D.O.M. News

Jupiter Avionics Unveils Eclipse™ Digital Audio at Aircraft Electronics Association Annual Convention
04/01/2022 - 12:23
Jupiter Avionics Corporation unveils its new Eclipse™ Digital Audio System at the Aircraft Electronics Association annual convention in New Orleans. The Eclipse™ follows a logical evolution of design, allowing straightforward control of multiple audio signals of up to seven users, using a choice of controller styles.
West Star Aviation Announces Promotion of Jessie Melvin as First Female Lead Technician (ALN)
04/01/2022 - 11:52
West Star announces the promotion of Jessie Melvin, the first female lead aviation maintenance technician at its East Alton, IL (ALN), facility.
Vista Strengthens Global and U.S. Leadership with Acquisition of Jet Edge's Platform
03/31/2022 - 12:50
Vista Global Holding (Vista), a private-aviation group, announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the private-aviation services platform of Jet Edge, the fastest-growing North American charter operator.
LTA Research Selects FreeFlight Systems' RA-6500 Radar Altimeter Onboard Novel Airship Platform
03/30/2022 - 12:25
FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation provider specializing in avionics design, development and manufacturing, announces that Lighter Than Air Research (LTA Research), an aerospace research and development company building experimental and certified manned and remotely piloted airships, has selected FreeFlight Systems’ flagship RA-6500 radar altimeter for a dual-install solution.
New True Blue Power® Frequency Converter Conquers the Hell Hole, Cuts Replacement Costs, Quiets the Cabin
03/29/2022 - 10:37
True Blue Power introduces a new 4,000-watt AC-to-AC frequency converter built specifically to withstand the harsh operating environment of the “Hell Hole” in large business jets as well as commercial and special-mission aircraft. This increased reliability results in fewer AOG events and a significantly lower cost of operation and ownership.
CCX Technologies Introduces New GPS Antenna Coupler
03/29/2022 - 10:24
CCX Technologies introduces its new GPS Antenna Coupler at the AEA National Convention and Trade Show. The new device, which is used with the T-RX™ Avionics Tester to validate the functionality of aircraft GPS radios, provides more than 20 dB of antenna isolation to ensure there is no interference from outside GPS signals during testing.
03/29/2022 - 10:11
Two prestigious industry awards are presented during the opening session of the 65th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, March 28. Determined in a vote by AEA members, James Temple of Temple Electronics was named the AEA Member of the Year, while Garmin was honored as the AEA Associate Member of the Year.
ALTO Aviation Introduces New Cadence™ Switch Panel for Discrete Selection of DSP Sound Profiles
03/29/2022 - 09:44
ALTO Aviation, a provider in premium cabin in-flight audio and entertainment systems in business aviation, introduces its new Cadence™ VIP Switch Panel at the NPI session at AEA 2022. This switch allows the passenger on the VIP seat to customize and optimize the listening experience of the cabin by choosing between three different acoustic modes.
03/29/2022 - 09:24
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration names Billy Nolen to serve as acting FAA Administrator after FAA Administrator Steve Dickson departs at the end of March. Deputy Administrator Bradley Mims will also take on an expanded role during this interim period, focusing on the FAA’s workforce and the nation’s airports.
Flight Data Systems Launches FDAIU for Seamless Legacy Flight Data Recorder Retrofits
03/29/2022 - 09:05
Flight Data Systems (FDS), a provider of flight data solutions for the rotorcraft, business, military and commercial aviation segments, announces the release of the Flight Data Acquisition Interface Unit (FDAIU). The FDAIU enables operators to upgrade legacy, outdated flight data recorders (FDR) with Flight Data Systems’ SENTRY series of recorders. It is available for shipping in Q2 2022.
JMI-Jet Maintenance International Moves into Engine Support
03/29/2022 - 08:06
JMI-Jet Maintenance International is marking three years of operations with an expansion into powerplant MRO support and newly secured Authorised Service Centre status from Williams International for the Textron Cessna Citation Series (CJ1, 2, 3 and 4). The company's engineers also completed their training on the FJ44 series engine in Michigan, U.S., in January this year, and the business has just concluded a $120,000 investment in tooling and inventory at its London Oxford Airport home.
03/28/2022 - 13:50
As Shadin Avionics prepares for a new chapter in its future products, it will be retiring a legacy product from its fuel-flow indicator product line: the Miniflo-L™. The indicator is one of three cockpit indicators that Shadin manufactures. The other two — the Digiflo-L™ and Microflo-L™ — will stay in production. Shadin’s Part 145 Repair Station still plans to support and repair the Miniflo-L, as many of the products are still in use today and will be for years to come.
03/28/2022 - 13:40
Aspen Avionics announces it has been certified to the AS9100 Rev. D quality management standard. This certification for the international aerospace quality standard strengthens Aspen’s competitive position through the standardization of documented processes across all its organizations, providing global manufacturers in the aerospace industry the confidence to partner with Aspen Avionics to not only meet but to surpass exacting industry requirements for commercial, defense, business and general aviation aerospace segments.
First A380 Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Takes to the Skies
03/28/2022 - 13:20
Airbus performs a first A380 flight powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Airbus’ A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France, at 08h43 on Friday, March 25. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on 100% SAF.
Textron Aviation’s North American Service Centers, ProOwnership Achieve FAA’s Diamond Award
03/25/2022 - 08:01
Twelve teams at Textron Aviation receive the Federal Aviation Administration’s top-level Diamond Award of Excellence in recognition for their commitment to training and development. The teams include all 11 North American service centers located in Greensboro, Houston, Indianapolis, Mesa, Milwaukee, Newburgh, Orlando, Sacramento, San Antonio, Tampa and Wichita, as well as Textron Aviation’s ProOwnership maintenance team.
Nicrocraft™ Receives FAA-PMA Approval for Cessna 172Q and R&S Risers
03/23/2022 - 11:46
Nicrocraft™ announces it has received FAA-PMA certification on Cessna® 172Q Cutlass and R&S Skyhawk exhaust risers. The risers are eligible for installation on Cessna 172Q and 172R&S models with Lycoming O-360 and IO-360 engines.
Jet Aviation Signs World Economic Forum’s ‘Clean Skies for Tomorrow’ 2030 Ambition Statement
03/23/2022 - 07:27
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) with some 4,000 employees and 50 locations worldwide, announces that it has signed the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2030 Ambition Statement, ‘Clean Skies for Tomorrow.’
New Intrinsically Safe ControlTech™ Wireless Electronic Torque Wrenches from Snap-on Industrial
03/22/2022 - 11:44
Snap-on Industrial introduces the new Intrinsically Safe ControlTech™ Wireless Electronic Torque Wrenches. A wholly new design in torque tools, the Snap-on Intrinsically Safe ControlTech™ Torque Wrenches are engineered and tested for operation in Class 1 Division 2 hazardous environments where flammable gases, vapors or liquids may potentially be present.
03/22/2022 - 08:46
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) hails U.S. House Representative Don Young (R-AK) upon his passing for his steadfast service to his country and his passionate commitment to promoting aviation.
03/22/2022 - 07:57
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its carbon-offsetting partner, Carbon Trade eXchange (CTX), announce the availability of the Conklin & de Decker CO 2 Calculator on their websites to help business-aircraft operators quickly determine their carbon emissions for offsetting needs.


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