AIR BP EXPANDS INTO ICELAND AND STARTS SUPPLYING FUEL AT REYKJAVIK-KEFLAVIK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
16/01/2018

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has further extended its reach in the Nordics and is now present at Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF/BIKF), Iceland’s largest airport. This marks the first location for Air BP in Iceland and comes in response to increased customer demand from both the business and commercial aviation […]

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has further extended its reach in the Nordics and is now present at Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport (KEF/BIKF), Iceland’s largest airport. This marks the first location for Air BP in Iceland and comes in response to increased customer demand from both the business and commercial aviation sectors.

Commenting on the expansion, Thorbjorn Larsson, general manager, Air BP Nordics said: “We are extremely pleased to be in Iceland, serving the needs of our business and commercial aviation customers who are increasingly travelling here. As the country’s main international hub, and Europe’s fastest-growing major airport, Reykjavik-Keflavik is an exciting addition to our growing network in the Nordics.”

Iceland continues to experience major growth in travel and tourism owing to its geographical location between North America and Europe. Over 6.8 million passengers travelled through Reykjavik-Keflavik International Airport in 2016, up 40 percent on the previous year. The airport currently serves over 90 destinations operated by 26 airlines during its peak summer season.

Air BP is supplying Reykjavik-Keflavik with Jet A-1 fuel. The airport will join Air BP’s Sterling Card network, now 800 strong with more than 400 locations in Europe, enabling general aviation customers to benefit from safe and efficient fuelling operations.

The new location further underlines Air BP’s commitment to the region and follows the company’s purchase of Statoil Fuel and Retail Aviation AS at the end of 2014, enabling it to grow its presence in the Nordics and Northern Europe. Air BP currently markets and sells fuel at over 80 locations in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and now Iceland.

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LEONARDO AND SEA PRIME: AGREE ON THE OPENING OF A MAINTENANCE BASE AT MILANO LINATE PRIME
16/01/2018

Leonardo, global player in high-technology fields and among the world’s leading Aerospace, Defense and Security companies and SEA Prime representing at Milano Linate Prime the excellence of business aviation in Milan and in Italy, announce the opening of a Leonardo maintenance base at Milano Linate Prime. From December 2017, Leonardo Helicopters offers line maintenance services […]

Leonardo, global player in high-technology fields and among the world’s leading Aerospace, Defense and Security companies and SEA Prime representing at Milano Linate Prime the excellence of business aviation in Milan and in Italy, announce the opening of a Leonardo maintenance base at Milano Linate Prime.

From December 2017, Leonardo Helicopters offers line maintenance services in a dedicated hangar of about 1,000 square meters at Milano Linate Prime. The hangar, one among the 10 already present at the airport, is equipped to perform maintenance services for AgustaWestland AW109 and AW139 helicopters for both private and commercial clients. This confirms the trend in which players in the sector have an increasingly leading role in the provision of maintenance services, as a result of the quick evolution of aircraft production technologies.

Milano Linate Prime, the first business aviation airport in Italy with over 21,000 movements in 2017, is an important reference point for Leonardo Helicopters’ clients, continuing to record a significant growth in departures also during 2017 (+3% of annual growth) being a driver of traffic in Italy and one of the fastest growing B&GA airports at a European level.

This agreement is part of Leonardo’s strategy that aims to the constant expansion of its capacity of offering complete support services to its client base around the world. Vittorio Della Bella, Customer Support & Training SVP, Leonardo Elicotteri, has stated: “With more than 100 support and training centers dedicated to the helicopter market all over the world and a strong commitment to constantly increase and improve our services, Leonardo confirms the mission to be close to its customers with the newest solutions, especially in the areas where they operate their helicopters”.

“The agreement with Leonardo happens a time of growth and development at Milano Linate Prime, both in terms of traffic and of infrastructures, including Milano Malpensa with the opening of the new Milano Malpensa Prime GAT, and we believe this is the beginning of a long-term collaboration between our Groups. Milano Linate Prime has been a natural choice for Leonardo, due to the size and importance of the airport for business and general aviation traffic, including helicopters. This agreement allows to further expand the offer of exclusive and high-level services at Milano Linate Prime, delivering additional value to our clients” declared Giulio De Metrio, President of SEA Prime SpA and Chief Operating Office of SEA SpA.

