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Kirby Harrison


Kirby Harrison is a freelance writer for The Weekly of Business Aviation, Business & Commercial Aviation and others in the Informa publishing chain. Harrison joined the Navy in 1962 and spent 20 years in the service, virtually all of it as a photojournalist, traveling from small islands in the South Pacific to Vietnam to the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon. When Harrison retired from the Navy, he went back to college and graduated in 1971 from Syracuse University with a Bachelor's Degree in Photojournalism. Along the way, he spent two years as a news photographer at the Daily Press & Times Herald in Newport News, Virginia, and three years working for Studio Sebe in Nice, France as a photographer. More recently, before retiring, he worked nearly 20 years for Naval Aviation News.

Jet Linx Welcomes New Partner Medjet 
Private jet management and jet card membership provider Jet Linx has recently welcomed Birmingham, Alabama-based air ambulance provider Medjet as the newest partner to join its Elevated Lifestyle client benefits program.
Yingling Making Plans For Generational Succession 
Lynn Nichols, chairman and CEO of Wichita-based full-service FBO Yingling Aviation, has announced the elevation of his son Andrew Nichols from chief financial officer to president.
XJet London Takes Service To New Heights 
XJet's FBO at London-Stansted Airport is setting new standards in luxury with its "tailored branding" service introduced in June.
AEA Reports Q2 Avionics Sales Of $1.5 Billion 
The Aircraft Electronics Association’s Second Quarter 2019 Avionics Market Report released Aug. 12 reported sales in the first half of 2019 in the amount of $1.5 billion, representing a 4.1% increase in total sales compared with 2018.
Blackhawk Wins STC For ‘World’s Fastest’ King Air 
Blackhawk Aerospace has earned a Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA that it says will transform the Beechcraft King Air 300 into “the fastest King Air in the world.”
RUAG Offers ‘Solution’ For Controller/Pilot Data Link Comms 
RUAG MRO International has developed what it calls a “straightforward and economical solution for Controller/Pilot Data Link Communications over the Aeronautical Telecommunications Network.”
Organizers Considering New Venue For LABACE 2020 
The Latin American Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (LABACE) may move from Congonhas Airport in São Paulo next year, possibly to another city airport.
Flying Car Brings To Reality Age Of Jetsons  4
The patent-pending digital dashboard allows users to customize the Eyes Forward Display, which changes from flight to driving instrumentation and back again.
Used Bizav Aircraft Demand Down In 2Q, Report Says 
Demand for used business aircraft was down in the second quarter of 2019, representing a two-year low.
Sitting Satisfaction: A New Age Of Seat Design Is Here 
Aircraft manufacturers are taking a greater in-house role in the design, development and production of the executive seats that go into their jets and turboprops.
StandardAero Completes First Learjet 45 Primus Elite Install 
Global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider StandardAero recently completed its first U.S. registered Learjet 45 Honeywell Primus Elite installation at its facility in Augusta, Georgia, using JetCity’s FAA-approved Supplemental Type Certificate.
GAMA Partners For Job Opportunities With JSfirm 
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin that it has reached an agreement with employment services provider JSfirm as its newest job distribution partner.
AirVenture 2019 To Celebrate 50th Year In Oshkosh
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is celebrating the 50th consecutive year of its annual AirVenture convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with a full schedule of events at Wittman Regional Airport from July 22-28.
Analysis: Helicopter Sales ‘Hits The Skids’ 
The civil helicopter industry “hasn’t caught a break” since oil prices fell below $100 a barrel five years ago, said aviation analyst Brian Foley in a recent analysis.
Jet Linx Launches OpenSeat Exchange 
Jet card membership and private jet management company Jet Linx has announced release of the latest version of its mobile app, featuring a new flight sharing program called OpenSeat Exchange.

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