D.O.M. News

Duncan Aviation Reconfigures Falcon 900EX
03/27/2023 - 11:50
Duncan Aviation announces a Falcon 900EX was completely transformed and reconfigured at its full-service MRO facility in Battle Creek, MI. The aircraft features a new credenza, eye-catching center dividers, and unifying details that give the interior a dramatic and modern style. 
Hartzell Propeller Boosts Green Flying Technology
03/27/2023 - 11:35
Universal Hydrogen’s De Havilland Dash 8 hydrogen fuel-cell-powered testbed flies its first flight using a powertrain that includes a prop designed and tested for the experimental aircraft by Hartzell Propeller.
Quality Aircraft Accessories Reopens Expanded Fort Lauderdale Facility Repair Station
03/27/2023 - 11:21
Quality Aircraft Accessories (QAA) reopens an expanded Fort Lauderdale repair station focusing on maintenance, repair and overhaul of general-aviation accessories, principally magnetos and exhaust systems. After being shut down for several months for renovations, the Fort Lauderdale reopening features a larger facility and additional employees with revamped, modernized processes and the addition of welding services, primarily to accommodate aircraft engine exhaust system refurbishment.
03/24/2023 - 07:57
ATP, a provider of information services and software solutions for the aviation industry, announces that its ChronicX solution has been named a winner in the Artificial Intelligence Excellence Awards program presented by the Business Intelligence Group. Currently in use on 25 percent of the world’s commercial airline fleet, ChronicX uncovers recurring defects and previously undetected issues at both the tail and fleet level.
SmartSky and Davinci Jets Announce Expanded Partnership
03/24/2023 - 07:41
SmartSky Networks, an inflight connectivity provider, announces that customer Davinci Jets is now its newest sales and installation partner. Through the expanded partnership, Davinci, a North Carolina-based aircraft management and charter firm, will equip more business aircraft with SmartSky’s capabilities, allowing an entire aircraft to stay connected in-flight nationwide.
LYTE Aviation Reveals 40-seat Hybrid eVTOL
03/23/2023 - 14:34
LYTE Aviation, the world’s newest advanced air-mobility innovator addressing advanced urban mobility and connectivity, reveals its 40-seat (hybrid) eVTOL SkyBus and SkyTruck program. LYTE Aviation’s LA-44 design is powered by four conventional turbine engines running on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) complemented with four electric motors at the wingtips powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The SkyBus and complementary SkyTruck cargo variant, designed around a 4.5 tonne payload, is the accumulation of three years’ R&D. The result is a game-changing vertical take-off and landing vehicle designed to be five times more fuel-efficient than current helicopters.
03/22/2023 - 12:18
StandardAero signs a long-term CFM-branded service agreement (CBSA) to support the CFM International LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines. Under the terms of the CBSA, StandardAero becomes part of CFM’s authorized maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network for the latest generation LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines, providing a full range of MRO services to operators worldwide.
TECNAM Commemorates Seventy-Five Years
03/22/2023 - 09:30
Tecnam Aircraft celebrates 75 years. Italian brothers Luigi and Giovanni Pascale started their legacy in 1948 by gathering four non-working aircraft engines in a flea market full of post-war machines. They assembled a working engine for their first legendary aircraft, the P.48 Astore, which first flew in 1951.
C&L Aerospace Announces Establishment of South Africa Sales Office, Names Timothy Semetsing Regional Sales Manager
03/16/2023 - 12:01
C&L Aerospace, a C&L Aviation Group company, announces the establishment of a new sales office in South Africa as Timothy Semetsing joins the company in the position of regional sales manager, Africa. Semetsing will lead sales and marketing activities in this region for the regional airline and corporate market segments.
03/15/2023 - 17:08
On March 15, the FAA issued SAIB 2023-04. The SAIB alerts owners, operators, maintenance technicians and inspectors of an airworthinesss concern for Hartzell Propeller Inc. (Hartzell) and McCauley Propeller Systems (McCauley) propellers, specifically those returned to service by Trinity Specialized Services, LLC (Trinity) doing business as Specialized Propeller Services, LLC.
STS Aviation Services Gains UK CAA Part 21-J Approval
03/14/2023 - 13:39
STS Aviation Services, the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul arm of STS Aviation Group, announces it has been granted UK CAA Design Office Part 21 Subpart J Approval. The issue of regulatory approval follows nearly two years of executing several complex aircraft repairs and modifications while building the experience and database for both legacy and next-generation aircraft types.
VIP Completions Unveils Fully Refurbished Bombardier Global Express
03/14/2023 - 13:22
VIP Completions, provider of aircraft completions and refurbishment services, unveils a Bombardier Global Express that it recently delivered to an unnamed client.
West Star Aviation Promotes Jolly to Dual Role as Director of Regional Sales and Regional Sales Manager (West)
03/14/2023 - 13:03
West Star Aviation announces the promotion of Rob Jolly to the dual role of director of Regional Sales while continuing to serve as Regional Sales Manager (West). He will be responsible for planning and directing company-wide customer development strategies and will work closely with the regional sales team in strengthening and implementing long-term customer relationships with solutions that bring value, confidence and trust to every project.
Superior Air Parts Announces Bill Ross Named National Aviation Technician of the Year
03/14/2023 - 12:54
Superior Air Parts, Inc., announces that the company’s vice president of Product Support, William “Bill” Ross, has been named the General Aviation Awards (GAA) 2023 National Aviation Technician of the Year.
West Star Aviation Promotes Laiten to Director of Bombardier Business Development (ALN)
03/09/2023 - 11:09
West Star Aviation announces the promotion of George Laiten to the director of Bombardier Business Development at its East Alton, IL (ALN), facility. Laiten will focus on new business opportunities with customers, vendors and OEMs while collaborating across departments and sites to identify key enhancements and solutions for customers.
C&L Aviation Services Hires Michael Jackson as Director of Maintenance
03/08/2023 - 12:56
C&L Aviation Services, a C&L Aviation Group company, announces that Michael Jackson has joined the company in the position of director of maintenance. In this position, Jackson is responsible for overseeing all repair-station activities at the company’s regional and corporate maintenance facility in Bangor, ME.
Spirit Aeronautics Adds New Site Manager Mark Hall 
03/02/2023 - 12:52
Spirit Aeronautics, an avionics solutions provider for business, special missions and military aircraft, announces the hiring of Mark Hall as the new site manager for its Ohio location. Hall brings over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, with a diverse background that includes roles as avionics installer, supervisor, planner, and project manager.
Jet East Hires Cory Kolman as Regional Sales Director–West Coast
02/23/2023 - 14:07
Jet East, a Gama Aviation company offering full-service capabilities and 24/7 mobile maintenance, announces that Cory Kolman will be joining the company as regional sales director of the West Coast. Kolman will be based in Las Vegas.
02/23/2023 - 13:52
MORE Company Inc. announces the acceptance of MORE COMPANY S. B. No. 103 by the FAA.
AkzoNobel Brings a New Reality in Paint Training to American Airlines
02/23/2023 - 13:39
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings is partnering with American Airlines to deliver a new way of training apprentice painters, as well as up-skilling existing teams, through the use of a virtual reality (VR) technology that is significantly more efficient and sustainable than the airline’s previous training regimes.


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