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Jet Air Group becomes an Enstrom Helicopter Service Center

Jet Air Group in Green Bay, Wisconsin is now a factory authorized Enstrom Helicopter Service Center. Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is headquartered in Menominee, Michigan. The company manufactures helicopters for the police, military, medical, commercial, and private helicopter markets. Enstrom owners are now able to obtain maintenance and repairs at Jet Air’s facility at Austin Straubel […]

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Gov. Walker Signs Aviation Maintenance Tax Exemption in Wisconsin

A new aviation tax exemption will help pilots and aircraft owners save money on aircraft maintenance in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 348 into law on April 3 at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Appleton. The bill provides a sales and use tax exemption on parts and labor used in aircraft maintenance and repair. […]

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NBAA Releases 2013 Light Business Airplane Buyer’s Guide

Washington, DC, July 25, 2013 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has released the 2013 edition of its Light Business Airplane (LBA) Buyer’s Guide. First published in 2009, the guide helps businesses in selecting an airplane to meet their needs by providing an overview of the light business airplanes currently in production. In assembling the guide, […]

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Jet Air Group becomes Factory Certified Ice Shield De-icing System Installer

Jet Air Group is pleased to announce we are now a factory certified installer of B/E Aerospace (SMR) Ice Shield™ de-icing systems. Ice Shield is currently available for over 75 aircraft models representing 85% of the general aviation fleet. In 1998, Ice Shield de-icers were introduced to the general aviation market. Though it was a new […]

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Generation 5 Cirrus Gains Strong Market Acceptance

On May 21, Cirrus Aircraft announced that the company delivered 51 aircraft in the first quarter of 2013, up 14 percent compared to the same period in 2012. The overall piston-powered aircraft market has shown about a 4 percent increase from 2012. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the industry’s first quarter shipment and […]

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More Tips on Tires: How They’re Made, What to Buy

In a recent post, we shared a link to an article about preflighting airplane tires. Now the author of that article has written a good follow-up piece about buying aircraft tires. Prices can vary widely. One tire might cost twice as much as another of the same size. Is it true that “you get what […]

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Tips on Tires

How closely do you check your airplane’s tires during a preflight inspection? Do you know what you should be looking for? Preflight checklists tend to be vague on the topic of tires. “Check for proper inflation” might be the only advice you get. But there’s more to it than that. A&P mechanic Jeff Simon has […]

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Patrick Waddick Promoted to President of Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft announced a change in company leadership today, with the promotion of Patrick Waddick to President. Waddick will have responsibility for daily company operations, including sales and service, manufacturing and supply chain, product development and administration. DULUTH, Minn., March 12, 2013 – Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Dale Klapmeier today announced that EVP […]

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Cirrus CEO Highlights New Features of Generation 5 SR22

This year, Cirrus Aircraft proudly introduced Generation 5 of its SR22 and SR22T, featuring numerous improvements including a 200-pound gross weight limit increase. The 2013 Cirrus was designed with increased passenger comfort and safety in mind. In an interview with General Aviation News, Dale Klapmeier, co-founder and CEO of Cirrus Aircraft, explained how the company continues to respond […]

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Celebrate the 50-Year Anniversary of the PT6 with 32,000 Fans

The  incredibly popular Pratt & Whitney PT6 turbine aircraft engine celebrates its 50th anniversary next year. If you’re interested in PT6 engines, there’s a web site for you. At Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6 Nation web site, you can join a community of more than 32,000 PT6 operators, pilots, and fans. The site a lively place where […]

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