SOLJETS, the boutique aviation brokerage and acquisition firm headquartered in Park City, Utah, is pleased to introduce Shelbey Hooker as the newly appointed Southwest Regional Sales Director. Shelbey is set to play a crucial part in elevating SOLJETS’ commitment to delivering premium aviation solutions to clients across the Southwest
PARK CITY, Utah, November 3, 2023 (Newswire.com)
SOLJETS, the boutique aviation brokerage and acquisition firm headquartered in Park City, Utah, is pleased to introduce Shelbey Hooker as the newly appointed Southwest Regional Sales Director. Shelbey is set to play a crucial part in elevating SOLJETS’ commitment to delivering premium aviation solutions to clients across the Southwest region.
With a career rooted in diverse aviation roles, Shelbey Hooker brings a wealth of experience and industry insight to her role as Southwest Regional Sales Director. Her journey commenced in 2008, combining helicopter flight training with her role as a Customer Service representative at an FBO in Phoenix, Arizona. Her career trajectory then took her into unmanned aircraft piloting and further into the management of the ownership cycle for a HondaJet sales dealership, gaining valuable experience in whole aircraft sales along the way. Shelbey’s multifaceted career has equipped her with a profound understanding of the aviation landscape, making her an invaluable asset to the SOLJETS team.
Shelbey’s aviation expertise seamlessly aligns with SOLJETS’ unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier aviation solutions. Her unwavering dedication to the industry is exemplified by her involvement in non-profit organizations. She co-founded the Red Note Foundation, a non-profit supporting music programs in Arizona High Schools. In her new role as the Southwest Regional Sales Director, Shelbey’s responsibility will encompass providing aircraft brokerage and acquisition services to this region while also expanding SOLJETS’ presence and strengthening its aviation footprint. Shelbey Hooker’s appointment marks an exciting chapter in SOLJETS’ journey towards even greater excellence.
To read more about the entire SOLJETS Team, visit www.soljets.com/members.
SOLJETS Appoints Shelbey Hooker as Southwest Regional Sales Director
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MightyFly Awarded a U.S. Air Force Contract to Develop the Autonomous Loading and Unloading System That Will Enable Its Autonomous Cargo Aircraft to Perform Autonomous Deliveries
MightyFly’s Second-Generation Aircraft, Cento, Performing Autonomous Hover Flight
MightyFly’s second-generation aircraft, Cento, performing autonomous hover flight in California in 2023
SAN FRANCISCO, November 2, 2023 (Newswire.com)
MightyFly announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Phase II contract in the amount of $1.25 million focused on MightyFly’s Autonomous Load Mastering System (ALMS) to allow MightyFly’s autonomous hybrid eVTOL cargo aircraft to load, unload and deliver cargo autonomously.
MightyFly’s Autonomous Load Mastering System will provide automation, efficiencies and cost savings to businesses and governments. It will enable MightyFly’s MF100 third-generation aircraft to deliver point-to-point, same-day and expedited delivery services that are faster, more efficient, reliable and economical than incumbent express logistics services. The MightyFly solution is ideal for logistics, supply chain, manufacturing, healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, automotive and oil and gas industries, national and state parks, and humanitarian and disaster relief organizations.
“The MightyFly team is working to revolutionize expedited logistics via large, autonomous, hybrid eVTOL cargo aircraft. To be chosen by AFWERX for this SBIR Phase II contract signifies a vote of confidence in our mission and technical expertise. We are honored to partner with the U.S. Air Force and to leverage our know-how to develop a system that directly addresses agile and expedited logistics needs and provide a major feature that is needed for the successful integration of autonomous aircraft within logistics,” said Manal Habib, CEO of MightyFly.
The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution.
Additionally, MightyFly announces that, in September 2023, it welcomed Tim Draper, through Draper Associates, to its investors. Draper Associates is a leader in early-stage venture capital for tech companies, helping transform industries with new technologies. With this financing round, MightyFly is advancing the development of its autonomous cargo aircraft, which will bring key capabilities to the expedited delivery market, and boosting the company’s go-to-market efforts.
“We backed Mighty Fly because of their incredible team. If you absolutely need something delivered right now, Mighty Fly can deliver it. I suspect MightyFly will save many lives, deliver important contracts, fix many vehicles and machines, and solve many problems we haven’t even thought of yet. For short haul, medium loads, this company has your solution,” said Tim Draper, Founding Partner of Draper Associates.
The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense or the U.S. government.
Senior Director of Business Development
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MILWAUKEE, October 11, 2023 (Newswire.com)
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Jean Botti, VoltAero?s CEO & Chief Technology Officer
Jean Botti, VoltAero?s CEO & Chief Technology Officer, signs the Power Up memorandum of understanding in Eindhoven.
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, October 6, 2023 (Newswire.com)
VoltAero’s expertise as the developer and producer of its Cassio electric-hybrid aircraft family will benefit the “Power Up” grouping of 18 partners whose goal is to facilitate and accelerate the introduction of electric regional air mobility in Europe.
With this week’s signing of the Power Up initiative’s memorandum of understanding (MoU), VoltAero will participate in test flights focused on the Netherlands to help define operational procedures and the passenger experience with electric aircraft in inter-regional air transportation.
Other aviation and mobility organizations signing the Power Up MoU include multiple airports in the Netherlands (Eindhoven Airport, Groningen Airport Eelde, Lelystad Airport, Maastricht Aachen Airport, and Rotterdam The Hague Airport), along with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the Dutch Railways, the Netherlands Aerospace Center and several consultancies.
