01/01/2020

Planet Nine Private Air (“Planet 9”), the Van Nuys, California based private charter operator and aircraft management company, will add its tenth managed aircraft – an ultra-long-range Gulfstream GV (late Registration Number N176SM) – and the ninth on to its Part 135 AOC.  It is being readied for bookings from the beginning of 2020.  The […]

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01/01/2020

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced the appointment of Stewart D’Leon as director, technical operations, replacing Elias “Eli” Cotti, who is retiring after 20 years with the association. Cotti joined NBAA in November 1999 as the association’s senior manager, technical operations, providing technical assistance to the business aviation community that enables companies to perform […]

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01/01/2020

RUAG MRO International has provided a minor modification on the Quick Access Recorder (QAR) for Bombardier Challenger 850 aircraft operated by VistaJet. The existing QAR unit has been upgraded to µQAR with USB standards to support a faster and more direct flow of flight data to the operator’s Flight Data Management (FDM) department. The solution […]

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01/01/2020

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation celebrated its 60th anniversary on December 22, 2019. From humble beginnings in the woods of northern Michigan, Enstrom has grown to become a storied aerospace manufacturer, having produced more than 1300 aircraft operated in over 50 countries around the world. Rudy Enstrom was a mining engineer in Crystal Falls, MI who dreamed […]

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01/01/2020

West Star has completed its first 20-year Global Express inspection at their East Alton (ALN) location. The 240-month inspection incorporated gear overhaul, numerous Service Bulletin updates including the Inboard Flap 700-57-050, upgrades to existing Honeywell DU875s avionics with new Primus Elite enhanced features, and a complete strip and re-paint of the Global Express aircraft. “Considering […]

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01/01/2020

Elliott Aviation, a leader in business aviation maintenance, overhaul, and repair services, has renewed their dealer agreement with Blackhawk Aerospace. Elliott Aviation has been a Blackhawk dealer since 2003 and has completed numerous installs on all King Air Models: C90’s, 200’s and most recently the King Air 300/350 airframe. Blackhawk Aerospace’s engine upgrades for the […]

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01/01/2020

Bombardier announced that Latitude 33 Aviation, a private jet charter, executive jet management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions company based in California, has taken delivery of the first Bombardier customer aircraft to fly away on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Latitude 33 Aviation will manage and charter the best-selling Challenger 350 business jet in Seattle, WA, […]

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01/01/2020

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced the addition of Kate Fraser and Charlie Precourt to the association’s Board of Directors. “NBAA is honored to have the diversity of experience and knowledge that Kate and Charlie bring to our board, which will help inform and enhance NBAA’s programs and operations,” said NBAA President and CEO […]

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01/01/2020

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies, is teaming up with its fellow GLOBALink providers – Aviation Data Communication Corporation (ADCC) and Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Limited (AEROTHAI) – to enhance safety and efficiency for flight and tarmac operations in Asia. The three companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to leverage each company’s […]

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16/12/2019

Dreams Soar, Inc., has named Lauren Abernathy from Ocoee, Florida, as the inaugural Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University academic scholarship recipient. The new scholarship program was announced earlier this year by Ms. Shaesta Waiz, founder and president of Dreams Soar and an alumna of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and its flight training program in Daytona Beach, Florida. “Scholarships […]

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16/12/2019

Costa Rica’s first-ever general aviation terminal (GAT), named GAT SJO, at San Jose Juan Santamaría International Airport (MROC/SJO) is now fully open and exclusively available to business aviation operators. The GAT will operate under the name GAT SJO General Aviation Terminal. Construction of the GAT began in April 2019, when Aeris Holdings selected GAT SJO, […]

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13/12/2019

On November 22, 2019, a Beechcraft King Air 250 was delivered to its new owner at Atlas Air Service in Bremen. The twin-turboprop is registered in Germany and its new home airport is Magdeburg-City. The acquisition process for this aircraft took several months. After inspection of the Beechcraft King Air by Atlas Air Service in […]

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