In accordance with the NBAA bylaws, the nominating committee has proposed five people for election to the board of directors at the next annual meeting of the association, to be held on October 23 in Las Vegas. Paul Anderson of UTFlight, David Everitt of Harsco and Douglas Schwartz of ConocoPhillips were nominated for re-election to the board, each for a three-year term. Leslie Kenne of Oshkosh Corp. and Richard Walsh of Hewlett-Packard were nominated for initial election to the board, also for three-year terms.
Hartzell Engine Technologies of Montgomery, Ala., and Lamar Technologies of Marysville, Wash., have exchanged portions of their respective product lines. Hartzell sold Lamar its electronics business unit, consisting of voltage regulators, overvoltage sensors, master control unit and battery analyzer products; Lamar sold its starter and alternator product lines in return.
Hewlett-Packard signed up for the Gray Stone Advisors aviation performance dashboard two years ago, according to Rich Walsh, HP’s director of global resiliency and aviation. Walsh is a Gulfstream V captain and flies 150 to 200 hours a year. “I’m a liaison with corporate and I have accountability for the spending in this department, the variances and process improvements,” he said.
On June 11, charter/management company Wayfarer Aviation received bridge financing from Arcadia Aviation to continue operations, then four days later Arcadia president Robert Garrett announced that it had signed a purchase agreement to buy Wayfarer Aviation.
The fallout from the failure of JetDirect Aviation earlier this year reverberated throughout the aviation industry, magnifying the effect of the recession on dozens of aircraft owners and operators and the people who fly, maintain and support the aircraft that were, for a brief time, under the JetDirect umbrella.
Charter/management company Sunset Aviation LLC officially changed its name to Solairus Aviation early last month. Headquartered in Petaluma, Calif., Solairus has more than 40 aircraft under management, half of them on its charter certificate, and expects to receive approval for operating aircraft with 10 or more seats by the end of next month, according to president and CEO Dan Drohan. After starting Sunset Aviation Inc.
As of tomorrow, charter/management company Sunset Aviation LLC officially becomes Solairus Aviation. “It’s not a launch as much as a rebranding by people who have been in this business for a long time,” said Solairus president and CEO Dan Drohan.
The soaring enterprise that started as JetDirect Aviation and grew into a charter/ management operator of 300 aircraft by swallowing up some of the biggest names in the charter industry is no more. On April 17, JetDirect Aviation founder, chairman and CEO Greg Campbell informed employees that JetDirect “will cease to operate; therefore all positions have been eliminated.”
On Friday, JetDirect Aviation chairman and CEO Greg Campbell notified employees that their jobs were terminated and that JetDirect has “ceased to operate.” Shortly after that notification, Wayfarer Aviation announced it had purchased “substantially all the assets of JetDirect Aviation.” Wayfarer Aviation is the new name for J
On Friday, a Massachusetts judge dismissed legal efforts to stop JetDirect Aviation Acquisition Company (JDAAC) from acquiring assets of JetDirect Aviation. According to legal filings by JDAAC, the sale is now expected to occur this week.
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