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April 18, 2013

California FBO First To Complete NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit

NATA Program Created To Provide Consistent Operational Safety Standards For FBOs, Airports, More

A California FBO has become the first company listed on the NATA Ground Audit Registry. APP Jet Center recently completed the NATA Safety 1st audit to receive the listing. NATA’s Safety 1st Ground Audit program was created to provide a consistent operational safety standard for fixed base operators, airports, and other facilities providing ground-handling services to business and general aviation aircraft.

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Landmark Aviation Performs First Installation Of Raisbeck-Hartzell Propellers

New Props In Service On King Air B200

Landmark Aviation’s Norfolk International Airport (ORF) location performed the first installation of Swept Blade Turbofan Propellers last month. The new propellers from Raisbeck Engineering, Inc. and Hartzell Propellers, Inc. have entered service on the King Air B200, BB 1723.

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Bell 407GX Featured At ABACE 2013

First Commercial Helicopter To Land At Hongqiao Airport

In association with its participation at ABACE in Singapore, Bell Helicopter said that Aerochine, one of the company's independent representatives in China, will feature Kingwing Aviation's corporate configured Bell 407GX on static display. This week, Kingwing's Bell 407GX became the first commercially operated helicopter to land at Hongqiao.

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Nextant Taps Jet Aviation Singapore As New Authorized Service Center For 400XT

Company Will Become Latest Addition To Global Network Of Owned And Authorized Service Centers

Under a contract signed at ABACE Tuesday, Jet Aviation Singapore will become a new authorized service center in Asia for Nextant Aerospace, servicing the Nextant 400XT. The contract will see Jet Aviation Singapore provide maintenance services for Nextant’s growing fleet of 400XTs in the region. As the company’s exclusive authorized service center in Singapore for Southeast Asia, Jet Aviation Singapore will become a core element of Nextant’s global network of owned and authorized service centers.

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Business Aviation Veterans Acquire Kansas Aircraft Corporation

Industry And Turbine Expertise Complement The Company’s Exceptional Reputation

Business aviation veterans Tim and Dianne White have acquired Kansas Aircraft Corporation, a highly respected aviation sales and consulting firm headquartered at the New Century Air Center (IXD) in the Kansas City area. Kansas Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1990 by aviation icon Michele Stauffer, who will remain active in the business following the acquisition.

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Aerostar Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

Company Says It Looks Forward To The Future With Confidence

The Romanian aerospace company Aerostar S.A celebrated its 60th anniversary Wednesday, continuing its progress of steady diversification and growth into the commercial aviation sector. It still, however, retains its position as a first rank supplier to the Romanian Ministry of Defense.

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FAA Certifies Falcon 2000S And 2000LXS

Move Follows EASA Certification By Days

The FAA has certificated two newest members of the Falcon family of business jets, the Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS. The approval came just days after the aircraft received its EASA type certificate.

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Enstrom Receives Japanese Civil Certification For 480B

Thirty Of The Helicopters Are Flying For The Japanese Ground Self Defense Force As Trainers The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) has granted Type Certificate Number 74 to Enstrom Helicopter for the company's Model 480B aircraft. The application was initially submitted to the JCAB on May 17, 2012.

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USPA Challenges Proposed User Fee

Letter To President Obama Outlines Why $100-Per-Flight Fee Could Devastate The Recreational Parachute Industry

On April 11, one day after President Obama unveiled his 2014 budget containing a new $100 per flight user fee, USPA wrote to the President explaining how such a fee would devastate businesses that operate skydiving airplanes.

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G501SP Avionics Suite Receives Canadian STC Approval

Allows For Upgrades Of Canadian-Registered Citation 501 Airplanes

Transport Canada has followed the FAA's certification for the installation by Sierra industries of the G501SP avionics package in Canadian-registered Citation 501 airplanes. The company says the move marks a significant milestone in the Sierra/Garmin avionics retrofit program.

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