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CAE ACQUIRES PART OF LEADING AVIATION TRAINING SOLUTIONS AND COURSEWARE PROVIDER PELESYS
16/01/2018

CAE announced today that it has purchased 45% of the shares of Pelesys, a global leader in the provision of aviation training solutions and courseware. Through this partnership, CAE will strengthen its courseware offering and consolidate its cadet-to-captain training delivery across its global network. “CAE is a long-standing customer of Pelesys and this investment is […]

CAE announced today that it has purchased 45% of the shares of Pelesys, a global leader in the provision of aviation training solutions and courseware. Through this partnership, CAE will strengthen its courseware offering and consolidate its cadet-to-captain training delivery across its global network.
“CAE is a long-standing customer of Pelesys and this investment is a natural evolution of our relationship,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “By teaming up with the leading aviation training courseware developer and publisher, we will be able to provide our civil aviation customers with the most advanced training material, for a holistic training solutions experience.”
“We are truly excited to be teaming up with CAE, a global leader in our industry. By joining forces, we will be able to offer the industry new levels of truly scalable, end-to-end solutions for civil aviation pilot and maintenance training,” said Pelesys President George Wang.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Pelesys has over 100 customers worldwide. Pelesys’ Training Management and Deployment System (TMDS) includes courseware deployment, training management, qualification management, and electronic training records solutions. Pelesys also offers a comprehensive library of commercial aircraft type courses for all major types as well as over 30 special operations courses, all for both initial and recurrent training. http://website.pelesys.com/

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OK3 AIR (KHCR) LOOKS FORWARD TO SUNDANCE TRAFFIC, OFFERS REWARDS
12/01/2018

OK3 AIR gears up to greet traffic headed to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival from Jan. 18 – 28. As a special thank you for flying in, OK3 AIR will award AVTRIP Members five (5) points per gallon. “This is one of my favorite weeks of the year,” said OK3 AIR Owner Nadim AbuHaidar. “As […]

OK3 AIR gears up to greet traffic headed to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival from Jan. 18 – 28.

As a special thank you for flying in, OK3 AIR will award AVTRIP Members five (5) points per gallon.

“This is one of my favorite weeks of the year,” said OK3 AIR Owner Nadim AbuHaidar. “As the gateway to all the Sundance events, the promotion is our way to add to that excitement and thank our pilots for choosing OK3 AIR during the festival.”

Just 20 minutes from Park City and the Sundance Resort, OK3 AIR at Heber City Airport lands guests close to the festivities. As the only full-service FBO on the field, OK3 AIR provides general aviation guests with impeccable line service, aircraft maintenance and sales. Enjoy the convenience of an eight-acre parking ramp, hangars that accommodate aircraft up to a G-IV, deicing, rental cars, full concierge services, a conference room and pilot’s lounge with Wi-Fi and flight planning.

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JET AVIATION ACHIEVES IS-BAH STANDARD REGISTRATIONS RAISING LEVELS OF SAFETY AND SERVICE ACROSS THE US
11/01/2018

Jet Aviation’s eight FBOs in the US have now qualified for Stage 1 registration to the IS-BAH™ Standard (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling), joining the company’s 13 FBOs in EMEA and Asia. David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, Regional Operations USA, said this achievement clearly demonstrates Jet Aviation’s dedication to ensuring that […]

Jet Aviation’s eight FBOs in the US have now qualified for Stage 1 registration to the IS-BAH™ Standard (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling), joining the company’s 13 FBOs in EMEA and Asia.
David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, Regional Operations USA, said this achievement clearly demonstrates Jet Aviation’s dedication to ensuring that all customers receive the maximum level of safe and secure ground-handling services at each of its FBOs (fixed base operation).
“Ever since the IS-BAH program was launched, our FBO teams across the US have been working to ensure that all of our processes meet IS-BAH standards,” Paddock said. “Completing Stage 1 certifications in the US, which complements our certifications throughout EMEA and Asia, demonstrates Jet Aviation’s commitment to serving our customers – no matter where they are.”

