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.
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.
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.
EASA Validation Announced for the Cessna Mustang Upgrade to Concorde Battery RG-390E/30 Sealed Lead Acid Batteries
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, 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 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 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, 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.
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 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.