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Duncan Aviation begins work on US$70m Utah maintenance facility

Duncan Aviation has begun construction on a new US$70m business aircraft maintenance, modifications and paint complex in Provo, Utah, in the USA. The company will add nearly 275,000ft² of buildings, with a 222,000ft² maintenance and modifications center and a 53,000ft² paint facility.

23rd October 2017



Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

19th September 2017

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West Star Aviation opens Texas location

West Star Aviation, which specializes in aircraft maintenance services, as well as FBO operations, with a satellite location network across the USA, has opened a new facility at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Texas. This will service Gulfstream, Falcon, Bombardier, Hawker and Citation models from the state and the surrounding southern region. It will also perform minor repairs, A checks, and 12- and 24-month inspections.

A winner of several industry awards, West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paints and parts. It has MRO facilities at a number of airports, and provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton, Illinois and Grand Junction, Colorado locations.

Rodger Renaud, president, West Star Aviation, said, “Our goal with the Conroe hangar is to offer inspections, but also grow to include maintenance and avionics capabilities as well. This expansion offers additional support to our southern region customers.”

March 9, 2017

Written by Chris Anderson


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