D.O.M. News

Textron Aviation Delivers First Passenger Unit of Cessna SkyCourier Large-utility Turboprop
06/06/2023 - 14:42
Textron Aviation announces the recent delivery of the first passenger unit of the twin-engine, large-utility turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier, for use by Western Aircraft, Inc., doing business in Hawaii as Lāna’i Air. The company offers luxury air service connecting Oahu to the island of Lāna’i.
SmartSky’s Groundbreaking Streaming Connectivity Now Available for Bombardier Lear 60
06/06/2023 - 14:33
SmartSky Networks, a provider of inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business aviation, announces it has been granted the first commercially available FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its SmartSky LITE system, the industry’s only streaming-level in-flight connectivity solution designed for smaller business aircraft. The STC was granted following installation on a Bombardier Lear 60 business jet by sales and installation partner, Reliable Jet Maintenance of Boca Raton, FL. Liberty Partners of Okmulgee, OK, provided engineering services.
Priester Aviation and Mayo Aviation Name VP of Quality and Safety
06/06/2023 - 14:22
Private aircraft management, charter and maintenance providers Priester Aviation and Mayo Aviation announce the promotion of recognized industry safety advocate Carl Bennett to the role of vice president of Quality and Safety. Since 2018, Bennett has served as director of Safety for Colorado-based Mayo Aviation, which joined with Priester Aviation last year. His new role extends to both companies.
AIRHAWKE Takes Flight as Acquisition of Berletex Aero Design Completes

L to R, CEO David Vanderzwaag and Ross Bellingham, VP of Customer Relations

06/06/2023 - 14:12
AIRHAWKE, a Montreal, Quebec-headquartered business, completes the acquisition of fellow Canadian business Berletex Aero Design. AIRHAWKE, which specializes in delivering the engineering necessary to convert, complete or modify executive, special mission or cargo aircraft, now wholly owns Berletex.
Jet Aviation Announces Cooperation Agreement with Donecle for Use of Automated Drone and AI Capabilities on MRO Projects
06/03/2023 - 07:38
Jet Aviation announces that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Donecle, a provider of drone and artificial intelligence (AI) technology for the aviation industry. The agreement is part of Jet Aviation’s continued commitment to innovation and to expanding its MRO services.
Duncan Aviation Delivers Fully Refurbished Citation 750
06/03/2023 - 07:21
Duncan Aviation announces the complete overhaul of a Citation 750 at its full-service facility in Battle Creek, MI.
DART Aerospace Receives Expanded FAA STC for Model 311 GII Fire Attack™ System
06/02/2023 - 10:53
DART Aerospace announces that its FAA STC for the Model 311 GII Fire Attack™ System (FAS) has been amended to include installation on the Airbus H145 (MBB BK-117) D-2 and D-3 helicopter models, as well as the previously approved C-2 model. DART Aerospace Fire Attack™ Systems are widely operated as essential equipment for aerial firefighting missions across the globe and are relied upon by government firefighting agencies, private operators, and OEMs for their exceptional safety, efficiency, reliability and durability. 
FAA Approves Quiet Technology Aerospace's Solution to Thrust Reverser Corrosion
06/02/2023 - 10:42
Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) is awarded FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) ST04560AT for a permanent solution to the plaguing problem of thrust-reverser corrosion for the family of aircraft powered by the HTF7000 engine. The QTA corrosion solution is not a repair. It is the market’s only permanent way to eliminate corrosion.
Jackson Jet Center Joins TITAN Aviation Fuels Branded FBO Network
06/02/2023 - 10:07
Jackson Jet Center, a provider of private- and business-aviation services, announces its partnership with TITAN Aviation Fuels, a supplier of aviation fuel products. The collaboration between the two companies enables both to deliver unparalleled fueling solutions and personalized support to aviation professionals, airlines, corporate flight departments, and aerial applicators at Jackson Jet Center's fixed-base operator (FBO) in Boise, ID.
06/02/2023 - 09:48
Prizm Aircraft Products, a manufacturer of aviation products, adds Jet East as a dealer. The agreement allows Jet East to install Prizm’s configurable cabin LED lighting into a variety of airframes. The lighting systems are available in premium, white-light only or full RGB capability, allowing aircraft owners and operators to easily match their lighting to their cabin materials.
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.
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.


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