D.O.M. News

TRAX Names Justin Daugherty Senior Director of Sales and Marketing
05/31/2023 - 09:38
TRAX, a supplier of aircraft maintenance software solutions, announces that Justin Daugherty has joined the company as senior director of sales and marketing. Daughtery brings a wealth of knowledge in sales, business development and marketing functions that will further strengthen TRAX’s position in the industry.
Jetcraft Partners with Bluetail to Streamline Aircraft Transactions
05/30/2023 - 10:45
Bluetail, a modern aircraft records platform for business aviation, announces that Jetcraft is now including its cloud-based aircraft platform and services as part of each owned inventory aircraft sale the business completes.
Jay King Joins West Star Aviation as Bombardier Project Manager
05/28/2023 - 11:29
West Star announces the addition of Jay King as project manager for Bombardier at its Chattanooga, TN (CHA), facility. King has over 17 years of aviation experience, previously maintaining several corporate aircraft as well as volunteering at NBAA for the maintenance, scholarships and FAA Part 145 programs.
NBAA Welcomes Passage of NOTAM Improvement Act
05/25/2023 - 11:02
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) applauds congressional passage of the NOTAM Improvement Act of 2023, which directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve the Notice to Air Missions (NOTAMs) system. The bill now heads to President Biden, who is expected to sign it. 
Textron Aviation Celebrates 100th Flagship Cessna Citation Longitude Production Unit
05/23/2023 - 12:24
Textron Aviation announces the 100th production unit of the company’s flagship Cessna Citation Longitude business jet rolled out of the factory and is expected to deliver later this year. Textron Aviation employees celebrated the significant milestone with a special celebration at Textron Aviation’s headquarters in Wichita. 
Duncan Aviation Delivers Modern, Timeless GLEX
05/17/2023 - 13:36
Duncan Aviation announces the complete refurbishment of a 2001 GLEX at its full-service facility in Provo, UT. Every shop had a role in the completion, with the aircraft’s interior being completely gutted and the paint stripped. The team also performed a 240-month inspection and installed new LED lighting, a Honeywell RDR-7000 radar upgrade, and KA connectivity system.
Azzera Introduces Emissions Management Platform, Azzera Celeste, on Occasion of First Anniversary
05/16/2023 - 13:23
Azzera, a provider of sustainability solutions for aviation, introduces Azzera Celeste, a online platform that allows aircraft operators to take action against emissions by providing access to voluntary and compliance carbon credit trading, sustainable aviation fuel certificates (SAFc), fleet management software integration and compliance market segregation services.
West Star Aviation Promotes Adam Bendele to Bombardier Team Lead (CHA)
05/16/2023 - 11:58
West Star announces the promotion of Adam Bendele to Bombardier team lead at its Chattanooga, TN (CHA), facility. Bendele has been with West Star for the past 16 years, previously serving as a Challenger crew lead at the Grand Junction, CO (GJT), facility and most recently relocating to CHA in 2020.
Satcom Direct Plane Simple® Ku-band Terminal Certified for Dassault Falcon 7X
05/15/2023 - 12:48
The Satcom Direct Plane Simple® Ku-band tail-mounted antenna system receives Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certification (STC) approvals for Falcon 7X aircraft. Satcom Direct worked directly with Dassault Aircraft Services in Little Rock, AR, to obtain the STC, releasing the corresponding Plane Simple Ku Service Bulletin for the Falcon type in April 2023.
NBAA Joins in Call to House Leaders to Support Aviation Workforce Development Act
05/12/2023 - 09:43
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) joins a coalition of 20 aviation companies and industry groups in urging leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means to act swiftly in support of legislation to assist students pursuing aviation careers.
VIP Completions Delivers Turnkey Offering with Fully Refurbished Bombardier Challenger 604
05/12/2023 - 09:36
VIP Completions, providers of aircraft completions and refurbishment services, announces the delivery of a fully refurbished Bombardier Challenger 604. Manufactured between 1995 and 2006, the Challenger 604 is typically configured for 10-12 passengers and features a deluxe galley and lavatory. About 360 Challenger 604s are in-service worldwide today.
Elit’Avia Acquires Pioneer Business Services

Kevin Rodgers, president of Elit'Avia Americas.