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BELL HELICOPTER DEBUTS AS FIRST MAJOR HELICOPTER MANUFACTURER TO EXHIBIT AT CES
09/01/2018

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company and major global helicopter manufacturer, revealed at CES 2018 its air taxi cabin design and fully integrated user experience. The four-passenger cabin demonstrates Bell’s view of an on-demand mobility aircraft that focuses on a people-first engineered user experience tailored with an urban air taxi ride. “Bell Helicopter is innovating […]

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company and major global helicopter manufacturer, revealed at CES 2018 its air taxi cabin design and fully integrated user experience. The four-passenger cabin demonstrates Bell’s view of an on-demand mobility aircraft that focuses on a people-first engineered user experience tailored with an urban air taxi ride.
“Bell Helicopter is innovating at the limits of vertical flight and challenging the traditional notion of aviation to solve real-world problems,” stated Bell Helicopter’s President and CEO Mitch Snyder. “The future of urban air taxi is closer than many people realize. We believe in the positive impact our design will have on addressing transportation concerns in cities worldwide.”

One look inside Bell’s air taxi reveals an expertly crafted interior, fostered by years of customer insight and attention to detail. Passengers will sync into a fully integrated user experience control center, where they can catch up on world news, hold a video conference call, share documents with other passengers or simply unplug from the noisy world below in a comfortable, relaxing space.

During CES, attendees will experience an augmented reality simulator inside the cabin with a selection of consumer scenarios, from a red-carpet premiere landing to several cross-city day and night trips. Bell’s air taxi design took inspiration from the people that will benefit from it; bringing families, friends, and businesses closer together by gradually reducing the average in-car trip length.

“The air taxi is not a new concept – Bell Helicopter has been moving people over urban landscapes for decades,” continued Snyder. “While we are laser-focused on the passenger experience and eager to share with the public, Bell continues to develop our air taxi design to provide safe, reliable transportation services to the world.”

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WEST STAR OFFERS HTF7500/AS907 ENGINE SUPPORT FOR EMBRAER LEGACY A/C
09/01/2018

As an Authorized Honeywell Line Service Center for the HTF7500/AS907 series engine used on Legacy 450/500 aircraft, West Star has the necessary capability to process MSP, special programs and warranty service if required. Additionally, West Star is proud to be an Embraer Authorized Service Center at all three of their full-service facilities in East Alton, […]

As an Authorized Honeywell Line Service Center for the HTF7500/AS907 series engine used on Legacy 450/500 aircraft, West Star has the necessary capability to process MSP, special programs and warranty service if required. Additionally, West Star is proud to be an Embraer Authorized Service Center at all three of their full-service facilities in East Alton, IL (ALN); Grand Junction, CO (GJT); and Chattanooga, TN (CHA).
Together, these authorizations allow West Star to be a true one stop shop for all your Embraer / Engine requirements.
In addition to Legacy 450/500 support, as an Embraer Authorized Service Center, West Star can service Phenom 100/300, and Legacy 600/650 at ALN, GJT, and CHA. The ALN facility also supports the Lineage 1000 series.
West Star provides full-service maintenance including: Avionics repair and installation, airframe and engine inspections and repair, along with full interior and exterior refurbishment on today’s most sophisticated airframes.
For specific models or ratings by location please
visit our website at weststaraviation.com.

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JETNET DEMONSTRATING NEW AIRCRAFT ACTIVITY FEATURES AT 2018 S&DC
09/01/2018

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, is announcing several major updates and new capabilities at this year’s NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Booth #1961, February 6-9 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. JETNET already provides key contacts, including owner/operator, chief pilot, directors of maintenance, and the serial-number-specific equipment […]

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, is announcing several major updates and new capabilities at this year’s NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Booth #1961, February 6-9 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. JETNET already provides key contacts, including owner/operator, chief pilot, directors of maintenance, and the serial-number-specific equipment details for business jets, turboprops, pistons, and helicopters world-wide. Subscribers can now take advantage of a new Aircraft Flight Activity/Utilization Program to prospect for new customers, and better serve existing customers. JETNET is now providing North American and Greater European aircraft activity details by owner/operator, serial number, and fleet, with the industry’s first Fuel/Tech Stop finder tool. The Aircraft Activity/Utilization Program tools also provide top airport pairs, and top serial number/makes/models/manufacturers by route. The latest capabilities will be available for live demonstration at the conference.
For 30 years, JETNET has delivered the most comprehensive and reliable business aircraft research to its exclusive clientele of aviation professionals worldwide. JETNET is the ultimate source for information and intelligence on the worldwide business, commercial, and helicopter aircraft fleet and marketplace, comprised of some 100,000 airframes. Headquartered in its state-of-the-art facility in Utica, NY, JETNET offers comprehensive user-friendly aircraft data via real-time Internet access or regular updates.
For more information on JETNET LLC log on to jetnet.com or contact Paul Cardarelli, JETNET Vice President of Sales, at 800-553-8638 (USA) or International inquiries, contact Karim Derbala, JETNET Managing Director of Global Sales, at 41-0-43-243-7056 or karim@jetnet.com.

