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Duncan Aviation Brings Avionics Support to Republic Airport on Long Island, NY
02/07/2023 - 10:54
Duncan Aviation announces that, in response to its customers' requests, the company has officially opened a new fixed location at Republic Airport (FRG) in Farmingdale, NY.
IBAC Announces Leo Knaapen in New Role to Lead Industry Partner Programme Development
02/06/2023 - 10:59
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) appoints veteran Leo Knaapen as head of the IBAC Industry Partner Programme. Knaapen joined IBAC following his retirement from Bombardier in December 2022, where he was chief of Industry Affairs.
02/05/2023 - 13:44
Device Technologies, Inc. (DTi), designer and manufacturer of specialty wire protection, cable management and sealing solutions, announces it has applied for FAA Design Approval for a PMA (Parts Manufacturer Approval) for Spring-Fast® Wire Protection Grommets. Once approved, aerospace engineers and techs can take advantage of the superior M22529 grommet technology and replace old legacy MS21266 glued nylon grommets. This PMA will apply to three variants of Spring-Fast: M22529/1, M22529/2, and M22529/3.
02/03/2023 - 09:49
StandardAero announces that it has acquired Western Jet Aviation, an independently owned business-jet maintenance company specializing in Gulfstream aircraft. The company is located at the Van Nuys, CA, airport, one of the busiest business-aviation airports in the world, with an additional facility located at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in Florida. Western Jet Aviation represents StandardAero’s 12th acquisition since 2015 and marks the first acquisition by StandardAero that focuses on airframe/non-engine work in recent history.
NAASCO Announces LED and HID Lighting Promotion
02/03/2023 - 09:29
NAASCO, the developer of the ETR-20™ and ETR-25™ Mercury Mod™ starter-generator improvement program, is running a special LED and HID lighting promotion. For every $500 spent on LED and HID lighting, a $100 credit will be applied to the customer's next starter-generator overhaul(s). The promotion applies to any of NAASCO's Whelen (WAT) lighting products, and there are no caps to the program.
Satcom Direct Confirms Commercial Launch of the SD Plane Simple® Antenna Series

SD CEO and Founder Jim Jensen with Plane Simple Ku-band tail-mount antenna.

02/03/2023 - 09:01
Satcom Direct, a business and military aviation-solutions provider, is celebrating a landmark moment as the Plane Simple® antenna series officially enters commercial service. Following two years of development, rigorous testing, and a thorough customer in-service evaluation, the first antenna in the groundbreaking technology series is now commercially available for aircraft owners and operators seeking reliable, global, customized connectivity solutions that are future-proofed for evolving connectivity needs.
Jonathan Heiss Joins Duncan Aviation’s Falcon Service Sales Team
02/03/2023 - 08:50
Duncan Aviation announces Jonathan Heiss as the company’s newest Airframe Service sales rep in Battle Creek, MI. In his new position, Heiss assists Falcon airframe operators in planning for large airframe maintenance events, providing detailed technical quotes, answering service and capability questions, and scheduling maintenance visits.
Jet East Hires David Crowder as General Manager of New MRO in Statesville, NC
02/02/2023 - 13:56
Jet East, a Gama Aviation company offering full-service capabilities and 24/7 mobile maintenance, announces the appointment of David Crowder as the general manager of its new full-service Statesville (SVH) facility in North Carolina. Crowder joins Jet East as its first SVH employee. He brings the necessary experience in leadership to guide the facility that includes two expansive hangars with ample office space, totaling 115,000 square feet, as well as an estimated 250 new employees to be hired.
Global Jet Capital Surpasses $3.5B in Aircraft Financing Originations
02/02/2023 - 13:18
Global Jet Capital (GJC), a global provider in financial solutions for business aircraft, announces it has provided more than $3.5 billion in financing to users of new and pre-owned aircraft. This milestone is significant for the specialty financer that has focused on delivering a unique customer-centric experience since its inception, providing speed, flexibility and personalized financing solutions unmatched in the marketplace.
FL Technics Extends Part-CAMO Capabilities to Meet Future Demand of MRO Industry
01/31/2023 - 12:06
FL Technics, a global provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, receives a certification update with extended CAMO (continuing airworthiness management organization) capabilities to service Airbus A220, Boeing B737-MAX and B787 aircraft.
Garmin Receives Certification of GFC 600 Autopilot in King Air 200 Aircraft
01/31/2023 - 11:50
Garmin (NYSE: GRMN), announces it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certification (STC) for the GFC™ 600 autopilot in the King Air 200 series of aircraft. The GFC 600 digital autopilot is designed for high-performance piston single- and twin-engine aircraft. It also provides an advanced autopilot solution for both jet and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of speed and performance characteristics.
VIP Completions to Showcase Dassault Falcon 2000 at 2023 NBAA Miami-Opa locka Regional Forum
01/31/2023 - 11:34
VIP Completions, providers of aircraft completions and refurbishment services, announces that it will show its recently completed Dassault Falcon 2000 demonstration aircraft at the 2023 NBAA Miami-Opa locka Regional Forum.
01/31/2023 - 10:55
MRO Insider reports 30 additional AOG provider locations in the United States during the month of January, taking the platform's total number of business-aviation service providers to over 450, all linked within the app.
01/12/2023 - 11:52
Duncan Aviation announces that Phil Suglia is the new vice president of Modifications and Completions at the company’s full-service facility in Provo, UT. In this new role, Suglia will be responsible for the Interior, Avionics Install, and Avionics line teams in Provo, in addition to serving on the company’s senior management team. Suglia was previously located at Duncan Aviation’s facility in Battle Creek, MI, where he was responsible for Duncan Aviation regional managers located throughout the world.
01/12/2023 - 11:19
AviationManuals, a provider of procedures development services and safety management system (SMS) software, grows its team by 30% across every department, including tech, aviation advisors, marketing, business development and administration.
01/11/2023 - 08:25
For Pentagon 2000 software users that work with defense industry parts, the core Pentagon 2000SQL system includes a highly useful built-in interface to access U.S. government procurement history data.
Satcom Direct Installs Prototype SD Plane Simple Ka-band Terminal

The SD Plane Simple Ka-band tail mount antenna installed on the SD Gulfstream G550

01/06/2023 - 10:00
Satcom Direct, a business-aviation solutions provider, completes installation of the first Plane Simple® Ka-band antenna on a business jet. Equipped on the company’s SD Gulfstream G550, the prototype terminal, consisting of only two line-replaceable units (LRUs) — the tail-mount antenna and SD Modem Unit — is testing the advanced technology hardware’s compatibility with Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX inflight broadband service, powered by its Global Xpress constellation.
The Av8 Group Adds New CMMS to Increase Internal Landing-Gear Overhaul Efficiency
01/05/2023 - 09:42
The Av8 Group adds a second CMMS (coordinate measuring machine system) to its manufacturing process of PMA parts, providing a more efficient measure of larger parts and increasing the efficiency and value of the company’s landing-gear overhaul process. Located in Houston, TX, Av8 Group, an FAA and EASA Authorized Repair Station and FAA PMA authority, specializes in the overhaul and repair of corporate aircraft landing-gear assemblies and components.
01/05/2023 - 09:31
PTS Aviation, LLC, marks its first year under StandardAero ownership with a flurry of new CFM56-7B and -5B engine transactions. PTS Aviation was acquired by StandardAero in December 2021. 
IBAC Welcomes Claude Hurley as New Environment and Flight Operations Director
01/04/2023 - 14:05
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announces that Capt. Claude Hurley, FRAeS, has joined IBAC as the new director of Environment and Flight Operations.


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