The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today marked the passing of business aviation legend Charles A. "Chuck" McKinnon, founder and longtime manager of IBM’s flight department. He died March 30 in his hometown of Trussville, AL at the age of 101.
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Pentastar Aviation has been issued Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST04188CH for certification of compatibility of wireless data technologies on Gulfstream Aerospace GIV-X (G350/G450) series aircraft. Award of this STC allows operators to approve the use of Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices (TPED) onboard aircraft with wireless networks or Wi-Fi hot spots for their passengers.
After opening the doors to a new, world-class facility at Meacham International Airport less than two months ago, American Aero FTW served as the host FBO for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Regional Forum in Fort Worth. The one-day event brought together current and prospective business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers, and other business aviation professionals.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the procedures governing the agency’s new Regulatory Consistency Communication Board (RCCB) including how the industry is to bring matters to its attention. The RCCB will provide clarification to internal and external stakeholders on questions related to potential inconsistent regulatory interpretations by the agency’s regions and district offices.
Atlantic Aviation has recently completed construction on a new FBO project development in Portland, Oregon. The campus includes two 30,000-square-foot hangars, capable of housing aircraft up to G-650 and Global 6000. Additionally, there is 15,490 square feet of prime office/shop space. The FBO terminal is 12,112 square-foot with auto parking for 235 vehicles.
West Star Aviation is pleased to announce its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) Procedures Manual (PM) Rev. C received FAA approval. West Star is now delegated to accept Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs). The ICA delegated acceptance authority will enable West Star to be in better control of Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) schedule.