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GOGO AVANCE L3 DELIVERS CUSTOMIZABLE BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY TO BIZAV
09/01/2018

Gogo Business Aviation today unveils Gogo AVANCE L3, an innovative new inflight connectivity system that delivers the benefits of the Gogo AVANCE platform to passengers and flight departments in a small, lightweight form factor, with the most affordable pricing options in business aviation. Gogo’s (NASDAQ: GOGO) breakthrough technology platform lets users customize their inflight experience […]

Gogo Business Aviation today unveils Gogo AVANCE L3, an innovative new inflight connectivity system that delivers the benefits of the Gogo AVANCE platform to passengers and flight departments in a small, lightweight form factor, with the most affordable pricing options in business aviation. Gogo’s (NASDAQ: GOGO) breakthrough technology platform lets users customize their inflight experience based on their unique needs, and can be installed on business aircraft of all types and sizes, but is an ideal solution for smaller aircraft including turboprops and light jets.

The Gogo AVANCE platform integrates a full range of Smart Cabin features, allowing passengers to simply and reliably access and use all available data, voice, maps, entertainment and cabin management system (CMS) services.

Starting today, with AVANCE L3 leveraging the AVANCE platform, an unparalleled level of flexibility is now at the fingertips of flight departments. The new system includes a built-in smart router and allows for a variety of service offerings to best fit a customer’s needs. It’s a new level of flexibility not seen before in business aviation that allows operators to tailor their passengers’ experience. With AVANCE L3 they can control and manage the number of devices they allow to connect and can scale their configuration up or down seamlessly as needs change.

Using AVANCE L3, anyone onboard the aircraft can stay connected to email; send text messages and make voice calls with Gogo Text & Talk (service plan required); access their favorite flight apps such as moving maps, weather and flight information; or watch movies and TV shows using Gogo Vision (service plan required). For customers looking for full internet connectivity, AVANCE L3 can be enabled to connect to the Gogo Biz data network delivering a 3G experience. It’s the ultimate in scalability and flexibility.

Three service offerings will be available to deliver performance and flexibility, while not breaking the budget.

• CORE – For customers primarily interested in email, voice and light internet browsing capabilities, Core enables up to five devices. Hourly and monthly service plans available.
• PLUS – For customers looking for full internet connectivity in addition to email, Plus enables up to seven devices. Monthly service plans available.
• MAX – Delivers similar capabilities that Plus does, but Max enables up to 25 devices. Monthly service plans available.

“We designed AVANCE L3 to provide a robust, high-performance Wi-Fi experience at an affordable price that gives customers the flexibility to add or reduce system capabilities as their business needs evolve,” said Mike Syverson, senior vice president of development for Gogo Business Aviation. “AVANCE L3 gives the ability to move seamlessly to different service offerings without being constrained by the hardware itself. It’s the AVANCE software-centric solutions from the provider you trust.”

Gogo is accepting orders now for AVANCE L3 with shipping expected to begin later in the first quarter of 2018.

The Gogo AVANCE L3 system operates over the proven Gogo Biz network which delivers a 3G experience, covering the United States and portions of Canada and Alaska. Thousands of business aviation travelers rely on this network every day to stay connected to their lives on the ground while they are in flight.

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STANDARDAERO TO CEASE OPERATIONS AT LAX REPAIR STATION COMPANY
09/01/2018

StandardAero has announced that it will cease operations at the company’s LAX-based Business Aviation repair station by the end of March, 2018. However, the company will continue to maintain mobile service capabilities in the Southern California region. After fully evaluating its ability to sustain LAX operations and in consultation with StandardAero’s owners, investors and board […]

