Aircraft Specialties Inc, of Omaha, NE announces the hiring of industry veteran Russell Wilbanks. Wilbanks, who previously worked for many years at Professional Aviation Associates, will be responsible for Inside Sales and Purchasing and brings 38 years of aviation experience to his new position.
MRO Insider announces that its website now allows aircraft owner/operators to submit requests for 11 separate services. The website has been processing airframe, engine, paint, avionics, interior, propeller and rotor blade requests since its launch in 2017. MRO Insider has now expanded capabilities to include landing gear, wheels and brakes, component and accessory, and non-destructive testing to the list of service types available to request.
Yingling Aviation announces significant expansion to its current facilities at Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. Construction on a new 23,000-square-foot facility for aircraft avionics and maintenance has begun. In addition, the company is adding another 50,000 square foot of newly leased space consisting of a paint hangar, prep hangar, service, aircraft interiors and office space. The paint hangar can accommodate up to a Hawker 800 mid-size jet. The additional expansion also includes parking and ramp area.
Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Aviation Inc. company, joins with dignitaries from the East Valley, Phoenix and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport to celebrate the groundbreaking of a 50,000-square-foot expansion at its headquarters within Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, AZ.
Flying Colours Corp. PTE, the Singapore-based cabin interiors business, expands its scope of refurbishment services at its Bombardier Seletar Airport facility. Flying Colours has completed four full and three partial interior refurbishment projects on two Challenger and five Global aircraft types – a significant step-change as the Singapore team has progressed from undertaking simple repairs of cabinetry and soft furnishing to using its extensive experience to realize partial and full cabin overhauls on Bombardier aircraft for Asian and Middle Eastern customers.
The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) announces the 2018 winners of the Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship, NATA Business Scholarship, Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship, Pioneers of Flight Scholarship and Navigate Your Future Scholarship. NATF awards annual academic and flight training scholarships to assist outstanding candidates in their pursuit of careers in aviation service businesses.
Aspen Avionics’ Evolution E5 Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) Receives Supplemental Type Certificate
Aspen Avionics announces it has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Evolution E5 Dual Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). The Evolution E5 can be sold directly to consumers by Aspen Avionics authorized dealers and aviation retailers.
Sherwin-Williams features the best-of-the-best, from business jets, general aviation and helicopters, with both classic and custom-painted designs, in its 2019 Aerospace Coatings Calendar. The calendar recognizes the outstanding work of aircraft painters across the country that rely on Sherwin-Williams Aerospace topcoats in their MRO and OEM facilities.
Baker Aviation, a full-service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, announces construction is now underway for two new hangars with immediate plans to centralize and expand operations at the Fort Worth, Meacham International Airport (KFTW).
International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) joins the business aviation community in mourning the loss of Paul Stinebring. Recognized as an expert in international flight operations with a 40-year flying career, Stinebring served on the IBAC Governing Board for 12 years.