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AerSale expands footprint with new location in Millington, Tennessee Leading aviation products and services provider, AerSale Corporation, has announced the opening of its newest location in Millington, Tennessee, with its first aircraft induction.


World Aero celebrates 25 years of excellence in aircraft wheel and brake maintenance World Aero, a leading aircraft wheel and brake MRO provider based in West Sussex near Gatwick Airport, is commemorating its 25th anniversary this year.

World Aero celebrates 25 years of excellence in aircraft wheel and brake maintenance


SD confirms Avcon Jet as launch customer for SD Plane Simple fuselage mount ESA terminal Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, has confirmed that Avcon Jet, one of the world’s leading private aviation management companies is the launch customer for the SD Plane Simple Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA) Ku-band, flat panel terminal.

SD confirms Avcon Jet as launch customer for SD Plane Simple fuselage mount ESA terminal


AGlaze paint sealant relaunches with ISO 9001 Certification, ready for airline use As the aviation industry embraces greener practices, AGlaze International, a leading British innovator in paint sealant technology, is excited to reintroduce its enhanced formula to the commercial airline market. This relaunch follows the award of ISO 9001 certification, compliance with Airbus and Boeing standards, approvals from several business aircraft manufacturers and the exclusive engagement of Gryphon Aviation Partners (UK) Ltd. as its global marketing agency.

AGlaze paint sealant relaunches with ISO 9001 Certification, ready for airline use


Satcom Direct celebrates first STC for SD Plane Simple Ka-band terminal Satcom Direct has confirmed approval by the Federal Aviation Administration for the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the SD Plane Simple Ka-band tail mount terminal for a Gulfstream G650.

Data communications upgrade for Hawker 4000 earns STC approval Textron Aviation announces that the FAA has granted supplemental type certification (STC) approval of a fully integrated Future Air Navigation System (FANS) and Protected Mode Controller Pilot Data Link Communication (PM-CPDLC) program for Hawker 4000 aircraft equipped with the Honeywell PRIMUS EPIC integrated cockpit.


ExecuJet MRO Services celebrates opening of Malaysia’s largest bizav MRO facility ExecuJet MRO Services Malaysia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, has celebrated the grand opening of its purpose-built maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Subang Airport.

ExecuJet MRO Services celebrates opening of Malaysia’s largest bizav MRO facility

Caerdav opens new dedicated line maintenance station at Cardiff Airport Independent UK MRO, Caerdav, has launched a dedicated line maintenance station at Cardiff Wales Airport, initially providing support for ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) operator, Avion Express

Wheels Up to open state-of-the-art maintenance facility at Palm Beach International Wheels Up has announced the forthcoming opening of a new, state-of-the-art maintenance facility at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI).

SD equips first delivered Dassault Falcon 6X with 'nose-to-tail' connectivity Switzerland-based charter provider CAT Aviation AG has selected Satcom Direct to equip the first Dassault Falcon 6X to enter service with a suite of connectivity solutions.


Textron Aviation to offer Garmin avionics upgrade for Citation CJ2 Cessna Citation CJ2 owners can soon enhance their aircraft with the installation of the new all-Garmin CJ2 avionics upgrade at any of the company’s global service network locations, following supplemental type certification expected in the first half of 2024.

Textron Aviation to offer Garmin avionics upgrade for Citation CJ2


Dassault expands global MRO footprint with new ExecuJet facility in Kuala Lumpur Dassault Aviation has opened a major new maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that will greatly enhance service for Falcon operators in Southeast Asia.

Aircraft recycling: ATR and TARMAC deepen partnership On Global Recycling Day, ATR and TARMAC Aerosave announced the strengthening of their partnership to further enhance the dismantling and recycling of end-of-life ATR aircraft.


VIP Paint+ job for newly manufactured Global 7500 The German aircraft manufacturer General Atomics AeroTec Systems (GA-ATS) has carried out a completely new paint job for a Global 7500 Business Jet at the VIP Paint+ Shop on its factory premises in Oberpfaffenhofen.

