D.O.M. News

Jenny Showalter Launches Business-Aviation Career Coaching Company
03/03/2022 - 10:09
Jenny Showalter, 25-year business-aviation veteran and workforce specialist, announces the opening of Showalter Business Aviation Career Coaching. Focused on assisting the individual professional, Showalter's exclusive coaching and advisory services are now available to the business-aviation community.
03/03/2022 - 09:40
StandardAero signs a volume purchase agreement with Gogo for delivery of AVANCE L3 and L5 systems in March, opening up more availability for operators seeking installations. The company now offers Gogo AVANCE L3 and L5 installation slots for Dassault Falcon, Bombardier, Hawker, Gulfstream, Embraer and Citation business-jet operators from the U.S. and Canada. Upgrades are managed at StandardAero’s Centers of Excellence in Houston, TX; Springfield, IL; and Augusta, GA.
03/03/2022 - 09:30
West Star Aviation announces the promotion of Jeff Yeager to Landing Gear senior team lead at its Grand Junction, CO (GJT), facility. Additionally, Darin Perryman has been hired as the Accessories and Landing Gear program manager, also at GJT.
Duncan Aviation Gives First-Hand Look at Garmin G5000 Flight Deck Install Process
03/01/2022 - 08:56
Duncan Aviation announces a new four-part video series in which regional avionics sales representative Michael Kussatz walks viewers through the complete process of installing the Garmin G5000 flight deck into a Citation Excel/XLS. The video series is intended to give viewers a first-hand look into everything technicians have to do to successfully install the new flight deck, providing more information as to why 10% of the Citation Excel/XLS fleet has already upgraded to the G5000 avionics suite.
PWI Named Worldwide Distributor of KADEX LED Wing Tip Light Assembly for King Air 350
02/25/2022 - 10:20
Canada-based aircraft parts distributor KADEX Aero Supply chooses PWI in Wichita, KS, to be a worldwide in-stock distributor for its KADEX LED Wing Tip Light Assembly. The assembly is STC-approved and designed for the Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft.
West Star Plans Expansion of Grand Junction Facility
02/24/2022 - 11:55
In order to keep pace with customer demand, West Star Aviation announces plans for major facility expansion at its Grand Junction, CO (GJT), location. Plans include a new 40,000-square-foot hangar with an additional 35,000 square feet of shop and office space. The shop space will include a larger interior shop, a complete composite shop, and tool room.
West Star Aviation Promotes Leonard Lentz to Technical Trainer at GJT
02/24/2022 - 11:36
West Star announces the promotion of Leonard Lentz as aviation technical trainer at its Grand Junction, CO (GJT), location. In his new role, Lentz will develop a training culture for technicians that promotes professional growth and success. The program will focus on initiatives related to technical training, development, mentoring and career advancement, along with continuing some NDT duties for training and certification.
02/24/2022 - 10:56
Constant Aviation announces that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recognized it as having a single, corporate-wide safety management system (SMS), making it only the second maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) so designated. Achieving FAA-accepted Corporate SMS status means that Constant is operating under a single safety system company-wide, which generally reduces safety risk and ranks it as a leader in business-aviation maintenance safety.
02/24/2022 - 10:31
A team of avionics sales professionals at Duncan Aviation updates the information in its book, Straight Talk About CMS. The book introduces readers to CMS, or cabin management systems, which control all of the other powered devices in a cabin, such as lighting, shades, audio/visual sources and climate equipment.
Duncan Aviation Delivers Falcon 2000 with “Pops of Color”
02/24/2022 - 09:42
Duncan Aviation showcases a Falcon 2000 the company’s experts in Battle Creek, MI, recently refurbished. The aircraft arrived at the BTL facility for a pre-purchase evaluation, winglets, avionics upgrades, full paint and partial interior.
Banyan Receives STC Approval for HondaJet Gogo AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi Installation
02/23/2022 - 08:41
Banyan Air Service announces the issuance of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) STC (supplemental type certificate) SA04214NY for the HondaJet HA-420 Gogo AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi installation. The HondaJet Gogo AVANCE L3 STC is the culmination of a year-long project that Banyan offers as an in-house installation as well as a standalone STC data-packet sale to all in-network Gogo dealers.
New Helicopter Aerodynamics, Structures, and Systems Textbook Now Available
02/23/2022 - 08:28
A modern textbook designed to meet the needs of a Part 147 helicopter maintenance program, and for the A&P mechanic looking to transition from fixed-wing to helicopter maintenance, is now available from Ace Tech Books. This book is developed towards international (EASA B1.3, 1.4) standards, going beyond just rotors and flight controls to include all relevant ATA airframe systems with a focus on that system’s application to large and small (CS27 and CS29) helicopters.
B-29 Doc Returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022
02/22/2022 - 09:09
Doc, one of two airworthy Boeing B-29s in the world, is returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 for air-show appearances and static displays during the week. While the exact appearance schedule is still being finalized, the aircraft will be parked on Boeing Plaza for public view when on the AirVenture grounds.
02/19/2022 - 10:57
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), founded this week in 1947, begins celebrating its 75th anniversary as the leading advocate for business aviation with a series of initiatives designed not only to recognize the milestones marking the industry’s pioneering spirit but to inspire the next generation of leaders to be a part of the business-aviation community.
SmartSky and Western Jet Aviation Announce Sales and Installation Agreement
02/19/2022 - 10:50
SmartSky Networks, an air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity provider, announces Western Jet Aviation as a sales and installation provider for SmartSky’s advanced shipsets at Western Jet Aviation’s California location.
02/17/2022 - 13:01
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) president and CEO, Ed Bolen, issues the following statement in response to the announcement that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator, Stephen Dickson, who has served in his role since July 2019, will retire, effective March 31.
West Star Aviation Welcomes Randy Cissell as Project Manager (PCD)
02/17/2022 - 12:45
West Star Aviation announces that Randy Cissell has accepted the position of project manager at its Perryville, MO (PCD), facility.
Satair and Collins Aerospace Sign Long-term Distribution Agreement for Engine Mounts for CFM LEAP Series
02/16/2022 - 13:22
Satair, an Airbus Services company in the commercial aerospace aftermarket, and Collins Aerospace sign a long-term agreement for the distribution of Collins’ engine mounts, including detail parts and sub-assemblies for the CFM LEAP series on the Airbus A320neo aircraft family. Satair will provide distribution to its worldwide network of airline customers, repair organizations, and aftermarket spare-parts providers.
Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) Promotes Ketan Desai to Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
02/16/2022 - 13:03
Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, promotes Ketan Desai to chief sales and marketing officer. Desai joined PAG in 2005 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including director of Sales and Marketing and, most recently, vice president of Sales and Marketing.
JSfirm.com and SUN 'n FUN Announce 2022 Career Fair
02/16/2022 - 12:41
SUN ‘n FUN and aviation job website, JSfirm.com, once again partner to host the 7th Annual SUN ‘n FUN Career Fair. This year’s event will take place April 7-9 from 9 AM-2 PM, located at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL) in the new career fair building just south of Hangar B.


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