Kirby Harrison

Kirby
Harrison
Articles
Honeywell’s ‘GoDirect Trade’ Eases Aircraft Parts Purchasing 
Honeywell, using blockchain technology, is streamlining the buying and selling of aircraft parts, improving fulfillment times and providing the aviation industry with a trusted experience through its new GoDirect Trade e-commerce platform.
Innovasonic Develops Piezoelectric Technology For Aerospace 
Innovasonic, a leader in ultrasonic glass technologies, is developing “proprietary transparent piezoelectric transducer array technology.”
Governors Voice Support For Business Aviation 
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other state governors recently described general aviation as a major contributor to the economy and issued proclamations to that effect.
Duncan Resumes TDR-94/TDR/94D Mods For ADS-B Compliance 
Duncan Aviation has resumed modifications of the Rockwell Collins TDR-94/TDR-94D transponders at its Lincoln, Nebraska, facility.
Pilatus Prepares To Open New Order Book 
Pilatus is preparing to open a new order book for its PC-light jet in 2019 and anticipates annual production to reach 40 to 50 aircraft over the next two years.
GAMA Accelerates Dialogue On eVTOL 
GAMA has accelerated dialogue with European regulators on development of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and technologies.
Aviation Still Digging Out From Hurricane Michael 
One month after the most devastating hurricane ever to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle, area airports, businesses and homes are still digging out.
FlightAware Offers New BizAv Ground Tracking Service 
FlightAware has launched “Ready to Taxi,” a new service for business aviation operators that provides information and tracking for aircraft movements on the ground.
City Plans Would Denigrate Santa Monica Airport Safety, Opponents Say 
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the National Business Aviation Association (AOPA and NBAA) have appealed to Santa Monica, California, Mayor Ted Winterer and the Santa Monica City Council to reject plans for the removal of 750 ft. of “excess” pavement at each end of the Santa Monica Municipal Airport’s 3,500 ft. runway.
Pilot Shortage Is Real And Getting Worse
Highly qualified crews are in short supply as airlines soak up the supply. That leaves the business aviation industry wondering how to attract corporate pilots.
Gulfstream, StandardAero Address Technician Shortage
When it comes to solutions to the maintenance technician shortage, Gulfstream Aerospace is working on a variety of solutions.
Pilot Shortage Is Real and Getting Worse 5
Highly qualified flight crew are already in short supply as airlines around the world soak up the existing supply and fewer military pilots become available. That leaves the business aviation industry wondering how to attract corporate pilots.
Duncan Aviation Invests Ahead of Demand
Over the past 20 years, Duncan Aviation has directed nearly $280 million back into the company, reinvesting in new facilities, equipment and leadership development, and another $55 million in training.
StandardAero Goes ‘Bigger, Better and Bolder’
StandardAero, a major maintenance, repair and overhaul specialist, is having a good year and, Marc Drobny, the new president of business aviation, says it is the result of a fresh approach he describes as “bigger, better and bolder.”
Duncan Aviation Invests Ahead of Demand
Over the past 20 years, Duncan Aviation has directed nearly $280 million back into the company, reinvesting in new facilities, equipment and leadership development, and another $55 million in training. “That’s nearly one-third of a billion dollars,” says company chairman Todd Duncan.
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