Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the largest independent provider of maintenance support and financial tools to the business-aviation industry, announces the appointment of Ben Hockenberg as chief operating officer. In his new role, Hockenberg will lead the technical services team and maintenance software operations while continuing to lead JSSI Parts & Leasing, the procurement, parts trading, and engine leasing arm of the company. The creation of this position signifies JSSI's commitment to an efficient and integrated operational backbone to support its products and services.
Elixir Aircraft, the 4th Generation aircraft manufacturer, announces closer collaboration with Scottsdale, Arizona-based Sierra Charlie Aviation. Sierra Charlie will provide maintenance support for Elixir Aircraft’s West Coast, USA-based clients, while the two companies will also collaborate on new educational and training materials. Sierra Charlie Aviation recently ordered more than 100 Elixir aircraft.
Spirit Aeronautics completes a 13-month project for one of the world’s largest private-aviation companies, upgrading 11 Citation 750 X aircraft to Honeywell's flight management system, FMS 6.1. The project began in May 2022 and was completed last month. In addition, Spirit also completed over 20 additional individual aircraft upgrades using this unique solution.
Textron Aviation announces an upgrade for its Beechcraft King Air 260 and 360 turboprops with the introduction of new CoolView® Windows, designed to minimize heat transfer into the cabin on the ramp and offer an unprecedented level of passenger comfort and cabin cooling. Beginning in early 2024, all new King Air aircraft will be first in the category to be equipped with CoolView Windows, manufactured by Lee Aerospace.
Ampaire Inc., a provider of hybrid electric aircraft systems, and Talyn Air Inc., developer of novel electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft systems, announce that Ampaire has acquired substantially all of the assets of Talyn. The transaction will accelerate Ampaire’s strategy to build and lead the electrification of aviation, driving further profitable growth by expanding into adjacent defense, drone and eVTOL markets, as well as broadening its intellectual property and contracts portfolio with an additional eight patents and seven government contracts with sole-source follow-on rights.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) applauds the U.S. House of Representative’s approval of H.R. 3935, the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act, by a vote of 351-69. The bill reauthorizes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs for the next five years while making significant improvements to the agency’s operational efficiency, oversight of aviation safety, commitment to innovation, investment in aviation workforce, and more.
To prepare for the hiring needs of the U.S. aviation industry, Purdue Global has launched a new bachelor of science in aviation management degree program. The program is 180 quarter credit hours (equal to 120 semester hours) and is a collaboration between Purdue Global’s School of Aviation and the School of Business and Information Technology. Students will learn from faculty who are experts in a wide range of fields within aviation, business and management.
McCauley’s New High-performance Propeller for Beechcraft King Air B300 Series Achieves FAA Certification
Duncan Aviation delivers a fully refurbished Falcon 2000 with a freshly painted exterior and all new interior featuring cabinets with hydrographic finishes during a recent 2C/4C inspection. The aircraft also received a Collins Pro Line 21 avionics upgrade, a Collins Venue CMS upgrade, Gogo AVANCE L5, HUD removal, the GH-39000 electronic standby instrument system, the LASEREF IV Inertial Reference System, and dual USB ports.