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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Seattle, WA – Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) announced today that its unique Blended Winglet™ and Split Scimitar™ Winglet technologies have saved the world’s commercial and business jet operators more than 10 billion gallons of jet fuel, resulting in a corresponding global reduction of over 105 million tons of CO2 emissions. According to U.S. Bureau of Transportation… Read more »
APiJET, the new joint venture between Aviation Partners and iJet Technologies, has announced completion of its first fleet rollout: Icelandair. The Reykjavik-based, Icelandic flag-carrier fully deployed APiJET’s data service at the end of 2017. Click here to read the full press release.
Aviation Partners and iJet Technologies –– have launched a joint venture called APiJET. The APiJET suite of connected on-aircraft and ground-based analytics and applications is a low cost, high value commercial aviation data service that helps airlines drive new operating efficiencies and cost savings across all organizational units. Click here to read the full press release.
How Advanced Aerodynamics From API Modified a P-51D For a New Speed Record Mustangs International, Winter 2017 For aviation speed seekers, the Holy Grail of flight is the 3-km “Absolute Speed Record” as officially recognized by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), the governing body for sport aviation airplane records. The 3-km straightway record rules were… Read more »
Warbirds International, December 2017 “Okay, here’s what we are going to do… ” Before each flight, Steven would carefully explain to crew and spectators his goals and expectations. (MOL) Flying the highly modified North American P-51D Voodoo, Hinton made four passes over the 3Km course near May, Idaho, and shattered the existing record of 413-mph, raising… Read more »