King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) signs a lease agreement for two hangars at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) near Rogers. The secure-environment hangar spaces will be used to support highly specialized FAA Part 145 modifications, engineering and integration services for mission-critical government or quasi-government widebody aircraft — everything from upgraded airborne defense systems to next-generation information systems. The facility, which will be called KACC ARK, will also provide maintenance, installation, program management and VIP interior refurbishment to accompany these specialized modifications.
Textron Aviation Delivers 8,000th Cessna Citation Business Jet; Milestone Longitude Aircraft Joins Scotts Miracle-Gro’s Fleet of Citations
Textron Aviation announces it has delivered a Cessna Citation Longitude to Scotts Miracle-Gro. The jet represents the 8,000th Cessna Citation jet delivered worldwide, reinforcing the Citation family as the most popular line of business jets in the world. Scotts Miracle-Gro is one of the world’s largest marketers of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care and a long-time Citation owner. This is the fifth Cessna Citation in the company’s fleet.
West Star Aviation announces it has been awarded the 2021 FAA Diamond Award of Excellence for completing specialized training pertaining to aviation maintenance, safety and FAA rules at all five of its satellite facilities located in Denver, CO (APA); Chicago, IL (PWK); Houston, TX (CXO); Minneapolis, MN (MSP); and Aspen, CO (ASE). This is the first year of accomplishment for four of the locations (ASE, PWK, CXO and MSP) and the third year in a row APA has been awarded the prestigious honor.
MRO Insider announces that the company has launched a new website at its web address — www.mroinsider.com. The new layout explains how the platform functions, details the service quote solution it provides operators and providers, and gives visitors a background of who is behind MRO Insider and the history of the company.
Textron Aviation announces the return of the Cessna Turbo Skylane T182T to its legendary piston product lineup, updated with the latest avionics suite and interiors. The Turbo Skylane’s turbocharged engine delivers exceptional power, generating optimal climb rates and faster cruise speeds, as well as enhanced utility for operations from high-altitude airfields.
West Star Aviation announces that all four of its main, full-services locations at Chattanooga, TN (CHA); Grand Junction, CO (GJT); Perryville, MO (PCD); and East Alton, IL (ALN) have been awarded the FAA Diamond Award of Excellence for completing AMT specialized training pertaining to aviation maintenance, safety and FAA rules. This is the first year that three of the locations (ALN, GJT and CHA) have been awarded the prestigious honor, while PCD has been awarded several years in a row.
A Step Change in International Aviation: Israel Certifies Unmanned Aircraft System for Integration in Civilian Airspace
For the first time ever, the Civil Aviation Authority of the State of Israel (CAAI), which operates under the Israeli Ministry of Transport and Road Safety, certifies an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for civil aviation, approving it to fly in civilian airspace as any other civilian airplane, not restricting its flight to unsegregated airspace. For safety reasons, international aviation regulations prohibit uncertified aircraft from flying in civilian airspace, limiting the operation of UAS to unsegregated airspace — until now.