D.O.M. News

Satcom Direct Installs Prototype SD Plane Simple Ka-band Terminal

The SD Plane Simple Ka-band tail mount antenna installed on the SD Gulfstream G550

01/06/2023 - 10:00
Satcom Direct, a business-aviation solutions provider, completes installation of the first Plane Simple® Ka-band antenna on a business jet. Equipped on the company’s SD Gulfstream G550, the prototype terminal, consisting of only two line-replaceable units (LRUs) — the tail-mount antenna and SD Modem Unit — is testing the advanced technology hardware’s compatibility with Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX inflight broadband service, powered by its Global Xpress constellation.
The Av8 Group Adds New CMMS to Increase Internal Landing-Gear Overhaul Efficiency
01/05/2023 - 09:42
The Av8 Group adds a second CMMS (coordinate measuring machine system) to its manufacturing process of PMA parts, providing a more efficient measure of larger parts and increasing the efficiency and value of the company’s landing-gear overhaul process. Located in Houston, TX, Av8 Group, an FAA and EASA Authorized Repair Station and FAA PMA authority, specializes in the overhaul and repair of corporate aircraft landing-gear assemblies and components.
01/05/2023 - 09:31
PTS Aviation, LLC, marks its first year under StandardAero ownership with a flurry of new CFM56-7B and -5B engine transactions. PTS Aviation was acquired by StandardAero in December 2021. 
IBAC Welcomes Claude Hurley as New Environment and Flight Operations Director
01/04/2023 - 14:05
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) announces that Capt. Claude Hurley, FRAeS, has joined IBAC as the new director of Environment and Flight Operations.
AvAir Selected by Honeywell to be Exclusive Worldwide Distributor for C-130 and P-3 APUs
01/04/2023 - 13:48
AvAir, an inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, is selected by Honeywell Aerospace to be the exclusive worldwide distributor of its 85- and 95-series auxiliary power units (APUs), including spares for all commercial and defense applications.
Duncan Aviation’s Tracy Bohaboj Joins Government Programs Sales Team
01/04/2023 - 13:35
Duncan Aviation announces that Tracy Bohaboj has accepted the position of sales representative for Government Programs at the company’s full-service facility in Lincoln, NE. In this new role, Bohaboj will focus on assisting the company’s Government Programs team in pursuing additional opportunities with U.S. and international government agencies. 
Avotek-Online Announces New Maintenance Program
12/28/2022 - 09:35
Avotek-Online announces another addition to its Aircraft Systems Maintenance category of aviation maintenance training programs. Cabin Environmental Systems provides an overview of the systems that are installed to provide passenger safety and comfort.
12/28/2022 - 09:20
F3 Logistics LLC implements Pentagon 2000SQL™ to expand operations with support for procurement and logistics services to the U.S. Air Force and other industry customers.
West Star Aviation Announces New STC For Global Express
12/21/2022 - 10:26
West Star Aviation now offers an STC for Latitude Technologies Corporation's DL150 satellite data unit (SDU) and Iridium antenna on Bombardier Global Express (BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11) aircraft.
Gulfstream Makes Industry-First Flight Using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel
12/21/2022 - 10:14
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announces it is the business-jet industry’s first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The flight took place on a Gulfstream G650 from Gulfstream’s worldwide headquarters in Savannah and was flown in partnership with engine supplier Rolls-Royce on the G650 BR725 engine.
Beechcraft King Air 360 Turboprops Get Even “Cooler” with New Standard Electric Air Conditioning Feature
12/21/2022 - 10:00
Textron Aviation announces that an electrically driven air conditioning system will soon be a standard feature on all new production Beechcraft King Air 360 aircraft. This new feature provides cooled air throughout the cabin while the aircraft is on the ground and in flight, enhancing passenger and crew comfort. Deliveries with the new air conditioning system are expected to begin in the coming months.
12/13/2022 - 12:35
West Star Aviation announces the promotion of Katie Hazelwonder to Citation project manager at its East Alton, IL (ALN), facility.
Flexjet Completes Seventh Air Charter Safety Foundation Industry Audit Standard, Becoming First in Industry
12/13/2022 - 12:25
Flexjet, Inc., a provider of subscription-based private aviation services, announces it has successfully completed its record-setting seventh Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) Industry Audit Standard (IAS) audit. The ACSF Industry Audit Standard is an all-encompassing aviation audit for Part 135 and Part 91 aircraft operators that are committed to going above and beyond the minimum safety requirements.
Flexjet Graduates First Class of Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Technicians from FAA-accepted Apprentice Program
12/13/2022 - 12:04
Flexjet, Inc., a provider of subscription-based private aviation services, announces the graduation of its first class of airframe and powerplant (A&P) apprentices. These 10 individuals completed 30 months of paid, on-the-job training while working alongside some of the most experienced and professional maintenance technicians in the nation. Following completion of their apprenticeships, the candidates received their FAA-issued A&P licenses as well as an offer of full-time professional employment with Flexjet.
Superior Air Parts Issues Mandatory Service Bulletin Requiring Replacement of Intake Valves
12/13/2022 - 08:33
Superior Air Parts, Inc., issues a mandatory service bulletin (MSB) requiring the replacement of intake valves used in new Superior Millennium Cylinders and those overhauled or repaired with Superior intake valves found on Continental 470-, 520- and 550-series engines.
DMC's LaceLok® Cable Lacing Fasteners Receive Military Qualification
12/12/2022 - 09:19
Daniels Manufacturing Corporation® (DMC) announces that LaceLok® is now qualified to MIL-DTL-32554 and MIL-DTL-32555. The technology is a direct replacement for lacing tape/string ties and cable ties for secondary support of wire harnesses and is now available for purchase.
ACJ Partners with Citadel to Extend Service Centre Network
12/08/2022 - 10:06
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) signs a partnership agreement with Citadel Completions LLC, based in Chennault International Airport, Louisiana, USA, to enter the ACJ Services Centre Network. Citadel will provide to ACJ customers a wide spectrum of capabilities, including maintenance, engineering, modification and upgrade services. The signature took place at MEBAA, the Middle East and North Africa's leading business aviation event in Dubai.
West Star Aviation Announces Nick Adcock as New Bombardier Project Manager (ALN)
12/06/2022 - 14:14
West Star Aviation welcomes Nick Adcock as the new Bombardier project manager at its East Alton, IL (ALN), facility. Adcock will assist the team with Bombardier projects.
Priester Aviation Adds Aircraft Management Vice President to Leadership Team
12/06/2022 - 14:08
Priester Aviation announces the addition of Andrew Fischer as vice president of Aircraft Management. Fischer's new role aims to strengthen the company's commitment to offering personal attention and professional solutions to its private aviation clients.
Azzera Goes from Strength to Strength since EBACE Launch
12/06/2022 - 12:02
Azzera, provider of carbon-offsetting and compliance solutions for business aviation, provides an update on its first six months of operations and an outlook on the future. Azzera offers aircraft owners and operators a pathway to net-zero by assisting in emissions measurement, compliance management and reduction/compensation solutions.


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