West Star Aviation announces it has successfully completed an extensive refurbishment of a Bombardier Global Express, including installation of the Rockwell Collins VENUE system. The complete refurbishment includes a reconfigured floor plan change, upgraded LED cabin lighting, belted divan for takeoff and landing, soft goods, wood accents, and installation of the Rockwell Collins VENUE cabin management system.
Constant Aviation, offering full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul through a nationwide network, announces it has entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire StarPort, a full-service MRO and FBO based in Sanford, FL (KSFB).
In an effort to ensure that its customers are well-informed when it comes to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) NextGen mandates, Duncan Aviation updates its Straight Talk book on the NextGen initiative, automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B).
HABCO Industries Enters into a License Agreement to Supply Pratt & Whitney Tooling for Engine Alliance
HABCO Industries, a supplier of test and support equipment and tooling products to the aerospace industry, enters into a license agreement with Engine Alliance to become an authorized tooling supplier for Pratt & Whitney engine tooling on the GP7200 engine. This license agreement builds on the position that HABCO has established as an engine tooling supplier. Over the past year, HABCO has functioned as the exclusive designated service supplier of tooling for Pratt & Whitney engines JT3D, JT8D, JT9D, PW2000, PW4000 and PW6000. In 2016, HABCO signed a license agreement to provide engine tooling for all Pratt & Whitney Canada engines: JT15D, PT6, PT6A, PT6B, PT6C, PW100, PW100B, PW150, PW200, PW210, PW300, PW500, PW600 and PW800.
Eastman Chemical Company receives approval from engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney for use of Eastman Turbo Oils 2197 and 2380 in the PW1100G-JM and PW1500G engines. Eastman Turbo Oils continue to enable innovation, safety and efficiency within the engine market and aviation industry. Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® Geared TurbofanTM engines are already in service with nine carriers around the world and have completed more than 30,000 revenue hours.
Constant Aviation, offering full-service maintenance, repair, and overhaul with a nationwide network, announces the addition of Stan Younger to the Constant Aviation senior leadership team. With 25 years of experience in aviation, Stan is an industry leader in strategic planning, aircraft maintenance, commercial aviation, flight safety, and customer service.
Duncan Aviation launches an exclusive customer program encouraging business aircraft operators to solidify their upgrade plans for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) well before the Jan. 1, 2020, ADS-B mandate deadline. Using its extensive network of Avionics Satellite Shops to assist customers, Duncan Aviation has alloted two slots per satellite per month for ADS-B upgrades and will allow operators to reserve the schedule slots. Duncan Aviation’s Avionics Satellite Shops are located at the busiest general aviation aiports around the country. For a map and contact information, visit: www.DuncanAviation.aero/locations/#satellites.
Baker Aviation, the master distributor of HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Kits, participates in the FAA Fire & Cabin Safety Research Conference in Atlantic City that emphasizes the serious threat of toxic smoke that is emitted from lithium-ion battery fires of personal devices that are happening on-board aircraft.
Two of Duncan Aviation’s well-established satellite avionics facilities kick off the new year with new managers. Long-time manager at the Denver, CO, satellite facility, Bob Hazy, now assumes responsibility for the Duncan Aviation Sacramento and Hayward, CA, Satellite Shops. Install team lead, Wayne Sand, who has been working on avionics in the Denver, CO, area for 28 years, takes over as manager of the Denver and Broomfield Satellite Shops.
In an effort to collectively raise the industry benchmark, protect against corrosion and improve painter safety, a group of industry-leading companies who paint business aircraft gather to share tips and best practices. Their combined expertise is available in an overview document. You can read it at: www.DuncanAviation.aero/resources/field-guides/industry-benchmark-forum-....