Three students enrolled at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) are awarded a $5,000 scholarship from the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (PAACC) Enterprise Foundation. PIA students Daniel Downes, Nathan Stoots, and Michael Woodruff were selected by the PAACC as this year’s scholarship winners based on the combined merits of their GPAs, consistent class attendance, and the commitment and inspiration they expressed in their written essays.
Airbus Begins Delivery of All Aircraft from U.S. Plant with U.S.-sourced Sustainable Aviation Fuel Blend
Airbus begins delivery of all aircraft from its U.S. manufacturing facility with a blend of U.S.-sourced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and conventional jet fuel. The initiative is a further step in Airbus’ ongoing commitment to carbon-neutral growth in the aviation sector, with a long-term goal of developing a zero carbon-producing commercial aircraft by 2035.
STACK.aero, a developer of business operations systems for aviation, announces that Catherine “Cat” Buchanan has joined the STACK.aero team as director of Business Development. Reporting to the CEO, Buchanan's mandate is to raise STACK.aero’s profile internationally, qualify prospective clients and drive adoption of the upcoming second generation of the STACK.aero system, with specific focus on business-aircraft charter brokers in Europe and the Middle East.
ALTO Aviation, a supplier of customized cabin audio and cabin management systems for business aviation, partners with VIP Completions, providers of business-aircraft completions and refurbishment services, for the recent installation of a new ALTO cabin audio system in a Gulfstream GIV SP aircraft. The installation is part of a complete aircraft refurbishment that included new wood, upholstery, carpeting, soft goods, plating, lighting, and audio and video upgrades.
Coleman Jet Solutions, a boutique aircraft transaction firm that provides individuals and businesses with technical, regulatory and financial advisory services, announces the recent appointment of Mike Pryor as director of Market Intelligence. With over 30 years of aviation industry experience, Pryor is uniquely qualified to provide Coleman Jet Solutions clients with unequalled market intelligence and acquisitions support in his new role.
In a continued effort to support schools offering online classes, Avotek is releasing a new series of online products designed to support the Part 147 curriculum. These programs have been designed as a companion to either the Avotek or the FAA textbook series. The material is available at the Avotek-Online website.
Empire Holdings, Inc., parent company of Empire Airlines, purchases West Air, Inc., a FedEx feeder airline headquartered in Fresno, CA. Founded in 1978 and based in Fresno, CA, West Air operates Cessna Caravans for FedEx, servicing parts of California, Nevada and Utah. The company has served as a FedEx Feeder operator since 1987.
CCX Technologies and Evolution Measurement Sign Exclusive T-RX Tester Distribution Agreement for Europe
CCX Technologies is expanding its T-RX Tester’s reach into the European market by signing an exclusive distribution agreement with U.K.-based Evolution Measurement. The latest of several agreements in recent months authorizes the company to sell, calibrate and perform limited repairs to the testers for business jet and commercial aircraft platforms.
Loar Group Inc. (the "Company"), a provider of niche aerospace and defense components, announces that Carol Marinello has joined the organization as executive vice president. Marinello will have operational, financial and strategic oversight of BAM Inc. (Knoxville, TN) and SMR Technologies (Fenwick, WV).