StandardAero has announced that it will cease operations at the company’s LAX-based Business Aviation repair station by the end of March, 2018. However, the company will continue to maintain mobile service capabilities in the Southern California region.
After fully evaluating its ability to sustain LAX operations and in consultation with StandardAero’s owners, investors and board of directors, the company reached a difficult decision to cease operations at the facility. Primary reasons driving the decision included severe and unexpected reductions in the number of worldwide TFE731 engine events and the associated revenue and volume declines which have accompanied this trend along with multiple, unsuccessful attempts to secure a long-term lease for the LAX facility.
In addition, contributing factors to the closure decision included the declining demand for scheduled airframe inspection work at LAX and the desire for operators to utilize other, more convenient business aviation airports in the area.
The decision was in no way a reflection on the hard working employees or performance at the LAX facility. StandardAero is proud of its dedicated workforce and the outstanding service provided to customers. The decision was driven by high fixed operating costs and reduced future volumes that make operating the facility no longer economically viable.
StandardAero leadership met face-to-face with LAX employees yesterday to communicate the decision and plans for assisting the approximately 70 employees at the site to find open positions at other StandardAero locations and providing a variety of company funded redeployment and outplacement assistance and transition services.
For those employees who are not able to relocate, StandardAero will be working with other MRO and aerospace companies to assist employees in the local area.
Until the end of March, the company will be operating the LAX facility in a business as usual manner to complete obligations for current projects and commitments to existing customers. As customer obligations are completed, StandardAero will begin the transition of equipment, tooling and inventories to its other primary Business Aviation locations.

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DUNCAN AVIATION DEVELOPS THREE NEW STCS TO MEET MANDATES FOR EMBRAER LEGACY
09/01/2018

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that it has completed an industry first installation of the Honeywell Primus Elite (DU-875 displays) in an Embraer Legacy. The Legacy’s owner is a long-time customer of the Duncan Aviation Houston, Texas, Satellite Avionics Shop and agreed to be a launch customer for three new Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs). […]

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that it has completed an industry first installation of the Honeywell Primus Elite (DU-875 displays) in an Embraer Legacy. The Legacy’s owner is a long-time customer of the Duncan Aviation Houston, Texas, Satellite Avionics Shop and agreed to be a launch customer for three new Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs).
“We bundled a package with Honeywell for a turnkey solution to update the Legacy’s avionics suite. This created an opportunity for Duncan Aviation to develop three new STCs,” says Houston Satellite Manager Mark Winter. “After looking at the time frame, our customer decided to have the work done so it coincided with a major inspection and complete exterior paint, so we moved the entire project, including the avionics installation team, from Houston to our Lincoln, Nebraska, repair facility.”
The DU-875 upgraded electronic displays in the cockpit because the old screens had been discontinued, and the new screens provide additional charts and graphical weather information. In addition to the new STC for the DU-875 and Primus Elite (ST01861WI), Duncan Aviation and Honeywell Aerospace also completed two other STCs for the Embraer Legacy, covering the installation of the following:
• Upgrade of the Honeywell FMZ-2000 FMS to FMZ-2010 (ST01856WI) for Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance/Wide Area Augmentation System (LPV/WAAS) capabilities.
• The Honeywell CMU MKIII (ST01858WI), which brought the aircraft into compliance for Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS 1/A+). FANS is mandatory for flying in the North Atlantic Tracks (NAT).
One of Duncan Aviation’s existing STCs was used to install the Honeywell MK V Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS) and Smart Runway/Smart Landing equipment. An STC developed by CMD Flight Solutions was used to install the Honeywell Primus II RCZ-8XX transponders, bringing the Legacy into compliance with the FAA’s mandate for Automatic Dependent Surveillance- Broadcast (ADS-B) Out a full two years before the midnight deadline on December 31, 2019.
“I’m proud of my crew for all of the sacrifices they made to get this project completed in the necessary time frame. In spite of unforeseen circumstances, such as a hurricane hitting Houston while we were away from our homes and families, they did an excellent job. We asked a lot of them, and they prevailed,” says Winter. “Not only that, but also I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the Duncan Aviation Engineering and Certification Department. Certification Coordinator Aaron Lane and his team worked with the Duncan Aviation Organizational Designation Authorization (ODA) and pulled this all together. The team pushed through milestones and got everything done—again—in spite of challenges along the way.”

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BRAVO ZULU FUELING SYSTEMS LAUNCHES NEW ONSHORE/OFFSHORE SELF CONTAINED FUELING SYSTEM
09/01/2018

Bravo Zulu Fueling Systems Inc., offers revolutionary self-contained fueling system that can be instantly installed in onshore and offshore applications which complies with or exceeds the latest domestic and international industry standards and best practices. The fueling system is revolutionary in the marketplace by offering instantaneous operational setup for remote or temporary fueling operations and […]

Bravo Zulu Fueling Systems Inc., offers revolutionary self-contained fueling system that can be instantly installed in onshore and offshore applications which complies with or exceeds the latest domestic and international industry standards and best practices.

