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JSfirm.com Asks AirVenture Attendees to Pin Their Hometown and Support Young Eagles
07/25/2023 - 13:32
JSfirm.com, an aviation job website, announces it will be donating to the EAA Young Eagles during EAA AirVenture 2023. As part of its commitment to promoting youth involvement in aviation, JSfirm.com will be launching an exciting and interactive initiative to support the Young Eagles program.
Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) Appoints Ben Hockenberg to Chief Operating Officer
07/25/2023 - 13:16
Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the largest independent provider of maintenance support and financial tools to the business-aviation industry, announces the appointment of Ben Hockenberg as chief operating officer. In his new role, Hockenberg will lead the technical services team and maintenance software operations while continuing to lead JSSI Parts & Leasing, the procurement, parts trading, and engine leasing arm of the company. The creation of this position signifies JSSI's commitment to an efficient and integrated operational backbone to support its products and services.
Elixir Aircraft and Sierra Charlie Aviation to Collaborate after 100+ Aircraft Order
07/25/2023 - 13:05
Elixir Aircraft, the 4th Generation aircraft manufacturer, announces closer collaboration with Scottsdale, Arizona-based Sierra Charlie Aviation. Sierra Charlie will provide maintenance support for Elixir Aircraft’s West Coast, USA-based clients, while the two companies will also collaborate on new educational and training materials. Sierra Charlie Aviation recently ordered more than 100 Elixir aircraft.
Spirit Aeronautics Completes Year-Long Honeywell FMS 6.1 Upgrade Project
07/20/2023 - 14:24
Spirit Aeronautics completes a 13-month project for one of the world’s largest private-aviation companies, upgrading 11 Citation 750 X aircraft to Honeywell's flight management system, FMS 6.1. The project began in May 2022 and was completed last month. In addition, Spirit also completed over 20 additional individual aircraft upgrades using this unique solution.
Textron Aviation Enhances Passenger Comfort with CoolView Windows in Beechcraft King Air Turboprops
07/20/2023 - 14:01
Textron Aviation announces an upgrade for its Beechcraft King Air 260 and 360 turboprops with the introduction of new CoolView® Windows, designed to minimize heat transfer into the cabin on the ramp and offer an unprecedented level of passenger comfort and cabin cooling. Beginning in early 2024, all new King Air aircraft will be first in the category to be equipped with CoolView Windows, manufactured by Lee Aerospace.
Ampaire Acquires Talyn Air, Expanding Reach into Defense, Drone and eVTOL Segments
07/20/2023 - 12:26
Ampaire Inc., a provider of hybrid electric aircraft systems, and Talyn Air Inc., developer of novel electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft systems, announce that Ampaire has acquired substantially all of the assets of Talyn. The transaction will accelerate Ampaire’s strategy to build and lead the electrification of aviation, driving further profitable growth by expanding into adjacent defense, drone and eVTOL markets, as well as broadening its intellectual property and contracts portfolio with an additional eight patents and seven government contracts with sole-source follow-on rights.
07/20/2023 - 12:18
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) applauds the U.S. House of Representative’s approval of H.R. 3935, the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act, by a vote of 351-69. The bill reauthorizes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs for the next five years while making significant improvements to the agency’s operational efficiency, oversight of aviation safety, commitment to innovation, investment in aviation workforce, and more.
Purdue Global’s New Aviation Management Degree Program Takes Students to New Heights
07/19/2023 - 12:29
To prepare for the hiring needs of the U.S. aviation industry, Purdue Global has launched a new bachelor of science in aviation management degree program. The program is 180 quarter credit hours (equal to 120 semester hours) and is a collaboration between Purdue Global’s School of Aviation and the School of Business and Information Technology. Students will learn from faculty who are experts in a wide range of fields within aviation, business and management.
Pro Star Aviation Delivers 120-Month Airframe Inspection
07/15/2023 - 09:50
Pro Star Aviation, an aerospace modification center, announces that it delivered a 120-month airframe inspection on an Embraer Phenom 300, within budget and exceeding the customers’ expectations.
