Clay Lacy Aviation strengthens its commitment to the Northeast United States and its economic future by celebrating not only the groundbreaking of its $20-million expansion at Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) in Oxford, CT, but also the establishment of an annual scholarship and internship program with CT Aerotech of Hartford, CT. On hand for the July 19 event were Connecticut aviation leaders; state officials; administrators, instructors and students from CT Aerotech; and Clay Lacy team members.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. enhances its field service representative (FSR) team in South America with the appointment of Roberto César Oliveira as the dedicated Gulfstream Customer Support FSR for Brazil. Oliveira has more than 20 years of aviation experience and extensive knowledge of Gulfstream aircraft, avionics and maintenance planning. He holds a number of Federal Aviation Administration and National Civil Aviation Agency licenses and is based in São Paulo.
Duncan Aviation announces the opening of a new fixed location in Aurora, OR, operating under the Portland Repair Station. With space in the Charlie Hangar, conveniently located next to the only FBO on the field, Avionics crew lead, Justin Weber, will now serve Duncan Aviation’s avionics customers at the Aurora State Airport (UAO) full-time.
AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR), a provider of aviation services to commercial and government operators, MROs and OEMs, receives official recognition from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its corporate safety management system (SMS) program, making it the first independent third-party MRO organization to implement this system.
West Star Aviation announces Eric Bollman has been promoted to Avionics team lead at its East Alton, IL, (ALN) facility. Bollman has been with West Star since 2015, being promoted through the years and previously working as an operations manager for Eco Systems. He will be responsible for all Falcon avionics projects at ALN.
Cutter Aviation announces the appointment of Matthew Olguin to general manager of its oldest FBO in Albuquerque, NM. Olguin joined the Cutter Aviation team in 2008 as a line technician where he learned the day-to-day operational aspects of running an FBO, including fuel management, customer service and more.
Continental Aerospace Technologies™ Submits Application to FAA for Use of UL 91/94 in Select Engines
Continental®, a subsidiary of Continental Aerospace Technologies Holding Limited (HKEX: 232.HK), announces its efforts to expand the use of alternative fuels in select lower-compression avgas engines. Continental has submitted a formal application to the FAA that, if approved, would authorize the use of unleaded aviation gasoline in over 100 popular engine models, including select O-200s, IO-360s, O-470s and IO-470s. As the industry searches for a long-term fuel solution, Continental considers 91UL and 94UL fuel as a transitional step in a long-term strategy to reach more sustainable aviation.