D.O.M. News

08/18/2020 - 11:08
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announces it has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for installation of a high-speed, dual internet system on Gulfstream G650 and Gulfstream G650ER aircraft. Provided by Viasat, the system gives customers access to internet speeds that are some of the fastest in the industry. A streaming video service is also available, allowing customers to stream their favorite high-definition content without compromising connectivity.
08/18/2020 - 10:54
Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), announces that the company has received its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) approval from the FAA.
08/18/2020 - 10:19
Avant Aerospace is now an authorized reseller for VisionSafe EVAS® (Emergency Vision Assurance Systems), the only certified installation solution for continuous cockpit smoke.
Snap-On Industrial Introduces New 32" Three-Drawer Roll Cart for Bulky Items
08/12/2020 - 16:31
The new 32" Three-Drawer Roll Cart from Snap-on Industrial comes with ample room to house tools of all sizes while easily moving them throughout the shop or hangar. The 32" Three-Drawer Roll Cart (part number KRSC323), comes with 2" and 4" deep drawers, and a third, extra-deep 6" drawer that’s ideal for power tools, diagnostics and other bulkier tools. Flip the lid open on top of the box to find a 7" deep compartment with vertical pry bar storage. 
08/12/2020 - 16:22
In 2019, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) revised “NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust.” One of the most important updates is the Sept. 7, 2020, deadline for industrial manufacturers to complete a dust hazard analysis (DHA), which is necessary to be compliant with OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (Directive Number: CPL 03-00-008).
Special Missions Cessna Grand Caravan EX Fleet in Africa Grows in Support of U.S. African Partnership Flight Initiative
08/12/2020 - 16:02
Textron Aviation announces it has been awarded a contract by ATI Engineering Services, LLC for two multi-mission Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft for the Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) in support of the African Partnership Flight initiative. This will be the first fixed-wing aircraft to be put in service by the RDF. The aircraft, which are anticipated to enter service during the first half of 2021, will primarily be based in Kigali, Rwanda.
08/12/2020 - 15:51
Duncan Aviation continues to take a proactive approach to finding ways to resolve the critical shortage of skilled technicians that’s expected in the industry in the next few years by announcing that the U.S. Department of Labor has endorsed the company's new Powerplant Apprenticeship program. Eight full-time technicians will begin their 24-month apprenticeships this month.
North American Aerospace Industries Names Martin O’Boyle Business Development Manager - MRO
08/12/2020 - 15:33
North American Aerospace Industries Corporation (NAAI), a provider of sustainable end-to-end aircraft recycling solutions, announces the appointment of Martin O’Boyle as business development manager - MRO. In this role, O’Boyle will be responsible for developing the company's MRO business in North America. He brings to his new position extensive technical and commercial experience working across aviation for airlines, aircraft lessors, corporate operators, OEMs and maintenance facilities.
Quiet Technology Aerospace Delivers 200th Corrosion-proof Carbon-fiber Engine Inlet Replacement Barrel
08/12/2020 - 09:04
Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) delivers its 200th inlet-cowl upgrade incorporating a carbon-fiber replacement inner barrel to Albertsons Companies, a Gulfstream G280 operator out of Boise, ID. The upgrade addresses a growing and expensive fleet-wide problem: aircraft plagued with inlet-cowl inner barrel corrosion on the Honeywell HTF7250G engine inlets.
New ARC Risk Assessment Tool with Augmented Approval Process Ready for Customers
08/10/2020 - 11:07
ARC, a provider of safety management system (SMS) software, releases its newest risk assessment tool, which now includes an augmented approval process for higher-level risk assessments. The multipurpose ARCrisk module can accommodate flight, ground, maintenance, FBOs and drone ops. This latest ARCrisk module update was developed following a request from the U.S. Armed Forces, but being equally relevant to private aviation, is now being provided to all ARC subscribers.
Shell Aviation Launches Automated End-to-End Touchless Refueling Process

Photo taken pre-COVID-19 impact.

08/06/2020 - 14:49
Shell Aviation introduces end-to-end digital integration with airline customers through Shell SkyPad, a tablet that connects pilots and apron operators with cloud-based computer systems. The development marks the next step in Shell Aviation’s ambitions for a fully digitized refueling operation, harnessing technology to maximize efficiency and accuracy across all aspects of the process.
Beechcraft King Air Turboprops Approved for New IS&S ThrustSense Autothrottle Upgrade
08/05/2020 - 09:33
Textron Aviation announces special type certification (STC) approval of Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) ThrustSense Autothrottle on the Beechcraft King Air 300 series equipped with Pro Line Fusion avionics and new production Beechcraft King Air 360 turboprops. This is in addition to the STC that was received in 2019 for Pro Line 21-equipped Beechcraft King Air 200 series.
Introducing the Beechcraft King Air 360, the New Flagship of the Turboprop Family
08/05/2020 - 09:19
Textron Aviation ushers in the next generation of its legendary King Air turboprop family with the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockpit, a redesigned cabin, and enhancements to passenger comfort. The aircraft is currently in production, with customer deliveries expected to begin in the fall of 2020.
08/04/2020 - 16:08
Textron Aviation today ushers in the next generation of its legendary King Air turboprop family with the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. The updated flagship turboprop offers the latest technological advancements in the cockpit, a redesigned cabin, and enhancements to passenger comfort. The aircraft is currently in production with customer deliveries expected to begin in the Fall of 2020.
West Star Aviation Announces New Northeast Regional Sales Manager
08/04/2020 - 12:24
West Star announces Bob Fairfield as the new Northeast regional sales manager. His territory will include the states of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island and New Jersey.
Barfield Enters Unmanned Aircraft Maintenance Repair Market in New Agreement with Robotic Skies
08/04/2020 - 10:57
Barfield Inc., a subsidiary of Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) in the Americas, is now a Robotic Skies authorized repair station for unmanned aircraft component repair at its Louisville, KY, facility. Robotic Skies capitalizes on Barfield’s 75 years of experience in manned aircraft component repairs to adapt to the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) commercial industry with the same high-performance level.
08/04/2020 - 10:45
Robert Rufli, vice president of Flight Operations and director of operations for Pentastar Aviation, is elected chairman of the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF). Rufli has served on the ACSF Board of Governors since 2015 and most recently served as vice chairman. 
JSfirm.com Adds Another Partner: AeroController™
08/03/2020 - 12:13
JSfirm.com announces AeroController™ as its newest job distribution partner. The new partnership allows job seekers to find the latest aviation opportunities from JSfirm.com directly on AeroController’s website.
08/03/2020 - 12:07
StandardAero announces the launch of a new business unit, Engine Trading Solutions (ETS), to support business-aviation operators with multiple comprehensive, affordable options to help extend lifecycles for legacy aircraft. Due to overwhelming market interest in these services, StandardAero is offering OEM-aligned engine trading solutions on platforms for which the company already performs MRO services as well as other major engine platforms.
08/03/2020 - 11:43
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. opens a hub dedicated to worldwide aircraft-parts distribution in Atlanta. Positioned within two miles of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the warehouse’s location will allow parts to be delivered around the world more quickly and efficiently.


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