McCauley’s New High-performance Propeller for Beechcraft King Air B300 Series Achieves FAA Certification
07/15/2023 - 09:42
McCauley Propeller Systems announces that its newest C780 propeller for the Beechcraft King Air B300 series, featuring four aluminum swept blades and a 105-inch diameter, has successfully achieved certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Duncan Aviation Delivers Falcon 2000 with Full Hydrographic Cabinetry
07/15/2023 - 09:30
Duncan Aviation delivers a fully refurbished Falcon 2000 with a freshly painted exterior and all new interior featuring cabinets with hydrographic finishes during a recent 2C/4C inspection. The aircraft also received a Collins Pro Line 21 avionics upgrade, a Collins Venue CMS upgrade, Gogo AVANCE L5, HUD removal, the GH-39000 electronic standby instrument system, the LASEREF IV Inertial Reference System, and dual USB ports.
Duncan Aviation Completes CL-604
07/13/2023 - 09:10
Duncan Aviation announces that the new owner of a CL-604 has taken possession of their aircraft complete with customized upgrades to multiple avionics systems, an eye-catching new interior, and striking new exterior paint.
Textron Aviation Receives Order for Five Beechcraft King Air Turboprops in Support of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Weather Modification Mission
07/12/2023 - 10:08
Textron Aviation announces it has been awarded a contract by AvMet International, LLC (AvMet), based in Fargo, ND, for one Beechcraft King Air 360CHW (cargo door, heavy weight) and four Beechcraft King Air 260 aircraft. The Beechcraft King Air fleet will support the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Meteorology program for cloud seeding.
VAS Aero Services Acquires Two Additional Boeing 737-700 Aircraft for Dismantlement and Re-Distribution of USM
07/12/2023 - 09:12
VAS Aero Services, a provider in aviation logistics and aftermarket services, announces it has acquired two additional Boeing 737-700 aircraft for teardown and subsequent parts harvesting and marketing.
Loar Group Closes on Acquisition of Desser’s Proprietary Solutions
07/12/2023 - 08:30
Loar Group Inc. (“Loar”) announces that it has recently closed the acquisition of Desser Aerospace’s Proprietary Solutions segment from VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC; ”VSE”). The Proprietary Solutions segment will operate as DAC Engineered Products, LLC, (“DAC”) going forward.
07/10/2023 - 17:56
SmartSky Networks®, a provider of inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business aviation, announces flyExclusive, one of the nation’s five largest private-jet operators, has completed an STC installation of SmartSky’s broadband WiFi service on a flyExclusive Cessna Citation XL jet.
NATA Welcomes Five New Board Members, Announces Anderson as Chair
06/23/2023 - 13:07
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces leadership changes to its board of directors, as well as the election of five new members.
Bluetail Achieves SOC 2 Compliance for Aviation Records Management
06/23/2023 - 12:42
Bluetail, Inc., a provider of digital aircraft-records management tools, announces that it has achieved SOC 2 Type I compliance in accordance with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) standards. SOC 2 certification indicates that a third-party has thoroughly reviewed criteria for managing customer data based on security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. This unqualified opinion demonstrates to Bluetail’s current and future customers that the company manages data with the highest standard of security and compliance.
Anthony Irwin Joins West Star Aviation as Embraer Program Manager (CHA)
06/23/2023 - 12:30
West Star Aviation announces that Anthony Irwin is the new Embraer program manager at its Chattanooga, TN (CHA), facility.
Spirit Aeronautics Installs Leica Citymapper-2 Digital Mapping Sensor Package in Cessna Caravan 206
06/23/2023 - 12:24
Spirit Aeronautics partners with the FBI on the design and installation of Leica’s Citymapper-2 sensor package into the Bureau’s Cessna Caravan 206. The Citymapper-2 system offers the world’s only hybrid oblique imaging and LiDAR airborne sensors and is specifically designed for airborne urban mapping that captures the highest resolution images of entire cities for terrestrial survey data.


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