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Philjets Now Largest Operator Of Airbus Helos In Philippines

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PhilJets Group will be the Philippines’ largest operator of Airbus helicopters, following its new order for one twin-engine H145 and two single-engine H130s.

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Air Associates Cleaning up After Severe Storm

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Air Associates of Kansas, an FBO, charter operator and flight school based at Johnson County Executive Airport (KOJC) in Olathe, Kan., continues to restore its facilities after 80-85 mph straight line winds on March 6 caused significant damage.

Textron Diesel-Powered Cessna 172 Enters Training Fleet

Thursday, April 27, 2017

In a surprise announcement,Textron Aviation reported that Purdue Aviation had committed to adding the diesel-powered Cessna 172 to its training fleet. FAA and EASA certifications of the Turbo Skyhawk JT-A are expected later this year.

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Production Begins For Textron’s Citation Longitude

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Textron Aviation has begun assembly of its Citation Longitude super-midsize jet. The first four production aircraft are in progress inside the company's Plant IV in East Wichita, Textron Aviation reports. The Longitude is the first Cessna product to be manufactured inside a former Beechcraft facility. In addition, the third Cessna Citation Longitude test aircraft has completed its first flight and has joined the flight test program. During the recent 1 hr., 40 min.

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'Embracing Change' in the UK

Thursday, April 27, 2017

We are not talking about Brexit, although it looks like there will be be lots of change for the British to embrace when the UK abandons the European Union.

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GE Aviation Requests EASA Certification For H Series Engine

Thursday, April 27, 2017

GE Aviation has submitted a type certification request to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its H Series aerobatic engine. The powerplant features a single lever to control both the engine and propeller, which the manufacturer says will significantly reduce pilot workload and provide automatic limiting functions. The engine, which GE says is targeted for the aircraft in the 550-850-shp range, is expected to be awarded certification in 2018.

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Harlow Develops Autothrottle For General Aviation Market

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Harlow Aerostructures, a component supplier to the aviation industry, has developed its first autothrottle for new general aviation aircraft.

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Glut Of Used Aircraft Could Feed New Charter Concepts

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The flow of relatively young, high-time business jets exiting the fleets of fractional ownership companies could allow whole ownership for first-time buyers while supporting a vigorous charter business that could nearly cover the cost of ownership.

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Tecnam Launches Slot Deposits For P2012 Traveler

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Tecnam has launched a slot-deposit program for its P2012 Traveler. The high-wing, 11-seat piston twin lists for $2.35 million. A deposit of $107,000 allows customers to take delivery positions in 2019 and freezes the pricing.

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CIT Exits Aviation Leasing Market

Thursday, April 27, 2017

CIT Group marked the end of an era April 4 as the financial holding company exited the aircraft leasing market and closed the sale of its commercial aircraft leasing business to Avolon Holdings for a final purchase price of $10.4 billion.

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The Opposition To ATC Privatization Must Stand United

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The ongoing fight over the privatization of the U.S. air traffic control system, an idea Cessna Chairman Emeritus Russ Meyer last year characterized as “a disaster for general aviation,” has produced some curious, possibly concerning, signs within the opposition.

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AC-U-KWIK on Tour: American Aero FTW

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Besides offering a view of the Meacham International Airport (KFTW) airfield, the all-glass lounge at American Aero FTW provides a glimpse into the technology built into the FBO’s new building, which opened in January 2017.

West Coast Aviation Services Launches New Website Reflecting its New Branding Initiative

Monday, April 17, 2017

West Coast Aviation Services announced the launch of its newly designed website, which represents the company’s new branding initiative and positioning as a worldwide charter operator and multi-faceted business aviation services provider.

Remote Aircraft Maintenance Monitoring Made Easy With New Heritage Aware Dashboard Reporting Portal

Friday, April 14, 2017

Heritage Aviation, a leading aviation services provider, announced the development of Heritage Aware, a remote aircraft maintenance monitoring portal that allows customers real-time access to updates and work-in-progress reporting.

Ross Aviation LGB Earns DCA Gateway Status

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ross Aviation (KLGB) in Long Beach, California, was recently named a gateway FBO through the DCA Access Standard Security Program, granting flights leaving the operation the ability to fly directly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (KDCA) in Washington, D.C. 

ACI Jet (KSNA) Partners With Avfuel, Joins Branded Network

Friday, April 07, 2017

Avfuel Corporation welcomes ACI Jet at John Wayne-Orange County Airport (KSNA) to its network of more than 650 branded FBOs across North America and Europe.  The partnership offers operators the full benefits of Avfuel Contract Fuel and AVTRIP rewards at the Santa Ana FBO in California’s popular destination—Orange County—as of April 1.

Windsor Jet adds new Gulfstream IVSP to Charter Fleet

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Windsor Jet Management – private jet charter operator based out of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport – continues to grow it’s existing charter fleet and is proud to announce their newest Gulfstream IVSP aircraft addition registered N101CV. This aircraft is now available for domestic and international charter flights.

NBAA Marks the Passing of Industry Legend Chuck McKinnon

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today marked the passing of business aviation legend Charles A. "Chuck" McKinnon, founder and longtime manager of IBM’s flight department. He died March 30 in his hometown of Trussville, AL at the age of 101.

Eleven FBOs Sign on With Phillips 66 Aviation

Friday, March 31, 2017

Phillips 66 Aviation announced the addition of 11 FBOs to the network.

Business Aviation Airport and Airport Services Changes for Week Ending March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

With input from airport managers, FBO managers and contacts at aviation service providers around the world, AC-U-KWIK regularly updates its database and directories. Review some of the important additions and changes to data published on from the last seven or so days.