AMTSociety Mx Logs Update

State of AMTSociety Address The address this month will center on EAA AirVenture at Whitman Field, Oshkosh, WI. Senior editor Barb Zuehlke accompanied me to numerous events. It was a pleasure to meet the four FAA General Aviation award winners, each of...

The Aviation Consulting Group
“TACG is proud to be a new corporate sponsor of the AMTSociety. We are very excited to work with Tom Hendershot and all of the valuable members that comprise the Society,” Dr. Robert Baron, president says.

The Aviation Consulting Group is a small aviation safety consulting firm with offices in Myrtle Beach, SC, and the Fort Lauderdale/Miami, FL, area. TACG was founded in 2000 by Dr. Baron who serves as the president and chief consultant. Assisting Dr. Baron is a highly experienced group of associates with specializations in areas such as airport and air carrier operations, research, and educational effectiveness. TACG’s clients include some of the largest airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and defense contractors in the United States and around the world.

TACG offers human factors training. Core competencies include: human factors training and program development; safety management systems training and program development; crew resource management training and program development; line operations safety audits/threat and error management training and program development; and aviation safety research (various areas).

TACG is offering a 10 percent discount to AMTSociety members on any of its human factors training courses. For more information on who TACG is and what it does, please visit the website at

West Star Aviation
West Star Aviation employs nearly 530 people spread across four locations: East Alton, IL (ALN); Grand Junction, CO (CJT); Hiawatha, IA (HIA); and Dallas, TX (DAL). West Star acquired Jet Aviation’s Dallas Love Field MRO facility on Nov. 1, 2006.

West Star ALN and GJT are full-service FBOs. Between the facilities they are factory-authorized Cessna Citation service centers, Embraer Phenom service centers, Piaggio service centers, and are FAA-certified on all Dassault Falcon aircraft. They are also factory-authorized service centers for most avionics and engine OEMs. The services include maintenance, repair, and refurbishment of Cessna Citation, Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream, Learjet, Challenger, Hawker, Beechjet aircraft, avionics installations and repair, exterior paint, and interior modification and refurbishment.

West Star DAL is a certified repair station concentrating on Citations, including the Sovereign, Mustang, Hawker, Beechjet, King Air, and Learjet. The facility specializes in heavy maintenance, light repair, and avionics installations and support. DAL also supports partial on-site paint and interior capabilities.

West Star HIA is a major supplier of overhauled units for exchange, rental, or outright sale specializing in corporate and regional turbine-powered aircraft avionics and instruments. Each year the HIA location expands upon its surplus and inventoried capabilities to better serve the industry.

In the beginning, ownership of Premier Air Center in East Alton, IL, was acquired in 2002. On Dec. 31, 2004, the principals of Premier Air Center acquired West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, CO. From then until September 2007, the company operated under the dual name of Premier Air Center/West Star Aviation until the unveiling of its new name — West Star Aviation Inc. — at the 2007 NBAA convention.

Hawkins participates in ACE military programs review
Since 1945, the American Council on Education (ACE) has provided a collaborative link between the U.S. Department of Defense and higher education institutions through the review of military training and experiences for the award of equivalent college credits for members of the Armed Forces. The evaluation process includes a rigorous review by academic faculty through the military programs section of ACE, and is valuable to our service men and women who are able to earn college credit for the knowledge and skills gained during their military service.

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