Giles elected chairman of Greenville Airport Commission

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

Jonathan P. Giles (pictured) has been elected chairman of the Greenville Airport Commission (GAC), owner and operator of the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in South Carolina, while Jim Wall has been elected vice chairman of the commission. GMU is the busiest general... Continue Reading →

FlightSafety promotes Bitgood to manager of Long Beach center

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by

FlightSafety International has promoted Todd Bitgood to manager of its Learning Center in Long Beach, California. He succeeds Pete Nily, who has become a Regional Director of Training Operations. Continue Reading →

FAA receives unleaded fuels proposals

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA reports it has received 10 replacement fuel proposals from producers Afton Chemical Company, Avgas LLC, Shell, Swift Fuels and a consortium of BP, TOTAL and Hjelmco, for further evaluation in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI), an... Continue Reading →

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SkyCraft finishes ASTM compliance, opens new factory

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

SkyCraft Airplanes has declared to the FAA that its SD-1 Minsiport is compliant with all ASTM regulations for Light-Sport Aircraft one year after publicly announcing it would be producing the airplane ready-to-fly. SkyCraft now awaits an FAA audit, after which it... Continue Reading →

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Airshow star Michael Goulian to serve as AOPA ambassador

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

Legendary air show and racing pilot Michael Goulian will serve as an AOPA Ambassador, according to officials with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Continue Reading →

West Star Aviation named East Alton Rotary Business of the Year

Posted on July 10th, 2014 by

The Rotary Club of East Alton, Ill., recently recognized West Star Aviation as its Business of the Year. Continue Reading →

Kemp Jet Services at KOGD joins Avfuel network

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

Kemp Jet Services of Ogden, Utah, has joined the Avfuel network of FBOs to offer Avfuel Contract Fuel, AVTRIP points and more. Continue Reading →

Scholarship gets boost from Advanced Aircrew Academy

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

At the recent Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training (PCAT) Safety Smackdown, Advanced Aircrew Academy presented a check from the Safety Clickdown program to fund PCATs scholarship program. PCAT is working with the National Flight Academy providing scholarships to the Ambition... Continue Reading →

FlightSafety promotes Standley at Dallas center

Posted on July 9th, 2014 by

FlightSafety International has promoted Robert Standley to an assistant manager at the company’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. He will oversee the Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream and Pratt & Whitney Canada maintenance training programs offered at the center. Continue Reading →

Complaint filed to keep Santa Monica Airport open

Posted on July 8th, 2014 by

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has joined with aviation businesses, other GA organizations and individuals in a complaint filed with the FAA July 2 to ensure that Santa Monica Airport (SMO) remains open after 2015. Continue Reading →