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.
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, 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
National Air Transportation Association Responds to Trump Administration Proposal to Corporatize the Nation’s Air Traffic Control System
The Trump Administration releases additional details about its proposal to corporatize the nation’s air traffic control system. The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is the voice of general aviation business, representing fixed base operators, on-demand air charter, aircraft maintenance and overhaul facilities, and business aircraft and fractional ownership fleet management. NATA members range in size from large companies with international presence to smaller, single-location independent operators that depend exclusively on general aviation for their livelihood.
Hartzell Propeller delivers more than 50 new Top Prop five-blade, composite, swept-tip props for the Pilatus PC-12 fleet since introduction 18 months ago. In addition, Hartzell has delivered more than 160 of the new propellers to Pilatus for new PC-12NG aircraft over that time period, bringing to more than 200 the total PC-12s flying with Hartzell's new five-blade propellers.
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) president and CEO, Ed Bolen, issues the following statement in response to the administration’s continuing calls for privatizing the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system. The president’s renewed call for ATC privatization was included in a set of transportation-infrastructure spending “principles” advanced by the president at the White House.