Gibson Air Service opens

Gibson Air Service has opened at Bend Municipal Airport (KBND) in Oregon.

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Long Island FBO bought by Hawthorne Global

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has acquired ExcelAire, LLC, an FBO, aircraft charter and management company based at MacArthur Airport (ISP) in Ronkonkoma, New York.

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New service center for Flight Design LSAs

Flight Design has appointed US Aviation of Denton, Texas, to provide factory authorized service for the CT series of Light-Sport Aircraft. The Texas company has been a Rotax Service Center for several years and has more than 20 A&P mechanics on staff.

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Rotax engine training classes offered

Are you planning to attend the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Jan. 19-22? Are you an Airframe & Powerplant mechanic? Are you a Rotax repairman? Are you a Light-Sport Aircraft owner who wants the latest info about your Rotax engine? Aero Technical Institute is offering a number of classes slated for the days around the Expo.

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Roberts Aviation opens at SGJ

Roberts Aviation, an Ohio-based maintenance provider, has expanded its FAA Certified Repair Station capabilities to Northeast Florida Regional Airport (SGJ).

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Zero-cost maintenance on Premier IA

Hawker Beechcraft Corp. is offering zero-cost maintenance on the Beechcraft Premier IA.

From now until Sept. 30, the Premier IA is available for zero-cost maintenance for five years or 1,000 hours, whichever occurs first. In addition, customers can take advantage of bonus depreciation in 2009, which could provide significant tax savings, according to company officials.

For more information: 316-676-5034 or

Mather Aviation opens VNY facility

Mather Aviation opened a new facility at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California June 1.
The facility is Mather Aviation’s first location in Southern California and brings the total number of locations to four.

Mather Aviation has just leased 15,000 square feet of hangar space at the Keck-Aerolease Center. The facility will be capable of servicing aircraft from single engine piston to medium corporate jets. It also will offer mobile Aircraft On Ground (AOG) service to the greater Los Angeles area with its mobile maintenance truck.

Based outside of Sacramento at Mather Airport (MHR), Mather Aviation has more than 70 employees. It also has locations at Hayward Airport (HWD) and McClellan Airport (MCC).

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Scorpion, all-in-one maintenance vehicle, debuts

Air Technical Industries has unveiled the Scorpion Aircraft Tug, a tug that includes a built-in crane lift and auxiliary power unit (APU). The Scorpion enables FBO mechanics to move and precisely position aircraft weighing up to 15,000 pounds.

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US Aviation to install Pratt & Whitney Turbine Tracker System

Pratt & Whitney Engine Services has issued a dealer and installation agreement to US Aviation allowing it to install P&W’s Turbine Tracker System. The system operates like the black box on an airliner, monitoring all engine activity. It can be expanded to keep track of any airframe setting changes.

usaviationpt6The hardware and software program provides aircraft owners/operators with aircraft performance data used to reduce maintenance and operating costs.

To accommodate the anticipated increase in maintenance activity, US Aviation Maintenance, which is at Denton Municipal Airport (KDTO) in Texas, is adding personnel and opening the doors seven days a week: Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information: 940-383-2484 or Re-Designs Website has recently undergone a re-design of its on-line aviation retail store. The new website showcases portable aviation electronics, pilot supplies, training materials, cockpit accessories, apparel and safety equipment from manufacturers such as Garmin, David Clark, Telex, ICOM, Bose, and Lightspeed.

The new site offers web pages that are cleaner and more concise. Drop-down/fly-out menus allow people to find products and information quickly and easily. In many cases a person can navigate directly to a specific product or manufacturer in just one click. [Read more...]