D.O.M. News

The Av8 Group Receives Certification for ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D and AS9110C
02/09/2024 - 11:42
Av8 Group announces it has been recognized by the Performance Review Institute (PRI) Registrar for having met the stringent certification requirements for international standards ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D, and AS9110C. The certifications are testament to Av8's ongoing commitment to satisfying stakeholders and its dedication to continual improvement of its management system.
Record-Breaking NBAA Leadership Conference Inspires Attendees to ‘Level Up’ for Peak Performance
02/08/2024 - 08:21
For the second time in as many months, the business-aviation industry’s calendar featured an event that set a high-water mark for participation, and once again offered an extraordinary lineup of high-caliber speakers, with the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) record-breaking 2024 Leadership Conference.
02/08/2024 - 08:03
Lance Lajara joins Wichita, Kansas-based PWI Inc. as the U.S. West Coast sales rep for its extensive aviation lighting products. Lajara has experience working with and for aviation firms, so familiarity with the needs of the MRO marketplace PWI serves is immediate.
McFarlane Aviation Introduces the Stabilizer Bracket Installer Tool
02/06/2024 - 13:21
McFarlane introduces its Stabilizer Bracket Installation Tool (TOOL136), the key to precise installation of the horizontal stabilizer inner hinge brackets on Cessna 180, 182, and 185 aircraft. TOOL136 ensures both proper alignment of the hinge brackets and horizontal stabilizer to the airplane as well as perfect bind-free alignment of all hinge points, providing smooth, bind-free stabilizer hinge action.
NBAA Launches New CAM Fellow Program to Recognize Exceptional Leadership
02/06/2024 - 12:41
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will recognize 19 members of its inaugural Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Fellow Program at its Leadership Conference, Feb. 5-7, in Palm Springs, CA. The CAM Fellow Program pays tribute to exceptional individuals who have demonstrated a substantial and ongoing commitment to the business-aviation industry and the CAM program’s vision: “Prepared to Lead; Committed to Excellence.”
Rusada ENVISION is Now Veryon Tracking+
02/06/2024 - 12:32
Veryon, a provider of information services and software solutions for the aviation industry, announces that Rusada ENVISION is now Veryon Tracking+. As an end-to-end aircraft management platform for commercial airlines, MROs, rotary and military operations, Veryon Tracking+ delivers comprehensive cloud-based software for fleet management, maintenance, inventory and flight operations.
George J. Priester Aviation Unifies Customer-focused Companies under Legacy Brand
02/06/2024 - 12:11
For nearly 80 years, the Priester family name has meant committed excellence in aviation services and customer-focused relationships. As the family-run company expands to include businesses with similar values, it announces that a legacy name from its rich history is returning to represent the overall business structure.
Banyan Air Service Dedicates Crew for Gogo AVANCE Installations
02/06/2024 - 11:56
Banyan Air Service, a fixed base operator (FBO), announces a dedicated program to complete Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ:GOGO) AVANCE installations on small- to large-cabin aircraft with minimal downtime.
Heart Aerospace Raises $107 Million in Series B Funding
02/05/2024 - 12:27
Swedish hybrid-electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace announces it has raised a total of $107 million in Series B funding, representing another significant stepping stone toward sustainable regional air travel. The new round brings the total financing raised by Heart Aerospace since its inception to $145 million.
Garmin Introduces New Series of Slimline COMM and NAV/COMM Radios
02/01/2024 - 07:08
Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) announces a new series of COMM and NAV/COMM radios that offer feature-rich solutions in a slim 1.3-inch bezel height form factor. The GTR™ 205 Comm radio and GNC® 215 NAV/COMM radio are affordable solutions for customers that feature an easy-to-read, full-color LCD display, intuitive user interface and worldwide frequency database.
Mid-Continent’s Remote-Mounted Digital Standby, True Blue Power® USB Chargers Added to Cirrus SR Series G7
02/01/2024 - 06:58
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics' remote-mounted SAM® (MD302 Standby Attitude Module) is included in Cirrus Aircraft’s SR Series G7 aircraft to deliver secondary attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip, vertical trend and heading information to the simplified, yet incredibly powerful, flight deck. Reimagined interiors and enhanced convenience features are strategically positioned throughout the cabin and flight deck, including True Blue Power® TA202 and TA360 Series USB chargers.
Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall Pave the Way for Hydrogen Aviation in Sweden and Norway

