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Pentastar Aviation announces it has been issued a Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate for certification of compatibility of wireless data technologies on Gulfstream Aerospace GV series aircraft. This allows operators to approve the use of portable electronic devices onboard aircraft with wireless networks or Wi-Fi hot spots for their passengers.
This STC compliments a similar Pentastar Aviation STC issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace GIV series aircraft.
B. Coleman Aviation
B. Coleman MRO-PBI, LLC, who offers full-service maintenance capabilities at their state-of-the-art facility in Sunny South Florida, recently completed installations of numerous GoGo Business Aviation's ATG-5000 and Aviator 200/300/350 Systems on multiple airframe types including a Gulfstream IV, Falcon 200, and Global Express.
"The owners and operators of Business Jets demand the ability to communicate effectively while airborne," said Steve Takacs, general manager at B. Coleman MRO-PBI.
Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that the company will no longer charge AOG fees for aircraft parts and exchange orders, including parts shipped directly from Rockwell Collins or Honeywell.
"Our customers know they can contact Duncan Aviation Parts and Rotables Sales and receive emergency parts and exchange services 24 hours a day, including after hours and on weekends," says Chris Gress, Duncan Aviation Parts and Rotables Sales Manager. "Now they can get these parts without added AOG fees."
B. Coleman Aviation
B. Coleman Aviation is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the "Home of Hawker" for the Beechjet and Hawker aircraft product line. Located on Palm Beach International Airport in Sunny South Florida, B. Coleman Aviation has increased their tooling and qualified technician capacity, as well as performed numerous inspections, repairs and alterations for these models of aircraft, including all Beechjet Models and Hawker aircraft in the past 18 months.
Approximately, 157 young people are now starting either traditional or dual-study training programs with the Lufthansa Technik Group, 10 more than in 2014. The selection process for 2016 is also already under way. All told, Lufthansa Technik will now be home to 560 young people on their way to professions in technical aircraft services or aircraft logistics.
Seventy-eight of the new trainees are beginning programs in Hamburg, 58 in Frankfurt, 10 in Arnstadt, seven in Alzey and four in Munich.
Bombardier Business Aircraft
Recently, Bombardier Business Aircraft's wholly-owned Singapore Service Center received its Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia Part-145 approval. This approval enables the Singapore Service Center to service Australia-registered Challenger and Global aircraft. Approval for Learjet aircraft is currently in work. This achievement strengthens Bombardier's expanding presence in the region by providing Australia-registered operators with high-quality maintenance support and access to the entire Bombardier Business Aircraft Service Center network closer to their base of operations.
AAR announces it has reached a significant milestone — 60 years in the aviation industry. On this date in 1955, AAR's founder Ira A. Eichner incorporated his start-up aircraft radio and equipment supply business in downtown Chicago. What began as a one-man operation is now an industry-leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines, OEMs and governments around the world, with global headquarters located near O'Hare International Airport and more than 5,000 employees in 20 countries.
The Detroit News
Six pilot trainees are ready to meet at DuPont-Lapeer Airport for the night's lesson: aircraft instruments and plane dynamics.
But these trainees tend to have a few more wrinkles than you'd expect.
They are baby boomer pilots, the fastest-growing age group of light-aircraft aviators and Michigan is among the states with the most. The state has more sport-aircraft licenses — including those for powered hang gliders, parachutes and gyrocopters — than all but California, Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin, according to the General Aviation Manufacturing Association's 2015 report.
According to author Dr. Ronan Murphy: Concerns about pilot aging are just as important for the younger pilot as for the more silver-haired among us. The U.S. population is getting greyer, and it's plain to see when looking around any airport, so too is the average pilot. This aging brings numerous challenges and a few rewards that should be important to all of us.
Of the more than 650,000 U.S. certified pilots, nearly 10 percent, are over the age of 65 and more than 4,700 are over the age of 80, and this aging of pilots overall will almost certainly continue.
StandardAero has signed an agreement with SmartSky Networks to certify and install SmartSky's industry-first, airborne 4G LTE-based, high-speed wireless internet solution for a variety of business aircraft. StandardAero, through its in-house Federal Aviation Administration Organization Designation Authorization delegation, will provide Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approvals for the SmartSky system. StandardAero and SmartSky will begin STC development in 2016 as SmartSky completes its network development.
Patty Wagstaff performs incredible maneuvers in her small aerobatic airplane: rolls, loops and spins. She'll fly straight up, put the engine in idle, free-fall down, fire the engine back up and roar past crowds at air shows across the country.
But that's not the scariest part of her routine.
"Every air show pilot will tell you the most dangerous part of their job is getting to and from the show," Wagstaff says.
Aerobatic stunt planes aren't equipped with the instruments that allow pilots to navigate through clouds. When it gets soupy up there, Wagstaff says, she gets nervous.
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