Pre-owned business jet prices are down 40 percent from the heights of 2008 and are now on average 15 percent below “market value,” AircraftPost president Dennis Rousseau said in a recently released white paper.
Northstar Aerospace Turbine Engine Service Group has a new name: Mint Turbines. Operations and personnel of the turbine engine repair and overhaul facility in Stroud, Okla., remain as before privately owned Mint Turbines acquired Northstar on May 27. Northstar specializes in maintenance, repair and overhaul of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A and PT6T turbine engines. Mint Turbines (Booth No.
The old saw “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it” could conceivably have been first uttered by a Duncan Aviation employee. “Vast capacity” would be a fair assessment of what this giant in the MRO industry offers.
Last month AeroVironment’s RQ-11B Raven B small unmanned air vehicle (SUAV) passed its initial operational test and evaluation. It is already in high-rate production, having been awarded an initial production contract in last October for use by the U.S. Army and U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Full-rate production is expected next year, but by then the Raven B will already be widely deployed.
When Donald Duncan founded Duncan Aviation in 1956, the business was a sales-driven one, with all other activities advancing the goal of selling airplanes. As the business expanded to include more members of Duncan’s family, the emphasis shifted.
As part of Duncan Aviation’s 50th-anniversary celebration, the company has released a collection of songs from 1956 performed by Duncan Aviation team members. Titled Chart Topping Hits of ’56, the release will be distributed to each of the company’s employees and customers at industry trade shows and special celebration events at most of the company’s U.S. locations.
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives and architect of the “Contract with America,” will serve as the keynote speaker at this year’s Aviation Industry Expo (formerly Aviation Industry Week).
At 11:30 a.m. today, representatives of Sikorsky Aircraft will reveal a series of future product improvements for the S-76 series during an event at the OEM’s booth (No. 3069).
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