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Cirrus aircraft resources to keep your flying skills sharp at home

If your flying adventures have been put on hold, there are still ways to connect with The Cirrus Life™ and keep your skills sharp from the comfort of your own home. Over the coming weeks, our team is sharing a series of videos on our Facebook page designed to enhance your flight training and keep our passionate community of pilots, owners and operators connected. In this firs...

Gulfstream Coronavirus Updates

We recently confirmed that an employee in our Westfield, Massachusetts, facility was diagnosed with coronavirus. Our thoughts are with the employee and their loved ones. Because of this diagnosis, we have temporarily closed several areas where the affected employee spent time. We also told the employees in those areas to remain home to self-quarantine and self-monitor. We will work to mitigate...

Boeing extends temporary suspension of Puget Sound production operations

Boeing is extending the temporary suspension of production operations at all Puget Sound area and Moses Lake sites until further notice. These actions are being taken in light of the company's continuing focus on the health and safety of employees, current assessment of the spread of COVID-19 in Washington state, the reliability of the supply chain and additional recommendations from governmen...

Make Air Travel More Safe and Efficient - Tamarack Aerospace Supports CARES Act

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the aerospace industry, Tamarack is launching a temporary program with special pricing for its revolutionary Active Winglet technology for Cessna CitationJets. This ensures Tamarack employees and the supply chain stay strong while providing added economic resilience and safety margins for customer operations. Tamarack is...

Utah Rotor Pathway Program Receives $1.1 Million Grant

The Utah State Legislature recently approved a Strategic Workforce Initiative grant to Southern Utah University to support the growth of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program, a government-industry-education partnership preparing Utah students for high-growth occupations while serving regional industry workforce needs. The grant totals $386,000 per year for three years, for a total of $1,158,000....

Initial ground engine tests of Cessna SkyCourier

Textron Aviation announced it has successfully completed initial ground engine tests on the prototype Cessna SkyCourrier twin utility turboprop featuring Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65SC engines. These ground engine tests verified the functionality of the fuel system and engines, as well as the interface with the avionics and electrical systems. “The successful engine run...

New largest Flying Colours paint hangar at Ontario headquarters

Flying Colours has officially opened the doors of its newest, largest and most advanced paint preparation and application facility at its Peterborough, ON. headquarters. The new purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility gives Flying Colours the capacity to paint any size business aircraft including Bombardier Global 7500, Gulfstream G700 types, as well as narrow body executive airliners such a...

10 Years in Business - Blackhawk Aerospace Composites

Blackhawk Aerospace Composites celebrated their tenth year in business! The Kentucky-based company was established September 17, 2009 and manufactures aftermarket composite components for the business and military aviation markets as well as provides research and development services for several Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Department of Defense (DOD) companies. BAC’s...

Southern Utah University selects Bell 505 to offer advanced pilot and technical training

Southern Utah University (SUU) purchaised a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to add to its existing fleet of helicopters for student training. Southern Utah University offers training in Rotor Wing Pilot or Fixed Wing Pilot components. These tracks share a common core of general education and general aviation core courses. SUU Aviation is a University flight training program in Cedar City, Utah wit...

Wheels Up acquires Gama Aviation

Without disclosing financial terms of the transaction, the essecntial is quiete clear - Wheels Up has acquired Gama Aviation LLC, becoming owned and managed fleet of over 300 planes. The transaction closed on March 2, 2020. Gama Aviation Signature has been the exclusive operator of the Wheels Up fleet of King Air 350i, Citation Excel/XLS and Citation X aircraft since...

Free Online Course for Girls ages 8-17 from WAI and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

In celebration of Women in Aviation International’s expanding Girls in Aviation Day, WAI and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are pleased to announce a new, self-paced Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) tailored to learners ages 8-17. The free course leverages Embry-Riddle expertise and instructional design to inspire the next generation of aviation professionals.     Stu...

$550 Million Investment to American Airlines Tulsa Maintenance Base

American Airlines will invest $550 million in its largest Base Maintenance facility in Tulsa. It is  an integral part of operating the carrier’s fleet of nearly 1,000 mainline aircraft safely and reliably. Tech Ops – Tulsa is home to more than 5,500 team members — 600 of those positions were added in 2019 — and conducts nearly half of the...