D.O.M. News

REBTECH Secures STC for Air Tractor 502/504 Series Aircraft
06/20/2017 - 10:07
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 Receives TSO Authorization on General Aviation 24 Volt Batteries
06/20/2017 - 09:22
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.
06/15/2017 - 14:23
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 Introduces Lightweight Battery-powered Aerospace Sealant Dispensing Tool
06/15/2017 - 14:10
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 Opens New FBO at Boston/Bedford
06/15/2017 - 13:56
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 Announces Eliezer da Silva New Vice President of Sales and Marketing
06/15/2017 - 13:42
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.
Tiffany Griffin Joins Duncan Aviation’s Paint & Interior Modification Sales
06/15/2017 - 13:31
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 Appoints Eric Green to Part 145 Accountable Manager
06/15/2017 - 13:04
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.
06/15/2017 - 12:42
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.
06/09/2017 - 13:23
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.
Jet Aviation Announces Redelivery of ACJ330 and ACJ319 to Middle Eastern Customer
06/09/2017 - 07:14
Jet Aviation announces redelivery of VVIP Airbus ACJ330 and ACJ319 aircraft to a Middle Eastern customer. Both aircraft were designed and completed in Basel and are examples of the company’s commitment to design, technological advances and production. The ACJ319 was completed within a downtime of 10 months, and the ACJ330 in 14, both setting new benchmarks in the industry.
ELT Test & Programmer Set New from ARTEX
06/09/2017 - 06:56
ACR Electronics, Inc.'s aviation brand, ARTEX, launches the ARTEX TPS 8715, a specially designed test and programmer set for the general aviation (GA) market. The ARTEX TPS 8715 programs, tests, and decodes ARTEX 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) models ME406, ELT 1000 and ELT 345.
06/08/2017 - 05:47
StandardAero continues to break new ground, achieving another supplemental type certificate (STC) for the first Honeywell JetWave™ Ka band global high-speed broadband connectivity solution, available for Gulfstream G-IV business aviation aircraft operators.  In November of last year, StandardAero received a similar STC for a JetWave system for Falcon 900/B/C/EX series aircraft.
06/08/2017 - 05:40
The Federal Aviation Administration issues supplemental type certificate (STC) ST04366AT to install Concorde’s RG-380E/60L or RG-380E/53L AGM sealed lead-acid batteries in Cessna 680 aircraft. The Sovereign has now joined the list of Citation aircraft certified to fly with Concorde’s robust RG®Series batteries.
06/08/2017 - 05:06
Hawker Pacific, an aviation solutions provider in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, announces the launch of its new Live Parts Search portal for customers. The Live Parts Search portal provides customers with direct, 24/7 access to Hawker Pacific’s extensive parts inventory warehouses located in Sydney, Darwin and Hong Kong.
Global Jet Services Appoints Chuck Siehr as Sales and Marketing Director
06/08/2017 - 04:43
Global Jet Services, Inc., specializing in on-location aviation maintenance and professional development training, continues on its path to bring its aviation training solution to a wider, global audience with the recent addition of Charles (Chuck) Siehr.
06/08/2017 - 04:27
AAR (NYSE: AIR) expands its global footprint by signing a multi-year component support agreement with VivaColombia and Viva Air Peru. AAR will provide pool support to affiliate airlines within the Viva LatinAmerica group, including VivaColombia, Colombia's first low-cost carrier, and the newly established low-cost carrier Viva Air in Peru. AAR will make inventory available from its facilities in Miami and Chicago, as well as positioning stock in Bogota, Medellin and Lima.
06/07/2017 - 20:37
Nathan Winkle announces the launch of Thoroughbred Aviation, LLC, a new consulting company dedicated to helping aircraft owners and aviation managers. Thoroughbred Aviation offers a variety of consulting services which include developing strategic aviation plans, aircraft records reviews, maintenance audits, aircraft and system specifications, pre-purchase inspection monitoring and analysis, on-site MRO project management, flight department set-up, safety management system implementation, and other business aviation consulting services. 
West Star Aviation Announces Its New Dedicated Landing Gear Facility Officially Open for Business
06/07/2017 - 08:03
West Star Aviation announces its new, dedicated landing gear facility, located in Grand Junction, CO, is now officially open for business. West Star Aviation celebrated the grand opening with an open house at the facility on May 26, 2017.
06/06/2017 - 08:15
Constant Aviation, offering full-service maintenance, repair, and overhaul with a nationwide network, announces the addition of Mark Campbell as the second sales manager in the Southeast territory of its regional sales force. Campbell’s focus will be the Bombardier, Cessna and Falcon aircraft in the Southeast region.

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