VIP Paint+ job for newly manufactured Global 7500


Aero-Dienst expands Vienna MRO hangar space Aero-Dienst, the Nuremberg-based full-service provider for business aviation and air ambulance services, will inaugurate an expansion of its hangar space at the Vienna maintenance line station on April 1, 2024, increasing the area to around 16,145 sq. ft.

SR Technics announces its new line maintenance services: SR Technics Line Maintenance AG SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, announces that its new legal entity ‘SR Technics Line Maintenance AG’ received its own Part-145 approval (CH.145.0400) and will ‘Go live’ on March 31, 2024.

Phoenix Rising Aviation and Global Jet Partners unveil new InSight Flight Display System configuration for Falcon 900Bs Phoenix Rising Aviation and Global Jet Partners have announced the completion of the first Universal Avionics InSightFlight Display System upgrade replacing the Control Display System/Retrofit (CDS/R) in a Falcon 900B.

Phoenix Rising Aviation and Global Jet Partners unveil new InSight Flight Display System configuration for Falcon 900Bs


Hartzell appoints first recommended service facility in India Piqua, Ohio-headquartered Hartzell Propeller is expanding its global propeller service and support network with the addition of Arrow Aviation Services as the company’s first Recommended Service Facility in India.

Hartzell appoints first recommended service facility in India


Airbourne Colours expands its presence with a new paint facility at Teesside Airport Leading aircraft painting specialist, Airbourne Colours, is powering into 2024 by unveiling a brand-new hangar at Teesside International Airport, marking a pivotal phase in the company's expansion across the UK.

Trimec Aviation receives STC for Falcon 2000/EX with Universal Avionics InSight Flight Display upgrade Trimec Aviation, a certified FAA Part 145 Repair Station, has received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Falcon 2000 and 2000EX with Universal Avionics InSight Flight Display System, replacing the Pro Line 4.


ExecuJet MRO Services Australia ready for Falcon 6X The Falcon 6X, an all-new Falcon with the largest cabin cross section in business aviation, has entered into service with ExecuJet MRO Services ready to support it.

ExecuJet MRO Services Australia ready for Falcon 6X


GKN Aerospace invests £50m to grow world-leading sustainable additive fabrication capability GKN Aerospace has boosted its commitment to sustainable manufacturing, with a £50m (600m SEK) investment in its cutting-edge additive fabrication technology in Trollhättan, Sweden.

Pilatus enters agreement to acquire Pilatus focused aircraft maintenance business from Aero Centers Epps Founded in 1965, Epps Aviation has been an Authorized Pilatus Sales and Service Center since 1996. Pilatus will assume responsibility for aircraft sales within this territory, and, after the deal closes, will incorporate the Pilatus maintenance operations (MRO) from 2024 and manage them independently from thereon.


ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East completes heavy maintenance check, cabin refurbishment on Global 6000 ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East, a Dassault Aviation subsidiary, has completed work on a Global 6000 that included an extensive cabin interior refurbishment, installation of a new satcom system and an airframe heavy maintenance check.

ExecuJet MRO Services Middle East completes heavy maintenance check, cabin refurbishment on Global 6000


Universal Avionics receives FAA approval for ClearVision under AerAware on the Boeing 737NG Universal Avionics has announced that the FAA has granted Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval for AerAware on the Boeing 737NG, an Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) powered by ClearVision.

Universal Avionics receives FAA approval for ClearVision under AerAware on the Boeing 737NG

MAAS Aviation’s eagle-eyed paint team creates new Embraer E2 Profit Hunter livery Aircraft painting and exterior coatings specialist, MAAS Aviation, has painted Embraer’s latest Profit Hunter, the E195-E2 ‘Tech Eagle’.

MAAS Aviation’s eagle-eyed paint team creates new Embraer E2 Profit Hunter livery


Team of UK compamies secure contract to trial 5G infrastructure from the sky A team of UK companies led by Stratospheric Platforms Limited (SPL), a Non Terrestrial Networks telecoms developer, has won a significant contract trialling advanced airborne 5G connectivity from a Britten-Norman Islander.

Team of UK compamies secure contract to trial 5G infrastructure from the sky


Empire Aviation selects Satcom Direct for connectivity solutions as the first SD Plane Simple Ku-band deployed in UAE Empire Aviation Group, a leading provider of integrated business aviation solutions and management services has been confirmed as the first operator in the UAE to deploy Satcom Direct's advanced technology Plane Simple Ku-band terminal.


