Gregory Polek
Senior Editor

Gregory Polek has spent his entire career in aviation journalism with AIN, starting as a proofreader and assistant to then-managing editor Mary Mahoney in 1995 after serving an internship with New Jersey Monthly magazine and completing his B.A. degree in English/Writing at New Jersey’s William Paterson College. By 1997 Polek accepted a position as an associate editor, covering the regional airline beat for Aviation International News in place of retiring industry veteran Don Anderson. The assignment took Polek across North America and Europe to profile regional airlines varying in size and mission from the likes of floatplane operators Kenmore Air and Chalk’s Ocean Airways to regional jet operators such as SkyWest and American Eagle. Today, in his dual role as Air Transport Editor and International Airshow Editor, Polek writes, edits, and manages AIN’s commercial aviation content while overseeing each of the company’s daily international air show publications in Paris, Farnborough, Singapore, and Dubai. Most recently Polek has assumed oversight of daily coverage of the Helicopter Association International’s annual Heli-Expo convention.

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Maintenance and Modifications

Jets MRO Taps Spirit Aeronautics’ Avionics Expertise

Companies sign agreement to collaborate on complementary maintenance support
Jets MRO hangar
Aircraft

Piper Taps Troyes Aviation as Approved Service Center

Partnership with Flying Smart Aero forged at Aero Friedrichshafen
Piper M600 at Aero Friedrichshafen
Maintenance and Modifications

Flightstar Set To Expand Operations with Aircraft Hangar

Project to double size of dedicated maintenance space
Flightstar hangar expansion
Maintenance and Modifications

Safran Signs Helicopter Engine Support Contracts with GDAT

Contracts cover in-service support and MRO for 140 Arrano 1A and Makila 2A1 engines
Safran techs inspect a Makila engine set to power its fleet of Airbus H225
Aircraft

Gulfstream G600 Certified for Steep Approaches

Business jet demonstrated its steep-approach capabilities at London City Airport and Switzerland’s Lugano Airport
The Gulfstream 600 approved for steep approaches
Regulations and Government

NATA Gives Insights into Part 145 Applicant Processes

Resource ensures thorough understanding of FAA requirements for repair stations
Aircraft maintenance hangar
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Jets MRO Taps Aircraft Custom Interiors for Cabin Refurbs

Partnership moves MRO provider closer to becoming a ‘one-stop shop’
Jets MRO CL300 lavatory
Maintenance and Modifications

Pro Star Breaks Ground on Grand Rapids Hangar, Offices

Facility will serve as a dedicated Pilatus Aircraft sales and service center
Executives from Pioneer Construction participate in a ground breaking ceremony for a new Pro Star Aviation hangar in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Malaysia Unveils the Country’s Largest Business Aviation MRO Center

Grand opening marks ambitions to expand maintenance support around the Asia-Pacific region
ExecuJet Malaysia grand opening cermony
Maintenance and Modifications

StandardAero Prepares for 80,500-sq-ft Hangar Expansion in Georgia

Expansion at Augusta Regional Airport to increase footprint by 60%
Standard Aero employees celebrate Augusta expansion
Maintenance and Modifications

Aviation Maintenance Business Embraces Tech Advances

Efforts toward digitalization vital to creating efficiencies and ensuring safety
Pratt & Whitey Cobot photographing a GTF engine
Maintenance and Modifications

Safran Inks Support Contract with DRF Luftrettung

Nonprofit operates 32 bases at 30 locations in Germany
Safran Arriel 2 turboshaft engine
Maintenance and Modifications

JetSupport Launches Rapid Dispatch Support across Europe

A team of certified technicians serve all major OEMs
JetSupport Launches Rapid Dispatch Support across Europe
Aircraft

Electra Wins $1.9 Million Army Contract for Wind Tunnel Tests

Small Business Innovation Research contract explores blown-wing tech
Electra eSTOL vehicle
Maintenance and Modifications

StandardAero’s Tennessee Facility Repairs its 12,000th APU

Maryville has hosted APU services for business jet and commercial airlines since 1997
A StandardAero mechanic works on an APU
Maintenance and Modifications

Magnetic Engineering Expands into Business Aircraft Market

Company broadens CAMO capabilities with approval of Estonia’s CAA
Magnetic Engineering
Maintenance and Modifications

ExecuJet Australia Completes Global Express 20-year Check

Check involves removal of interior for access to inspection and testing of fuselage
Global Express at ExecuJet Melbourne
Maintenance and Modifications

Sheltair Opens New Hangar Complex Near Denver

Expansion consists of three hangar and office space structures
Sheltair Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
Engines

GE Aerospace Marks Independence with Spinoff of GE Vernova

The now standalone companies rang the opening bell together at the NYSE to mark the occasion
Maintenance and Modifications

Plane Place Aviation Taps into Surging Demand for Airframe MRO

The Texas-based company expands at Dallas Love Field and beyond
Plane Place Aviation mechanic
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Aviation Opens ExecuJet Facility in Kuala Lumpur

Factory service center will support as many as 15 aircraft at once
ExecuJet Kuala Lumpur MRO
Maintenance and Modifications

Dassault Falcon Service Adopts TrustFlight’s Electronic Logbook

Digitalization eliminates time-consuming manual processes
TrustFlight electronic logbook
Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Aviation Reorganizes and Expands Turbine Engine Leadership Team

Company names three new managers to lead further expansion
Duncan Aviation managers of engine services
Maintenance and Modifications

C&L Aerospace Opens Aircraft Parts Warehouse in Germany

Location to provide convenient shipping hub for Europe and Northern Africa
C&L warehouse
Maintenance and Modifications

AOne Parts Opens Inventory Location in South Florida

Company to consolidate parts inventory in one location
AOne aftermarket inventory on shelf in South Florida
Training and Workforce

Leadership Shakeup To See Calhoun Step Down as CEO of Boeing

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Stan Deal has retired
Boeing Company CEO Dave Calhoun To Step Down
Aircraft

Boom Flies XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator

Precursor to the company’s planned Overture jet reaches major milestone
First flight of Boom XB-1 demonstrator
Maintenance and Modifications

Philippines' ACTSI Gets FAA Nod for Wheel and Tire Shop

Service complements sheet metal and battery repair capabilities
TJ Trinidad from ACTSI
Avionics

Garmin's Citation CJ2 Avionics Upgrade Nears Approval

The retrofit will include TXi flight displays, GTN Xi navigators, GFC 600 digital autopilot
Garmin avionics upgrade for Cessna CJ2
Maintenance and Modifications

Aero-Dienst Ready for Vienna Line Maintenance Expansion

Expansion increases area of the company’s line station to 16,145 square feet
Aero-Dienst and Vienna Airport FBO executives