“The Power Up initiative is an excellent opportunity to show how Cassio and other e-airplanes offer the solution to introducing a new era of efficient air mobility with low-carbon emissions and reduced noise,” said Jean Botti, VoltAero’s CEO and Chief Technology Officer, who attended the Power Up MoU signing event in Eindhoven. “As we progress toward Cassio’s production and service introduction, we are proud to partner with the Power Up initiative in pioneering sustainable aviation.”
VoltAero’s Cassio aircraft family will be a highly capable and reliable product line for regional commercial operators, air taxi/charter companies, private owners, as well as in utility-category service for cargo, postal delivery and medical evacuation (Medevac) applications.
By integrating VoltAero’s patented electric-hybrid propulsion system into the company’s purpose-designed airframe, Cassio will deliver an order of magnitude higher performance as compared to the current competition, and provide significantly lower operational costs.
The VoltAero propulsion concept is unique: Cassio aircraft will utilize an electric motor in the aft fuselage-mounted hybrid propulsion unit for all-electric power during taxi, takeoff, primary flight (if the distance traveled is less than 150 km.), and landing. The hybrid feature – with an internal combustion engine – comes into play as a range extender, recharging the batteries while in flight. Additionally, this hybrid element serves as a backup in the event of a problem with the electric propulsion, ensuring true fail-safe functionality.
VoltAero’s first production aircraft version will be the Cassio 330, with a four/five-seat interior configuration and operating on a combined electric-hybrid propulsion power of 330 kilowatts. It is to be followed by the six-seat Cassio 480 with a combined electric-hybrid propulsion power of 480 kilowatts, and the Cassio 600 – sized at a 10/12-seat capacity with electric-hybrid propulsion power of 600 kilowatts.
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Edison Aerospace presents renewable green energy agricultural aviation solution at NAAA Convention January 15, 2023 – Miami, FL – The December 2022 annual convention of the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) was the very first opportunity for Ag spray operators and pilots to see the Edison Heavy1 prototype spray aircraft. Read more…
Edison Aerospace, an innovative designer of advanced systems, will be presenting at the National Agricultural Aviation Association’s (NAAA) convention this year. The NAAA is the premier trade show for the agricultural aviation industry, bringing together the top people in the field to discuss the latest advancements. This is a huge Read more…
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At a regional conference of autonomous farming and vehicle innovation and with Senator John Hoeven and George Rumford, director of the Department of Defense TRMC, as a fellow speakers, the Edison Aerospace CEO Gene Avakyan presented a plan to help revolutionize the green agriculture spray industry. September 7, 2022 – Fargo, North Dakota – Gene Avakyan, […]
CDI’s Aerospace line is engineered to meet the stringent requirements of aerospace and defense applications for critical flight applications, including landing gear systems, flight control systems, engine & fuel systems, hydraulic utility systems, wheels & brakes, fuel systems, and beyond.
Aircraft in Take off
HOUSTON, September 25, 2023 (Newswire.com)
CDI Products, LLC (CDI) announces the launch of its new proprietary Aerospace Sealing System Product Line. The innovative product line spans OptiSeal®, T-Seals, Cap Seals, Piston Rings, OptiSeal® Face Seals, Static Face Seals, Scrapers, Backup Rings, and Bearings. These products are designed with aerospace-grade material compounds, including CDI’s branded Arylast™, Arylex®, and Armorlene® material that displays enhanced material properties. CDI’s Aerospace line is engineered to meet aerospace and defense applications’ stringent requirements for critical flight applications, including landing gear systems, flight control systems, engine & fuel systems, hydraulic utility systems, wheels & brakes, fuel systems, and beyond.
CDI’s Arylast™ material range of elastomer compounds are specially engineered elastomers to meet the demanding needs and challenging requirements of the aerospace industry, with temperatures ranging from -75°F (-60°C) to +400°F (+204°C) depending on the polymer grade. The material family includes Nitrile (NBR), Fluorocarbon (FKM), Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM), Fluorosilicone (FVMQ) and Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) polymers.
Arylex® compounds are high-performance thermoplastic materials, including PEEK, PTFE, PPS, and more, exhibiting excellent dimensional stability and creep resistance, superior electrical characteristics (insulating and dielectric properties), and the broadest chemical resistance of all advanced engineering polymers. CDI’s Director of Engineering, Mike Hedger, commented on the Arylex formulations. “These advanced engineering materials exhibit high mechanical strength and stiffness over an elevated temperature range, with predictable performance even in heat as high as 230°C (450°F).”
The Armorlene® material range consists of a proprietary material based on high-quality Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) fluoropolymer resins. Fillers are added to enhance material performance and properties.
CDI launched an interactive Digital Catalogue to showcase the new lineup. This innovative platform serves as an interactive resource, offering a range of high-performance sealing solutions designed specifically for the aerospace industry. With a rich history of excellence and commitment to quality and HSSE (Health, Safety, Security, and Environment), CDI continues to be a trusted partner for aerospace manufacturers worldwide.
“We are proud to provide aerospace engineers and manufacturers with this online digital catalogue. This new digital platform delivers convenience and accessibility, with a variety of customization options to cater to their specific application,” says Steve James, Director of Strategic Marketing – Aerospace Products. “Furthermore, as they input their unique requirements, our customers can also request expert technical support from our expert team to discuss custom development and engineering design. The built-in features of the digital catalogue make for a more efficient customer experience and help forge a strong collaboration with the CDI technical team,” says James.
In the coming months, CDI will add more catalogue products, providing even more aerospace industry sealing solutions. View the catalogue and learn more about the industry-leading sealing systems: https://www.cdiproducts.com/aerospace-catalogue-overview.
Global Director of Marketing
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