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…

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…

C&L Aviation to Provide ADS-B Solution for Berry Aviation Embraer Fleet

C&L Aviation Services (C&L) has been awarded the contract to provide the ADS-B solution for Berry Aviation’s fleet of EMB-120 aircraft. The program will see C&L provide the Garmin solution to comply with the FAA Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast-Out (ADS/B-Out) mandate requiring compliance before January 1, 2020. “Working with C&L on this project has been a…

Air Plains Services Flying East to AOPA Fly-In at Tullahoma Regional Airport

Air Plains Services, specialists in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, will be exhibiting a Cessna 180 with one of the company’s signature 300hp XP engines and talking aircraft transformation at the AOPA Fly-In in Tullahoma, Tenn., September 13 and 14. “We’re excited to be traveling east, getting to know aircraft owners in a different…

Inspector+ by WNS Achieves Zebra Technologies Validation

WNS announced it has successfully completed Zebra Technologies’ Validated Program for its Inspector+ application. This designation indicates to customers and partners that Inspector+ was successfully tested – confirming its performance and functionality with select Zebra devices. • Inspector+ is an Android-based maintenance and inspection app designed to increase productivity, ensure compliance, and expedite maintenance reporting.…

GlobalAir Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The Globalair.com Calvin L. Carrithers Aviation Scholarship is entering the final week of application submissions, which ends on August 14 2019. Students enrolled in an accredited College or University Aviation Program for the 2018-2019 school year are welcome to apply. Four students will be accepted into the program, which entails writing weekly blogs sharing their…