Pro Star Aviation

New DOM Appointed; Christopher Mancini

(Londonderry, NH) – Pro Star Aviation, LLC has announced their selection of Christopher Mancini as their new Director of Maintenance.

In his new role, Mancini will utilize his 24 years of experience to manage the day-to-day airframe MRO responsibilities at Pro Star’s main facility in Londonderry, NH.

Holding an FAA Airframe & Power plant license, Mancini started his career serving for the United States Coast Guard where he advanced to Petty Officer Second Class. He has since furthered his career having worked as an A&P Technician, Project Manager, Manager, as well as Sales Support at Bombardier Inc.

When accepting this job offer, Mancini stated,

“I am very excited to accept the position of Director of Maintenance at Pro Star Aviation and help expand maintenance services toward new product lines.”

“We are excited to have Chris on board,’ said Rich Leighton, Pro Star Aviation’s General Manager of Aircraft Maintenance, “his diverse skills will enhance our MRO operations and put us in a good position for growth.”

In conjunction with this action, Pro Star’s Warren Egersheim, will resume his duties as Maintenance Supervisor.



Getting Training Enroute with Satcom Direct

(Londonderry, NH) – Pro Star Aviation received a visit from Satcom Direct’s Mobile RV Trainer at their main hangar in Londonderry, NH.

The RV was on its way from Bombardier Aerospace in Montreal, Canada to Gulfstream Aerospace in Westfield, MA when it stopped by Pro Star Aviation’s facility in Londonderry.

During its visit, employees received firsthand training and information from Satcom Direct’s experts and were also given the opportunity to explore and discuss their latest and greatest services and applications directly with company representatives.

Pro Star Aviation is the number one independent Satcom Direct dealer in the Northeast, and looks forward to its next opportunity with the RV trainer at their up and coming annual golf outing in Lafayette, NJ on June 24th , the day prior to NBAA Regionals in Teterboro, NJ.

During this event, all Pro Star customers and vendors will get their chance to take advantage of this great opportunity themselves.



STC Approval - BendixKing CAS 67B TCAS II Change 7.1 FAA Approval

(Londonderry, NH) – Pro Star Aviation is proud to announce it has received approval for the upgrade of a BendixKing (Honeywell) CAS 67A TCAS II Change 7.0 system to CAS 67B TCAS II Change 7.1 under AML STC ST00347BO.

The AML STC covers many popular U.S. business aircraft from the following manufacturers: Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream, Hawker Beech, Learjet, Lockheed and Saberliner. The STC complies with the pending mandate requiring all aircraft operating in European airspace with a TCAS II system installed be equipped with Change 7.1 in accordance with MOPS change 7.1 no later than December 1, 2015.

The 7.1 upgrade is applicable to existing TCAS II 7.0 TPU0067A’s with part numbers; 066-01146-1111 & 066-01146-1211. It is completely software based, meaning there is no change to the form and fit of the existing system. The change corrects two safety issues inherent within the current TCAS II 7.0 system with regards to the Adjust Vertical Speed RA and the RA monitoring compliance during coordinated encounters. Aircraft without the 7.1 upgrade will not be allowed to fly into European airspace after December 1, 2015.

Pro Star’s AML STC is available for purchase directly to any BendixKing (Honeywell) Authorized Dealer or operator. There are three (3) options for upgrading the TPU0067A TCAS II Processor; an upgrade and return, an exchange of a serviceable unit, and an exchange of an unserviceable unit.

For a complete AML listing, or additional information regarding this STC, please contact Pro Star Aviation at (603) 627-7827.



New England's FIRST King Air G1000 Installation Complete

(Londonderry, NH) - Pro Star Aviation, LLC announces the completion of the Garmin G1000 Retrofit on the Beechcraft King Air B200.

The G1000 retrofit suite integrates all primary flight, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic, radio frequency, engine and fuel data readouts on large-format, high-definition LCDs providing safety, reliability and increased useful load.

The Pro Star upgrade included the Garmin TCAS I, TAWS A and Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP) as well as Cobham’s AVIATOR 200 Swift Broadband, LoPresti HID Landing and Taxi Lighting System and the Raisbeck EPIC Platinum Kit.

“These modifications transition the King Air into a top-in-class airframe in performance, crew and passenger safety and increased hull value,” said Kevin Harriman, Pro Star’s General manager.  Further, “Pro Star’s King Air maintenance and avionics installation experience provide additional value to our customers.”



STC Approval - Installation of a Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 200 SwiftBroadband System for King Air 200/300 Series STC (FAA)

(Londonderry, NH) - Pro Star Aviation, LLC is pleased to announce it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of a Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 200 SwiftBroadband System with WiFi for installation in Beechcraft Corporation King Air models: B200, B200C and B300 (Super King Air 350) aircraft.

The Cobham SATCOM AVIATOR 200 SwiftBroadband Satellite Communication system is the lightest, most compact, airborne broadband solution on the market. It simultaneously provides ramp to altitude worldwide data and voice.

  • Email
  • Internet browsing
  • Smart phone connectivity
  • One high quality low cost AMBE2 voice channel

Practical and affordable, the AVIATOR 200 provides a simple, easy to use cabin LAN network for laptops, tablets and smartphones via WiFi and three hardware Ethernet connections. Multiple users can access this broadband system at speeds up to 200 kilobytes per second. The AVIATOR 200’s built-in PBX telephone exchange provides a voice connection through a corded or cordless cabin handset and a cockpit PTA12-100 Airborne Telephone Dialer/Adapter.