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Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing

CSSis proud to announce that we recently have become Authorized DJI Enterprise Dealer for their family of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and equipment. This new affiliation allows Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing to keep pace with this growing industry and provide sales, support and service to the many companies currently embracing this technology, and guidance for those looking to enter into this technology.  “As an official DJI Enterprise Dealer we are unlike an online store, as we are “here and present”, and can help identify ones needs, help to build a vehicle with the proper payload to meet those specific requirements, can provide training and implementation services if needed, and inspection and maintenance support on the vehicles we provide” said company President Gene Portela.  Visit our website at or contact to inquire or learn more about our sales, services and support.

Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing has been supplying the aviation industry with quality accessory testing, repair and overhaul services for the past 41 years and has earned a great reputation for supplying clients with high quality work and exceptional customer service.  With an Unlimited Rating for Class I, II and III accessories, from simple testing to complex overhauls, and now with UAV support CSSM is your one stop aviation support facility.


East Hampton Town Board Votes To Proceed With FAA Application To Restrict Aircraft

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The East Hampton Town Board will go forward with an application to the Federal Aviation Administration to request restrictions on flights at the East Hampton Airport.

At a Town Board meeting on Thursday, October 5, four of the five board members—Councilman Fred Overton was not present but had previously expressed his support—moved to authorize attorneys and town officials to prepare a Part 161 application. That refers to a provision in the Airport Noise and Capacity Act that allows some municipalities to apply to restrict aircraft traffic to limit the effects of noise on residents.

The application, which will take an estimated three to five years, will require extensive analysis of airport traffic and noise as well as of how flight restrictions at the Wainscott airport could affect aviation-related businesses, and an exploration of alternatives to imposing restrictions.

Attorney Bill O’Connor of the Morrison Foerster law firm has said it will cost an estimated $1.5 million to $2 million to complete the survey and noise analysis, Councilwoman Kathee Burke-Gonzalez, the Town Board’s point person on airport matters, said after the meeting. The cost will be covered by airport revenues.

The next step will be for the town to issue a request for proposals to hire an economic consultant, Ms. Burke-Gonzalez said. Town officials will continue to seek community input on precisely what restrictions the town would seek.

“We’ll be engaging the community to determine what restrictions to look at,” she said. “We’ll be engaging all of our stakeholders.”

King Air 200 Series Advent eABS AML STC; Mods in the Process

Londonderry, NH (July 7, 2017) - Pro Star Aviation is proud to announce they have completed all installation requirements on their second King Air series aircraft in support of Advent Aircraft Systems' Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03275CH - Installation of an antiskid braking system (eABSTM). The culmination of their efforts, has successfully added the King Air 200 Series to Advent's eABSTM AML STC under amendment 3 dated June 30, 2017.

Earlier this year, Pro Star completed the initial STC approval work for the King Air 300 series airframe, which, along with the Pilatus PC-12 series airframe, received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval January 11, 2017 and European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) approval June 6, 2017. Transport Canada (TCCA) approval is currently pending for Canadian-registered aircraft, and is expected by the end of July 2017.

With the eABSTM installation taking two to three weeks to complete, Pro Star was able to take advantage of the down-time and coordinate the completion of a few desired interior modifications for the owner of the King Air 250. This additional work, resulted in a ‘first-ever’  working relationship between Pro Star Aviation and Executive Aircraft Interiors (EAI) based out of Oxford-Waterbury Airport (OXC) in Connecticut.

Of the interior modifications EAI completed, was; the removal of a forward facing cabin seat and a pyramid style wooden cabinet which made room for a two-seat divan (couch) to be added; the removal of the coffee maker and coffee cabinet allowing for expanded storage space to be added to the cabin; and the addition of extra cup holders and umbrella storage straps for passengers.

