Textron Aviation expands in-flight connectivity options for Citation business jets

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 22, 2019) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has received supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for the Gogo AVANCE L5 connectivity system upgrade for its Cessna Citation X+, Citation Sovereign+ and Citation Latitude business jets. Aircraft equipped with Gogo AVANCE L5 will experience faster inflight connectivity...

Textron Aviation continues to invest in parts availability, expands three additional warehouses

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 21, 2019) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it recently expanded global part distribution capabilities across warehouses at three facility locations in the U.S., highlighting the company’s continued investment in aftermarket and MRO support for all its Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker products. The company grew its existing square...

Bombardier’s New European Mobile Response Team Aircraft Enters into Service

Dedicated Challenger 300 aircraft boosts mobile response capability in Europe and supplements shipping from Frankfurt parts distribution hub Additional mobile response aircraft continues worldwide Customer Experience growth to further enhance product support and services   Challenger 300 mobile response aircraft will provide thorough coverage and skilled OEM support throughout Europe and the...

Gulfstream Launches Center Dedicated To AOG Resolution

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has created a center dedicated to the resolution of aircraft-on-ground (AOG) issues, providing Gulfstream operators with an unprecedented level of integrated support and ensuring faster return to service of their grounded aircraft. The nearly 2,400 square-foot/223 square-meter center is located in the 679,199-sf/63,100-sm Gulfstream Savannah Service Center,...

Lynx FBO Network Acquires Fly Arkansas’ Little Rock FBO

The Sterling Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston, Texas, today announced that its platform company, Lynx FBO Network, has completed the acquisition of the FBO assets of Fly Arkansas at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas. Fly Arkansas retains the FBO at Boone County Airport and Aircraft Management and Charter. In August 2016, Sterling launched Lynx, a buy-and-build...

West Star Aviation Announces Hiring Push Amidst Expansion Efforts

West Star Aviation has announced increased hiring efforts in 2018 by attending job fairs and partnering with Careerwise for their apprenticeship program. These efforts have been strengthened because of their recent expansion efforts and an increased level of business at its East Alton, IL, (ALN), Grand Junction, CO, (GJT), and Chattanooga, TN, (CHA) facilities. West Star Aviation recently visited Lansing...

Dreamline Aviation Adds the HondaJet to its West Coast Charter Fleet

Dreamline Aviation has expanded its charter fleet with the addition of a new HondaJet (HA 420). Dreamline thus becomes the first West Coast operator to offer the unique and ultra-modern HondaJet for air charter service. Dreamline President, Mark L. Schmaltz, commented, “With its super-quiet and spacious seating for 4 passengers, the HondaJet has redefined the light jet experience. This is the...

Desert Jet Continues Growth at Palm Springs

Leading business aviation services company Desert Jet reports a remarkable year-over-year growth in 2017 to its charter, FBO and maintenance businesses, with revenues increasing 100%. Desert Jet added four new aircraft to its charter fleet last year – including three super-mid-sized jets – and saw an upsurge reflecting 40% increase in charter flight hours and 62% increase in charter revenue. Desert...

New Pilatus PC-24 Training Underway at FlightSafety Dallas

FlightSafety International and Pilatus announce that training for the new PC-24 Super Versatile Jet has begun at FlightSafety’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. “We are pleased to announce the start of training for the new Pilatus PC-24 aircraft in Dallas,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice President. “FlightSafety and Pilatus worked closely together to ensure owners and operators of the...

Rockwell Collins announces a new ADS-B Out certifications

Rockwell Collins’ ADS-B Out Part 23 approved model list supplemental type certificate (AML-STC) has received approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This path includes the latest TDR-94/94D Mode S Transponder variant to help aircraft owners meet the rapidly approaching mandate. This certification covers 32 unique aircraft models from Textron Aviation and M7 Aerospace. Operators can...