Archives: MN Aviation Industry News

Richard Cross President & CEO, Cirrus Flight Operations

Richard (Dick) Cross is president and CEO of Cirrus Flight Operations, Inc., a family-owned business located at Anoka County-Blaine Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He founded the company in 1977. Cirrus Flight Operations began as a flight school and is today … Continue reading

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Backup Door Opening Systems For Your Hangar Door In Case of Power Outage

Before you place an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage. Schweiss Doors, manufacturers of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap … Continue reading

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Fargo Jet Center Expands To Eden Prairie

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – Exclusive Aerospace LLC, an affiliate of Fargo Jet Center (FJC), Fargo, N.D., has purchased the assets of Premier Jet Center at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

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Transport Canada Awards STC To Tanis

BLAINE, MINN. – Tanis Aircraft Products has received formal acceptance by Transport Canada for its Supplemental Type Certificate on both the four and six cylinder Continental, Lycoming, and Franklin engines. The STC will be entered into the Canadian index of … Continue reading

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Meet Greg Reigel President, Minnesota Aviation Trades Association

GREG REIGEL of Reigel Law Firm, Ltd/Aero Legal Services of Hopkins, Minnesota, is serving his second term as president of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA). He is an attorney specializing in aviation law, an author, adjunct professor and an … Continue reading

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Park Rapids Aviation Expands Aircraft Painting Services

PARK RAPIDS, MINN. – Park Rapids Aviation has expanded its aircraft painting at Park Rapids Municipal Airport in Park Rapids, Minn. Jeff Voigt is president of the company, which in addition to aircraft painting, specializes in aircraft floats, floatplane maintenance, … Continue reading

Posted in Aircraft, MN Aviation Industry News, October/November 2014, Products & Services, Sections | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wipaire Announces New Approvals For Cessna 182 Modifications

SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Wipaire, Inc. has received approval for performance- and utility-enhancing modifications for the Cessna 182 Skylane. These modifications currently include the Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion and a gross weight increase to 3,500 lbs (1,587 kg) when … Continue reading

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Meet MATA Board Member, Alison Wynne

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – Alison Wynne is one of nine aviation professionals on the board of directors of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association – an organization made up of fixed base operators and other aviation businesses that serve the Minnesota aviation … Continue reading

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Thunderbird Aviation Removes Original Terminal Building To Make Room For Expanded Ramp

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – In 2012 – 50 years since the company was founded in 1962 – Thunderbird Aviation invested $2 million in building a new 8,000 square foot facility at its Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) location in Eden Prairie, … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned About GA, From Unlikely Sources

by Jim Hanson It seems like it’s been years since we had any good news in the General Aviation industry. Oh, don’t get me wrong…innovation and new products come out all the time, but it seems that the “glory days” … Continue reading

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