West Star Aviation Authorized To Service Meggitt Securaplane Batteries

West Star Aviation announced they are now authorized to service and repair Meggitt Securaplane Technologies Main Ship 9750W Pure Lead batteries at their full-service Alton, IL (ALN) location. The 9750 Battery is available for most Citation models.  Additionally, they are authorized to perform “reblocking” of the XL245 XL246, Xl249, XL2410 and 2411 series emergency battery.…

Mirandy Products Acquired by South Florida Company

Mirandy Products, LLC has been acquired by a south Florida company. Founded in 1976, Mirandy is a supplier of niche, performance chemicals used in the aviation, industrial, institutional, and janitorial industries. Among Mirandy’s well-known products are its Boeing and AMS specification-tested and approved aircraft lavatory anti-corrosion, anti-freezing, and fragrant fluids, as well as Mirandy’s line…

Yingling Aviation Positions for Future With Nichols as President, Expanded Roles for Short and Williams

Lynn Nichols, chairman and CEO of Yingling Aviation, has announced the elevation of his son Andrew Nichols, the firm’s current chief financial officer, to the position of president. The move is the “‘logical next step’ in our generational succession plan, designed to provide a smooth transition for the company and position it for continued success,”…

World Fuel Services Corp. to Acquire Universal Weather and Aviation’s UVair Fuel Business

World Fuel Services Corporation announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company has signed a definitive agreement with Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. (“Universal”) to acquire Universal’s UVair fuel business. The total purchase price of approximately $170 million, a portion of which is payable over three years, will be funded through cash-on-hand and liquidity available…

Baron Launches New API Website for Aviation

Baron, a provider of weather intelligence, announced the launch of the new Baron Weather API for Aviation website, now optimized for development. Baron Weather API for Aviation makes it easy to integrate quality-controlled, industry-leading weather data into a range of devices and services, including location-based smart phone and tablet apps, websites, desktop applications, multi-function displays,…

Another Citation Experiences Trouble, Fire and is Destroyed

Ten people onboard a private jet escaped after the aircraft conducted an aborted takeoff procedure and then ran off the end of the runway in Oroville, Calif. The passengers and crew managed to evacuate the aircraft before it burst into flames. The Cessna Citation was scheduled to fly to Portland, Ore., but did not continue…

High School Students Graduate from Hallmark University’s Aero CHI Program

San Antonio, Texas-based Hallmark University began its free Aerospace College Head-start Institute (Aero CHI) program two years ago with a group of NEISD high school students, training them in aerospace education during the early mornings of their school days. Today these students have completed their high school training program, having saved themselves more than $10,000…

FAA Reports “Letter of Compliance” Elimination

On July 24, ARSA received a response from the FAA regarding the association’s joint effort with the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) to purge agency guidance of a requirement for repair station applicants to submit a “letter of compliance.” The agency’s letter reported that its “‘Part 145 Letter of Compliance’ policy” was removed from the Flight…

ExpressJet Airlines Names Bruce Jones as VP of Maintenance

ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, announced Bruce Jones has been named vice president of Maintenance and Engineering. Jones will be responsible for ExpressJet’s aircraft maintenance program that encompasses a fleet of more than 100 Embraer aircraft supported by 750 professionals in eight locations. He will replace Jamie Hill who is advancing to a leadership…

Earnhardt’s Aircraft Bounced Twice, Came Down Hard

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s Cessna Citation bounced twice and subsequently came down hard during  last week’s crash, before ultimately bursting into flames. The aircraft reportedly finally landed hard on the right main gear, then slid off the runway after going through a fence and came to a stop on a highway. Earnhardt, his wife and baby…