Industry Round-up, September 28, 2018


Image: Hartzell Propeller/Texas Aircraft Propeller & Accessories Crew

This week, AVweb‘s news roundup found reports of online safety training for the International Business Aviation Council, a new Recommended Service Facility for Hartzell Propeller, the first U.S. dealer for Aeroprakt USA and STC approval for Gogo’s AVANCE L3 and L5 systems. The International Business Aviation Council announced that it will be using Advanced Aircrew Academy’s new Safety Management Systems for Safety Managers online training module for accreditation purposes. The eLearning module provides web links, background, references and example scenarios of safety management systems in action.

Hartzell Propeller named Texas Aircraft Propeller & Accessories a Hartzell Recommended Service Facility. The company, whose services include propeller and governor overhaul, repair and sales, is based near Houston at Pearland Regional Airport (KLVJ). Also forming a new service partnership, Kestrel Aviation Services will become the first U.S. service center and dealer for Aeroprakt USA. The company is located in Cottonwood, Arizona, and will provide sales, service, training and delivery for Aeroprakt’s A22 and A32 aircraft.

Finally, the FAA has approved Silverhawk Aviation’s Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Gogo AVANCE L3 and L5 in-cabin Wi-Fi systems. The STC for the AVANCE L3 and L5 systems includes the Cessna Citation 560, Ultra, Encore and Encore+ aircraft. It also covers the Cessna Citation XL/XLS/XLS+ aircraft for the AVANCE L3 system.