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August 9, 2023 • In the News

GAMA Welcomes Aviation Partners as New Member

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) welcomed Aviation Partners and four others as members into the association. Membership in the international organization includes companies that meet a criteria of advancing the safety and interests of aviation, as well as demonstrating a high standard of corporate ethics. READ MORE  

July 3, 2023 • In the News

West Star Chattanooga Named Authorized Installation Center

West Star Aviation’s Chattanooga, TN facility was recently named as an Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) Authorized Winglet Installation Center for Falcon Aircraft. “API’s winglet installation relationship with West Star goes back almost 20 years, starting with the Hawkers at Grand Junction in 2004, and more recently the Falcons at East Alton in 2010,” said Aviation Partners president… Read more »

Owners looking to install Aviation Partners’ Blended Winglets should plan now to get their priority spot in 2023 or possibly 2024.

March 30, 2023 • Blog

Make MRO Plans Now for Winglet Priority Spots

For much of the last 24 months, the market for pre-owned aircraft has boomed. That’s great news for aircraft sellers, but that’s had a trickle-down effect for aircraft owners down the line for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. Add in more aircraft flying more hours to a system already facing supply chain and skilled… Read more »

September 19, 2022 • Blog

What to Know When You’re Installing Winglets

The decision to install Aviation Partners’ Blended Winglets is easy. It’s the modification that increases your aircraft’s performance and range while reducing its carbon footprint. To assist you once you’ve made that decision, we surveyed MROs across the country to identify the next steps for the mod and what questions you should ask before proceeding.… Read more »

March 25, 2022 • In the News

Aviation Partners Eyes Next Bizav Winglet Project

Aviation Partners, developer of the blended winglets seen on business jets, including Falcons, Hawkers, and BBJs (and Boeing airliners), and the inspiration for the winglets many OEMs have since designed for their own jets—may soon add another aircraft to the list of models retrofittable with the fuel-saving devices. “We are in the early stages of… Read more »

March 16, 2022 • In the News

Tips for Going Green

Practical Sustainability Solutions for the Now Just a decade ago, “sustainable flight department” meant one that could justify its existence by increasing the company’s bottom line, or proving a need for the executive travel utility it provided – or a combination thereof. Today “sustainability” is described as the best method for lowering man-made carbon emissions.… Read more »

June 13, 2022 • Press Release

Duncan Aviation Expands API Blended Winglet Authorization

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce an agreement with Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) to extend its blended winglets authorization designating the company’s Provo, Utah, MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) location as an authorized installer for API blended winglets. “Duncan Aviation and Aviation Partners have been industry partners for years,” says Chad Doehring,… Read more »

December 14, 2021 • Blog

Adding Winglets Boosts Resale Value Before Any Transaction

In the early days of Aviation Partners in the 1990s, we developed and sold Winglets for just a single aircraft type – the venerable Gulfstream II. The increased performance and more modern aesthetic led to rapid acceptance within the G-II community. Our Founder Joe Clark used to say, “it’s like getting a brand-new airplane at… Read more »

September 16, 2021 • Blog, Events

Celebrating Joe

A global pandemic delayed, but could not stop a celebration of life for the legendary Joe Clark. Over 400 friends and family gathered at the Museum of Flight on Saturday evening, September 11 to pay tribute in a way befitting our founder. Which is to say there was as much laughter as tears.   The… Read more »

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