11/09/2019

After nearly 20 years, Robert (Bob) Rasberry, Chairman of the Board, is retiring from West Star Aviation. Bob will continue with West Star’s Board of Directors as Chairman Emeritus and join Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a middle-market equity investment firm and parent of West Star Aviation, as a Senior Advisor supporting NEP’s continued interest in […]

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11/09/2019

Pro Star Precision Machining, a subsidiary of Pro Star Aviation, has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) certificate number PQ10043NE from the FAA. PMA is a design and production approval for the modification and replacement of articles for type certificated parts and products. This new approval will allow Pro Star Aviation to manufacture certified parts and […]

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11/09/2019

Satcom Direct (SD), the Business Aviation solutions provider, attends the Russian Business Aviation Exhibition 2019 having been voted into the top spot in a respected annual product support industry survey. SD has maintained its first-place position in the cabin electronics category for the past five years achieving an average 8.4 rating for this year, up […]

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11/09/2019

The Airbus Foundation, in collaboration with the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis and Support Centre is supporting Bolivia’s efforts against the severe fires currently affecting the country. An Airbus A330neo test aircraft transported 38 firefighters of the French Civil Security and equipment from Vatry, France, to Bolivia. They will participate in fighting […]

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11/09/2019

Comair Flight Services announced the launch of their carbon offsetting initiative, the CFS Pure Flight Programme. Whilst a number of other aircraft operators offer optional carbon offset initiatives, CFS is the first in Africa to go carbon neutral on all their flights and the offset cost is automatically included in the price of any charter […]

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10/09/2019

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company, celebrated the 30th anniversary of its jet charter business. General Aviation Flying Service, as the charter company was originally known, was formed in 1983. In September 1989, it added its first jet, a Citation SII, to its fleet of piston aircraft. In 1986, General Aviation Flying Service became Million […]

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10/09/2019

Satcom Direct (SD), the business aviation solutions provider, has appointed John Tan as regional director for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Based out of the SD Hong Kong office, Tan will manage the APAC sales and business development activities. As the senior executive in the region, his responsibilities include providing leadership to the regional commercial […]

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10/09/2019

Duncan Aviation announced that Rene Cardona, a longtime member of the company’s Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions team, recently earned recognition as an IADA-Certified Aircraft Sales Broker. “IADA is very pleased to include Duncan Aviation’s Aircraft Sales Representative Rene Cardona in the ranks of IADA-certified aircraft brokers,” says Wayne Starling, IADA Executive Director. “He joins an […]

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10/09/2019

West Star announced Robert Wood as the new Paint Program Assistant Manager at their East Alton (ALN) facility. Robert will assist and collaborate on paint processes and projects. Robert has over 26 years of aviation experience with previous positions held at Gulfstream, Jet Aviation and Midcoast. He also served four years in the Air Force […]

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10/09/2019

StandardAero has acquired Safe Aviation Solutions (including Safe Fuel, Accel and B&E ACR), formerly the MRO services subsidiary of the B&E Group, which will continue to expand StandardAero’s Components, Helicopters & Accessories (CH&A) division and its portfolio of MRO and component repair services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Houlihan Lokey acted as exclusive […]

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10/09/2019

MTU Maintenance Zhuhai now has the capability to maintain CFM International[1] LEAP engines. The General Support License Agreement (GSLA) signed between China Southern, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai’s 50/50 joint venture partner alongside MTU Aero Engines, and CFM International will enable the facility to maintain, repair and overhaul LEAP-1A and -1B engines. The first quick turn LEAP-1B […]

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10/09/2019

Inmarsat’s its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution is now available to customers onboard the first of Virgin Atlantic’s brand new Airbus A350 aircraft. The milestone was achieved earlier today, when Virgin Atlantic operated its inaugural Airbus A350-1000 flight from London to New York. As part of the celebrations, the airline unveiled a promotion offering […]

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10/09/2019

Piper Aircraft will be collecting donations of medical supplies needed in the Bahamas following the devastation left by Hurricane Dorian. Throughout the week, the supplies that are received by Piper Aircraft, will be expedited to Abaco Island’s Marsh Harbour, using air lift provided by Piper Aircraft and Piper’s M-Class owners.  “Immediately following Hurricane Dorian, I […]

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10/09/2019

Euro Jet is excited to exhibit for the first time at this year’s Air Charter Expo (ACE) on September 17, 2019 at London’s Biggin Hill Airport. The ACE show has grown into an event attended by several thousand guests with over 80 exhibitors in addition to a significant static aircraft display. This year’s show features […]

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10/09/2019

Swift Fuels, LLC, a global leader in the development of high-performance unleaded aviation gasoline, today announced that Texas Aero at Waco Regional Airport is now offering Swift’s UL94 unleaded aviation gasoline for its piston aircraft customers and for use in Texas Aero’s flight school client – Universal Flight Concepts. Texas Aero is a branded Avfuel […]

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