WACO Classic Aircraft Corporation Announces New Owner

Dimor Group Inc. located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has acquired WACO Aircraft Corporation, established in 1983 and located in Battle Creek, MI. The acquisition, on November 9, 2018, includes Centennial Aircraft Services, Inc., an FBO and FAA Part 145 maintenance facility also located in Battle Creek. WACO Aircraft Corporation earned international recognition for manufacturing and […]

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Michigan Aeronautics Commission Honors MAAE Executive Director and State Transportation Director

( Photo – From left: MAC Chair J. David VanderVeen, MAAE Executive Director Shawn Jezak, MDOT Aeronautics Commission Director Mike Trout; MAAE President Dave Reid) At its Sept. 12 meeting in Harbor Springs, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Awards of Excellence to Shawn Jezak/Michigan Association of Airport Executives (MAAE) and State Transportation Director […]

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Aeronautics Commission Honors WMU Dean, Individual Dedicated to Preserving Airstrips

(Pictured above from left – MAC Chair Russ Kavalhuna, Brad Frederick, Commissioner Pete Kamarainen, and MDOT Aeronautics Commission Director Michael Trout. © 2017 MDOT Photography Unit) At its meeting recently in Escanaba, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Award of Excellence to Capt. Dave Powell and to Brad Frederick/Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF). Capt. Dave Powell […]

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Western Michigan University Orders Additional Seminoles During EAA AirVenture

Piper Aircraft has announced an order for two new Piper Seminole multi-engine trainers from Western Michigan University. The order was received during EAA AirVenture. “Western Michigan University College of Aviation is delighted to continue to expand our multi-engine training fleet with the addition of two new Piper Seminoles,” said College of Aviation Dean Dave Powell.  […]

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Michigan Governor Makes Initial Appointments to UAS Task Force

Governor Rick Snyder announced the initial appointments to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force. Housed within the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the 27-member task force will develop statewide policy recommendations on the operation, use, and regulation of unmanned aircraft systems in this state. Individuals were nominated by their respective associations/departments for consideration by the […]

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Duncan Aviation Line Service Teams Complete Gulfstream and FlightSafety International Training

Duncan Aviation line service team members from Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Lincoln, Nebraska, recently completed specialized training from Gulfstream and FlightSafety International.  The training they received included Gulfstream aircraft parking, fueling, towing and mooring, water servicing, lavatory servicing, window cleaning, and snow and ice removal for the Gulfstream G150, G200, G280, G450, G550, […]

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