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Signing event as Pratt & Whitney Canada appoints Duncan Aviation as a designated overhaul facility for select PW300 and PW500 business aviation engines. From left: Roger Whyte, member of Duncan Aviation Board Of Advisors; ChairmanTodd Duncan; Chairman Emeritus Robert Duncan; Irene Makris, vice president for customer service, P&WC; P&WC President Maria Della Posta; Duncan Aviation President Jeff Lake.

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DUNCAN AVIATION was appointed by Pratt & Whitney Canada as designated overhaul facility out of Lincoln, Nebraska, for maintenance, repair and overhaul of PW300s and PW500s that will become operational over the next two years.
BOMBARDIER and DUNCAN AVIATION are offering Gogo Business Aviation’s 5G connectivity upgrade, including X3 LRU and MB-13 antennas, for select Globals (later Challengers in early 2024); 5G service will be available mid-2024.

AIR CHARTER SAFETY FOUNDATION is collaborating with ForeFlight (Boeing) to leverage its Flight Data Analysis product (formerly CloudAhoy P-FOQA) to elevate ACSF's FDM support solutions to small and midsize operators.

AVIATIONMANUALS and GE DIGITAL formed a partnership to integrate AviationManuals’ safety hazard reporting tool with GE Digital’s Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) data to better streamline access to the data.

BLUETAIL announced collaboration between its aircraft management solution and JSSI's Traxxall maintenance tracking software to enable maintenance personnel to harness, uncover and utilize aircraft data/digital records via single source. 

EMBRAER-CAE TRAINING SERVICES is adding new Phenom 300 full-flight simulators at Las Vegas and London Burgess Hill in 2024, doubling capacity. CAE sees need for 32,000 business aviation pilots over next 10 years.

HONEYWELL was selected by Supernal (Hyundai Motor) to develop a ground control station for pilotless eVTOL operations; station will seamlessly integrate with the onboard Honeywell Anthem flight deck, previously selected by Supernal.

JET SUPPORT SERVICES launched JSSI PartHub, a digital platform enabling end-to-end procurement process management with direct access to more than 100,000 parts, including documentation and certifications and part information.

JETCRAFT teamed with Bill Papariella to serve as the exclusive aircraft trading partner for AEROVENTURES investment firm.

SMARTSKY reports its air-to-ground inflight connectivity customers have completed more than 1,000 flights on the network.

Milwaukee-based JET OUT ordered four Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2 light jets for delivery in 2024; it currently has two.
WEST STAR AVIATION agreed to acquire JET EAST, a Gama Aviation company, and combine MRO operations.
HEADS UP TECHNOLOGIES acquired Massachusetts-based ALTO AVIATION (audio/cabin management systems); HUT was backed by JLL Partners.
AIRBUS CORPORATE JETS commissioned a study that found business aviation contributes $150 billion to U.S. economy each year, rising to $180 billion by 2028; the number is expected to increase to more than $190 billion in five years.
COMLUX COMPLETIONS acquired 11,000 ft.2 of off-airport space in Indianapolis to bolster its production capabilities.
PRO STAR AVIATION was named by Dassault Falcon Jet as an authorized service center out of Manchester-Boston.
UNIVERSAL AVIONICS and AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE GROUP (APG) teamed to develop optional performance package for FlightPartner Connected FMS to establish accurate weight and balance and takeoff/landing calculations.
AVIATIONMANUALS and DASSAULT formalized an alliance to develop/supply turnkey compliance and safety solutions for Part 91 aircraft.
FLYEXCLUSIVE secured a $30 million investment from the state of North Carolina to build new headquarters/pilot training center in Kinston; facility will accommodate up to five full-motion simulators for Cessna light, midsize and super-midsize aircraft.
STANDARDAERO was authorized by Rolls-Royce to provide Tay 611-8/8C and BR710 A1/A2/C4 line maintenance at its recently acquired Western Jet Aviation location at Van Nuys, California, and Tay 611-8/8C line maintenance at Springfield, Illinois.
FOREFLIGHT (Boeing) was selected by Jet Aviation to provide ForeFlight Dispatch as primary flight planning platform.
GOGO BUSINESS AVIATION was selected by AirSprint, Canada, to upgrade its CJ3+/Embraer fleet with Gogo 5G.
AVIONICA released Discreteless Data Recording Functionality for business jets that enables operators to leverage current aircraft wiring, extracting values directly from Flight Data Recorder and enabling simplified four-wire installations.
AEA appointed Kevin Bruce as director of engineering and certification.

FLIGHTAWARE released Global for Helicopters flight-tracking platform for helicopter or mixed fleet business aviation managers.

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