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Maintenance and Modifications

Legacy Parts Maker Ontic Looks To Build on 2022 Growth

Last year saw Ontic fully integrate its Staverton site in the UK, which now serves as one of the company's main production facilities.
Ontic employees at work

Textron Aviation Aircraft Deliveries Soar in Q4

Revenue and profit also rose for Wichita-based Textron Aviation.
Cessna Citation Latitude in flight
Engines

Covington Renews PT6A Engine Overhaul Designation

Covington Aircraft Engines' relationship with Pratt & Whitney Canada extends back to the Canadian manufacturer's radial engines.
Image of Covington Aircraft facility at night
Charter & Fractional

Charter Firm Pegasus Acquired by Prima Air Group

The acquisition gives Prima Air Group access to ultra-long-range business jets such as the Gulfstream G650ER.
Photo of Gulfstream G650ER

Jetex, Skylegs Integrate Systems for Aircraft Operators

The integration is expected to enable aircraft operators to dispatch flights faster and easier.
Partial image of a business jet
Maintenance and Modifications

Professional Aircraft Inks Landing Gear Contract

The five-year contract with Lufthansa CityLine solidifies relationship with Professional Aircraft Accessories.
Timothy Boland, Tonya Wondolowski and Thomas Kropf pose in front of Professinal Aircraft Accessories display
Charter & Fractional

Vista Global Sees Jump in Revenue, Members in 2022

Vista Global Holding's revenue last year was 50 percent higher than 2021, driven by a 74 percent rise in VistaJet’s program membership gross hours sold.
VistaJet Global 7500 on airport ramp backdropped by pastel colored clouds
FBOs

Chartright's Second FBO Joins World Fuel Network

Chartright Air Group's FBO at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport in Ontario, Canada, is joining the World Fuel Services network.
Chartright's hangar at Lake Simcoe Regional Airport with business jet parked inside
Charter & Fractional

Volato Offers Broker Perks To Use Its HondaJet Fleet

Volato's Broker Rewards program offers an up to 4 percent cash commission for booking its HondaJets.
Photo of Volato HondaJets at airport

ATP To Introduce Flightdocs Enhancements at SDC

ATP said the enhancements to Flightdocs Operations will improve communication to keep flight scheduling and trip planning running smoothly.
Flightdocs Operations software displayed on MacBook and iPhone devices
Charter & Fractional

Public Charter Operator Aero Expands to Texas

Fueled by a new round of financing, private jet charter provider Aero is expanding its market with the opening of a hub in Dallas, Texas.
Aero ERJ 135 on the ramp

Enigma Looks to Aviation To Build UAP Sightings Platform

Engima Labs has created a mobile app to develop an empirical network of UAP sightings for researchers.
Enigma Labs UAP reporting app displayed on iPhone with pop-out giving UAP sighting account
Charter & Fractional

Magellan Jets Opens Private Terminal at KBED

The private terminal is located at Laurence G. Hanscom Field, which serves Magellan Jets' largest market.
Exterior view of Magellan Jets' private terminal
Aircraft

Embraer Certifies Medevac Interior for Phenom 300

Embraer's supplemental type certificate for the Phenom 300MED was developed with the aid of Umlaut and Aerolite.
Interior of Phenom 300 MED
Engines

Safran Signs Support-by-the-Hour Contract

Yellowhead Helicopters operates missions for the forestry, mining, oil and gas, utility, and tourism industries.
Safran Helicopters technicians working on a Safran Arriel engine
Maintenance and Modifications

Aero Star Receives Mexican AFAC Repair Authorization

The Mexican repair station authorization builds on the company's FAA certification.
Embraer Phenom 300 on static display
Cabin Interior and Electronics

STCs for SmartSky Hardware Expand To Falcon 900

STCs for SmartSky'a air-to-ground connectivity hardware already include business jet types from Textron Aviation, Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Embraer.
Dassault Falcon 900 trijet on ramp
Maintenance and Modifications

Embraer's Beacon Adds Vortex Aircraft Services

Embraer's Beacon maintenance coordination platform will help support Vortex Aircraft Services to expand its Charlotte, North Carolina operations.
Vortex technician working on aircraft engine
Aircraft

IADA Reports Used Aircraft Sales Edged Higher in 2022

The International Aircraft Dealers Association sees the used aircraft sales market moderating in 2023.
Partial image of business jets
Charter & Fractional

Jet It Chooses Gogo's Connectivity Solution for Fleet

Jet It already had its HondaJets equipped with Gogo's connectivity solution but has expanded to include its G150 and Phenom 300 jets.
Jet It Gulfstream G150 and HondaJet in flight
Charter & Fractional

Charter Jet Pricing Moves Lower in January

Average hourly charter pricing eases following the holiday season.
Gulfstream G100 Astrajet on arrival

N.C. Aviation Museum Changes Name To Honor Sullenberger

In addition to the name change to Sullenberger, the museum is building a 105,000-sq-ft multi-building campus.
US Airways Airbus A320
Charter & Fractional

Flexjet To Expand Private Jet Terminal Network

Fractional-jet-share provider Flexjet will soon have eight of its own private terminal them in the U.S. after it opens three more.
Flexjet's private terminal at Dallas Love Field
Aircraft

Textron Marks Delivery of 3,000th Caravan

Azula Conecta bought the milestone airplane, a Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
Delivery of the 3,000th Cessna Caravan
Charter & Fractional

Ventura Air Expands Managed Charter Fleet

The Farmingdale, New York aircraft management and charter company has added two Bombardier Challenger 60s and a Cessna Citation XLS.
Bombardier Challenger 604

Portside Buys Aviation Scheduling Software Maker SeaGil

Portside has acquired SeaGil Software and its Bart scheduling product suite.
Partial image of a business jet
Avionics

Southeast Aero STCs Garmin GI 275 for Part 25 Aircraft

Southeast Aerospace designed an adapter plate for the Garmin GI 275 that it said simplifies installation.
Garmin GI 275 electronic flight instrument
Maintenance and Modifications

Av8 Group Expands Landing Gear Overhaul Capacity

The addition of a second coordinate measuring machine system doubles Av8's landing gear overhaul capacity,
Photo of Coordinate Measuring Machine System
Maintenance and Modifications

ASI Revamps Debonair, Piper Meridian Cockpits

Avionics installer ASI highlighted Garmin avionics upgrades on two high-performance single-engine airplanes.
Upgraded cockpit of a Beechcraft Debonair
FBOs

Yingling Adds 13th Hangar To Accommodate MRO Demand

The 22,00-sq-ft hangar is the eighth one Yingling Aviation has added in the past three years.
Photo of Yingling Aviation hangar