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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 09:28
Clay Lacy Aviation, an operator of private jets, opens an office at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW) in Fort Worth, TX. Headed by Chris Broyhill, senior vice president, Part 91 Operations and Texas Regional Development, the new office will provide local aircraft-management services and support for individual owners and corporate flight departments.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 08:58

In the upcoming February issue of D.O.M. magazine, I profiled Albert E. (Bud) Leonard. Leonard is a recent recipient of the FAA’s Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. 

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Elliott Aviation, a business aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul services provider, and Garmin’s leading retrofitter, announces it has delivered three Garmin G5000 equipped Citation Excel/XLS aircraft in the past month. Elliott Aviation is currently leading the industry with three delivered, and 15 scheduled Garmin G5000 installations for the Citation Excel/XLS.

Over time it becomes difficult to support legacy avionics, and Honeywell has options to avoid obsolescence issues. In this free, 30-minute interactive webinar, Duncan Aviation Regional Avionics Sales manager Michael Kussatz and Regional Avionics Sales manager John Spellmeyer will be joined by Mike Lempke and Ed Borger from Honeywell to discuss flight deck upgrades for aging aircraft.

West Star Aviation announces its partnership with Madison County Career and Technical Education Office, along with Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) for a Federal Apprenticeship Event for National Apprenticeship Week at its East Alton, IL (ALN) facility on November 14 and 15, 2019. This special event will allow students to inquire about aviation maintenance careers and explore the local opportunities available with the new AMT Apprenticeship Program, in conjunction with the 2-year Aviation Maintenance Technology program at SWIC.

ARGUS International, Inc. announces its awarding of the ARGUS Gold Unmanned Operator rating to Volans-i, making the organization the first unmanned delivery operation to earn the prestigious aviation rating. The CA-headquartered autonomous drone delivery solution serves the commercial, defense, and humanitarian sectors both within the United States and abroad.

Burt Rutan Joins Board at xCraft Enterprises

xCraft Enterprises, a manufacturer of purpose-designed drone systems which gained fame with a deal on ABC’s Shark Tank, has announced the appointment of legendary aviation and space pioneer Burt Rutan to its Board of Directors. Rutan, a world-renowned aeronautical engineer will provide expertise in the design, prototyping and production of xCraft flying robots for commercial, industrial and defense applications.

StandardAero announces it has received FAA approval for acceptance testing of the Rolls-Royce RB211-535 turbofan engine at its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in San Antonio, Texas.  This achievement, which followed a test cell correlation effort undertaken in partnership with the engine manufacturer, marks StandardAero’s attainment of full capability on the RB211-535, in support of the life-of-type maintenance services partnership signed with Rolls-Royce in 2018.

AOne Parts & Logistics Parting Out a Lear 45

AOne Parts & Logistics purchases a Learjet 45 airframe for purpose of dismantling and removing all components and material to be used for resale. The Lear 45 (45-207) is a non-incident-related airframe that went in for a scheduled maintenance event which was not completed. The decision was made that this Lear 45 would not fly again and that the engines and airframe could be repositioned and reutilized more effectively as a non-flyer.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) applauds the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for developing a plan to allow a real-time flight-tracking opt-out for operators that have equipped their aircraft with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) equipment, which will be required to operate in most U.S. airspace effective Jan. 1, 2020.

PPG Aerocron Aerospace Electrocoat Primer Qualified by U.S. Air Force
PPG Aerocron Aerospace Electrocoat Primer Qualified by U.S. Air Force

PPG (NYSE:PPG) announces that the U.S. Air Force has qualified PPG Aerocron™ aerospace electrocoat (e-coat) primer to provide corrosion resistance and enhanced topcoat adhesion for aircraft parts. The Air Force initially will coat test parts on a PPG e-coat system that it installed at its Advanced Technology and Training Center in Middle Georgia.

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