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September 18, 2014, 2:30 PM

GAMA and global standards body ASTM International are in Brussels this week hosting a workshop where it appears that the rewrite of EASA CS-23 and FAA Part 23 aircraft certification rules is taking shape, aiming for proposed rules to be published by both agencies next year. Known as the “CS/Part 23 Reorganization” initiative, the effort drops weight as a measure of performance or complexity.

September 18, 2014, 2:25 PM

Sierra Industries announced today that it selected the GE Honda HF120 as the retrofit engine for its new Sapphire upgrade program for legacy CitationJets. Aircraft owners opting for the upgrade package will thus have the original factory-installed Williams FJ44-1A engines on their CitationJet, CJ1 or CJ1+ retrofitted with a pair of HF120s.

September 18, 2014, 2:20 PM

UK-based air charter company London Executive Aviation (LEA) recorded its strongest ever financial and operational performance, the company announced today. In its Fiscal Year that ended March 31, LEA saw revenue rise by 23 percent, to £33.2 million ($54.1 million), “reflecting stronger charter demand and growth in the company’s aircraft management revenues.” In the same period, its flight hours increased by 16 percent and the number of aircraft movements climbed by 18 percent.

September 18, 2014, 2:15 PM

Todd Baumgartner has joined Seattle-based FBO consulting firm FBO Partners as senior partner. Previously he was the senior vice president of acquisitions for the Ross Aviation FBO network, recently purchased by Landmark Aviation. Baumgartner “brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm that is simply without equal,” noted FBO Partners president Doug Wilson. “His expertise in FBO operations, procurement and mergers and acquisitions is truly remarkable and will be a valuable resource to clients of FBO Partners.”

September 18, 2014, 2:05 PM

Sikorsky Aircraft marked 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began Sept. 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor Sikorsky lifted off the ground “to tabletop height” in an experimental helicopter designated the VS-300. That first flight began a four-year test program that “proved the efficiency of Sikorsky’s single-rotor design, gave birth to a global helicopter industry and forever changed the course of aviation history,” the company noted.

September 18, 2014, 2:00 PM

Gulfstream Aerospace named Jim Tait vice president of sales operations and analysis. He will oversee customer relationship management, commercial contracts, market research, aircraft pricing, residual-value analysis and customer financial support. Tait joined Gulfstream in 1999 as a senior financial controller and was promoted to director of financial planning and analysis in 2000. He has more than 25 years of experience in the engineering, defense and aviation industries, focusing on long- and short-range business plans, trend analysis, financial outlooks and pricing strategies.

September 17, 2014, 6:01 PM

A series of new order announcements involving no fewer than three major civil airframe makers signaled the end of a late-summer sales lull on Wednesday, as airlines went on a new buying spree reminiscent of July’s Farnborough airshow. The value of the day’s orders totaled some $7.45 billion at list prices and involved 86 airplanes ranging in size from the Embraer E175 regional jet to the Boeing 787-9 widebody. 

September 17, 2014, 6:00 PM

As part of a strategy to improve the performance of its aerospace business, Timken is eliminating its aerospace segment leadership positions and integrating aerospace activities under the direction of Chris Coughlin, executive vice president and group president.

September 17, 2014, 6:00 PM
A319ACJ interior

Jet Aviation recently finished an interior for a private Airbus ACJ319 created by the Jet Aviation Design Studio and completed at Jet Aviation Basel.

The ACJ319, managed by Austrian operator MJet and originally built to accommodate up to 23 passengers and six crew, is certified in its new configuration to accommodate 19 passengers on charter flights. It features a private bedroom and en suite bathroom with shower, a guest lavatory, and crew, staff, lounge and dining areas in addition to spacious double “wet” and “dry” galley areas.

September 17, 2014, 6:00 PM

Boise, Idaho-based Western Aircraft is retooling its MRO sales and service team following inauguration of its recently expanded facility. In addition to expanding its existing facility by 26,000 sq ft, the company also augmented its employee roster, to 200 from 150.

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