyboard Replacement
03/26/2020 - 12:36
The Av8 Group develops an FAA DER-approved solution for the MCDU (multipurpose control display unit) keyboard replacement unit in the Airbus A320, A330 and A340 aircraft.
03/25/2020 - 11:04
Duncan Aviation implements an aircraft disinfection service that it is providing for operators who have scheduled into the company’s main MRO facilities in Battle Creek, MI; Lincoln, NE; and Provo, UT. All aircraft are disinfected upon arrival and before Duncan Aviation’s technicians begin work on them. They are disinfected again right before delivery back to the operator and departure from the Duncan Aviation location.
03/24/2020 - 15:53
CCX Technologies is adding GPS Signal Generator and VDL Mode 2 capabilities to its T-RX Avionics Radio and Pulse Testers (T-RX). The new capabilities are being developed in response to user requests.
03/24/2020 - 14:28
The new Spline Zero-Degree Offset Combination Wrenches from Snap-on Industrial feature a uni-directional, zero-degree offset gear design to deliver more power in less lateral space, helping to access and remove the most stubborn fasteners in tight spaces. 
03/23/2020 - 15:11
JSfirm.com is continuing to monitor the pulse of the aviation industry, to see the impact COVID-19 will have. As it communicates with its customers, some are in a holding pattern for hiring. JSfirm.com has developed a new feature to accommodate these customers.
03/19/2020 - 12:40
With the United States facing unprecedented challenges from the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has joined forces with four other aviation groups to inform lawmakers the nation’s general aviation (GA) industry, including business aviation, is prepared to assist as needed to respond to the crisis.
03/19/2020 - 12:27
Al Worden, the command module pilot of Apollo 15 who circled the Moon and became a member of the International Air & Space Hall of Fame at the San Diego Air & Space Museum, passed away on March 17, 2020. He was 88.
03/19/2020 - 11:25
The Av8 Group announces it now offers an FAA-DER Approved replacement part for the Audio Control Panel (ACP) Push Button assembly. Over time with sustained and repeated use, the locking/toggle mechanism can become worn and cause button malfunctions. Av8 provides an updated switch housing unit designed for improved durability and reliability, restoring the part to a new condition, saving the end user significant money over the cost of replacement. 
03/19/2020 - 10:32
West Star Aviation announces it has completed the first ever 24 year, 4th C Inspection on a Falcon 900EX. The magnitude of this inspection involved most areas of the aircraft as well as in-depth inspection and repair of the winglets, nose and main landing gear, and engine. Additionally, interior and avionics updates were completed as well as custom exterior paint. The complete project was performed at the Alton, IL (ALN) facility, one of the four West Star full-service MRO locations.
03/18/2020 - 12:27
Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) announces its formal ISO 9001:2015 and AS9110 C Rev C registration through Perry Johnson Registrars Inc. (PJR).
03/18/2020 - 12:15
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and several industry groups are urging Congress to preserve general aviation’s vital contribution to the U.S. economy as it considers a relief package to support the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
TRAXXALL Welcomes Industry Veteran to Sales Team
03/18/2020 - 11:16
TRAXXALL, business aviation’s trusted maintenance management partner, announces that Michael Fantaski has joined the TRAXXALL team as regional sales director. Based in Las Vegas, Fantaski's territory includes Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii.

Sean Tucker (left) with Don Grunke at Sun N Fun 2016

03/17/2020 - 12:31
Concorde Battery Corporation sadly announces the passing of Don Grunke. Grunke was a friend to all and a stranger to none. He worked as an application engineer for Concorde Battery. The following is from his Obituary:
S7 Group and Satair: Expanding Capabilities in Russia and CIS with Consignment Agreement
03/13/2020 - 09:34
S7 Technics, a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in Russia and the CIS Region, signs a consignment stock agreement with Satair, one of the world’s largest aviation spares and solution providers.
03/12/2020 - 15:01
Following the U.S. ban on travel from most of Europe and the escalating coronavirus situation, Norwegian has decided to ground 40 percent of its long-haul fleet and cancel up to 25 percent of its short-haul flights until the end of May. The changes apply to the company’s entire route network.
03/12/2020 - 11:12
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is temporarily waiving minimum slot-use requirements at U.S. airports to help airlines that cancel flights due to the Coronavirus. Under normal circumstances, airlines can lose their slots at congested airports if they don’t use them at least 80 percent of the time.
AvAir Opens Facility at Dublin Airport
03/10/2020 - 18:57
AvAir, a global supplier of aftermarket aviation parts, announces it will open a 25,000-square-foot warehouse facility at the Dublin Airport. The United States-based company’s expanded presence in Europe comes at the start of its 20th year and as part of a new strategic vision for AvAir, which offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease or consign more than 26 million in-stock aviation parts.

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