Dale Smith
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Maintenance and Modifications

Pro Star Aviation Completes Phenom 300 Inspection

Pro Star Aviation recently performed its first 120-month airframe inspection on an Embraer Phenom 300, in-house and within budget.
Embraer Phenom 300 being towed into hangar on Tug
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Banyan Named SmartSky Installation Partner

Banyan Air Service has been named as an authorized sales and installation partner for SmartSky Networks' air-to-ground connectivity systems.
Business jets on airport ramp at Banyan Air Service, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Maintenance and Modifications

Feam Aero Earns Full Part 145 Repair Station Approval

Feam Aero is now able to support all airframes weighing more than 12,500 pounds with its latest round of authorizations.
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GPMS Names PHI MRO Services as Certified Installer

PHI MRO Services was selected as a certified installer for GPMS International's Foresight MX system for helicopters.
Pictured from left to right: Tom Neumann, president of PHI MRO Services; John Byus, director of sales at GPMS; and Joshua Perkins, director of maintenance Part 145 in front of helicopters in PHI MRO hangar
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Omni Earns Part 145 Approval for Learjet Heavy Mx

Omni Aircraft Maintenance, which has long supported Omni Air Transport's Learjet fleet, now has approval for heavy maintenance for other Learjet owners.
Omni Aircraft Maintenance technicians at work underneath aircraft wing

Duncan Aviation Transforms Legacy Hawker 800XP

Duncan Aviation recently completed a "dramatically modified" legacy Hawker 800XP.
Refurbished Legacy Hawker 800XP cabin completed by Duncan Aviation
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Metrojet Completes Hong Kong’s First G650 8C Check

Hong Kong-based MRO Metrojet has completed its first 8C "heavy maintenance" inspection on a Gulfstream G650.
Tail and belly of Gulfstream G650 during heavy inspection

Texas Aerospace Named European HeliSAS distributor

Genesys Aerosystems entered an agreement with Texas Aerospace Technologies to expand its HeliSAS distribution into European markets.
Genesys HeliSAS system installed in helicopter with pilot pressing button

PHI MRO Services Now Available 24/7

PHI MRO Services’ Call PHI maintenance support line is live.
PHI MRO Services

Meridian Helicopters Completes 25th Bell 206L Refurb

Meridian Helicopters completed its 25th Bell 206L upgrade and delivered the custom-refurbished aircraft to Clearview Air.
Michael Bashlor, the Managing Partner at Meridian Helicopters (right) handing keys of refurbished Bell 206L4 to Kevin Reed with helicopter in background.

True Blue Lithium Battery Upgrade STC’d for PC-12

True Blue Power received FAA supplemental type certificate approval for its Gen5 TB40 lithium-ion battery on all models of the Pilatus PC-12.
True Blue Power Gen5 TB40 lithium-ion battery
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Satcom Direct Gets Nods for Plane Simple on Falcon 7X

Satcom Direct's Plane Simple system has received FAA and EASA supplemental type certificate approvals for the Dassault Falcon 7X.
Maintenance technician installing Plane Simple Ku-band antenna system

Fargo Jet Center Completes Garmin Upgrade on PC-12

Fargo Jet Center delivered three Pilatus PC-12s upgraded with Garmin TXi touchscreens to Northeast Montana STAT Air Ambulance Cooperative.
flight deck of Pilatus PC-12 equipped with Garmin TXi touchscreen upgrade
Maintenance and Modifications

VSE To Acquire Desser Aerospace

VSE Corporation looks to expand its products and services through the acquisition of aircraft component and MRO services provider Desser Aerospace.
Dessser Aerospace product offerings

Thomas Global Introduces LCD Display for Challenger 604

Thomas Global Systems LCDs Selected for Challenger 604 Fleet Upgrade.
TFD-4100 drop-in CRT-to-LCD display
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Aviation Expands Honeywell Engine Facility

Duncan Aviation recently remodeled its Honeywell HTF7000 engine shop, quadrupling the size of the space, and named a new program manager.
Shawn Schmitz, Duncan Aviation HTF7000 program manager poses by Honeywell HTF7000 engine in new shop
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Jet East Launches Mobile Structure Response Team

Jet East's Mobile Structures Response Team offers AOG repair services as quickly as possible nationwide.
Jet East mobile services truck on airport ramp
Maintenance and Modifications

West Star Joins ATEC To Help Inspire Future A&Ps

West Star Aviation joined the Aviation Technical Education Council as it looks to attract more interest from youth in the aviation maintenance field.
West Star hangar with multiple business jets being serviced
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Developing Multiple STCs for Gogo 5G Connectivity

Duncan Aviation is expanding the suite of STCs to prepare aircraft—including Bombardier, Gulfstream, and Citation jets—for Gogo 5G connectivity.
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Cabin Interior and Electronics

Peregrine Expands Mexican STC List for CVRs

Peregrine expands AML/STC approvals for AFAC-mandated CVR and video recorders.
Cat 05 Flight Data Recorder

P&WC Names ITP Aero Authorized Overhauler for PW200s

ITP Aero in Ajalvir, Spain, is now a designated facility for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of PW200 engines.
light-twin helicopter with PW200 engine
Maintenance and Modifications

Ametek MRO Wins Sustainability Awards

Ametek MRO Facilities in the U.S. and UK recently won three industry operational excellence and sustainability awards.
Ametek MRO Drake Air staff in front of sign at its Tulsa, Oklahoma facility
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Aerocare Completes First Embraer Praetor 600 Repaint

Aerocare Aviation Services Limited completed its first full repainting of an Embraer Praetor 600 aircraft at its expanded paint facility in Chester, UK.
Embraer Praetor 600 repainted by Aerocare Aviation Services Limited in hangar
Cabin Interior and Electronics

JetMS Opening Aircraft Interiors Facility in Lithuania

JetMS Holdings is opening a more than 75,000-sq-ft aircraft interior fabrication and installation facility in Kaunas, Lithuania.
JetMS Holdings new aircraft interiors facility in Kaunas, Lithuania.
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C&L Aerospace Named Securaplane Products Dealer

C&L Aerospace signs on as a Parker-Meggitt Securaplane products dealer for main ship batteries, emergency batteries, and business jet camera product lines.
The Parker-Meggitt battery 43 Ah mainship battery for King Airs
Cabin Interior and Electronics

PWI Gets FAA PMA for Falcon 900B LED Cabin Light Upgrade

Aircraft lighting specialist PWI earned parts manufacturer approval from the FAA for LED Cabin Lighting upgrades on Dassault Falcon 900B business jets.
Falcon 900B aircraft cabin equipped with PWI's LED lighting system
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Pro Star Aviation Performs In-the-field Lighting Upgrade

Pro Star Aviation upgrades a Phenom 300 with Whelen HID taxi and landing light system.
Phenom 300 with Whelen HID taxi and landing lighting upgrade installed
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Gulfstream Expanding Savannah Service Center

Gulfstream begins a $98.5M expansion to its Savannah service center.
Aerial view of Gulfstream Aerospace facilities at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Maintenance and Modifications

Stevens Aerospace To Perform In-house Hydrostatic Testing

Stevens Aerospace has been approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation to perform hydrostatic cylinder testing at its Nashville, Tennessee facility.
Oxygen cylinder being placed in a hydrostatic testing water-jacket
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Jet East Opens North Carolina MRO

Jet East has opened a new full-service MRO facility at Statesville Regional Airport in North Carolina.
Aerial view of new Jet East facilities at Statesville Regional Airport