Pro Star Aviation is an FAA Part 145 Repair Station authorized to install Advent Aircraft System's eABSTM system on all King Air 200 & 300 series aircraft and Pilatus PC-12 series aircraft. Installation can be accomplished at company facilities based at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in Londonderry, NH. For more information, please call (603) 627-7827 or visit


Advent Aircraft Systems designs, analyzes, manufactures, tests, certifies and supports proprietary components and systems for air vehicles. Company capabilities include; hydraulic, pneumatic, electromechanical, environmental control, aircraft sensor, water and oxygen components and systems. For more information, visit

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $105.3 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 133 Airports

FAA Airport GrantsContact: Marcia Alexander-Adams Phone: 202-267-3488

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the Federal Aviation Administration will award $105.3 million in airport infrastructure grants to 133 airports across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

The airport grant program funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings which helps to create thousands of jobs.

“AIP allows us to invest in the long-term safety and economic vitality of our nation’s airports,” said FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta.

Airports are entitled to a certain amount of AIP funding each year, based on passenger volume. If their capital project needs exceed their available entitlement funds, then the FAA can supplement their entitlements with discretionary funding.  At this time, FAA is providing discretionary funding to five airports based on their high-priority project needs.

Those receiving discretionary grants are listed here, while the entitlement grant recipients can be found at the link below:

Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, CA, $11 Million – to construct Taxiway T which will connect the north and south runway complexes, and to construct the east and west aircraft parking aprons at the Tom Bradley International Terminal building.

Sioux County Regional Airport in Sioux Center, IA, $4.7 Million – to complete construction of the new airport which will replace the Orange City Municipal Airport and Sioux Center Municipal Airport.

Orange County Airport in Montgomery, NY, $14.6 million to realign an existing runway at this general aviation airport creating a standard safety area. This grant also includes projects to realign the parallel taxiway, connector taxiways, and various navigational aids affected by the runway realignment.

John Glenn Columbus International Airport in Columbus, OH, $533 Thousand – to reimburse for the construction of a replacement Runway 10R/28L which was commissioned on August 22, 2013.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Avoca, PA, $5.4 million to rehabilitate Taxiway B and D at the airport. The project also includes drainage improvements, signage, grading, and lighting.

Those receiving discretionary grants are listed here, while a full listing of all grant recipients can be found at:

The FAA will issue AIP grants to the airports over the next several weeks in time to take advantage of the spring and summer construction season. The grants will ensure the projects at these airports are either under construction or completed prior to the onset of the winter season, which comes early in late fall in some parts of the country

Delta begins $4 billion makeover on New York Airport

By Melanie Zanona - The Hill

Delta Air Lines has begun construction on a $4 billion rehabilitation project to upgrade its terminals at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, which is part of a broader effort to completely rebuild the ailing facility.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) tweeted pictures of what the planned makeover will look like, saying, “It’s going to be a beautiful front door to New York.”

“Today’s groundbreaking at Delta’s facilities represents another step forward as we build an entirely new airport at LaGuardia,” Cuomo tweeted. “LaGuardia is a pillar of New York’s transportation network, but for too long the airport has been unworthy of New York State.”

 Cuomo and other local officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the Queens-based airport on Tuesday that was held by Delta.

Delta will spend $3.4 billion to redesign its terminals — making it one of the largest private investments ever in a public asset in the state — while the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will kick in another $600 million.

Former NBA star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who now runs an infrastructure fund, will also invest in the airport, Cuomo announced Tuesday.

The new Delta facilities come in addition to a separate $4 billion public-private partnership that is already underway to rebuild the airport’s central terminal and move it closer to the Grand Central Parkway. The project will also create a central entry hall, expand parking, improve roadways and upgrade other supporting facilities.

Half of the new gates in the new Terminal B will be open to the public starting next year, with the main terminal area expected to be open in early 2020.

Plans to renovate the 37-gate facility were first announced in summer 2015. But President Trump’s promise to upgrade U.S. road, bridges and airports — which he has often called “third world” — has put the country’s crumbling infrastructure in a greater spotlight.

"Today's announcement marks yet another important milestone in the transformative redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport,” said Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.). “I'm thrilled with the progress being made to overhaul LGA and bring it into the 21st century because New Yorkers deserve a first-rate airport they can be proud of.”

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