$31 Million Announced for Quincy, University of Illinois and Rockford Airports

The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced a state commitment of $1.55 million to leverage a total investment of $31 million for airport improvements in Quincy, Rockford and Champaign-Urbana. The commitment by the state will improve safety and boost capacity while furthering IDOT’s mission to build and maintain a multimodal transportation network that provides safe, […]

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Front-Line Aviation Experience Prepares Clayton Stambaugh to Lead in Illinois

Clayton Stambaugh believes the one thing that remains universal, especially among historic figures, is a distinct level of selflessness. “You get what you give,” says Stambaugh, recently appointed as the Deputy Director of Aeronautics for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). “That inspires me profoundly.” Stambaugh said he has been fortunate to have had many personal […]

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Remembering Ray Johnson

On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Raymond J. Johnson passed away at the age of 94. Throughout his lifetime, Johnson left his mark on aviation, literally around the world through his involvement with state aviation, the Civil Air Patrol, the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) and many other organizations.   Johnson, who spent a good deal of […]

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Ticket Punched: Flying Salukis Head to National after Ninth Straight Regional Title

With more than half of his squad potentially competing for the first time, Nathan Lincoln, head coach of Southern Illinois University’s Flying Salukis, had a few anxious moments leading to the National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region VIII competition. But a blend of veterans and youth during the Oct. 29-Nov. 2 event at Southern Illinois Airport […]

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JSSI Acquires Aviation MRO Software Specialist Tracware to Enhance Technology-Enabled Services

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) has acquired maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) software specialist Tracware Ltd to enhance its growing suite of technology-enabled services. This is the latest in a series of strategic acquisitions for JSSI, which includes Conklin & de Decker and S3 Aero Specialists. Tracware provides affordable, high-quality aviation process control software designed […]

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JSSI Welcomes Aviation Industry Veteran Gary Strapp to New Senior Vice President Role

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) has appointed business aviation industry veteran Gary Strapp to the role of senior vice president, global program management and technical services. Strapp brings 30 years of NetJets experience to this newly created leadership position at JSSI. He will guide the organizational efforts of the program management, pricing and technical services […]

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Conklin & de Decker to Host Commercial Aircraft Operators Tax Seminar in Chicago, Sept. 17

Conklin & de Decker is bringing its Commercial Operators Tax Seminar to Chicago on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Registration is now open for this event for commercial operators and business aircraft management companies.  Unique from other tax seminars and workshops, this is the only seminar designed specifically for commercial operators, whether they serve as the director […]

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Pilot Proficiency Offers 24/7 Simulator Recurrency Training for Private Pilots

Pilot Proficiency, a new pilot training business providing 24/7 simulator access has taken delivery of a Frasca RTD simulator and is open for business at their first pilot recurrency training center located in Lisle, Illinois. The company offers FAA approved Frasca AATDs (advanced aviation training devices) in locations convenient to pilots and available 24/7.  Pilots […]

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