StandardAero Certifies Honeywell JetWave Ka-band System for Bombardier Global Express, Global 5000 and Global 6000

StandardAero, in partnership with California-based MRO ACI Jet, recently certified another Honeywell JetWaveTM Ka-band satellite communication system, completing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installations on Bombardier Global Express, Global 5000 and Global 6000 Aircraft. Honeywell’s JetWave system is a popular offering in the world of in-flight connectivity, utilizing Ka-band technology to replicate the speed and…

Gulf Coast Avionics and Pacific Coast Avionics Gain Whelen Lighting Dealerships

Rick Garcia, president and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics and Pacific Coast Avionics announced that the companies have been appointed authorized dealers for Whelen Engineering’s full line of exterior and interior aircraft lighting products. “Whelen is the undisputed leader in all types of exterior and interior lighting solutions for general and many business aviation aircraft,” Garcia…

PPG Aerospace Sealants Cured with Ultraviolet Light Undergoing Qualification

PPG  has begun qualification and shop trials for a family of aerospace sealants that are cured on demand using ultraviolet (UV) light, allowing for substantial reductions in process time, waste and costs while increasing efficiency, the company says. Based on PPG PERMAPOL polymer technology and known as sealants cured on demand (SCOD), these proprietary sealants…

Former FAA-Designated Airworthiness Rep Sentenced in Aircraft Parts Fraud Case

On June 22, 2018, Edward Carl Fernandez was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Miami, Florida, for falsely representing the airworthiness condition of numerous commercial aircraft parts. Fernandez was sentenced to six months’ home confinement, three years’ probation, 100 hours of community service, a $5,000 fine and forfeiture of $38,850. Fernandez pleaded guilty on February 22,…

Gulfstream Enhances Employee On-the-Job Training Lab

Gulfstream Enhances Employee On-the-Job Training Lab

Gulfstream Aerospace recently enhanced its On-the-Job Training (OJT) Laboratory with two additional aircraft structures: an all-new Gulfstream G600 fuselage, main entry door and wing and a Gulfstream G650 fuselage, door, interior and wing. The additions are aimed at ensuring Gulfstream technicians continue to provide aircraft owners and operators with a first-rate service experience, the company…

PrimeFlight Aviation Acquires Sharp Details

PrimeFlight Aviation Services has acqured Sharp Details as of July 1, 2018. The company will operate as a wholly- owned subsidiary of PrimeFlight Aviation Services. PrimeFlight is a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group. “We are excited to expand our scope into the general aviation industry through the acquisition of Sharp Details,” said Dan Bucaro,…

Duncan Aviation Announces New Satellite in Bedford, Mass.

Duncan Aviation will open a Satellite Avionics Shop in Bedford, Mass., in early August. The shop will be located in the Jet Aviation hangar and has ramp access on the Laurence G Hanscom Field. The new Bedford Satellite Avionics Shop will be an estimated 35-minute drive from downtown Boston. “We’re excited to make more of…

Honda Aircraft Appoints Avemex As HondaJet Mexico

Honda Aircraft has appointed Avemex as HondaJet Mexico. As the exclusive authorized HondaJet dealer in the region, HondaJet Mexico will provide sales, customer service and support for the aircraft in Mexico. Based in Toluca, Mexico, Avemex is a large private aviation business with 40 years of experience in the region. Avemex says their specialties include…

Zarate Named President of FlightSafety Services

FlightSafety International announces that Hector Zarate has been named interim President of FlightSafety Services Corporation. He replaces Ron Ladnier who will retire at the end of June. “Hector has an in-depth understanding of government and military training requirements and the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills required to assume this important responsibility,” said Ray Johns, EVP.…