Western Aircraft expands in Boise

BOISE, Idaho – Western Aircraft recently held a ribbon cutting celebration in honor of its most recent expansion at Boise Airport.

The company added two new buildings totaling 26,000 square feet to its 18-acre leasehold. The new construction includes an expanded parts facility, as well as a two-story infill building that houses support shops for Western Aircraft’s services operation.

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Global-Aero.com launches

Global Aerospace, an international provider of aerospace insurance, has launched its new expanded corporate website, global-aero.com.

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Last chance to share your favorite Oshkosh photo

Were you at AirVenture in Oshkosh last week? For the next print issue of General Aviation News, we’re going to publish two full pages of photos and would love to include some from our readers. Send your photos to janice@generalaviationnews.com, with a brief description (aircraft make/model, the names of those pictured, if relevant) and your full name so you can get a photo credit. If your photo is published, we’ll send you a complimentary copy of the issue.

Deadline for submission is Aug. 11.

New FAA hangar policy causing confusion

Two weeks after the FAA unveiled its draft policy for allowed uses in hangars at airports that receive federal grant funding, much confusion has emerged regarding the overall effect of the policy and what it means for hangar tenants. That’s particularly true for homebuilders, who have heard conflicting stories about what it means for building an aircraft in an airport hangar, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

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Judge dismisses patent lawsuit against AOPA

A U.S. District Court judge in Oregon has dismissed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). District Judge Marco Hernández dismissed the lawsuit, brought by SD Holdings, LLC, on July 22 for lack of personal jurisdiction.

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Insurer responds to request for afford airstrip liability coverage

For many airstrip owners, the provision of liability insurance coverage has been cost prohibitive.  Recently, the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF)  took on the project of examining the availability of airstrip liability insurance and found that, as is the case with many aviation-related concerns, there were misunderstandings and unfounded prejudices impacting both the availability and pricing of such policies.

As a result of this work, RAF officials say they have identified a major insurance carrier, with extensive experience in insuring public airports, willing to develop a program offering low cost liability protection for publicly owned and privately owned airstrips both improved and unimproved.

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NEAM executive director to retire

WINDSOR LOCKS, CONN. — Michael P. Speciale, Executive Director of the New England Air Museum (NEAM), has announced his retirement as of Dec. 1. He has been executive director for 29 years and has led the museum’s transformation from a small one-hangar museum recovering from the effects of a tornado in 1979, to a major cultural, educational, and historical institution serving a world-wide audience. [Read more...]

Nextant selects Parker Wheels and Brakes for G90XT

Parker Aerospace’s Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division has been selected by Nextant Aerospace, based in Cleveland, Ohio, to provide its STC-approved wheel and brake conversion kit for the Nextant G90XT Remanufactured Turboprop aircraft.

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Exova Santa Fe Springs Aerospace expands

Exova, a global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, has expanded both capacity and technical capabilities at its aerospace laboratory in Santa Fe Springs, California.

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Jeppesen simplifies Mobile FliteDeck IFR subscriptions

At this year’s AirVenture,  Jeppesen introduced a new structure for Mobile FliteDeck data subscriptions, to simplify the flying experience for general aviation pilots.

Pilots using Mobile FliteDeck on iPad now have 10 global coverage options for IFR navigation data services offered at a lower price point, including full U.S. coverage available for a $299 annual subscription.

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