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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 »

June 7, 2021 • Blog

Finding the Ideal Time to Install Winglets

Aviation maintenance and performance go hand in hand. Smart owners know that keeping a well-maintained aircraft means lower costs down the line and better return on their investment both in regular operations and resale options. Adding Blended Winglets is another proven way to boost performance in Dassault Falcon and Hawker aircraft. Increasing range and saving… Read more »

April 5, 2021 • Press Release

Duncan Aviation Delivers 100th Falcon Winglet Installation

LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce the delivery of the 100th pair of Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) blended winglets that the company has installed on a Dassault Falcon aircraft. A Falcon 900EX flew away from the company’s Lincoln, Neb., MRO facility, with the honors late last week. In 2008, Duncan Aviation partnered… Read more »

March 8, 2021 • Blog

Going Green: Immediate Steps You Can Take

Sustainability is more than a buzzword in aviation now – it’s the marketplace mandate. Flight-shaming has hit Europe and operators in the United States are starting to feel the pinch. Environmental criticism is coming from the public and younger potential customers. Ed Bolen, president of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), has said sustainability is… Read more »

January 26, 2021 • Press Release

Volare Aviation completes its first Hawker Blended Winglet retrofit; becomes Aviation Partners’ installation partner in Europe

Seattle, WA, January 26, 2021 – Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) announced that Oxford, UK based Volare Aviation has completed their first installation of the Blended Winglets retrofit on a Hawker 800XPi airplane, and is appointed an authorized installation partner for Hawker 800 series Blended Winglet retrofits in Europe. API’s Performance Enhancing Blended Winglets for the… Read more »

July 6, 2020 • Blog

Downtime is Right Time for Winglet Upgrades

Business aviation travel has slowed down over the past few months due to COVID-19 concerns. That doesn’t mean all aircraft operations have ceased. In some cases, they’re picking up significantly. Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers are helping aircraft owners make the most of unscheduled travel reductions to boost their aircraft’s efficiency and resale value.… Read more »

May 2020 • Press Release

Aviation Partners Names Gary Dunn President

Seattle, WA, May 4, 2020 – Effective immediately, Aviation Partners, Inc., announces Gary Dunn to the position of president. Dunn, age 48, has served the company for more than two decades. He has been interim president since the unexpected passing on March 30 of company founder and aviation legend Joe Clark. “Gary continues the tradition… Read more »

March 2020 • Press Release

Aviation Partners Pioneer Joe Clark Flies West

Seattle, WA – The unexpected passing of Joe Clark on Monday, March 30, hits the aviation community hard. It robs us of a living legend – and a friend. “When Joe took off his jacket, you almost expected feathers to fall out,” says Gary Dunn, Aviation Partners, Inc., vice president. “The sky was his happy… Read more »

November 2019 • Press Release

Winglets Are Most Important Business Aircraft Upgrade

The first thing an aircraft buyer sees is also the most likely upgrade to increase a jet’s resale value. Winglets are not only the No. 1 most-desired business aircraft upgrade, according to a recent AvBuyer article, they’re an option that’s expected by purchasers. Aviation Partners’ winglets have long provided value to their owners by reducing… Read more »

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