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Tuesday
Oct212008

BBA Aviation Names Ed Chevrestt to Lead Executive Beechcraft

BBA Aviation has announced the appointment of Ed Chevrestt as Vice President and General Manager for Executive Beechcraft.

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Thursday
Oct162008

Avfuel Welcomes 41 Fixed Base Operations to Network of Avfuel-Branded Dealers

Avfuel released numbers today that show 41 FBOs have joined the Avfuel network of nationwide dealers since the first of the year. These FBOs now offer AVTRIP points on qualified fuel purchases, display Avfuel signage and enjoy membership in a broad network of highly visible FBO dealers around the world. Branded dealers also receive tailored advertising and marketing plans from Avfuel’s marketing department.

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Monday
Oct132008

Digital Wireless Sound System Offers up to Five Listening Selections

Flight Display Systems, the leader in manufacturing cabin entertainment solutions, introduced at NBAA the aircraft industry’s first 5-Source Wireless Audio Transmitter, which is designed to bring maximum on-board listening versatility.

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Monday
Oct132008

Million Air SAT of San Antonio, Texas, Joins Avfuel Branded Network 

Million Air of San Antonio, Texas, has joined the Avfuel-branded network of FBO dealers this fall as part of a decision that moves toward continued high-quality customer service. This year, Million Air (SAT) was rated one of the top FBOs in the nation in Aviation International News Magazine, a distinction reserved for only FBOs with an extent of excellent offerings and good customer service. With new renovations completed in the last year, Million Air offers both passengers and crew a top-quality environment for relaxing or preparing for the next flight.

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Friday
Oct102008

O’Keeffe Appointed NARA Chairman

Michael O’Keeffe, Sr. Vice President at Banyan Air Service, was recently appointed as Board Chairman for the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA). O'Keeffe has been a NARA member since 2003 and has been elected by his peers to be the 2009 Chairmana of the Association, said President, Susan Sheets.

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Thursday
Oct022008

J.A. Air Center Moving to Chicagoland's Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR)

A move and major expansion is nearing completion at J.A. Air Center. The longtime West Chicago-based (KDPA) service company is moving to Chicagoland's Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR). Sitting just outside the Class B Chicago airspace but with direct tollway access (no stoplights to the Chicago Loop), the new location is positioned perfectly for Chicago arrivals.

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Thursday
Oct022008

Physical Challenges are Left Behind as KC Area Kids Take to the Skies

Nearly 100 disabled and seriously ill children from the Kansas City area will experience the wonders of aviation at the upcoming Challenge Air “Fly Day,” hosted by Executive Beechcraft. This inspiring, once-in-a-lifetime introduction to aviation takes place on Saturday, October 11, 2008, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Kansas City Downtown Airport.

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Thursday
Oct022008

Avfuel-Branded Dealer Riverhawk Aviation (HKY) Expands Company Offerings with Acquisitions

Avfuel-branded dealer Riverhawk Aviation continues its expansion of fixed-base operation (FBO) offerings with the acquisitions of Profile Aviation and Carolina Air Charter. To support the expanded operations, Riverhawk Aviation has hired new employees and provided advanced training to the existing company-personnel. Riverhawk Aviation focuses on maximizing convenience, service and safety to all its customers, including business travelers, sports professionals, corporate banking institutions and universities.

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Thursday
Oct022008

Tom Hendershot, Executive Director of AMTSociety, Unanimously Elected to Board of Northrup 

Tom Hendershot, AMTSociety Executive Director, was recently unanimously elected to the board of the Northrop Rice Foundation. The Northrop Rice Foundation, a 501(C3) nonprofit organization, was established in 1994.

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Wednesday
Oct012008

Banyan Avionics Continues Expansion of its High Speed Data Program

Banyan’s avionics department has recently completed a High Speed Data/WI-FI installation on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ). The installation was done at the customer’s home base during a minimum maintenance inspection. The existing Honeywell MCS-6000 Satellite Communication system was retrofitted with a Honeywell HD-710 and augmented with the EMS CNX-200 Router. Voice and Data services were provided by industry-leader Satcom Direct. The installation also included removing the legacy Magnastar telephone system and replacing it with the Iridium based ICS-200 with six wireless handsets from International Communications Group (ICG).

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