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01/31/2024 - 14:03
Airbus, Avinor, SAS, Swedavia and Vattenfall sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to investigate the feasibility of a hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Sweden and Norway. This cooperation will provide better understanding of hydrogen aircraft concepts and operations, supply, infrastructures and refueling needs at airports in order to help develop hydrogen aviation ecosystem in both countries. The work will also identify the pathways to select which airports will be transformed first to operate hydrogen-powered aircraft in both countries as well as the accompanying regulatory framework.
Precision Aviation Group (PAG) Announces Promotion of Shonn McCurdy
01/31/2024 - 13:47
Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industry worldwide, announces an organizational promotion to align resources with current business needs. With 20 repair stations and over 850,000 square feet of sales and service facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Brazil, PAG is well-positioned to continue its commitment to excellence.
West Star Aviation Announces Sharp as New Citation Program Manager (ALN)
01/31/2024 - 09:55
West Star Aviation announces Raymond Sharp as the new program manager for Citation at its East Alton, IL (ALN), facility. Sharp's responsibilities will include upholding regulatory, safety and quality standards.
01/31/2024 - 09:48
Plane Place Aviation announces the addition of AOG/MRT services to its capabilities for the Texas and Oklahoma areas, while also expanding on-site support at Dallas Love Field (DAL) airport. The added services will benefit customers in the area, providing maintenance to Challenger 300, Hawker and Citation airframes with 24/7 support in Texas and Oklahoma.
Embraer Begins GIFT Training Program for Aviation Mechanics in Sorocaba, Brazil
01/31/2024 - 09:32
Embraer launches its inaugural class of the GIFT (Guiding and Inspiring Future Technicians) program, a course developed to train new aviation mechanics in Sorocaba, Brazil. The training program will have in-venue classes, in partnership with Athon College and EWM.
01/30/2024 - 13:21
Reliable Robotics, a provider in autonomous aircraft systems, announces that it has received military airworthiness approval to begin flight testing and operational missions of its remotely piloted Cessna 208 Caravan for the U.S. Air Force. This approval signifies a deeper level of engagement with the Department of Defense (DoD) by enabling Reliable to demonstrate dual-use automated flight capabilities for military use cases, including cargo missions.
01/30/2024 - 13:04
FEAM Aero, a provider of aircraft line-maintenance services in the United States, witnesses success and growth in its Major Repair & Recovery (MRR) division. Established two years ago, the division has seamlessly integrated into FEAM Aero's repertoire of services, leveraging the company's renowned reputation for excellence in aircraft maintenance and repair.
Future Energy Global Launches Sustainable Aviation Fuel Market Accelerator with Aviation Partners Backing
01/30/2024 - 12:32
Responding to the pressing need to decarbonize aviation, a world-class team of aviation, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and climate experts are creating a faster path to reach net-zero goals. Future Energy Global, led by former GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) head of portfolio strategy, Natasha Mann, launches an innovative financial ecosystem to accelerate the production and uptake of SAF.
Solairus Announces Record Growth in 2023
01/25/2024 - 12:06
Solairus Aviation, a provider of private-aviation management services, announces record flights, fleet expansion and employee growth in 2023. The news highlights the trust aircraft owners have in the company, which has grown each year since its launch in 2009. This year's growth primarily came from owners of long-range, large-cabin and super mid-size aircraft, who accounted for 87% of new additions and who make up 88% of the 325 aircraft fleet.


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