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.
In order to keep pace with customer demand, West Star Aviation announces plans for major facility expansion at its Grand Junction, CO (GJT), location. Plans include a new 40,000-square-foot hangar with an additional 35,000 square feet of shop and office space. The shop space will include a larger interior shop, a complete composite shop, and tool room.
West Star announces the promotion of Leonard Lentz as aviation technical trainer at its Grand Junction, CO (GJT), location. In his new role, Lentz will develop a training culture for technicians that promotes professional growth and success. The program will focus on initiatives related to technical training, development, mentoring and career advancement, along with continuing some NDT duties for training and certification.
Constant Aviation announces that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recognized it as having a single, corporate-wide safety management system (SMS), making it only the second maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) so designated. Achieving FAA-accepted Corporate SMS status means that Constant is operating under a single safety system company-wide, which generally reduces safety risk and ranks it as a leader in business-aviation maintenance safety.
A team of avionics sales professionals at Duncan Aviation updates the information in its book, Straight Talk About CMS. The book introduces readers to CMS, or cabin management systems, which control all of the other powered devices in a cabin, such as lighting, shades, audio/visual sources and climate equipment.
Banyan Air Service announces the issuance of the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) STC (supplemental type certificate) SA04214NY for the HondaJet HA-420 Gogo AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi installation. The HondaJet Gogo AVANCE L3 STC is the culmination of a year-long project that Banyan offers as an in-house installation as well as a standalone STC data-packet sale to all in-network Gogo dealers.
A modern textbook designed to meet the needs of a Part 147 helicopter maintenance program, and for the A&P mechanic looking to transition from fixed-wing to helicopter maintenance, is now available from Ace Tech Books. This book is developed towards international (EASA B1.3, 1.4) standards, going beyond just rotors and flight controls to include all relevant ATA airframe systems with a focus on that system’s application to large and small (CS27 and CS29) helicopters.