Blackwater Worldwide

August 3, 2012 - 12:15am

Raymond Conner has been promoted to president and CEO at Boeing Commercial Airplanes; previously he was senior v-p of sales and customer support for commercial airplanes. He succeeds James Albaugh, who will retire in October.

Embraer Executive Jets has tapped Jay Beever, previously new product interior design manager at Gulfstream, as v-p of interior design.

Sir Ralph Robins, formerly CEO and executive chairman of Rolls-Royce, has been named non-executive chairman of UK-based global aviation services provider Gama Group.

July 31, 2012 - 3:15pm

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is contemplating filing a lawsuit challenging the mandatory North Shore VFR helicopter route over New York’s Long Island that the FAA recently enacted. The route becomes effective August 6 and has drawn fire from operators because a substantial portion of it is over water.

February 15, 2012 - 12:30pm

Members of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Arsa) are breathing a sigh of relief now that lawmakers and the president have finally passed long-term FAA reauthorization legislation. The House and Senate have approved the FAA Modernization & Reform Act recently and President Obama signed it yesterday.

December 7, 2011 - 2:51pm

In a letter to the U.S. House and Senate leadership, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) said the uncertainty created by Congress’ failure to pass a new, multiyear reauthorization bill for the FAA is wreaking havoc on the aviation industry and undermining the competitivene

October 30, 2011 - 5:03am
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Last month I stored the body armor on the top shelf of the closet for the last time, unloaded the gun and put it away, turned in my badge and gave up the donut and free coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts. After 20 years as a part-time county deputy I certainly had doubts about pulling the plug–it’s a mindset, a way of life. The world is composed of sheep, wolves and sheepdogs: I’ve always been a sheepdog. 

September 30, 2010 - 6:08am

Hillsboro Aviation executives believe the company is being punished for good behavior.

The operator of the world’s second-largest civil helicopter flight school said it will fight a proposed $580,000 FAA civil penalty for alleged maintenance and air safety issues that occurred in 2008 and were voluntarily reported to the agency, and that it has already spent “millions of dollars” correcting.  

May 13, 2010 - 11:46am

Assembly Bill 48, passed last year by the state of California, eliminates a long-standing flight training facility exemption from authorizing legislation for the Bureau for Private Post Secondary Education (BPPSE).

May 7, 2010 - 7:20am

AAR has signed an agreement to acquire Aviation Worldwide Services (AWS) from Xe Services. AWS provides expeditionary airlift services and aircraft modifications to the U.S. and other government customers. According to a spokesman, the company is acquiring the business as part of its long-term strategy to expand its products, services and capabilities in support of government customers in the U.S. and abroad. 

April 28, 2010 - 8:41am

The political uncertainty surrounding the general elections being held today in Britain will undoubtedly have an effect on general aviation in the UK. Several key decisions in the aviation sector have been delayed until after the election. Whatever the outcome of the vote, these issues are unlikely to be resolved for several more weeks or months until a new government is fully operational.

March 31, 2010 - 11:52am

AAR has signed an agreement to acquire Aviation Worldwide Services (AWS) from Xe Services (formerly Blackwater USA). AWS provides expeditionary airlift services and aircraft modifications to the U.S. and other government customers. According to a company spokesman, AAR is acquiring the business as part of its long-term strategy to expand its products, services and capabilities in support of government customers in the U.S. and abroad.

 
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