Constant Aviation Earns FAA Safety Management System Certification

Constant Aviation announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accepted its fully functional SMS as being in “Active Conformance” with the FAA’s Part 5 Voluntary Safety Management System (SMS) Program, the final step in the SMS process. Constant Aviation becomes only the fourth MRO out of the more than 4,500 maintenance organizations nationally and…

Duncan Aviation Delivers 100th Falcon Winglet Installation 

Duncan Aviation announced the delivery of the 100th pair of Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) blended winglets that the company has installed on a Dassault Falcon aircraft. A Falcon 900EX flew away from the company’s Lincoln, Neb., MRO facility, with the honors late last week. In 2008, Duncan Aviation partnered with API and the OEM to…

London Ontario’s ACT to Use Augmented Reality to Deliver Composites Training

The COVID-19 global pandemic has forced many businesses to find new ways of delivering their goods and services. For London’s Advanced Composites Training (ACT), that meant developing new digital technology to provide the top-quality instruction that has made the company a global leader in composites training since 1996. ACT’s recently-launched augmented reality training uses the…

West Star Promotes Dan Sies To Falcon Supervisor

West Star Aviation announced the promotion of Dan Sies to Falcon maintenance supervisor at their East Alton, Ill. (ALN) facility. Sies has more than 20 years of aviation experience starting with West Star in the Citation department and then transferring to Falcon in 2006 as an AMT dead for the past four years. “Dan is…

SAE International Publishes New Standard to Improve Aerospace Engine Supply Chain Quality and Control

SAE International announced today the publication of a new technical standard, SAE AS13100: AESQ Quality Management System Requirements for Aero Engine Design and Production Organizations, to simplify and harmonize the various requirements of aerospace engine manufacturers into a single set of requirements to improve understanding, efficiency and performance of aerospace engines. “With the globalization and…

8tree’s Research Center in Germany Achieves ISO9001 Certification

“Every crisis presents an opportunity. Although the aviation sector – one of 8tree’s core markets – was adversely impacted by the COVID-19, our intention was to emerge stronger coming out of the crisis. The ISO9001 certification sends a clear message to our customers and stakeholders saying ‘8tree is still here – stronger than ever,’” says…

Turtles Fly Too Takes Turtle Rescue to the Next Level

Turtle rescue group, Turtles Fly Too has grown and expanded its efforts over the years. Founder Leslie Weinstein has made it a personal goal to help as many of the endangered sea turtles survive as possible. Starting years ago, Weinstein has grown a network of volunteer pilots who fly turtles to rehab centers, and then…

Duncan Aviation Receives TCCA and EASA Approval for ACA Ionizer Installation Packages for Challenger Aircraft 

Duncan Aviation announced it has recently added to its efforts to keep aviation enthusiasts safe in their aircraft by securing approval from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for two Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs). Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification Services and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) departments created an installation package…

GAMA Welcomes Five New Memberships

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the addition of Airbus Corporate Jets, Hartzell Engine Technologies and Incora as Members, Beta Technologies as an Associate Member, and Toyota Motor North America as an Associate Member EPIC. Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is headquartered in Blagnac, France, and was founded in 1997. They manufacture a modern and…

Duncan to Locate Repair Station at New Chantilly Air Near Washington, DC

Duncan Aviation is opening its newest Satellite Repair Station in the Washington, DC, area at Chantilly Air’s newly completed Jet Center. This latest endeavor will offer complementary services to maintenance and avionics customers in and around the Manassas Regional Airport (HEF) in Northern Virginia. Located roughly 30 miles from downtown Washington, DC, Chantilly Air’s new…