D.O.M. News

08/11/2018 - 09:43
ExxonMobil announces that Mobil Jet Oil 387, a synthetic, high performance capability, turbine-engine oil, has been approved by GE Aviation for use in its CF6 engines, which includes the CF6-6, CF6-50, CF6-80E and CF6-80C2 commercial, as well as L1F and K1F military variants.
08/11/2018 - 08:54
Duncan Aviation announces that its Lincoln, NE, FBO facility has gained the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) Stage I accreditation. IS-BAH, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), is a set of global industry best practices for business aviation ground handlers that features at its core a safety management system (SMS).
08/09/2018 - 09:48
Eastman Aviation Solutions announces it will continue its long-standing position as a knowledge resource for the aviation industry by unveiling its 2018 Turbine-Engined Fleets of the World's Airlines guide.
08/09/2018 - 07:23
West Star Aviation announces the company has secured 3,700 square feet of hangar space for satellite operations in Scottsdale, AZ, at Scottsdale Airport (SDL) and has promoted Chad Adams to satellite manager for Scottsdale. Adams previously worked as a Global Program manager at West Star's GJT facility.
08/09/2018 - 07:13
Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announces it has added a Bombardier Challenger 300 business jet to WestAir’s Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 135 Air Carrier and Operator certificate.
Satcom Direct Confirms First Ka-band Installation for Deer Jet Subsidiary, Hongkong Jet

L to R: Denzil White, CEO, Hongkong Jet; Nathan Andrews, regional director, SD APAC; Mike Walsh, CCO, Hongkong Jet at SD Hong Kong office

08/09/2018 - 05:26
Satcom Direct, a business aviation connectivity, software and hardware provider, confirms its first Jet ConneX installation for Deer Jet subsidiary, Hongkong Jet. The ultra-high-speed Ka-band service, powered by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite constellation, is being supplied to a privately-owned Gulfstream G650ER, managed and maintained by Hongkong Jet.
08/04/2018 - 06:01
Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, Lake Zurich, IL), a commercial propeller maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operation, receives its Certificate of Registration for having its quality management system (QMS) meet the compliance requirements of ISO 9001:2015 + AS9100D.
Pentastar Aviation Selected by Grosse Pointe Yacht Club to Be Official Jet Charter Provider
08/03/2018 - 14:00
Pentastar Aviation announces it is the official jet charter provider for the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Pentastar Aviation has partnered with the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (GPYC) to bring seamless global travel services and exclusive offers to its club members.
07/31/2018 - 09:37
Duncan Aviation announces the company has opened an aircraft sales office in Phoenix, AZ. Doug Kvassay, a longtime Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions representative with the company, will be staffing the office.
Southeast Aerospace Receives DGAC Validation for ADS-B STC
07/31/2018 - 09:16
Southeast Aerospace (SEA) announces it has received DGAC validation for its ADS-B Part 25 Approved Model List (AML) supplemental type certification (STC). The STC provides SEA's Mexican customers with the ability to install a flexible and affordable ADS-B solution to meet the Jan. 1, 2020, FAA mandate.
07/30/2018 - 07:43
West Star Aviation announces the company recently completed its first Falcon 7X C-inspection at its East Alton, IL, facility. In addition to the Falcon 7X C-inspection, which is the most comprehensive inspection for potential major maintenance for the Falcon 7X aircraft, West Star also performed a complete paint and interior transformation in addition to a Honeywell Ovation cabin avionics upgrade.
Michelin Introduces Michelin Pilot
07/25/2018 - 10:43
Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin), launches a high-performance bias tire, the Michelin® Pilot®, a tire designed for propeller-driven aircraft to provide extra-long tire life, exceptional tread life and all-weather protection.
07/24/2018 - 12:26
Constant Aviation, a full-service aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company with a nationwide network, announces it has begun work at its Sanford, FL, facility on the first of four Challenger 601/604 strip-and-paint events from a contract awarded in late May by the FAA.
07/24/2018 - 12:12
StandardAero signs an exclusive five-year, time-and-material contract with Air Tanzania to provide maintenance and engineering services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW150A engines powering the flag carrier’s fleet of three Q400 regional turboprops. The new contract extends StandardAero’s relationship with Air Tanzania, the company having previously provided engine support for the airline’s Q300 aircraft.
07/24/2018 - 12:01
Nextant Aerospace, builders of the 400XTi, G90XT, remanufactured aircraft, and Challenger 604XT upgrade, announces it has received a new supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation of a True Blue Power Lithium-ion emergency power supply as a direct replacement for the existing 24 VDC, sealed, lead-acid battery on Textron Aviation model 400A and 400T, more commonly known as the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP.
07/24/2018 - 11:18
Constant Aviation, a full-service, nationwide MRO, announces and welcomes Scott LaFleur as senior sales manager for Constant Aviation Rotable Exchange (CARE) division. CARE offers tailored support for finding and providing aircraft parts, with services including Parts Support, Distribution, Part-Outs, and Repair Support.
Astronics Max-Viz Offers Special EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and Online Pricing for Enhanced Vision Systems
07/24/2018 - 10:38
Astronics Corporation, (NASDAQ: ATRO), a provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Astronics MaxViz, will offer special prices for its enhanced vision systems (EVS) for experimental and homebuilt aircraft. The special prices are good for orders received at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh July 23-29 and online during the same time period.
07/24/2018 - 10:15
Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) and Groupe Gazechim Composites, an official Hexcel distributor for more than 20 years, reach an agreement to provide customized kitting services for advanced composite materials sold to aerospace and defense customers and for high-performance industrial applications.
07/22/2018 - 09:00
A little after 9 a.m. CT, July 21, 2018, the Commemorative Air Force’s World War II aircraft, C-47 Bluebonnet Belle N47HL, had an accident at takeoff and caught fire. The accident occurred at Burnet Municipal Airport in Burnet, TX, where it is assigned to the Highland Lakes Squadron.
Pipistrel Set To ‘Electri-Fly’ Oshkosh
07/11/2018 - 10:54
International aircraft designer and manufacturer, Pipistrel, is set to “Electri-Fly” the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Tradeshow in Oshkosh, WI, July 23-29. Pipistrel is displaying an extensive selection of aircraft, with a special emphasis on revolutionary, new, electrically-powered training aircraft.

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