12/17/2014

Blackhawk Modifications and Valair Aviation Renew Relationship for New PT6A Engine Upgrades

Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. of Waco, Texas and Valair Aviation, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla. announce the completion of their recent agreement which renews Valair as an installation and service center for Blackhawk’s line of PT6A new engine upgrades.  The full-service FBO and Part-145 repair station based at Wiley Post Airport will offer customers new engine upgrades for Beechcraft King Air 90 and 200, Cessna Conquest I, Cessna 208 and 208B Caravans and Piper Cheyenne I, II, IIXL.

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11/17/2014

Retired General Peter J. Hennessey named Executive Vice President of AGC’s Integrated Defense Group

Peter J. Hennessey, a retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General with 40 years of national security experience, has been named Executive Vice President of AGC’s Integrated Defense Group.  AGC Integrated Defense operates under the Aerospace & Defense portfolio of Acorn Growth Companies.

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11/10/2014

CAT’s Special Operations Leader John Alvarez Inducted into Air Commando Hall of Fame

Air Commando Association honors Alvarez’s distinguished military service and sacrifice for his country

John Alvarez, Special Operations and Missions, Assessment and Development Director for Commuter Air Technology (CAT), was inducted into the Air Commando Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual banquet Oct. 18 at Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.

A retired U.S. Air Force Colonel, Alvarez was one of five retired Special Operation Forces veterans inducted this year into the Air Commando Hall of Fame.  Founded in 1969, the Air Commando Association is an organization for retired and active duty Special Operations Forces personnel.  Annually the organization honors and recognizes American heroes for their extraordinary achievements in special operations.  

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10/23/2014

Valair Aviation selected by Garmin as a Beechjet G5000 Avionics installation center

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company that specializes in aircraft maintenance, avionics, paint, interior, repair, overhaul and FBO services, has been authorized as an installation center for the new Beechjet G5000 avionics upgrade. Centrally located in Oklahoma City, Valair Aviation is the largest King Air G1000 installation dealer in the state.

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10/13/2014

Commuter Air Technology strengthens business development team to pursue new market opportunities

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Commuter Air Technology (CAT), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, headquartered in Oklahoma City, welcomes Phillip Sapovits, as Aircraft Upgrades and Integrations Sales Manager and Ben Kendrick as Government and International Business Development Manager.

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10/13/2014

For third year in a row, Commuter Air Technology recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – For the third consecutive year, Commuter Air Technology (CAT), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, headquartered in Oklahoma City was recognized by the Inc. 5000 as one of the nation’s 5000 fastest growing privately held businesses.

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09/22/2014

Commuter Air Technology Reintroduces the Popular Light Weight Seat

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Commuter Air Technology (CAT) announced that it has re-engineered its popular lightweight seat for the King Air 200 and 300 series of aircraft and modified the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to allow for flexibility in the seating configuration. The seat became popular as part of the CATPass series of modified aircraft, which has been sold both as part of the CATPass and a stand-alone product internationally for many years.

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09/22/2014

SinglePoint Aircraft Finance Names David Burke Senior Vice President of Rotorcraft

David Burke, former senior managing director of HeliKo Aviation, has been named senior vice president of rotorcraft for SinglePoint Aircraft Finance (SinglePoint), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company. SinglePoint provides aircraft financing solutions to customers with requirements that may present challenges to the conventional financial services marketplace.

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07/29/2014

AGC AeroComposites Names Dave Bartz President of US Operations

David Bartz, former Vice President of Fuselage Assembly at Spirit AeroSystems, has been named President of US Operations for AGC AeroComposites, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company.

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07/24/2014

Valair Aviation names 3 industry professionals to senior positions

Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company specialized in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has substantially enhanced its sales and marketing efforts with the appointments of three long-time industry professionals.

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07/21/2014

Technical Fibre Products Ltd and AGC AeroComposites to introduce Lightweight Composite Solution for Aircraft Fuel Systems at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow

July 4, 2014

Technical Fibre Products Ltd (TFP) and AGC AeroComposites (AGC) today announced that they will debut a new lightweight composite solution for aircraft fuel systems at the Farnborough International Airshow. This joint development, patent pending, enables the electrical resistance of composite components to be precisely controlled and has the potential to provide a weight saving of up to 200 kg per aircraft.

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07/21/2014

AGC AeroComposites and ATK Sign Teaming Agreement Industry Resource Will Provide Comprehensive Aerospace Composites Solutions

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2014 -- AGC AeroComposites and ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced a teaming agreement today creating an aerospace and defense industry resource spanning the full scope and scale of aerospace composites structures. Under terms of the agreement, the companies will team to pursue content on both commercial and military platforms with an emphasis on tape lay and hand lay-up solutions.

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07/21/2014

Increased Use of Composites in Aviation Industry Positions AGC AeroComposites for Continued Growth

AGC AeroComposites is responding to the growing demand in the aerospace and defense industry by partnering with key customers to provide lifecycle solutions and affordable integrated composites. Fueled by growth in the civil and defense market, the use of composites is forecasted to grow at 8.5% per year. Evidence of this increase can be seen with the composite content on modern aircraft growing from 10% on the Boeing 777 to over 50% on the Boeing 787.

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07/21/2014

AGC AeroComposites Awarded Funding to Sustain Employment and Create New Aerospace Jobs in the U.K.

FARNBOROUGH, England -- AGC AeroComposites, a global supplier of composite and metallic aerostructures and components to the aerospace and defense industry, has been awarded £1.2 million in funding as part of the Sharing in Growth program. The funding will be distributed over the next four years to maintain and create aerospace jobs in the U.K.

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07/15/2014

Commuter Air Technology develops new products to enhance payload, reduce gross weight and increase aircraft safety

Company possesses dozens of FAA certifications that allow it to install new products and enhancements to business and general aviation aircraft

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07/15/2014

Acorn Growth Companies’ Leader to Address Emerging Trends in Global Supply Chain for Aircraft Engines at Farnborough Air Show

FARNBOROUGH, England - Acorn Growth Companies (AGC) Partner, Rick Nagel, will be addressing the global aerospace and defense industry at the Farnborough Air Show. He will be part of a panel discussing emerging trends in the global aerospace supply chain. The briefing led by Aviation Week and SpeedNews, will take place on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 09:00 BST in the Cody Room in the Media Center, Hall 1A.

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07/15/2014

Commuter Air Technology goes from a small general aviation firm to an innovative industry leader in ISR integration, mission support

Company has challenged the industry paradigm by introducing new technologies and offering customized services to commercial aviation and government customers.

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06/18/2014

Heiderstadt key contributor in International Flight Inspection Symposium to consider issues impacting flight safety worldwide

An influential international aerospace organization meets in Oklahoma City this week to consider technologies and environmental issues impacting global flight inspection operations, and contributing to its deliberations is a key employee from Commuter Air Technology (CAT).

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06/11/2014

Valair Aviation opens FBO to aerial firefighters in their efforts to keep state safe from fire emergencies.

Valair Aviation opens FBO to aerial firefighters in their efforts to keep state safe from fire emergencies. Valair Aviation opened its fixed based operation (FBO) to flight crews and firefighting aircraft during wildfires that burned more than 3,200 acres in Logan County in early-May, greatly enhancing efforts to contain the fire.

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05/16/2014

Veracity Technology Solutions to Present at the 7F Users Group Annual Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. May 16, 2014.  Veracity’s President Kevin McKinley to make technology presentation before leaders in the power generation industry. 

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