Gregory Polek
Senior Editor

Gregory Polek has spent his entire career in aviation journalism with AIN, starting as a proofreader and assistant to then-managing editor Mary Mahoney in 1995 after serving an internship with New Jersey Monthly magazine and completing his B.A. degree in English/Writing at New Jersey’s William Paterson College. By 1997 Polek accepted a position as an associate editor, covering the regional airline beat for Aviation International News in place of retiring industry veteran Don Anderson. The assignment took Polek across North America and Europe to profile regional airlines varying in size and mission from the likes of floatplane operators Kenmore Air and Chalk’s Ocean Airways to regional jet operators such as SkyWest and American Eagle. Today, in his dual role as Air Transport Editor and International Airshow Editor, Polek writes, edits, and manages AIN’s commercial aviation content while overseeing each of the company’s daily international air show publications in Paris, Farnborough, Singapore, and Dubai. Most recently Polek has assumed oversight of daily coverage of the Helicopter Association International’s annual Heli-Expo convention.

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Aircraft

Electra Wins $1.9 Million Army Contract for Wind Tunnel Tests

Small Business Innovation Research contract explores blown-wing tech
Electra eSTOL vehicle
Maintenance and Modifications

Magnetic Engineering Expands into Business Aircraft Market

Company broadens CAMO capabilities with approval of Estonia’s CAA
Magnetic Engineering
Maintenance and Modifications

StandardAero’s Tennessee Facility Repairs its 12,000th APU

Maryville has hosted APU services for business jet and commercial airlines since 1997
A StandardAero mechanic works on an APU
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Australia Completes Global Express 20-year Check

Check involves removal of interior for access to inspection and testing of fuselage
Global Express at ExecuJet Melbourne
Maintenance and Modifications

Sheltair Opens New Hangar Complex Near Denver

Expansion consists of three hangar and office space structures
Sheltair Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
Engines

GE Aerospace Marks Independence with Spinoff of GE Vernova

The now standalone companies rang the opening bell together at the NYSE to mark the occasion
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Aviation Opens ExecuJet Facility in Kuala Lumpur

Factory service center will support as many as 15 aircraft at once
ExecuJet Kuala Lumpur MRO
Maintenance and Modifications

Plane Place Aviation Taps into Surging Demand for Airframe MRO

The Texas-based company expands at Dallas Love Field and beyond
Plane Place Aviation mechanic
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Falcon Service Adopts TrustFlight’s Electronic Logbook

Digitalization eliminates time-consuming manual processes
TrustFlight electronic logbook
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Aviation Reorganizes and Expands Turbine Engine Leadership Team

Company names three new managers to lead further expansion
Duncan Aviation managers of engine services
Maintenance and Modifications

AOne Parts Opens Inventory Location in South Florida

Company to consolidate parts inventory in one location
AOne aftermarket inventory on shelf in South Florida
Maintenance and Modifications

C&L Aerospace Opens Aircraft Parts Warehouse in Germany

Location to provide convenient shipping hub for Europe and Northern Africa
C&L warehouse
Training and Workforce

Leadership Shakeup To See Calhoun Step Down as CEO of Boeing

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal has retired
Boeing Company CEO Dave Calhoun To Step Down
Aircraft

Boom Flies XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator

Precursor to the company’s planned Overture jet reaches major milestone
First flight of Boom XB-1 demonstrator
Avionics

Garmin's Citation CJ2 Avionics Upgrade Nears Approval

The retrofit will include TXi flight displays, GTN Xi navigators, GFC 600 digital autopilot
Garmin avionics upgrade for Cessna CJ2
Maintenance and Modifications

Philippines' ACTSI Gets FAA Nod for Wheel and Tire Shop

Service complements sheet metal and battery repair capabilities
TJ Trinidad from ACTSI
Maintenance and Modifications

Aero-Dienst Ready for Vienna Line Maintenance Expansion

Expansion increases area of the company’s line station to 16,145 square feet
Aero-Dienst and Vienna Airport FBO executives
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Nextant STCs Starlink Satcom for Gulfstream G450, G550

Company says Starlink provides the aviation industry’s highest speed low-latency internet coverage
Nextant Starlink antenna on G650
Maintenance and Modifications

Spaero Aircraft Parts Trading Platform Set To Launch

Service meant to accelerate procurement of aircraft parts
Spaero parts trading platform streamlines procurement process
Maintenance and Modifications

Hillsboro, Haggan Aviation Partner with SmartSky

New partners offer full MRO services, including connectivity upgrades for business aircraft
Hillsboro Aviation facilities in Portland, Oregon
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Haite Completes First Engine Change on Falcon 7X

Work on the trijet took place at ExecuJet Haite’s MRO in Tianjin, China
ExecuJet Haite preparing to swap engines in a Falcon 7X trijet
Maintenance and Modifications

Western Aircraft Renews Dassault Falcon Mx Authorization

MRO provider has held accreditation as a heavy MRO service center since 2001.
Western Aircraft mechanic working on a Falcon
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Aviation Unveils Major Refurb of Falcon 50

The MRO specialist applied paint and a full interior renewal with an aft-cabin reconfiguration
Interior refurb on a Falcon 50
Charter & Fractional

Tuvoli and FL3XX Start Digital Charter Bookings Checkouts

Merged platforms will be used by charter brokers and aircraft operators
Maintenance and Modifications

Stevens Aerospace To Acquire Mayo Aviation’s Denver MRO

Agreement expands Mayo’s maintenance capacity for its managed fleet and charter customers
Stevens Aerospace mechanic working on a King Air
Maintenance and Modifications

Naples Jet Center Gets OEM Nod for Legacy, Praetor Mx

Designation expands the scope of the MRO provider's offerings
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Aviation Extends MRO Support to Cargo Drones

Dallas satellite shop performs scheduled and unscheduled work on UAVs
Charter & Fractional

Levo Unveils Digital Offerings for Part 135 Operators

Technology company also has finalized a partnership agreement with Outer Banks Aviation
Levo
Maintenance and Modifications

Rolls Appoints PHI MRO Services as Authorized Mx Center

Approval represents a step forward in delivering ‘unparalleled’ support
Executives from Rolls-Royce and PHI at HeliExpo
Maintenance and Modifications

C&L Launches Parts Programs for Citation Sovereign, XLS

Two parts aircraft are undergoing disassembly in Bangor, Maine
Citation Sovereign C&L teardown