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Beechcraft King Air Turboprops Approved for New IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle Upgrade
08/05/2020 - 09:33
Textron Aviation announces special type certification (STC) approval of Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) ThrustSense Autothrottle on the Beechcraft King Air 300 series equipped with Pro Line Fusion avionics and new production Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprops. This is in addition to the STC that was received in 2019 for Pro Line 21-equipped Beechcraft King Air 200 series.
Introducing the Beechcraft King Air 360, the New Flagship of the Turboprop Family
08/05/2020 - 09:19
Textron Aviation ushers in the next generation of its legendary King Air turboprop family with the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockpit, a redesigned cabin, and enhancements to passenger comfort. The aircraft is currently in production, with customer deliveries expected to begin in the fall of 2020.
08/04/2020 - 16:08
Textron Aviation today ushers in the next generation of its legendary King Air turboprop family with the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockpit, a redesigned cabin, and enhancements to passenger comfort. The aircraft is currently in production with customer deliveries expected to begin in the Fall of 2020.
West Star Aviation Announces New Northeast Regional Sales Manager
08/04/2020 - 12:24
West Star announces Bob Fairfield as the new Northeast regional sales manager. His territory will include the states of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island and New Jersey.
Barfield Enters Unmanned Aircraft Maintenance Repair Market in New Agreement with Robotic Skies
08/04/2020 - 10:57
Barfield Inc., a subsidiary of Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in the Americas, is now a Robotic Skies authorized repair station for unmanned aircraft component repair at its Louisville, KY, facility. Robotic Skies capitalizes on Barfield’s 75 years of experience in manned aircraft component repairs to adapt to the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) commercial industry with the same high-performance level.
08/04/2020 - 10:45
Robert Rufli, vice president of Flight Operations and director of operations for Pentastar Aviation, is elected chairman of the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF). Rufli has served on the ACSF Board of Governors since 2015 and most recently served as vice chairman. 
JSfirm.com Adds Another Partner: AeroController™
08/03/2020 - 12:13
JSfirm.com announces AeroController™ as its newest job distribution partner. The new partnership allows job seekers to find the latest aviation opportunities from JSfirm.com directly on AeroController’s website.
08/03/2020 - 12:07
StandardAero announces the launch of a new business unit, Engine Trading Solutions (ETS), to support business-aviation operators with multiple comprehensive, affordable options to help extend lifecycles for legacy aircraft. Due to overwhelming market interest in these services, StandardAero is offering OEM-aligned engine trading solutions on platforms for which the company already performs MRO services as well as other major engine platforms.
08/03/2020 - 11:43
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. opens a hub dedicated to worldwide aircraft-parts distribution in Atlanta. Positioned within two miles of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the warehouse’s location will allow parts to be delivered around the world more quickly and efficiently.
08/03/2020 - 11:38
Duncan Aviation announces that Susie Corn has accepted the position of regional sales manager for the South Central United States, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Corn takes over after Rick Randall, a 20-year regional sales manager for Duncan Aviation, retired at the end of July.
08/03/2020 - 11:25
To ensure the best connectivity experience for its business aircraft operators, Duncan Aviation is extending the free-of-charge period for Gogo Text & Talk and Gogo Vision inflight entertainment to one full year for clients who schedule and install the Gogo Business Aviation (NYSE: GOGO) AVANCE™ L5 inflight Wi-Fi system.
Hartzell Engine Technologies Receives FAA PMA for Series of New Starter Adapters for Continental Engines
07/31/2020 - 10:36
Representatives of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) announce that the company recently received FAA PMA (Parts Manufacturer Approval) for a new line of starter adapters for Continental Aerospace piston-aircraft engines.
Rosie the Riveter with Aviation Ties Sends Masks to PIA
07/31/2020 - 10:22
Students at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics’ Myrtle Beach campus request and receive a shipment of masks, created by none other than one of the original “Rosie the Riveters.”
L2 Aviation Completes U.S. Air Force KC-10 Cockpit Upgrade
07/31/2020 - 10:11
L2 Aviation, a subcontractor to Collins Aerospace, announces that Mode-5 automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) upgrades for the U.S. Air Force KC-10 “Extender” aerial refueling tanker fleet have been completed. L2 Aviation provided multiple contract field teams (CFT) as part of its Remote Avionics Rodification Services (RAMS) at different government locations that completed the avionics installations on 58 KC-10 Extender aircraft.
Gulfstream Appoints Murtaza Hassan General Manager of St. Louis Operations
07/31/2020 - 10:00
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announces Murtaza Hassan has been named general manager of the Gulfstream St. Louis facility. He oversees service center operations, including safety, quality, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. Hassan reports to Joseph Rivera, vice president, Service Center Operations.
07/30/2020 - 10:42
Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s (AIM) Philadelphia campus will award veteran students, eligible for Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) benefits at the 100% coverage level, a grant that will cover any out-of-pocket tuition costs after their VA benefits and any Pell grants have been applied as long as they do not participate in the federal Title IV Loan programs. The grant is only offered at AIM’s Philadelphia campus.
Trimec Aviation Adds Gogo Avance L3 to STC for G200 Aircraft
07/30/2020 - 10:26
Trimec Aviation, a certified FAA Part 145 Repair Station (#18TR248C) and authorized full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul Gogo dealer, adds the Gogo AVANCE L3 to its AVANCE L5 supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Gulfstream G200. The AVANCE L3 connectivity solution provides a seamless Wi-Fi experience for customers flying throughout North America at an affordable price.
07/29/2020 - 11:46
The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) Maintenance Committee announces the recipients of 2020 Maintenance AMT Scholarships at the conclusion of the association’s NBAA GO Virtual Maintenance Conference. More than $400,000 in awards was presented to the recipients.
07/29/2020 - 09:13
King Aerospace welcomes Ron Soret back to its team. Soret has been a longtime friend of the company. He served as president of King Aerospace Commercial Corporation prior to joining AERIA Luxury Interiors in 2011 as vice president and general manager of completions.
Tepool and Stearns to Lead NATA Aircraft Maintenance and Systems Technology Committee
07/29/2020 - 09:02
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces that Jason Tepool, business development executive for Boeing, has been named chairman of its Aircraft Maintenance and Systems Technology Committee. Tepool served on the committee for two years prior to his appointment. Phil Stearns, director, Sales & Marketing for Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems, LLC, will continue in his role as committee co-chair. The announcement follows a recent meeting where Tepool and Stearns outlined the near-term and long-term direction of the committee. 

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