GKN Aerospace and GE sign major agreement on industry-leading aero engines GKN Aerospace and GE have deepened their long-term partnership on a series of industry-leading engines including the GEnx programme, the fastest-selling high-thrust engine.

GKN Aerospace and GE sign major agreement on industry-leading aero engines


Satair gears up for growth in Chinese used parts market Satair has established a legal entity, Satair (Chengdu) Co., Ltd, in China to support its commercial strategy of ramping up Used Serviceable Material (USM) growth and localising services to support the substantial growth expected in both the Chinese and global commercial aviation USM markets, +40% worldwide through 2027.


Universal Avionics selected as key Flight Deck supplier for De Havilland Canada Firefighting Aircraft Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems company, has been selected as a lead supplier of integrated flight decks for De Havilland Canada’s firefighting aircraft.

Universal Avionics selected as key Flight Deck supplier for De Havilland Canada Firefighting Aircraft


Gama Aviation sells Jet East to West Star Aviation for $131m Gama Aviation has conditionally agreed to sell its US MRO business, Gama Aviation (Eng) Inc. - trading as Jet East - to West Star Aviation for a value of approximately $131m. Net proceeds from the sale are approximately $100 million.

Gama Aviation sells Jet East to West Star Aviation for $131m


Satcom Direct reveals new plans for Viasat’s Jet ConneX inflight broadband service Satcom Direct has unveiled an expanded range of service plans for Viasat’s Jet ConneX inflight broadband service.


MAAS Aviation celebrates 40 years of colours in flight MAAS Aviation, globally recognised experts in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, is marking its 40th anniversary of business this year.

MAAS Aviation celebrates 40 years of colours in flight


Bombardier expands its cost-per-flight-hour program with Smart Services Elite Bombardier has expanded its industry-defining cost-per-flight-hour offerings with the introduction of Smart Services Elite.


Planet Nine confirms Satcom Direct as preferred connectivity supplier Planet Nine Private Air has selected Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, as its preferred connectivity supplier. The Van Nuys, California-headquartered operator has acquired multiple Plane Simple Ku-band terminals to upgrade its fleet over a three-year period, with its Bombardier Global Express airframes already being equipped with the advanced connectivity solution.

Planet Nine confirms Satcom Direct as preferred connectivity supplier


Nomad Technics performs its first 12 year inspection on an ACJ319 Nomad Technics has recently completed its first 12 year inspection on an Airbus ACJ319 aircraft. During this largest maintenance event to be undertaken on an Airbus ACJ319 by Nomad, the 12 year inspection saw a thorough examination of the aircraft’s primary and secondary structure, which required the removal and re-installation of the entire cabin interior.

Nomad Technics performs its first 12 year inspection on an ACJ319


Satcom Direct Plane Simple Ku-band terminal certified for Gulfstream G650 The Satcom Direct Plane Simple Ku-band tail mount antenna system has received FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for Gulfstream G650 aircraft.

Flexjet first in industry to launch Starlink by SpaceX - the world’s most advanced in-flight connectivity solution Flexjet has collaborated with broadband satellite internet provider, Starlink, to provide its aircraft Owners in-flight Wi-Fi access that for the first time will align with service expectations they would have in their boardroom.


Aerocare makes major investment in new cabin refurbishment capabilities Aerocare Aviation Services has made a significant investment in its Chester-based MRO facilities, expanding its capabilities and workshop space to support the company’s continued growth in the business jet market and its planned diversification into commercial aviation.

Aerocare makes major investment in new cabin refurbishment capabilities


Bombardier introduces advanced avionics upgrade for in-service Global aircraft equipped with the Bombardier Vision flight deck Bombardier has introduced its new Advanced Avionics Upgrade (AAU) for the Bombardier Vision flight deck, a new avionics software and hardware enhancement that boasts the latest technology to enhance situational awareness and offer advanced visualization features.

MJets Thailand appointed new Gulfstream Authorized Warranty Facility MJets, Thailand’s leading provider of aircraft maintenance and aviation solutions, has announced its appointment as an official Warranty Facility for Gulfstream manufactured aircraft.

