Honda Aircraft Company | March 09, 2023
On March 08, 2023, Honda Aircraft Company, a manufacturer of aviation components, announced it has been awarded AMT Employer Diamond Award for 2022 for one more time. This is the highest level of the William (Bill) O'Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards program developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The significant award recognizes the unique skills and knowledge of the Honda Aircraft Company's maintenance team and the company's dedication to fostering and promoting adequate technical training programs that exceed FAA regulatory requirements.
After fulfilling all the eligibility and following FAA standards of excellence, AMTs of the Honda Aircraft Company maintenance team earn individual AMT Certificates of Training for the calendar year. This accomplishment demonstrates Honda Aircraft's ongoing dedication to the aviation maintenance team and its commitment to the support and develop its maintenance workforce.
Honda Aircraft Company has been leading the aviation industry with technology and innovation since its first delivery of the HondaJet in 2015 while maintaining an unmatched focus on customer support. The expansion of the Flexible Phased Maintenance Program and HondaJet's new Authorized Service Centers are some of the company's recent improvements toward improving customer satisfaction. In January this year, the global HondaJet fleet flew for over 160,000 hours and had the best dispatch reliability at 99.7%. In addition, by getting the FAA AMT Employer Diamond Award, Honda Aircraft Company once again showed that it is committed to excellence in all parts of its business.
About Honda Aircraft Company
Honda Aircraft Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., established in 2006 and based in Greensboro (North Carolina). The company enhances people's lives through innovative aviation technology intending to advance humanity. It has been a worldwide symbol for efficient and innovative technologies contributing to constant human progress and increasing personal mobility globally. It aims to continue developing its aircraft's most advanced and low-emission technologies, which is only possible with the help of ambitious, big-hearted dreamers. In addition, the company's dynamic team is addressing contemporary mobility challenges and designing aircraft at the intersection of art and science.
Business Wire | March 24, 2023
Aviation Capital Group LLC (“ACG”) announced the delivery of one new Airbus A320neo aircraft on long-term lease to Spirit Airlines. Powered by the ultra-efficient Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, this is the first of four aircraft scheduled to deliver to the airline from ACG’s order book with Airbus. This is ACG’s first aircraft delivery from Airbus’ facility in Mobile, Alabama.
“We are thrilled to be delivering our first new Airbus A320neo aircraft to Spirit Airlines, which also marks ACG’s first aircraft delivery from Mobile, Alabama,” said Alan Mangels, Vice President of Marketing for ACG. “We are also proud to partner with Spirit Airlines in working towards a cleaner and more sustainable future by investing in fuel-efficient, new technology aircraft that produce lower emissions, use less fuel and create less environmental noise.”
About Aviation Capital Group
Aviation Capital Group was founded in 1989 and is one of the world’s premier full-service aircraft asset managers with approximately 470 owned, managed and committed aircraft as of December 31, 2022, which are leased to approximately 95 airlines in approximately 45 countries. ACG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Century Corporation.
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Bridger Aerospace | February 17, 2023
On February 16, 2023, one of the nation’s largest aerial firefighting companies, Bridger Aerospace Holding’s Inc., announced that it had received its sixth Super Scooper CL-451EAF from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited.
The Super Scooper is a water- and air-capable aircraft that skims the surface of a body of water to collect water for dropping on a fire. The Super Scooper is designed purposely to allow an aggressive low-altitude flight profile, enabling pilots to deliver their drops precisely, targeting the fire harder and dousing it faster.
The aircraft can lift to 1,412 gallons of water in about 10 seconds. Since 90% of wildfires are within 20 miles of a significant water source, Super Scoopers is a very efficient way to get water to a fire quickly and cheaply without having to go back to an airport to fill up the water tanks.
Tim Sheehy, Bridger Aerospace’s Chief Executive Officer, mentioned, “The delivery of our sixth Scooper will allow us to further expand our operations and allow greater deployment of the Bridger aircraft fleet across the U.S.” He also commented, “In conjunction with our Air Attack and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) fleet, we believe that we are one of the most full-spectrum aerial fire service providers in North America with a fleet of over 20 aircraft.”
About Bridger Aerospace
One of the nation’s largest aerial firefighting groups, Bridger Aerospace, headquartered in Bozeman, Montana, was founded in 2014. The company’s expert team uses cutting-edge technology to provide customers with customized solutions. Bridger Aerospace is dedicated to using its team, aircraft, and technology to protect lives, property, and habitats from wildfires. Bridger Aerospace helps federal and state government agencies, like the United States Forest Service, fight fires and keep wildfires under control in the air. Bridger Aerospace provides best-of-class aerial firefighting services, training solutions, and UAV expertise that constantly strives for aggressive innovation, the highest performance, and extraordinary services.