03/01/2020

A group of aviation stakeholders welcomed congressional legislation including provisions aimed squarely at promoting the development and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). The House and Senate recently approved the legislation as part of a fiscal year 2020 appropriations package. The language contains a renewal-and-extension of the biodiesel tax incentive, for which certain fuels are […]

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01/01/2020

Textron Aviation Inc. has successfully mated the wings to the fuselage of the first Cessna SkyCourier twin utility turboprop prototype aircraft, a key milestone in the development of the clean-sheet aircraft. “As expected, the operation was sound as the wings were secured on the fuselage, and the new Cessna SkyCourier took another major step in […]

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19/12/2019

EME Aero, Engine Maintenance Europe service center, a 50/50 joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines, has completed the aviation authority certification process and obtained EASA 145 certification as a maintenance organization on 12th December, 2019. Site completion and the official open-ing of the company is planned for spring 2020. This certification is […]

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01/01/2020

Kopter Group announced the launch of its redesigned website. The new platform offers quick and easy access to essential information and features relating to its SH09 next generation single engine helicopter and its customer support & services offering. The new website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and enhanced content focused on the Company’s […]

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01/01/2020

328 Support Services GmbH (328) announced the signing of two-year maintenance support agreement with Icelandic’s based multirole operator Eagle Air, starting from February 2020. Eagle Air has been operating one Dornier 328-100 turboprop since the beginning of summer 2018, mainly on schedule passenger services within the Iceland. The contract will support any base-maintenance at 328’s […]

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01/01/2020

Field Aerospace completed the US Forest Service SD3-60 avionics upgrade on the sixth of 10 aircraft 17 days ahead of schedule, with 100 percent quality compliance. Implementing efficiencies and lessons learned from the previous Sherpa flight deck integrations shaved off 17 days from the planned integration schedule, garnering kudos from the US Forest Service. The […]

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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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