Block 3 avionics upgrade now available for G650 and G650ER Gulfstream has announced that the Honeywell Primus Epic Block 3 upgrade is now available for the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER. The upgrade includes multiple new and improved features, building upon existing visual, communication, alerting and navigation systems.


Aero-Dienst expands in-flight connectivity services to include high speed, Ka-band solutions from Viasat Since signing a dealer agreement with global communications company Viasat, Aero-Dienst, the Nuremberg full-service provider for business aviation and air ambulances, now includes Viasat’s fast in-flight connectivity (IFC) options for mid- and large-cabin business jets in its portfolio.

Aero-Dienst expands in-flight connectivity services to include high speed, Ka-band solutions from Viasat

Aruba and Malawi certify ExecuJet MRO Services Africa The Aruba Department of Civil Aviation and the Malawi Department of Civil Aviation have certified ExecuJet MRO Services Africa to do line and heavy maintenance on select aircraft types on those countries’ aircraft registry.

Pro Star Aviation marks 25 years as New England's premier MRO Pro Star Aviation, an innovative Business Aviation and Special Missions aerospace maintenance and modification center, proudly announces its 25th anniversary, highlighting a remarkable journey of growth, innovation, and unwavering commitment to exceptional service.

ExecuJet MRO Services Africa awarded authorised service centre status for Embraer ExecuJet MRO Services has been appointed by Embraer as its authorised service centre (ASC) for business jets in Africa. The decision represents an expansion of the aircraft manufacturer’s service network in the region.

ExecuJet MRO Services Africa awarded authorised service centre status for Embraer


Aerocare and Inflite partner to combine expertise Aerocare Aviation Services Limited (Aerocare) and Inflite the Jet Centre Limited (Inflite), two leading, independently-owned British business aviation services companies, have announced a collaborative partnership to provide their respective business aviation customers with an extended range of paint and MRO services.


Satcom Direct Plane Simple Ku-band terminal certified for Dassault Falcon 7X The Satcom Direct Plane Simple Ku-band tail-mounted Antenna System has received FAA and EASA supplemental type certification (STC) approvals for Falcon 7X aircraft.

Satcom Direct Plane Simple Ku-band terminal certified for Dassault Falcon 7X

Satcom Direct adding automated carbon reporting tool to SD Pro operating system Satcom Direct, the business aviation solutions provider, is adding a highly automated carbon reporting tool to the SD Pro operating system.


Saving AOG: How aircraft exterior cleaning robots reduce down time before maintenance Although airlines usually schedule maintenance checks during low seasons, there are instances when they need to perform these checks during peak periods. However, grounding an aircraft during a high season can be costly, as it means that aircraft simply can't fly while the demand is great.

Saving AOG: How aircraft exterior cleaning robots reduce down time before maintenance


ASG adds base maintenance for Dassault Falcon 900LX ASG has added base maintenance approval for the Dassault Falcon 900LX at Centreline's CSAT operating base of RAF Northolt, following the successful addition of the type to its UK CAA Part 145 scope.


A step forward in aircraft maintenance digitalisation ATR, the world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer, and leading MRO software company Swiss-AS, have announced a partnership to further improve the digitalisation of airline maintenance management.

A step forward in aircraft maintenance digitalisation


SR Technics breaks ground for re-activation of its second test cell for the GTF, LEAP and CFM56 engines Leading MRO services provider, SR Technics, together with Safran Test Cells unit of Safran Aero Boosters, reached another milestone by starting the construction work for reactivation of its second test cell to expand its test capabilities and capacities at Zurich Airport.

SR Technics breaks ground for re-activation of its second test cell for the GTF, LEAP and CFM56 engines

JETMS Holdings expands into commercial aviation, opens hangar in Kaunas JETMS Holdings, a global maintenance and interior solutions provider, is broadening its services portfolio.

AkzoNobel takes aircraft paint maintenance to new heights of efficiency Airlines and operators now have the opportunity to optimize the paint maintenance schedules for their entire fleets thanks to a digital management system developed by AkzoNobel’s Aerospace Coatings business.

AkzoNobel takes aircraft paint maintenance to new heights of efficiency

 

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