D.O.M. News

03/18/2022 - 13:15
JMC Group signs an agreement to support nine aircraft through the Boeing 737 Flight Length Sensitive (FLS) inspection program with popular low-cost carrier, Ryanair. The agreement marks the first time the two companies have worked together, with the two lines of nose-to-tail FLS inspections taking place throughout the remainder of the winter season.
03/18/2022 - 13:05
This week in Nashville, TN, Embraer celebrates the 20th anniversary of Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS). Opened in 2002, EAMS provides comprehensive airframe services for all heavy maintenance, unscheduled maintenance, checks and structural repairs, modifications, supplemental type certificates (STCs), aircraft bridging and lease returns.
West Star Aviation Promotes Andy Pitstick to Program Manager (CHA)
03/18/2022 - 08:12
West Star announces Andy Pitstick has been promoted to program manager at its Chattanooga, TN (CHA), location. He will be supporting Falcon projects in his new role.
Iridium Partner Collins Aerospace Granted Developmental Iridium Certus® License
03/18/2022 - 07:57
Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) partner, Collins Aerospace, makes substantial progress during two years developing its new active low-gain (ALGA) and high-gain antennas (HGA) for Iridium Certus and successfully transmits the highest data rates possible to the Iridium® constellation using its bi-directional antennas, making Collins Aerospace the first aviation value-added manufacturer (VAM) to receive a developmental over-the-air Iridium Certus license.
Aerospace Maintenance Council Elects New Slate of Executive Leaders to Board of Directors
03/18/2022 - 07:39
The Aerospace Maintenance Council welcomes an expanded slate of leaders to its board of directors. The new team of aerospace company representatives come together in support of the non-profit’s mission to promote and celebrate aviation maintenance professionals.
03/16/2022 - 09:34
Comlux announces the launch of a new cross-functional organization, Comlux Tech, within the Group. The entity will offer to its customers a wide range of “à la carte“ after-sales services complementing the core activities of the divisions of the Group — Aviation, Completion and Transaction.
Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) Acquires Velocity Aerospace Group
03/16/2022 - 09:12
Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industries, announces the acquisition of Velocity Aerospace Group (Velocity). Velocity is a provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services as well as manufacturing and is headquartered in Frisco, TX. The company operates three FAA Repair Stations in Burbank and Van Nuys, CA, and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Cutter Aviation Breaks Ground on New Hangar Complex at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
03/15/2022 - 14:49
Cutter Aviation breaks ground on its $12 million hangar complex at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport. Joining Will Cutter, president and CEO of Cutter Aviation, for the ceremony were Phoenix City Councilwoman Ann O’Brien and United States Senator Kyrsten Sinema, along with various invited guests, airport officials and media.
Pro Star Aviation Promotes from Within
03/15/2022 - 11:59
In response to its significant growth in the business-aviation market and in an increased effort to align its internal development to meet those needs, Pro Star Aviation, an aerospace modification center, announces that Kristi Auclair has been promoted to production planning manager.
Jet It Selects Bluetail’s Digital Records Platform for Operational and Maintenance Records
03/15/2022 - 11:51
Bluetail, a modern aircraft records platform for business aviation, announces that the company had been selected by Jet It to digitize all operational and maintenance logs for the hybrid fractional-ownership provider’s growing fleet.
03/15/2022 - 09:30
Jet Luxe announces its signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Empress Jets. Jet Luxe will now be offering its clients of the INVICTUS partnership access to Empress Jets’ NFT-based membership program and marketplace, as well as cryptocurrency-based payment options.
Hartzell Names Arrow Aviation as Propeller Service, Support Center in India
03/15/2022 - 09:21
Hartzell Propeller appoints Arrow Aviation Pvt. Ltd. as a service and support center in India. Arrow Aviation’s propeller-overhaul workshop and its head office are located in Kolkata, with additional locations in Delhi, Mumbai and the UAE. Arrow Aviation provides product support services for airframes, tooling, avionics and instruments, brakes and wheels, consumables and lubricants, ground-support equipment, landing gears, rotables, tires and windows.
Cessna SkyCourier Twin Utility Turboprop Earns FAA type Certification
03/15/2022 - 09:06
Textron Aviation announces the Federal Aviation Administration has granted type certification for the new twin-engine, large-utility turboprop Cessna SkyCourier. Using a clean-sheet design and advanced manufacturing processes, the high-wing aircraft’s production line is underway, and the first unit will soon enter the market with launch customer, FedEx Express.
03/15/2022 - 08:54
AAR (NYSE: AIR), a provider of aviation services to commercial and government operators, MROs and OEMs, signs an exclusive distribution agreement with Collins Aerospace’s Goodrich de-icing and specialty heating-systems business. Through this agreement, AAR will globally provide airlines, aircraft operators, and MROs with de-icers and supporting products.
03/08/2022 - 13:00
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announces the offering of two scholarships for the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) and International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) workshops. Submissions for applications are being accepted until March 25, 2022, at the Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) website with a membership login.
03/04/2022 - 09:27
West Star Aviation is acquired by The Sterling Group, an operationally-focused middle-market private equity firm, from the previous investor, Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a middle-market investment firm.
Jenny Showalter Launches Business-Aviation Career Coaching Company
03/03/2022 - 10:09
Jenny Showalter, 25-year business-aviation veteran and workforce specialist, announces the opening of Showalter Business Aviation Career Coaching. Focused on assisting the individual professional, Showalter's exclusive coaching and advisory services are now available to the business-aviation community.
03/03/2022 - 09:40
StandardAero signs a volume purchase agreement with Gogo for delivery of AVANCE L3 and L5 systems in March, opening up more availability for operators seeking installations. The company now offers Gogo AVANCE L3 and L5 installation slots for Dassault Falcon, Bombardier, Hawker, Gulfstream, Embraer and Citation business-jet operators from the U.S. and Canada. Upgrades are managed at StandardAero’s Centers of Excellence in Houston, TX; Springfield, IL; and Augusta, GA.
03/03/2022 - 09:30
West Star Aviation announces the promotion of Jeff Yeager to Landing Gear senior team lead at its Grand Junction, CO (GJT), facility. Additionally, Darin Perryman has been hired as the Accessories and Landing Gear program manager, also at GJT.
Duncan Aviation Gives First-Hand Look at Garmin G5000 Flight Deck Install Process
03/01/2022 - 08:56
Duncan Aviation announces a new four-part video series in which regional avionics sales representative Michael Kussatz walks viewers through the complete process of installing the Garmin G5000 flight deck into a Citation Excel/XLS. The video series is intended to give viewers a first-hand look into everything technicians have to do to successfully install the new flight deck, providing more information as to why 10% of the Citation Excel/XLS fleet has already upgraded to the G5000 avionics suite.


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