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5 Ways a One-Stop-Solution MRO Saves You Time and Money


When it’s time to bring your aircraft in and have work done at an MRO, there are few things besides “safety” and “quality” that are more precious than “saving time” and “saving money.” You want your aircraft returned to you in the most efficient and economical way possible so that you can get on with […]

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5 Things to look for when inspecting your new interior project.

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When it comes to aircraft interiors, it’s all in the details. Unfortunately, sometimes, in an effort to be fast, those details are overlooked. Fast, incomplete work that overlooks details not only looks bad, it can compromise the durability of the interior, too. Here are 5 ways to know if your upholstery work is a quality […]

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Corporate jet painting: watch us transform this CRJ 700

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Watch as the C&L Aviation Group Aircraft Painting Team beautifully refinishes this CRJ 700 with a complete custom paint job for a corporate customer. The corporate jet painting process begins first by stripping the old coat of paint. Once the stripper has been cleared, sanding and washing begin. The team applies coats of primer, including […]

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FREE Hawker Aircraft TKS Panel checks

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March Madness means FREE Hawker Aircraft TKS Panel checks We at C&L have a unique offer for you. We are currently offering FREE flow/leak checks and visual inspections of Hawker 800 and higher series TKS panels now through the end of April. If the panel passes flow/leak check and visual inspection, you will receive it back with […]

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Robert Brega joins C&L Aviation Group as Corporate Aircraft Regional Sales Manager

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C&L is pleased to announce that Robert Brega has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager. Brega will assist C&L’s corporate aircraft customers with maintenance packages and schedules that fit their needs and budget. Brega, previously a Northeast Regional Manager at Duncan Aviation, has more than 17 years of experience in MRO management. He began […]

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How a custom paint job and interior can transform an aircraft

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Our aircraft interiors department, led by Interiors Manager Nick Heckerman, refurbished this Beechjet 400A with stunning results. The original interior was bland and outdated. So, first, our shop created custom cabinetry and trim with a modern feel. Next, the upholstery department designed and hand-stitched custom, leather seats for the aircraft interior. They also reupholstered the […]

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Four Benefits of Working with a Mid-Size, Specialty MRO

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Four Benefits of Working with a Mid-Size, Specialty MRO Regional aircraft operators using large MROs for routine maintenance and overhauls have similar complaints: Our project was lost in the shuffle. We felt like we were just a number to them. We didn’t have direct contact with someone close to our aircraft on the shop floor […]

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Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi for Hawker Aircraft: How it works and what to expect.

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Hawker Wi-Fi You already know that in-flight connectivity adds to the travel experience in your Hawker. It keeps you connected with work and family, and it allows you to enjoy entertainment as well. But having the technology for in-flight connectivity can also help make your Hawker more attractive in the charter market and more profitable […]

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Juraj Pikna Joins C&L as Regional Sales Manager, European Region


C&L continues its global expansion with the recent hire of Juraj Pikna, who will be based in Prague, Czech Republic, and will cover the European, Russian and African markets. Pikna comes to C&L with a wide range of training in the aviation industry – air traffic control, MRO for regional and commercial aircraft, sales and […]

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Three Things to Know about the FAA NextGen ADS-B Requirements


If there was just one piece of advice we could give about the ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) component of the FAA’s NextGen (Next Generation Air Transportation System) mandates for 2020, it would be this: Make plans for your transition now (See Number 1 below). But in fact, there are many more questions, myths and misunderstandings […]

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Tim Bueschen joins C&L Aerospace as Regional Sales Manager

(Bangor, Maine, USA) C&L Aerospace continues its commitment to global coverage and support with the recent hire of Tim Bueschen, who joins C&L’s Bangor, Maine, office to cover the Southern US, Caribbean Central and South American regions. Bueschen has 22-years of experience in the spares industry. Most recently, he was Regional Sales Manager for Bombardier […]

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When it comes to parts, packaging matters


“Quality parts” begins the moment an item enters the warehouse, whether by aircraft teardown, repairs or intake of stock. It continues as each item is evaluated, photographed and uploaded, with its documents, for buyer inspection. But for customers, the end result – a high-quality part arriving in excellent condition – is the only tangible part […]

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C&L Goes to the NBAA wrap video

Chris Kilgour, CEO of C&L Aviation Group, along with his team of corporate aviation professionals had a lot of fun at and leading up to, the 2016 NBAA conference in Orlando, FL. And we know what you all are thinking, and no, no one was hurt in the making of our videos. Did you miss […]

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C&L Has Slam Dunk a NBAA ’16


Yes, we were kidding about the auto-correct error, but as anyone who attended NBAA ’16 knows, we were serious about the basketball court, basketballs, and Orlando Magic Dance Team. Many have stopped by our booth to let us know how much they have enjoyed our video series and the entire marketing theme for this year’s NBAA […]

