SITAONAIR Acquires GTD Air Services

SITAONAIR has announced the acquisition of GTD Air Services – the aviation branch of Spanish software provider GTD System & Software Engineering – in an expansion of its application ambition and vision. Having successfully partnered with GTD Air Services to develop the eWAS portfolio – an electronic weather situational awareness mobile applications currently in use […]

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Wizz Air Pioneers ACARS Over IP in Europe

Wizz Air, one of Europe’s fastest-growing, most innovative airlines, has become the first carrier on the continent to deploy SITAONAIR’s airline-integrated ACARS over IP service, using terrestrial cellular networks. This development comes as the airline extends its longstanding relationship with SITAONAIR for its AIRCOM® Cockpit Services. The ACARS over IP service, using terrestrial cellular, is […]

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Montana Aerial Applicator Darrin Pluhar Elected 2020 NAAA President

The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) has announced Montana native Darrin Pluhar has been elected its president for 2020. Pluhar owns Plu’s Flying Service Inc., an aerial application business in Ekalaka, Montana, that operates three aircraft. Since establishing the business in 1996, he has been servicing producers across southeastern Montana for more than 20 years. […]

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OPENER Names Ben Diachun as Chief Executive Officer

OPENER has announced the appointment of Ben Diachun as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). OPENER is producing BlackFly, the world’s first fixed-wing, all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) personal ultralight aircraft. Founder and former CEO, Marcus Leng, will oversee next-generation manufacturing and international operations as Chairman of the Board. “During this transformative time, there […]

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Aviation Week Network Announces its “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties,” Award Winners

Aviation Week Network, in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), has announced the winners of its awards program, “Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties.” The awards recognize students earning STEM degrees who are nominated by their universities on the basis of their academic performance, civic contribution and research or design project. […]

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Texas Turbine Awarded STC for Hartzell 5-Blade Props on CASA 212

Airplane modifier Texas Turbine Conversions has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA for Hartzell Propeller’s high performance five-blade structural composite swept propellers for CASA 212 short takeoff and landing utility aircraft. “The modern five-blade props replace original equipment Hartzell four-blade aluminum propellers, providing weight savings and more efficient aerodynamics resulting in quieter […]

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