Aviation Industry Press Releases

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C&L Aviation Group Completes Hawker 800XP ADS-B Garmin ADS-B Installation BANGOR, Maine – C&L Aviation Group recently installed the first Garmin ADS-B Out solution for a Honeywell Primus II-equipped Hawker 800XP. The installation was done in cooperation with Elliot Aviation at C&L’s Bangor, Maine, facility, and it complies with the FAA 2020 ADS-B Mandate and DO-260B standards. As a distributor for Garmin International, C&L offers its...
Southwest Airlines Takes Delivery of LEKTRO’s 5,300th Electric Towbarless Tug San Jose, California – LEKTRO, Inc. reached a milestone recently when Southwest Airlines took delivery of its 5,300th towbarless tug ever built. Southwest placed LEKTRO #5300 into service at its San Jose, CA (SJC) operation. To date, LEKTRO has produced more towbarless aircraft tractors than any other manufacturer in the world. The tug, a Model AP8950SDB-AL-200, is the company’s...
Weather Modification & Fargo Jet Center Receive VSTC from Civil Aviation Administration of China May 18, 2018 (Fargo, ND) - Weather Modification International (WMI) and sister company Fargo Jet Center (FJC) receive Validation of Amended Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) from Civil Aviation Administration of China for King Air 200/300 mounted cloud seeding equipment. This VSTC was previously approved in December 2015 through the review and validation process China authorities follow...
Georgetown Air Services Now Accepting International Flights at Delaware Coastal Airport (KGED) May 17, 2018 – GEORGETOWN, DE – As the result of a recent arrangement between Delaware Coastal Airport (KGED) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Georgetown Aviation Services can now accept international aircraft arrivals. Though CBP does not have a facility on the field at KGED, the new arrangement allows for international flights to receive customs clearance as long as...
Ken Wiegand Joins BA Group to Provide Airport Consulting Services May 14, 2018 – Denver, Colorado – The Business Aviation Group announced that Kenneth F. Wiegand, A.A.E., principal of Business Airport Consulting, LLC, is now providing airport consulting services to BA Group clients.  “I am excited to be working with Iver Retrum and David Vaughan, who are respected industry experts in airport real estate and the Fixed Base Operations....
Pentastar Aviation Joins Air Charter Safety Foundation WATERFORD, MI. – Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, has joined the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF). The foundation, currently 165 companies strong, is made up of renowned aviation professionals who provide expertise on issues including flight operations and safety management systems, aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, and aviation law.  Their...
Solar Power Takes Off at Lebanon`s Granite Air Center Lebanon, NH – Granite Air Center, Inc. announced that it has partnered with Norwich Solar Technologies of White River Junction, Vermont, to install a 218.1-kilowatt DC, Net-Metered Photovoltaic (PV) System on the main hangar rooftop at their facility, and is the largest solar array in the City of Lebanon to date. Completed in early May 2018, the solar array will provide Granite Air long-...
TurbineAero, Inc. Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Triumph`s Aviation Services Asia APU Repair Product Line Chandler, Arizona - 5/14/2018 - TurbineAero has recently signed a definitive agreement to buy the assets of Triumph Aviation Services Asia Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Repair Product Line (“RPL”) from the Triumph Group (NYSE: TGI). The RPL purchase is the result of the exercise of an option provided to TurbineAero and its lead investor, The Gores Group, LLC in the agreement to...
Asset Insight Launches Business Aviation`s Most Advanced Aircraft Valuation Tool May 14, 2018 – Today, Asset Insight announced its new eValuesTM web-based system, that allows users to instantly obtain their aircraft’s Current Market Value and estimated Residual Value, compare their aircraft’s marketability against other aircraft listed for sale, and predict future maintenance expense, with all information updated daily. The only such tool available in...
NBAA Congratulates Board Member, Endeavor Award Recipient Bill Ayer Washington, DC, May 11, 2018 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) applauds Board member William S. “Bill” Ayer, who will be recognized for his volunteer contributions in aviation, with Angel Flight West’s Endeavor Award on May 12, at the organization’s fifth annual Endeavor Award ceremony at the California Science Center. A chairman emeritus...