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Come meet the Orlando Magic Dancers at NBAA, Booth 3424


You don’t assemble a Dream Team and bring a basketball court to a conference… …without inviting some cheerleaders, too. On Day 2 of the NBAA in Orlando, come by Booth 3424 for a meet and greet with Nicole F., Victoria R., Victoria Q., Nikki and Desiree, members of the Orlando Magic Dance Team. They will be […]

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Still thinking that he’s NBA-bound, our CEO Chris Kilgour built a team of corporate aviation all stars to bring with him. Now it’s time to show off the team logo and head to Orlando. But will the “Dream Team” ever break the news to Chris that it’s the NBA-A? Did you miss the first 2 […]

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C&L Hosts Young Airplane Enthusiast for Private Tour


It’s not unusual for us to give tours of our Bangor, Maine, headquarters. This week, however, we had a guest who can hardly be described as “ordinary.” Rachel St. Louis of Machias, Maine, is half-way to completing her first plane, a Bush Cat Light Sport. If you think that is an incredible feat, consider this: […]

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Will we see you in White Plains?


C&L Aviation Group is excited to participate in the NBAA Regional Forum in White Plains, NY,  September 15th, at the Westchester County Airport (HPN). This NBAA event brings current and prospective business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry personnel together for one day of exhibits, static displays, and educational sessions. “We are excited to be […]

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C&L Aviation Group Primed for Additional Expansion


Plans include adding a 40,000 sq. ft. hangar, facility upgrades, and 100 more jobs.   BANGOR, Maine – C&L is pleased to announce a new, $3-million-dollar expansion to its facility in Bangor. The project, supported in part by a $1.2 million grant from the United States Economic Development Administration that was recently awarded to the […]

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C&L Completes One-of-a-Kind Piedmont Retro Livery for American Airlines

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C&L completed this month a one-of-a-kind heritage livery on a Piedmont Dash-8 (Piedmont 837, N837EX) that was presented to Piedmont CEO Steven Farrow at his retirement. The aircraft, operated by Piedmont Airlines, Inc., will fly under American Eagle, a regional airline and wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines group. Bringing back the old Piedmont logo […]

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Bill Johnson positioned to help C&L customers with corporate MRO

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Bill Johnson has joined C&L Aviation Group, a global MRO provider, in the position of MRO Sales for Corporate Aircraft. Johnson’s years of experience in the business aviation industry span all aspects of MRO sales, including aircraft interiors, paint, maintenance and avionics. In his new role, Johnson will help expand C&L’s service capabilities for corporate […]

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6 Ways to Maximize Your Time at the 2016 Saab Conference


 You only have a few days in Glasgow for the 2016 Saab Global Operators Conference. Make them count. With a little advance planning and virtual scouting, you can not only make the most of your networking time, but you can have some fun, too. Here are some tips to maximize your efforts, and one thing […]

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C&L Aviation Group joining RAA Annual Convention


(Bangor, Maine, USA)  C&L Aviation Group is excited to participate in the Regional Airline Association (RAA) Annual Convention May 9-12 in Charlotte, North Carolina. As the exclusive industry trade show and annual meeting for North American regional airlines and suppliers, this event brings together more than 1500 influencers, decision-makers and services and support companies like […]

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Meet Jon Zeiher, C&L’s Production Manager and Customer Liaison

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Jon Zeiher, C&L’s Production Manager and Customer Liaison, describes his job as being the “air traffic controller” for every maintenance project in the hangar. Along with running the daily maintenance operations, he coordinates with each customer, keeping them aware of what needs to be done to their aircraft and where they are in the schedule. […]

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C&L Aviation Group to Attend NBAA Maintenance Management Conference


C&L Aviation is excited to participate in the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Maintenance Management Conference May 3-5 in Kansas City, Missouri. As the premier business aviation maintenance event of the year, the Maintenance Management Conference brings together more than 700 influencers, decision-makers and services and support companies like C&L. Tom Chapman, C&L’s Senior VP of […]

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Things You Should See in Glasgow During the Saab Operators Conference


It will be a busy five days during the 2016 Saab Global Operators Conference in Glasgow, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take time to enjoy some of the area’s top attractions. Here are five things to see during your free time. All of them are either a short walk, drive or bus ride from […]

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C&L Aviation Group to Attend Bombardier All Operators Conference and Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit


C&L Aviation is excited to participate in two industry conferences next week: “The Bombardier All Operators Conference and Tradeshow” and “The Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit.” The Bombardier All Operators Conference and Tradeshow offers a yearly opportunity for commercial aircraft suppliers, such as C&L Aviation, to meet with Bombardier leadership, operators and partners. This year’s […]

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