REBTECH announces the final completion of a night vision-compatible conversion of the Air Tractor AT-502, 502A, 502B and AT-504 agricultural spray aircraft. The aircraft is owned and operated by Dean Heimermann, owner of Countryside Aviation in Chilton, WI.
Concorde Battery Corporation announces receipt of TSO-C173a, Technical Standard Order Authorization for the RG24-15, RG24-15M and RG24-16 13.6 Ah family of sealed lead-acid batteries. TSO-C173a authorization confirms that the batteries meet the minimum operational performance standards (MOPS) set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) in DO-293A.
Av8 MRO announces Jean-Claude Kouyo as its new International Marketing and Sales manager. Kouyo has 19 years of experience in the aviation industry where he worked in sales, maintenance training, flight operations, FBO and corporate flight management. His prior experience includes roles with FlightSafety Europe as its International Marketing manager covering Africa, Middle East and Europe markets. He then transitioned into a position at Corporate Elite Group as acting managing director based in Cote D'Ivoire, West Africa, for 10 years.
PPG (NYSE:PPG) introduces a new, battery-powered, aerospace-sealant dispensing tool that is easier to use than traditional manual and pneumatic applicators and dispenses at faster rates. The SEMCO® model 1250 sealant tool weighs less than three pounds and is ergonomically designed with cordless and hoseless operation, compared with a standard Semco 250A dispensing tool that weighs about two pounds and is typically tethered to a 10-foot hose.
Jet Aviation celebrates the opening of a new hangar and fixed-base operation (FBO) terminal at Hanscom Field in Boston/Bedford with a welcome reception on June 8, 2017. More than 80 guests, including customers and industry members, attended the event.
Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) announces Eliezer (Eli) da Silva as its new vice president of Sales & Marketing. Eli began his career at DAS in May of 2009, assisting the company with planning its future expansion into the Brazilian, Central and South American markets. He holds a Jurisprudence Doctorate degree from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Duncan Aviation announces that Tiffany Griffin has joined the Paint and Interior Modification Sales Team at the company’s Battle Creek, MI, facility.
Baker Aviation, a full-service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, announces that Eric Green has joined Baker Aviation Maintenance as accountable manager. As a skilled aviation manager and U.S. Navy veteran, Green brings extensive process and quality management expertise to Baker Aviation that includes ASA quality certification processes.
At its annual membership meeting, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces the election of Greg Schmidt, president and chief executive officer, Pentastar Aviation in Waterford, MI, as chair of the NATA board of directors. Reelected to serve an additional term were Curt Castagna, Aerolease Group, and Guy Hill, Jr., Hill Aircraft and Leasing Corporation. Additionally, NATA elected four new members to its board of directors: Randall D. Berg, airport director, King County International Airport; Dennis Fox, senior vice president, Flight Operations, Executive Jet Management; Larry Jorash, senior vice president, Operations, Signature Flight Support; and Larry Wade, president and partner, Golden Isles Aviation.
S.A.F.E Structure Designs announces that it has successfully satisfied its contract to supply hangar equipment outfitting the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) fleet of Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawks in Mobile, Alabama.