The fueling system is revolutionary in the marketplace by offering instantaneous operational setup for remote or temporary fueling operations and additionally offering a design that is a “replacement in kind” for existing offshore equipment.

The system meets API/IE 1540 Standard for Design, Construction, Maintenance and Inspection of aviation fueling systems along with CAP 437 Standards for Offshore Helicopter Landing Operations Chapters 7&8.
Filtration system utilize vessels and elements that meet API/IP 1581 and 1583 Specifications and qualification for aviation Jet Fuel Filter latest editions.

Fuel storage tanks can be fixed storage or portable DNV tanks which eliminate IBC totes, reducing risk and enhancing fuel quality significantly.

Bravo Zulu offers these systems for lease or purchase.

A “Fail Safe” system design ensures fuel quality, while electronic fuel quality interface with email communication capability sends system status alerts to designated managers in real time.

You can contact Bravo Zulu Fueling Systems at email: dac@dac.aero, or by telephone at 757-348-5862.

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WORLD FUEL SERVICES CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL FIRST YEAR WITH TAG FARNBOROUGH
09/01/2018

LONDON –World Fuel Services (WFS) is celebrating a successful first year as full-service fuels and solutions provider to TAG Farnborough Airport. The UK-based airport is acclaimed for its offering, a reflection of the total service culture and facilities that are in place at the award-winning FBO site. WFS have been a part of that offering […]

LONDON –World Fuel Services (WFS) is celebrating a successful first year as full-service fuels and solutions provider to TAG Farnborough Airport.
The UK-based airport is acclaimed for its offering, a reflection of the total service culture and facilities that are in place at the award-winning FBO site. WFS have been a part of that offering for over 15 years, providing a range of solutions including credit and payment solutions.
Over the last year, this relationship has advanced further and following a competitive tender, World Fuel Services took on the complete fuel and service provision at Farnborough in December 2016, following its own global growth based on the ExxonMobil aviation business acquisition.
This vital deal provided WFS with the capabilities to be a front runner in the market in offering a full service and physical on the ground solution for the airport. World Fuel Services’ vice president Mark Amor commented: “We have always had a relationship with TAG Aviation, however in the past we were often categorised as the payments and solutions partner, bringing customers, helping manage traffic and promotion and some marketing.
“The game changer for us was when we bought the ExxonMobil business, which transformed our physical capability, positioning us as a leading supplier of fuel & service solutions to airports and FBO’s.”
The announcement is another success story for WFS, which has been enjoying unprecedented growth across Europe, fueled by key contract wins such as TAG Farnborough Airport.
Roger Walker, Director Airport Operations, TAG Farnborough Airport said: “We were pleased to welcome World Fuel Services to TAG Farnborough Airport and they have provided excellent service to our customers throughout this year.  We look forward to working together with them during 2018.”
Amor added: “We are committing to designing and delivering bespoke and flexible services for our customers. We are doing things far more efficiently, not just in the price of fuel but in the way that we provide other on-the-ground services as well.  It is in this way that we have successfully worked with TAG Farnborough Airport throughout the past 12 months, and look forward to 2018 being equally positive.”

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RUAG CHOSEN BY AEROGEO FOR COMPLEX ONSITE AIRCRAFT REPAIR EVENTS IN SIBERIA
09/01/2018

RUAG Aviation successfully resolved three separate and highly exacting aircraft maintenance and repair events on behalf of Russian operator AeroGeo Airlines, during 2017. The aircraft, two Pilatus PC-12 and one Cessna Caravan 208, remained at a standstill in Siberia and were in need of significant repair services before they could fly again. RUAG sent three […]

