StandardAero, a provider of cockpit display upgrades, cabin connectivity upgrades and other avionics upgrades for the business aviation industry, receives supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for installing Viasat Ku, Ka or KuKa SATCOM systems on Bombardier Global 5000/6000/GEX model business jets. The system is the fastest Ka SATCOM solution currently available.
Banyan Air Service, based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, is hosting a customer appreciation open house on Sept. 14, 2019, from 10 AM-3 PM in celebration of its 40th anniversary.
Lynn Nichols, chairman and chief executive officer of Yingling Aviation, announces the elevation of his son, Andrew Nichols, the firm’s current chief financial officer, to the position of president.
Comlux announces that its VIP operations division in Europe, Comlux Malta Ltd, has been awarded the Certificate of Registration to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). The approval confirms that the safety management system (SMS) is fully integrated into Comlux Aviation’s aircraft management operations and that the company consistently maintains the highest standards of safety and security in the aviation industry.
West Star Aviation announces it is now authorized to service and repair Meggitt Securaplane Technologies Maine Shipp 9750W Pure Lead batteries at its full-service Alton, IL (ALN) location. The 9750 Battery is available for most Citation models.
The Av8 Group announces that it is expanding its sales team with the addition of Jeff Favati, sales manager. Favati will be responsible for sales and business development across all segments of Av8's markets.
Duncan Aviation announces the company is now offering NDT (nondestructive testing) mobile services for aircraft operators. Its skilled in-house NDT teams (Level 2 or higher in all four methods) provide eddy current, fluorescent penetrant, ultrasonics, and magnetic particle inspections on all makes and model aircraft, including helicopters.
Pentastar Aviation, an industry leader in business aviation, joins the National Safety Council (NSC). The council, chartered by Congress, is the nation’s leading safety advocate. For more than 100 years, it has worked with companies and organizations to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in home and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.
West Star Aviation offers Winglet Technology's winglet installation for the Citation Sovereign model at its Grand Junction (GJT) facility, one of four West Star full-service Textron Aviation-approved service center locations. Current certified installation of the Transitional winglet for the Sovereign model can be completed at the Grand Junction facility, where West Star has already installed two sets to date.
Bob Epting of Chapel Hill, NC, is the recipient of the 2019 Phillips 66® Aviation Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles Leadership Award. The award, which is announced annually at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, recognizes outstanding Young Eagles volunteers that have supported the future of aviation by going above and beyond the basic Young Eagles flight.