Avionics News March 2017 - 83
DUNCAN AVIATION recently completed a fully customized Challenger 605
interior and exterior that took a former charter jet and transformed it into a company showcase for its new owner. The interior team and paint shop in Battle
Creek, Michigan, started with a dated interior and exterior and completely redesigned, refurbished, and repainted the entire aircraft.
After viewing the 3-D images of Duncan Aviation's multimedia illustrator, the
customer opted for a more extensive renovation than was originally envisioned.
According to the company, the renovation featured contemporary styling that
are not often seen in the interiors of business jets
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Aviation Specialties Unlimited
AVIATION SPECIALTIES UNLIMITED was granted approval by the Federal
Aviation Administration to conduct commercial flight operations carrying passengers and cargo while using night vision goggles operating single-engine airplanes.
According to the company, ASU is the first to receive approval to fly NVGs in
a single-engine airplane. This new approval also allows ASU to expand training
to other Part 135 air carrier operators.
"This approval not only gives ASU the ability to use its own aircraft for charter
purposes, but it also enables us to train other Part 135 air carrier operations
on the use of NVGs," said JUSTIN WATLINGTON, director of operations.
"Anything that increases safety while operating an aircraft is significant for ASU,
but also for the entire industry."
For more information, visit asu-nvg.com. q
entered into an exclusive
agreement to acquire StarPort,
a full-service MRO and FBO
based in Sanford, Florida.
"The addition of StarPort,
located near Orlando, Florida,
aligns with our goal to maintain multiple, full-service
MROs in key regions across
the nation," said STEPHEN
MAIDEN, president and CEO
of Constant Aviation. "The
decision provides Constant
its first paint operation, an
organizational focal area in
2017. With proposed plans to
add a paint facility at the company's headquarters based in
Cleveland, Ohio, the acquisition
of StarPort offers our customers an immediate solution. We
have always had the desire
to expand into Florida, a state
that houses more than 500 of
our niche aircraft. As we have
experienced growth over the
past decade, we waited for the
right opportunity to move into
the Florida region. The StarPort
acquisition provides us the
opportunity to strengthen and
expand our capabilities while
we will remain focused on providing an exceptional service
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