McCauley Propeller Systems announces the first delivery and entry into service of its newest C780 propeller for the Beechcraft King Air B300 series following its successful installation at Textron Aviation’s Tampa service center. The new propeller, which features four aluminum swept blades and a 105-inch diameter, achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification in July 2023.
Textron Aviation Expands Interior Manufacturing Facility to Support Demand for Custom Cessna and Beechcraft Aircraft Interiors
Textron Aviation announces the company is adding 16,000 square feet to its Interior Manufacturing Facility (IMF) to support growing demand for unique and custom Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft interiors. The expansion enables Textron Aviation to streamline production processes by centralizing machinery within the space to support efficient interior manufacturing for its entire lineup of Cessna Citation jets, as well as Beechcraft King Air and Cessna SkyCourier turboprop aircraft.
VIP Completions, providers of aircraft completions and refurbishment services, announces a new project, the comprehensive interior refurbishment of a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ). Since the company was founded almost a decade ago, the VIP Completions team has extensively refurbished six BBJs, two Boeing 757s, a Boeing 767 and a Boeing 727, establishing its expertise in Boeing corporate airliner completions projects.
Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings adds a new aerospace conductive coating (CM0485115) to its line of undercoats, enabling aircraft owners to impart conductivity onto aluminum and composite substrates. The coating offers high conductivity to non-conductive substrates by producing an anti-static conductive film on their surfaces with a resistivity of 0.1 to 100,000 ohms per square meter to help static charges dissipate from antennas and radomes. The coating is designed with excellent adhesion and offers excellent fluid resistance.
West Star Aviation Names Eric Valdes as Program Director for Embraer, Accessories and NDT at East Alton Location
West Star Aviation announces that Eric Valdes has accepted the program director position responsible for Embraer, accessories, and NDT at the company’s East Alton, IL (ALN), facility. Valdes was previously responsible for doubling revenue and work force within the ALN Gulfstream program over the past 10 years.