Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industries, announces the acquisition of Trace Aviation (TA) of Jackson, MS. TA is widely recognized for its MRO capabilities on King Air/1900 landing-gear assemblies.
German airline Lufthansa CityLine selects StandardAero to provide support for the GE Aviation CF34-8C turbofan engines powering its fleet of MHI RJ Aviation (formerly Bombardier) CRJ900 regional jets. Under the exclusive seven-year agreement, StandardAero will support Lufthansa CityLine with a range of CF34-8C services from its overhaul facility in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. StandardAero will also be qualifying its European field-service team based in Rijen, the Netherlands, to support the CF34, thereby assuring Lufthansa CityLine of responsive, local airside assistance.
Spirit Aeronautics, an avionics solutions provider for business, special missions, and military aircraft, announces its expansion in a key location at Meachum International Airport (KFTW). Serving the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, Spirit Aeronautics will operate from Baker Aviation's new 70,000-square-foot hangar facilities, providing avionics modifications and flight line support for local aircraft operators.
In response to customers’ growing needs for Falcon airframe support, Duncan Aviation adds a new technical position at its Lincoln, NE, headquarters. John Spevak has been tapped as a Falcon airframe tech rep, providing troubleshooting and technical support to Falcon customers and Duncan Aviation airframe maintenance teams.
VSE Corporation (NASDAQ: VSEC), a provider of aftermarket distribution and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for land, sea and air transportation assets for government and commercial markets, announces that it has acquired privately held Global Parts Group, Inc. (Global Parts) in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $38 million, subject to customary working-capital adjustments.
Duncan Aviation announces that Robert Suarez has joined the Duncan Aviation Aircraft Sales & Acquisitions team as market research analyst. Suarez’s responsibilities include tracking Duncan Aviation core aircraft markets, creating marketing campaigns, and assisting in the consignment, acquisition and sale of aircraft.
West Star Aviation announces the promotions of four technicians to lead positions in the Falcon, Citation and Avionics departments at the East Alton, IL, (ALN) facility: Kevin Rowe, lead aircraft maintenance, Falcon; Chad Head, lead sheetmetal technician, Falcon; Ken Schnurbusch, lead avionics maintenance; and Noah Vogt, lead aircraft maintenance, Citation.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announces that NBAA chief operating officer, Steve Brown, has been named to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC), which is tasked with providing recommendations for improving aviation security.