05/11/2023 - 10:23
Elit’Avia, a fully integrated provider of private-aviation solutions, including aircraft management; aircraft charter; sales and acquisitions; and technical oversight services, announces the acquisition of Pioneer Business Services (Pioneer) of Newburgh, NY. Pioneer offers comprehensive services for private aircraft owners and passengers, including end-to-end aircraft management and flexible charter options.
JSfirm.com Awards Multiple Scholarships
05/10/2023 - 12:09
JSfirm.com announces the names of several deserving recipients who were presented awards or scholarships by the company this spring.
Jet East Promotes Christopher Wilkes to Regional Sales Manager for Northeast Region
05/10/2023 - 11:57
Jet East, an aviation maintenance company offering full-service capabilities and 24/7 AOG maintenance, announces the internal promotion of Christopher Wilkes as the new regional sales manager in the Northeast. Wilkes has nearly 20 years of experience in the aviation industry as a technician and team leader. He has worked mobile maintenance for the past 12 years and most recently served as the AOG supervisor for the Jet East Team in the New England area.
Southeast Aerospace Announces New STC to Upgrade Hawker 800 Series with Insight Integrated Flight Deck
05/10/2023 - 11:47
Southeast Aerospace, Inc. (SEA), an Aerospace Solutions company, announces receipt of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) number ST04570CH for the installation of the Universal Insight Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS), Data Comm for CPDLC and FANS 1/A, and a standby instrument in the Hawker 800(A)(B)(XP) series aircraft.
05/10/2023 - 11:20
SmartSky Networks, a provider of inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business aviation, announces that it has been granted supplemental type certificate (STC) #ST04610CH from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for installation of its Flagship system on a Dassault Falcon 2000EX business jet. The work was done by hardware sales and installation partner West Star Aviation at its Grand Junction facility. Liberty Partners provided engineering support, commencing the project on Feb. 3.
Satcom Direct Adding Automated Carbon Reporting Tool to SD Pro Operating System

The Satcom Direct flight department welcomes the new automated carbon-reporting tool.

05/04/2023 - 10:23
Satcom Direct, a business-aviation solutions provider, is adding a highly automated carbon reporting tool to the SD Pro® operating system. The new reporting module leverages real-time data generated by SD’s FlightDeck Freedom® (FDF) datalink service, which accurately captures fuel-burn information. The system then calculates each flight’s carbon emissions based on the amount of fuel burned, fuel type and blend. This presents operators with validated emissions data for individual aircraft, an entire fleet over a specified period, or for a selected flight.
05/03/2023 - 16:02
Aircraft Specialties, Inc. (ASI) of Omaha, NE announces it has hired Christin Sherwood to head up Aftermarket Sales. Sherwood is an industry veteran who brings her experience in parts sales and purchasing. She will be responsible for ASI parts sales, both domestically and internationally. Director of Sales, Gene Portela says, “Christin will be a great addition to the ASI family, helping us to continue the expansion of the ASI brand into an all-encompassing support organization.”
SmartSky Launches Capability to Keep Inflight Data Secure from End to End
04/24/2023 - 13:17
SmartSky Networks, an air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity provider, announces the launch of SmartSky Private Intranet (PI) routing, powered by its Skytelligence services platform.
Garmin Introduces PlaneSync Connected Aircraft Management System
04/24/2023 - 13:06
Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) announces PlaneSync™ connected aircraft management, a system that automatically updates avionics databases(1), logs flight and engine data and allows aircraft owners and operators to remotely check fuel and systems status via the Garmin Pilot™ app (2). Available for both forward-fit and retrofit applications, PlaneSync technology is designed to bring new levels of connectivity and convenience to aircraft owners and operators alike.


About D.O.M. Magazine

D.O.M. magazine is the premier magazine for aviation maintenance management professionals. Its management-focused editorial provides information maintenance managers need and want including business best practices, professional development, regulatory, quality management, legal issues and more. The digital version of D.O.M. magazine is available for free on all devices (iOS, Android, and Amazon Kindle).

Privacy Policy  |  Cookie Policy  |  GDPR Policy

More Info

Joe Escobar (jescobar@dommagazine.com)
Editorial Director

Greg Napert (gnapert@dommagazine.com)
Publisher, Sales & Marketing

Bob Graf (bgraf@dommagazine.com)
Director of Business, Sales & Marketing