Headlines 2015

11/12/2015WEST STAR ANNOUNCES RENEWAL OF HAWKER AND CITATION SERVICE CENTER AGREEMENT

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the renewal of their Textron Aviation Authorized Hawker and Citation Service Center Agreement at their Grand Junction, Colorado (GJT) Location.

11/12/2015FLYINGGROUP QUALIFIED TO FLY LPV APPROACHES

For GPS approaches, technology evolved towards LPV (localizer performance with vertical guidance) : based upon GPS, a safety-of-life enhanced signal service enabled by EGNOS in Europe (or WAAS in the USA, and/or several other space-based systems worldwide) allows aircraft to perform even more precise 3-dimensionally guided GPS approaches, hence to lower minima, thereby rendering air navigation safer.

10/12/2015SATCOM DIRECT FIRST DISTRIBUTION PARTNER TO TRANSMIT DATA USING JET CONNEX SERVICE

Satcom Direct was the first business aviation communications distribution partner to provision its services and transmit data over Inmarsat’s new Ka-band Global Xpress network via the Inmarsat-5 F-1 satellite, in August. It is again the first to validate its services over the Inmarsat-5 F-2 (I-5 F-2) satellite, achieving this milestone in December.

10/12/2015HONDAJET RECEIVES TYPE CERTIFICATION FROM FAA

The HondaJet received type certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday. Honda Aircraft Company and the FAA made the announcement today at the Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina.

10/12/2015WEST STAR MODIFIES FALCON 2000

West Star has reconfigured a Falcon 2000 to a unique 13-passenger configuration. The Falcon 2000 is normally configured for 8 or 10 passengers.

09/12/2015TAG AVIATION ADDS GULFSTREAM G650 TO UK AOC

TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce the addition of the Gulfstream G650 to its UK AOC.

08/12/2015PIPER AIRCRAFT DIESEL ENGINE ARCHER DX FOR DANISH FLIGHT SCHOOL

ODENSE, Denmark, December 08, 2015 - Piper Aircraft, Inc.  has announced the first sale of a factory new diesel engine Archer DX into Scandinavia. Billund Air Center (BAC), a leading flight school in Denmark, took possession of the aircraft last week.

07/12/2015DAHER DELIVERS THE 100TH TBM 900

Daher’s latest member in its very fast turboprop product line – the TBM 900 – has reached the century mark with the 100th aircraft delivery to date.

03/12/2015WEST STAR AVIATION AWARDED THEIR FIRST 8C INSPECTION ON GLOBAL EXPRESS

West Star Aviation announced they have their first 8C inspection on a Bombardier Global Express aircraft in the works at their Grand Junction, CO (GJT) location. 8C is an intense 120-month interval inspection that requires specialized tooling to perform. They will also perform a landing gear (restoration) inspection, the 1C/2C/4C inspection and other hourly inspections.

03/12/2015TAG DEVELOPS EASA STC FOR TCAS VERSION 7.1 UPGRADE

TAG Aviation S.A. in collaboration with Rockwell Collins has been granted approval for an EASA Supplemental Type Certifications (STC) for the installation of the TTR-4100 TCAS II version 7.1 on Dassault Falcon 2000 and 2000EX.