D.O.M. News

02/16/2021 - 12:17
West Star Aviation is awarded two AMT Gold Awards of Excellence for its East Alton, IL (ALN), and Grand Junction, CO (GJT), facilities, along with two Diamond Awards of Excellence at its Denver, CO (APA), and Perryville, MO (PCD), locations. These were first-time awards for each facility, except PCD, which was awarded for the second consecutive year.
02/15/2021 - 13:01
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announce the launch of “EBACE Connect” — a new virtual programming series that will gather business aviation’s most compelling and authoritative voices to engage the industry in a vital conversation around the issues and trends shaping the future of business aviation.
02/15/2021 - 11:04
Are you down in the trenches starting your shift, and need something to help pass the time. Cancelled for Maintenance provides hours of entertainment to make the daily grind go faster. The podcast is hosted by Six, Man Bear Pig (MBP), and Shoreline — aircraft maintenance technicians that are sought after for their advice and ability to get things done. They share their stories of success and the antics they got up to. Cancelled for Maintenance touches on topics ranging from the everyday to the unexpected found in the field. 
Quiet Technology Aerospace Provides Corrosion Repair to Thrust Reverser Doors on HTF7000 Engines
02/09/2021 - 09:33
Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) earns FAA/EASA approval for an inexpensive repair solution to a corrosion problem plaguing operators of several mid-size jets using Honeywell HTF7000 engines. The problem is a significant and recurring corrosion on the thrust reverser (TR) doors. Aircraft operating the HTF 7000 engines include: Challenger 300/350, Gulfstream G280, Embraer Legacy 450/500 (now Praetor 500/600) and the Citation Longitude.
TRAXXALL Welcomes Aviation Industry Veteran with Specialization in Rotorcraft Operations
02/08/2021 - 12:41
TRAXXALL, a provider of maintenance tracking, announces that Jim Coates has joined the TRAXXALL team as an aircraft maintenance analyst. Reporting to the director of operations, Coates' mandate is to support clients by ensuring that they have the best experience and derive maximum value from TRAXXALL’s powerful maintenance tracking system.
Vince Kellestine Takes Charge of Mid-Canada Mod Center’s Service Department
02/04/2021 - 09:45
Vince Kellestine returns to Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) to take charge of the company’s service department. The avionics veteran’s objective is to re-tool the company’s service department to make it more efficient and better able to serve clients during these challenging times and into the future.
JSfirm.com Reports: Hiring has Returned!
02/04/2021 - 09:37
After the global events of 2020 brought aviation hiring to a screeching halt, JSfirm.com says that activity on its website shows aviation hiring is on the rise once again. Not only has job-seeker activity shown a marked increase but the number of companies advertising openings on the site is also returning to pre-Covid levels.
02/04/2021 - 09:31
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announces it will expand and renovate its Appleton, WI, facility’s completions operations, further enhancing the creation and installation of award-winning Gulfstream aircraft interiors. The expansion will ultimately create more than 200 new jobs.
02/03/2021 - 10:11
West Star Aviation announces it has been awarded the FAA Diamond Award of Excellence for completing specialized training pertaining to aviation maintenance, safety, and FAA rules at its Perryville, MO (PCD) facility. This is the second year in a row that this location has been awarded the prestigious award.
Duncan Aviation Expands Sales and Service Capabilities on Honeywell Legacy Platforms
02/01/2021 - 12:21
Duncan Aviation announces the company has entered into a new sales and repair services agreement with Honeywell Aerospace that enhances support for mutual customers. This agreement covers a wide range of business jets, turboprops, rotor-wing and regional/commercial make/model aircraft.
02/01/2021 - 12:00
Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) joins Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), as well as Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (MA-08), in co-sponsoring the Ensuring Health Safety in the Skies Act. The legislation builds on COVID-19 response efforts and influenced a Biden administration executive-order calling for interagency cooperation to develop national public-health recommendations for domestic travel.
01/29/2021 - 11:46
West Star announces that its Perryville, MO (PCD), location has been FAA-approved as a Class 4 Repair Station. The facility is one of four full-service West Star locations. With the new approval, all four locations are now FAA-approved as Class 4, which certifies them to service larger sheet-metal airframes, as well as most major corporate airframes and models. 
Stevens Aerospace Nashville Location Receives FAA Award of Excellence
01/29/2021 - 11:40
Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems, LLC (Stevens), announces that its Nashville, TN (MQY), location has received the FAA Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” for 2020 as a result of participating in the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Awards Program. The awards program was established to encourage employers and technicians to participate in initial and recurrent training programs.
Free FAA-Approved Aviation Training Day/Virtual IA Renewal Series on March 19, 20 & 27, 2021
01/29/2021 - 11:25
Concorde® Battery Corporation presents the second event in the 2021 IA Renewal Series with support of the FAASTeam and Westchester Aviation Maintenance Association (WAMA). The Northeast Virtual Aviation Training Day/IA Renewal is an opportunity for mechanics and technicians to earn eight hours of recurrent IA training credit and eight hours of AMT credit.
01/29/2021 - 11:11
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT), a division of Carlisle Companies (CSL), announces the award of a new supplemental type certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Association (EASA) for installation of satellite and communication (SATCOM) provisions on Airbus A320 series aircraft.
01/27/2021 - 10:34
Responding to an increasing number of voices from across the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces it has made the difficult decision to cancel HAI HELI-EXPO 2021.  HAI will not reschedule this year’s event. Instead, the association will redirect its efforts to producing HAI HELI-EXPO 2022, which will be held on March 7–10 in Dallas, Texas, a city that has traditionally been a hub of rotorcraft operations. HAI HELI-EXPO® has long served as a venue where the international VTOL industry annually gather — to connect, learn, and conduct $2 billion in business. 
01/26/2021 - 13:38
Jeffery Potter joins King Aerospace as director of interiors. He will be based at the company’s facility in Ardmore, OK. Potter brings extensive experience in green completions and interiors. Over the course of his more than 30-year career, he served in director-level positions for AERIA Luxury Interiors, Gore Design Completions and Associated Air Center.
01/26/2021 - 13:34
Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) announces that Oxford, UK-based Volare Aviation completes its first installation of API's blended winglets retrofit on a Hawker 800XPi airplane. Volare Aviation is also now appointed an authorized installation partner for API's Hawker 800 series blended winglet retrofits in Europe.
C&L Aerospace Purchases Multi-Million-Dollar ATR Inventory
01/26/2021 - 13:22
C&L Aerospace, a C&L Aviation Group company, purchases a multi-million-dollar ATR expendable package. As part of the transaction, C&L acquires thousands of new, OEM-certified “S” part numbers to be added to its existing ATR inventory. All parts from the program are now stocked in C&L’s UK, Australia, and Bangor, ME, USA, warehouses and available for sale.
01/22/2021 - 06:40
West Star Aviation announces Michael Smith as the new Embraer team lead at its Chattanooga, TN (CHA) facility, one of West Star's four full-service locations.

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