Dale Smith
Contributor - Business Aviation

Contributor - Business Aviation

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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.
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

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
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
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

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
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
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
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

BAS Part Sales Buys Competitor, Enters Bizjet Market

Greely, Colorado aircraft parts and salvage company BAS Part Sales has acquired the assets of its longtime competitor White Industries.
Aerial view of Harry S. Truman Regional Airport, an aircraft boneyard in Bates City, Missouri

Universal Named as Repair Center for Dassault FalconEye

Universal Avionics is now an approved North American service provider for Dassault FalconEye Enhanced Flight Vision System.
Dassault FalconEye Enhanced Flight Vision System display next to image of visual approach to landing

C&L Named Authorized Repair Facility for Héroux-Devtek

C&L Aviation Group has been approved as an exclusive factory authorized repair facility for Héroux-Devtek Hawker-series products.
Hawker business jet parked outside of open hangar

Ontic To Manufacture Legacy Honeywell Products

Component manufacturer Ontic has signed license agreements with Honeywell to deliver legacy radar systems and navigation and communication product lines.
AIN Logo
Maintenance and Modifications

Jung Sky adds Part 145 Maintenance at Croatia Facility

Jung Sky has added Part 145 line maintenance services for Cessna Citation 525, 525A, and 525B-series aircraft at its Zagreb Airport Base.
Jung Sky aircraft maintenance technician at work on Cessna Citation business jet
Maintenance and Modifications

ST Engineering, Pensacola State Explore AMT Academy

ST Engineering and Pensacola State College are laying plans to co-develop an aircraft maintenance technician academy in Pensacola, Florida.
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Charter & Fractional

MySky Adds Auto-quoting Capability for EMEA Customers

MySky has introduced an auto-quoting feature developed specifically for business aircraft charter customers based in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
MySky auto-quoting feature displayed on MacBook

SE Aero Selects TXA201 Accelerometers for FDR Installs

Southeast Aerospace has purchased several Texas Aerospace Technologies tri-axial accelerometers for flight data recorder installs.
Texas Aerospace Technologies TXA201 tri-axial accelerometer

Walt Disney's Other Mouse

Walt Disney used various aircraft to support his numerous projects, but the one most associated with him was his beloved Gulfstream I.
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Protecting Aircraft Networks from Cybersecurity Breaches

In addition to their normal targets of opportunity, cyber hackers are also finding that an aircraft's unprotected network can be ripe for data piracy.
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