RUAG Aviation successfully resolved three separate and highly exacting aircraft maintenance and repair events on behalf of Russian operator AeroGeo Airlines, during 2017. The aircraft, two Pilatus PC-12 and one Cessna Caravan 208, remained at a standstill in Siberia and were in need of significant repair services before they could fly again. RUAG sent three teams to Siberia over the course of 2017, with each of the projects lasting for several weeks.
RUAG Aviation managed the solutions for the first of the three projects in March 2017. AeroGeo Airlines, operating commuter flights in Central Siberia, had added a PC-12 to its fleet to support its growing operations. This aircraft, as with the second PC-12, had been inactive for an extended period of time before being added to the fleet. Stored in a hangar without parking maintenance or regular maintenance checks, the aircraft was also subjected to sub-zero temperatures.
“We were keen to have the aircraft flying and contributing to our operations as soon as possible. That is why we contacted RUAG to manage the entire project. They came highly recommended by a colleague, and satisfied RUAG customer, who also operates PC-12s in Russia,” states Alexander Mamaev, CEO, AeroGeo Airlines.
“RUAG provided us with outstanding support and we were very impressed with how they approached each of the projects,” he confirms. “They handled every detail with absolute professionalism, beginning with an onsite visit to assess the scope of work. The RUAG teams then arrived in Siberia with the all the necessary tooling and equipment, and worked diligently to provide exact solutions for every task and issue, even in the sub-zero temperatures.” In advance of each trip to Siberia, the RUAG teams conferred with the relevant original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for aircraft platforms and engines, to identify the exact tasks and guidelines necessary for achieving non-technical objections (NTO) for the subsequent ferry flights, for the PC-12s, and the Caravan’s test flight.
The onsite repair and maintenance events required spare parts and work on the airframe, cables, component mechanisms and engines. In addition, the Cessna Caravan 208, grounded due to a frontal impact, was in need of significant structural repairs, requiring the team to include sheet metal working in their scope of work.
Each of the three projects was managed by its own RUAG team assigned to stay onsite in Siberia until the initial repairs on all three aircraft fulfilled the NTO standards for ferry and test flights, as specified by the OEMs. Customer AeroGeo Airlines welcomed this, “Continuity in personnel ensured we were able to discuss every detail efficiently and knowledgably. This saved time overall,” Alexander Mamaev asserts. “RUAG ensured that all procedures and repairs were precisely coordinated and that everything ran smoothly,” he states. All projects progressed according to the set schedule, with the second PC-12 aircraft achieving NTO status in October. AeroGeo scheduled both Pilatus aircraft for visits to the RUAG maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Geneva, Switzerland, following the repair work in Siberia.
“A willingness to provide thorough aircraft support where and when customers need us is crucial to serving their operational demands. Our teams are dedicated to providing support, 24/7, even in remote locations, and even in challenging -20°C temperatures,” states Volker Wallrodt, Senior Vice President Business Jets, Dornier 228 & Components.

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DUNCAN AVIATION SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASES ENGINE RENTAL POOL SIZE
09/01/2018

To meet increased demand from engine customers, Duncan Aviation increased its available pool of rental turbine engines by 33% in 2017. This pool now includes several rental engines for the following engine models: HTF7000, HTF7350 and TFE731 (-2C, -3, -5B, -20, -40, and -60). James Prater, Manager of Turbine Engine Services, says Duncan Aviation’s recent […]

To meet increased demand from engine customers, Duncan Aviation increased its available pool of rental turbine engines by 33% in 2017. This pool now includes several rental engines for the following engine models: HTF7000, HTF7350 and TFE731 (-2C, -3, -5B, -20, -40, and -60).
James Prater, Manager of Turbine Engine Services, says Duncan Aviation’s recent growth in engine capabilities and authorizations have increased customer demand for engine services, requiring the purchase of additional engines to use as customer rentals. “Customers want to be able to continue to fly while their engines are with us for CZIs (Core Zone Inspections),” says Prater. “Through our extended engine pool and other rental engines that we have access to, we are prepared to help them locate a rental and continue their missions.”
Over the last two years, Duncan Aviation’s Turbine Engine Services have experienced major change. In October of 2015, the company worked with Honeywell Aerospace to receive an extension to its engine service authorizations designating its Lincoln, Nebraska, location as a Honeywell AS907 (HTF 7000) Series Minor Maintenance facility. One year later, in October 2016, the Lincoln location’s authorization was further expanded when it was named a Honeywell TFE731 Heavy service facility. Duncan Aviation has been performing Major Periodic Inspections on TFE731 engines for decades. The new authorization allows the company to perform engine  Core Zone Inspections and Repairs at its facility.
“The new overhaul authorization has been met with much industry excitement,” Prater says. “And the first few engines have performed well above maintenance manual requirements after their Core Zone Inspections were completed in the Duncan Aviation facility.”

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