Satcom Direct, a business-aviation solutions provider, is celebrating the qualification of the Satcom Direct Plane Simple™ Antenna System on the Intelsat FlexExec network. Together, Intelsat’s high-throughput satellite network, combined with the Plane Simple Ku-band tail-mounted antenna system, simplifies high-speed data access for more business-aviation owners globally through ease of installation, flexible plans and advanced antenna technology.
C&L Aviation Services, a C&L Aviation Group company, receives STC certification by the FAA for its upgrade of the Universal UNS-1K (SCN600 or SCN800) series flight management system (FMS) to the UNS-1LW (SCN1000-Series) WAAS-enabled unit for the Embraer 135/145 aircraft. EASA and UK CAA approval is pending and expected to be completed by spring.
CJ Aerospace Pty Ltd., a distributor of quality aviation parts and technical support across Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific regions, is appointed as an authorized distributor and service provider for Marsh Brothers Aviation’s bearing and seals portfolio. With locations in Sydney in Taren Point, NSW, and Cairns, Queensland — as Australia’s largest stock list of aviation spare parts — CJ Aerospace is well-equipped to support the needs of its growing customer base.
West Star Aviation announces it has completed its first paint project of an Embraer Lineage aircraft at its Chattanooga, TN (CHA), location, one of its four full-service facilities. The aircraft was received on Oct. 30 and delivered back to the customer on Dec. 4. West Star’s CHA paint hangar is one of only a few MROs that can facilitate the sizable lineage aircraft.
AVIAN Inventory Management, LLC (“AVIAN”), together with York Aerospace Solutions III (“YAS”) as the sole capital partner, signs an agreement with Embraer for exclusive purchasing, marketing and distribution rights of surplus Embraer commercial and business-jet airplane parts. Designed to promote accessibility and speed to market, AVIAN’s focused distribution center will deliver unparalleled product availability to all aircraft operators and maintenance and repair stations around the world, providing a one-stop, go-to access point.
Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announces it has hired seasoned aircraft designer Robert Stockton as its new interior sales manager. Stockton has a broad aviation career that includes work in interior and exterior design, refurbishments, installations, customer relationships and sales support.
Clay Lacy Aviation is the first company to receive a 4AIR sustainability rating of Facilities Neutral, validating that the company’s private-aviation facilities have been operating carbon neutral since 2019. Clay Lacy is the first company to complete its facilities audit by 4AIR, the first and only rating sustainability program dedicated to private aviation.
Wichita Aero Club announces it will inaugurate a new board chairman, Ashley Bowen Cook — the first female to lead the aviation industry organization — when it hosts its 11th WAC Trophy Gala on Jan. 29, 2022. She succeeds John O’Leary, vice president and general manager of Airbus Americas Engineering, as chairman. As immediate past chairman, Mr. O’Leary will remain an active member of the WAC board and will serve as head of its Education Committee.
Evans Composites (ECI), a commercial, military and corporate aviation structural and composite repair station, announces the appointment of Nick McDonald as general manager. McDonald’s overall responsibilities will include the oversight of ECI’s strategic operational goals, repair quality, performance output, financial growth and industry reputation.