Aviation International News » June 2011

May 29, 2011 - 3:10pm

Satcom1 is now providing Aviator 200 services in Europe and claims to be the first to do so. Thrane & Thrane unveiled the Aviator at last year’s EBACE, touting it as the smallest, lightest equipment available for obtaining Inmarsat broadband services on aircraft.

May 29, 2011 - 2:45pm

Philadelphia-based Jet East Corporate Aviation has purchased the maintenance division of Ross Aviation at Trenton Mercer County Airport; the two will share a 20,000-sq-ft hangar. “We have retained all nine of the Ross maintenance personnel, including seven technicians and two support staff,” Frank Galzarano, the MRO’s CFO, told AIN.

May 29, 2011 - 2:35pm

Geneva-based MasterJet recently took possession of an Airbus A320 conversion by Fokker Aircraft Services. FAS converted the aircraft from airline to executive configuration and included many custom-made features such as Direct View.

May 29, 2011 - 2:30pm

Dallas Airmotive has unveiled a dedicated Web site for its First Support command center. FirstSupportAOG.com provides customers with a look at how FirstSupport operates and provides several options for contacting the center. A newsroom provides media information, including press releases on all of Dallas Airmotive’s activities, a map of service locations, contact information and photo downloads.

May 29, 2011 - 2:15pm

Mid-Continent Instruments’ Van Nuys, Calif. facility has been awarded full Class 1, 2, 3 radio and Class 3 accessory repair certification from the FAA. The certification enables the company to add avionics and accessory types to its current service offerings without applying for each approval from the local FAA Flight Standards District Office. They are the highest level of repair certifications issued by the FAA.

May 29, 2011 - 2:05pm

Trimec Aviation has partnered with Texas Jet at Fort Worth Meacham (FTW) to build a new maintenance facility that will double the size of Trimec’s current hangar capacity and triple the size of existing office space. As part of its $4.5 million development project at FTW, Texas Jet is nearing completion of a 30,000-sq-ft hangar it has leased to Trimec Aviation.

May 29, 2011 - 1:45pm

The pair of “low-observable” Sikorsky Black Hawks used in the raid by U.S. forces against terrorist Osama bin Laden’s Pakistani compound May 2 were kitted with a variety of stealth and radar-defeating features that had been in development since the 1970s, and maybe longer. The helicopters came to light after one had to be left behind and intentionally detonated after apparently clipping a compound wall and making a hard landing.

May 29, 2011 - 8:50am

For the better part of five years AgustaWestland (AW) had been counting on Turkey to be a major customer for the military variant of its AW139 medium twin, the AW149, for the Turkish utility helicopter program (TUHP).

May 29, 2011 - 8:35am

When it comes to customer service, Airflite at Long Beach Airport (LGB) might have a little more weight behind its corporate philosophy than some. A fully owned subsidiary of Toyota, one of the world’s largest companies, the FBO was purchased in 1989, not only to house the automaker’s North America-based flight department, but to serve as an initial foray into the aircraft service industry.

May 29, 2011 - 8:05am

On May 3, Weather Services International announced the launch of a new version of its online Pilotbrief weather information service, Pilotbrief Optima. WSI’s Pilotbrief Optima is a relaunch of the Pilotbrief brand, according to Paul Devlin, WSI’s aviation decision support product manager.

 
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