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November 03, 2023

Pioneer Aerospace, dba ASR-Pioneer, Enters Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Parachute Company Was Formerly Known as Aviation Safety Resources

Pioneer Aerospace Corporation, d.b.a. ASR-Pioneer, has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is seeking to sell the company under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. The parachute manufacturer is a collection of companies, including Pioneer and Strong Parachutes, taken under the wing by former parent Aviation Safety Resources, when it was run by former Boss, Larry Williams... who was booted from the company last year and reportedly suing them for damages. 

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AE Industrial Partners Takes Controlling Interest in Yingling Aviation

Florida Investment Firm Buys Into Successful Wichita MRO

AE Industrial Partners, LP (AEI), a U.S.-based private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, space, power & utility services, and specialty industrial markets, has acquired a majority interest in Yingling Aviation, a provider of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) services to customers in the U.S. business aviation and government sectors. Yingling Aviation chairman and CEO Lynn Nichols and President Andrew Nichols will remain attached to the company. The transaction’s terms were not disclosed.

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Brian Foley Associates Brokers Baldwin Sale to Portside

Safety & Compliance Concern Changes Hands

Portside, a leading innovator in technology and software solutions for business and government aviation, acquired Baldwin Safety & Compliance. This strategic move was aimed at augmenting Portside’s comprehensive suite of tools and technology that empower nearly one-thousand aviation organizations in more than thirty countries.

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Sporty’s Partners with LIFT Academy

LIFT Students to be Provided Sporty’s Training Materials

Sporty’s has partnered with LIFT Academy to provide the former’s award-winning, online training courses to students engaged in flight training at the latter. The collaboration grants LIFT Academy’s students access to a range of valuable learning resources, including Sporty’s Learn To Fly Course, Instrument Rating Course, Commercial Pilot Course, and Garmin G1000 Checkout Course. Proven and popular, Sporty’s learning tools have been utilized by generations of aviators. Each course includes hours of 4k video comprising flight deck perspectives and sophisticated 3D animations. 

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NTSB Prelim: Beech A36

Airplane Landed On Runway 17 And Was Rolling Out When The Right Wing Struck The Grounds  Worker, Resulting In Fatal Injuries

On September 29, 2023, about 1415 central daylight time, a Beech A36 airplane, N9379Q, was involved in an accident while landing at the Broken Bow Airport (90F), near Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The pilot was not injured. An airport grounds worker was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight. According to initial reports, a grounds worker was mowing the grass along the west side of the runway 17 at 90F and was travelling toward the south. The airplane landed on runway 17 and was rolling out when the right wing struck the grounds worker, resulting in fat

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