Dale Smith
Contributor - Business Aviation

Contributor - Business Aviation

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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
Maintenance and Modifications

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

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
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
Maintenance and Modifications

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.
Maintenance and Modifications

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
Maintenance and Modifications

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
Maintenance and Modifications

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
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Duncan Aviation Delivers Fully-custom Falcon 900EX

Duncan Aviation recently delivered a fully-transformed Falcon 900EX for an undisclosed customer.
cabin of upgraded Falcon 900EX by Duncan Aviation
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Prizm Aircraft Products Names First European Dealer

Atlas Air Services named as first European dealer for Prizm Aircraft Products line of LED cabin lighting and window shade products.
Citation Excel Interior with Prizm lighting
Maintenance and Modifications

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
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
Maintenance and Modifications

General Atomics AeroTec OK'd for Praetor Inspections

General Atomics AeroTec Systems has earned approvals for Embraer Praetor 500/600 inspections.
Embraer Praetor 600
Maintenance and Modifications

Jet Aviation Receives FOCA Approval

Jet Aviation has received FOCA approval for LMR in Zurich.
Jet Aviation MRO

Jet East Opens Two Avionics Satellite Shops

Jet East is expanding its avionics services into Trenton, New Jersey, and Dallas.
Jet East Avionics mobile ops
Maintenance and Modifications

Vision Aircraft, ARC Partner on Digital Mx Records

Vision Aircraft Records and ARC Document Solutions are partnering to deliver end-to-end service for operators moving to digital maintenance logbooks.
Aviation maintenance technician views iPad underneath tail of business jet
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Gets EASA, Belgium Nods To Expand Mobile Mx

ExecuJet MRO Services Belgium has received approvals for its mobile repair unit to provide line maintenance services in several European countries.
ExecuJet MRO Services mobile repair unit

Elvis’s JetStar Rocks Jimmys World

YouTube personality Jimmy Webb has always wanted a “really cool” private jet but never dreamed he would achieve this goal by buying Elvis’s JetStar.
Jimmy Webb on top of the JetStar
Cabin Interior and Electronics

VIP Completions Unveils Personalized Global Express

VIP Completions recently delivered a Bombardier Global Express after completing its highly-personalized interior and exterior.
Cabin of fully-customized Bombardier Global Express featuring a a "clean, bright, minimalist color palette."

ACI Jet Completes Its First CL604 Pro Line Fusion Upgrade

California-based aircraft maintenance company ACI Jet has completed its first Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics upgrade on a Bombardier Challenger 604.
ACI Jet Pro Line Fusion install on Challenger 604