D.O.M. News

Jet Luxe Launches in The Americas and Expands Fleet of Bombardier Global 6000
01/20/2022 - 12:22
Jet Luxe announces its expansion to The Americas. The brand, which launched in 2020 and rapidly expanded over the past two years, has now launched in Miami, covering the company’s operations and service offering in North America, Canada and Latin America.
Priester Aviation Adds New Aircraft to Its Managed Fleet
01/20/2022 - 11:54
Priester Aviation adds five new aircraft in Q4 2021 to meet growing demand in both its owner use (Part 91) and charter revenue (Part 135) management services programs. The diverse aircraft represent long-range, super-midsize, wide body and midsize options.
Cutter Aviation Expands in Georgetown, TX, with Purchase of GTU Jet
01/20/2022 - 11:45
Cutter Aviation announces the purchase of GTU Jet FBO at Georgetown Municipal Airport (GTU) in Texas. The acquisition of GTU Jet follows the purchase of AeroJet in Dec. 2021, increasing the company’s footprint in Georgetown Executive Airport to 152,000 square feet of hangar space for based clients and transient traffic and 34,588 square feet of FBO and office space, including conference rooms, pilot lounge with snooze room, flight-planning area, crew car and concierge service. 
Spirit Aeronautics and Honeywell Team Up to Provide Citation X Operators Low Cost 6.1 Upgrade
01/19/2022 - 14:20
Spirit Aeronautics, an avionics solutions provider for business, special missions, and military aircraft, announces it has teamed with Honeywell Aerospace to provide 6.1 software upgrades for the flight management systems in all Cessna Citation X aircraft. This is the first partnership that enables the 6.1 software upgrade performed outside of the aircraft's OEM service center network.
West Star Aviation Announces Brian Chapman as the New EHS Manager at PCD
01/19/2022 - 14:14
West Star Aviation welcomes Brian Chapman as EHS (Environmental, Health & Safety) manager at its Perryville, MO (PCD), facility.
01/18/2022 - 11:53
C&L Aerospace, a C&L Aviation Group Company, signs a distribution agreement with Concorde Battery Corporation for its ERJ 135/145 Sealed Lead-Acid (SLA) Battery. 
AMETEK MRO Singapore Invests in A350 Repair Capability
01/18/2022 - 11:46
AMETEK Singapore PTE augments its capabilities by investing in Airbus A350 maintenance solutions. The decision, which will provide customers in the Asia Pacific region with a regional support option for the full suite of cargo and galley heaters for the aircraft type, will be further complemented by AMETEK’s current airworthiness approvals, including CAAS, CAAC, FAA, EASA, JCAB, CAAM, CAAV and DGCA. 
FAA Awards $5 Million in Grants to Train the Next Generation of Aviation Maintenance Technicians
01/14/2022 - 12:55
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awards $5 million in grants to develop a diverse talent pool of aviation maintenance technicians. The Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants were awarded to organizations that will teach technical skills and prepare participants to pursue aviation maintenance careers.
01/13/2022 - 14:13
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recognizes the many accomplishments achieved by Gulfstream Customer Support in 2021, including facility and service expansions, increased investment in customers and continued success in sustainability.
Three Students Awarded Scholarships from PAACC Enterprise Foundation
01/13/2022 - 13:20
Three students enrolled at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) are awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (PAACC) Enterprise Foundation. PIA students Daniel Downes, Nathan Stoots, and Michael Woodruff were selected by the PAACC as this year’s scholarship winners based on the combined merits of their GPAs, consistent class attendance, and the commitment and inspiration they expressed in their written essays.
NATA Promotes Ryan Waguespack to Executive Vice President
01/12/2022 - 11:50
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces that Ryan Waguespack has been promoted to executive vice president effective January 1, 2022.
Airbus Begins Delivery of All Aircraft from U.S. Plant with U.S.-sourced Sustainable Aviation Fuel Blend
01/12/2022 - 10:30
Airbus begins delivery of all aircraft from its U.S. manufacturing facility with a blend of U.S.-sourced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and conventional jet fuel. The initiative is a further step in Airbus’ ongoing commitment to carbon-neutral growth in the aviation sector, with a long-term goal of developing a zero carbon-producing commercial aircraft by 2035.
STACK.aero Welcomes New Director of Business Development
01/11/2022 - 13:24
STACK.aero, a developer of business operations systems for aviation, announces that Catherine “Cat” Buchanan has joined the STACK.aero team as director of Business Development. Reporting to the CEO, Buchanan's mandate is to raise STACK.aero’s profile internationally, qualify prospective clients and drive adoption of the upcoming second generation of the STACK.aero system, with specific focus on business-aircraft charter brokers in Europe and the Middle East.
ALTO Aviation Partners with VIP Completions
01/11/2022 - 13:09
ALTO Aviation, a supplier of customized cabin audio and cabin management systems for business aviation, partners with VIP Completions, providers of business-aircraft completions and refurbishment services, for the recent installation of a new ALTO cabin audio system in a Gulfstream GIV SP aircraft. The installation is part of a complete aircraft refurbishment that included new wood, upholstery, carpeting, soft goods, plating, lighting, and audio and video upgrades.
Coleman Jet Solutions Announces New Director of Market Intelligence
01/11/2022 - 12:53
Coleman Jet Solutions, a boutique aircraft transaction firm that provides individuals and businesses with technical, regulatory and financial advisory services, announces the recent appointment of Mike Pryor as director of Market Intelligence. With over 30 years of aviation industry experience, Pryor is uniquely qualified to provide Coleman Jet Solutions clients with unequalled market intelligence and acquisitions support in his new role.
Avotek Introduces New Online Courses for AMT Subjects
01/11/2022 - 12:45
In a continued effort to support schools offering online classes, Avotek is releasing a new series of online products designed to support the Part 147 curriculum. These programs have been designed as a companion to either the Avotek or the FAA textbook series. The material is available at the Avotek-Online website.
01/11/2022 - 12:33
Empire Holdings, Inc., parent company of Empire Airlines, purchases West Air, Inc., a FedEx feeder airline headquartered in Fresno, CA. Founded in 1978 and based in Fresno, CA, West Air operates Cessna Caravans for FedEx, servicing parts of California, Nevada and Utah. The company has served as a FedEx Feeder operator since 1987.
CCX Technologies and Evolution Measurement Sign Exclusive T-RX Tester Distribution Agreement for Europe
01/11/2022 - 12:21
CCX Technologies is expanding its T-RX Tester’s reach into the European market by signing an exclusive distribution agreement with U.K.-based Evolution Measurement. The latest of several agreements in recent months authorizes the company to sell, calibrate and perform limited repairs to the testers for business jet and commercial aircraft platforms.
01/11/2022 - 12:00
Loar Group Inc. (the "Company"), a provider of niche aerospace and defense components, announces that Carol Marinello has joined the organization as executive vice president. Marinello will have operational, financial and strategic oversight of BAM Inc. (Knoxville, TN) and SMR Technologies (Fenwick, WV).
01/11/2022 - 11:22
MRO Insider announces that Aaron White has joined its team as director of Sales. He will work out of Nashville, TN, and cover the United States and Canadian territory for MRO Insider.


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