D.O.M. News

04/25/2018 - 11:45
Av8 PMA announces it will expand its current operation by adding a 3,320 sq. ft. facility in Dallas, TX, dedicated to the company's engineering activities. The new location is scheduled to be operational in April 2018. 
04/25/2018 - 11:42
West Star Aviation announces it has appointed Pete McKernan as Senior Vice President of Parts and Component Repair. Pete will be responsible for overseeing West Star Aviation landing gear and accessory departments along with its affiliates, Avant and DAS.  Pete has over 35 years of aviation experience working at Cessna/Textron holding various roles including Business Leader for ProAdvantage programs, Director of Aftermarket Finance and Vice President, Parts and Programs. During his time at Cessna/Textron he was responsible for leading organizations in sales, distribution, warranty administration, pricing and supplier management.  "We are pleased to have added Pete to our company. His experience and expertise will be a driving force in increasing sales and overall growth of our parts and component repair business," says Robert Rasberry, CEO, West Star Aviation. 
Millenium International Class 100 Clean Room
04/25/2018 - 11:40
Millennium International announces it has finalized the completion of a 1,050 sq. ft. Class 100 clean room as an expansion of its existing 9,500 sq. ft. facility in Lee's Summit, MO. 
04/25/2018 - 11:36
Concorde Battery Corporation announces EASA Validation for RG-390E/30 to be installed on the Cessna 510 Mustang. EASA STC 10065246 and FAA Approval (STC SA02653LA) replaces the original equipment battery with a 30-ampere hour drop in replacement that is five pounds lighter.
CALSTART Announces Nation’s First Production Electric Aircraft Take Flight
04/18/2018 - 08:12
CALSTART, in partnership with the cities of Reedley and Mendota, launches the Sustainable Aviation Project: the nation’s first production all-electric aircraft project designed to develop pilot-training opportunities using zero-emission electric airplanes. Funding for the project was provided by the Fresno County Measure C through the Fresno County Rural Transportation Authority.
Curtis Superior Valve Company Receives Approval for Quick Drain Valve
04/11/2018 - 08:21
Curtis Superior Valve Co., Inc., a manufacturer of oil and fuel valves for the aviation industry for over 70 years, announces it has received FAA PMA approval for the CCB-38000 valve, a low-profile, aluminum, oil quick-drain valve. This drain valve fits most Lycoming engines.
Elbit Systems Completes the Acquisition of Universal Avionics Systems Corporation
04/11/2018 - 08:03
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) announces it has completed the acquisition of the assets and operations of the privately owned U.S. company Universal Avionics Systems Corporation (“Universal Avionics”) for a purchase price of approximately $120 million.
FACC Introduces Aftermarket Services as New Business Area
04/11/2018 - 07:53
FACC, an aerospace company, taps into new business areas. Together with Austrian Airlines, an important launch customer, FACC presents its latest product innovation, the “Passenger Luggage Space Upgrade.” The interiors product, as well as the new business segment, Aftermarket Services, were presented at this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo, AIX, in Hamburg.
04/11/2018 - 07:28
Arago, an artificial intelligence (AI) company specializing in intelligent business process automation, and AVIATAR, an integrated software platform for digital products and services in the aviation industry, plan to work together on the progressive automation of the MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) process. A pilot project will be launched in the Base Maintenance division of Lufthansa Technik, using Arago's AI platform, HIRO.
Jet Aviation to Acquire Hawker Pacific
04/11/2018 - 07:18
Jet Aviation and Hawker Pacific announce that Jet Aviation has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Hawker Pacific, a provider of integrated aviation solutions across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, for $250 million.
04/10/2018 - 13:09
With business aviation workforce issues being a hot topic, especially in connection to industry pilot and aircraft technician shortages, Duncan Aviation cites its support for ongoing education as an employment benefit and one way the company is preparing for the potential shortages.
04/10/2018 - 12:59
StandardAero is awarded an exclusive, three-year agreement to provide Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW127M engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Vietnam Airlines’ fully owned subsidiary, Vietnam Air Service Company (VASCO). Under the contract, StandardAero will provide engine MRO services in support of VASCO’s fleet of ATR 72-500 aircraft from its P&WC PW100 designated overhaul facility (DOF) in Gonesse, France.
04/09/2018 - 14:13
StandardAero Component Services (SACS) announces it is unifying its Jet Aviation Specialists (JAS) and PAS Technologies brands underneath a single StandardAero Components Services brand name, effective immediately.
04/09/2018 - 13:58
Avianor Inc. and Lufthansa Technik A.G. of Hamburg, Germany, announce the signing of a cooperation agreement. The agreement provides Avianor with access to Lufthansa Technik's Base Maintenance modular services in the areas of planning, engineering, materials, logistics and benchmark performance data.
04/09/2018 - 13:51
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announces the availability of its newest satellite communications system, the Aspire 400, which provides aircraft flight crews and passengers with access to worldwide voice and data connectivity and provides pilots with critical cockpit safety services. The compact and lightweight system for business jets and commercial or military aircraft provides connectivity to both the cockpit and the cabin simultaneously, which in turn results in safer, more efficient and more comfortable flights than previously possible.
04/09/2018 - 13:39
StandardAero expands its line replaceable unit (LRU) and engine health monitoring (EHM) service offerings for the Bombardier CRJ, Embraer E-Jet and other regional aircraft platforms. Its signature bundled engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) LRU offerings for the Bombardier CRJ 700/900/1000 and Embraer E-Jet 170/190 have now been expanded to include the CRJ 100 and 200 aircraft. 
04/09/2018 - 13:24
Barfield, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) US subsidiary, makes plans to distribute AirInt' Software, a tablet-based mobile app that is using the latest technology to revolutionize cabin maintenance management. Developed by start-up AirInt' Services and industrialized with AFI KLM E&M through its "MRO Lab" innovation platform, the app is already serving its purpose of saving time and optimizing processes for a wide range of aircraft fleet. 
ALTO Aviation Introduces New ALTO Cadence In-Line Relay Controller
04/06/2018 - 08:40
ALTO Aviation, a supplier of high-end, custom cabin audio and entertainment systems and passenger controls and CMS/IFE upgrades for all aircraft types in business aviation, introduces the new ALTO Cadence In-Line Relay Controller at the Aircraft Electronics Association Convention New Products Introduction session that took place in Las Vegas, NV, March 26-29, 2018.
04/05/2018 - 07:22
Duncan Aviation, the largest family-owned aircraft parts and components service organization in the business aviation industry, announces its parts search/capabilities and myDuncan website pages are now available in several different languages. The new feature allows users to choose their language with a drop-down menu accessed through the Translate menu option found on the upper-right toolbar. There, users can choose from Chinese, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish.
03/30/2018 - 07:23
The final year of World War I centennial activities at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 will feature historic aircraft from the era and flying activities that commemorate the final year of the “Great War” that concluded with the armistice of 1918. The 66th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI.

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