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NGPA Announces New Executive Director, Justin Ellixson-Andrews

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- The Board of Directors for NGPA, the worldwide LGBTQ+ aviation community, following a comprehensive, year-long process involving member and volunteer feedback, strategic planning and a thorough search and interview schedule, has selected Justin Ellixson-Andrews as the next executive leader of the Association. Justin will begin his service as Executive Director of NGPA starting on February 8, 2023.

Scott Konzem, NGPA Board Chair, stated, "We're excited to take NGPA to the next level with the selection of Justin as NGPA's first full-time executive leader. Justin's long history with NGPA, his strategic vision for the future and connection with the membership make him the ideal candidate to help us with this transition."

Justin most recently served as Head of Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development at Delux Public Charter, also known as JSX. At JSX he oversaw teams responsible for developing, leading and maintaining the organization's recruiting and learning and development teams. He also established JSX's DE&I function and led JSX's efforts to achieve a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's "Corporate Equality Index," a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

Prior to JSX, Justin served as a Regional Talent Acquisition Consultant for Republic Airline and Director of International Admissions for Airline Transport Professionals. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aeronautics and a M.S. in Leadership. He is also a private pilot.

"I am humbled and honored to be joining NGPA in this new role, an organization that I call my family," stated Ellixson-Andrews. "NGPA's long history of building, supporting and uniting the LGBTQ+ aviation community is one that I can't wait to continue on in support of our growing membership," he concluded.

NGPA President, Brian Gambino, has announced that he will depart the organization's leadership position following three years of masterful stewardship, including significant membership and event growth, during some of the most trying times the organization has ever faced. Brian will hand over the reins of the organization following the NGPA Industry Expo and Winter Warm Up in Palm Springs, CA on February 9-12, 2023.

"Justin's commitment to the LGBTQ+ community has been proven through his past work. I could not be happier to be handing the baton to him in this new full-time capacity to continue the growth and camaraderie of NGPA!" said Gambino.

Justin will be joining the NGPA Industry Expo and Winter Warm Up events in Palm Springs, alongside Gambino, as his first introduction in his new role to members, sponsors and attendees.

Learn more: https://www.ngpa.org/

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NGPA Announces New Executive Director, Justin Ellixson-Andrews

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- The Board of Directors for NGPA, the worldwide LGBTQ+ aviation community, following a comprehensive, year-long process involving member and volunteer feedback, strategic planning and a thorough search and interview schedule, has selected Justin Ellixson-Andrews as the next executive leader of the Association. Justin will begin his service as Executive Director of NGPA starting on February 8, 2023.

Scott Konzem, NGPA Board Chair, stated, "We're excited to take NGPA to the next level with the selection of Justin as NGPA's first full-time executive leader. Justin's long history with NGPA, his strategic vision for the future and connection with the membership make him the ideal candidate to help us with this transition."

Justin most recently served as Head of Talent Acquisition and Learning & Development at Delux Public Charter, also known as JSX. At JSX he oversaw teams responsible for developing, leading and maintaining the organization's recruiting and learning and development teams. He also established JSX's DE&I function and led JSX's efforts to achieve a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's "Corporate Equality Index," a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.

Prior to JSX, Justin served as a Regional Talent Acquisition Consultant for Republic Airline and Director of International Admissions for Airline Transport Professionals. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aeronautics and a M.S. in Leadership. He is also a private pilot.

"I am humbled and honored to be joining NGPA in this new role, an organization that I call my family," stated Ellixson-Andrews. "NGPA's long history of building, supporting and uniting the LGBTQ+ aviation community is one that I can't wait to continue on in support of our growing membership," he concluded.

NGPA President, Brian Gambino, has announced that he will depart the organization's leadership position following three years of masterful stewardship, including significant membership and event growth, during some of the most trying times the organization has ever faced. Brian will hand over the reins of the organization following the NGPA Industry Expo and Winter Warm Up in Palm Springs, CA on February 9-12, 2023.

"Justin's commitment to the LGBTQ+ community has been proven through his past work. I could not be happier to be handing the baton to him in this new full-time capacity to continue the growth and camaraderie of NGPA!" said Gambino.

Justin will be joining the NGPA Industry Expo and Winter Warm Up events in Palm Springs, alongside Gambino, as his first introduction in his new role to members, sponsors and attendees.

Learn more: https://www.ngpa.org/

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One of the Largest Pilot Hiring Events to be Hosted Next Month in California by NGPA

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- NGPA - one of the largest pilot hiring career expo events in the United States - is coming to Palm Springs, CA on February 9, 2023. The two-day NGPA Industry Expo Presented by United Airlines will bring together over 100 exhibitors, including major airlines, to meet with job seekers and discuss career opportunities in the aviation industry.

The expo will provide a unique opportunity for aspiring pilots and other aviation career minded attendees to meet with recruiters and representatives from some of the most respected airlines in the country. Attendees will have the chance to learn about current job openings, network with industry professionals, and gain valuable insight into the hiring process.

In addition to the exhibitors, the expo will also feature a variety of educational seminars and workshops, including sessions on how to prepare for a career in aviation, estate planning, Ally support of the LGBTQ community, and more.

NGPA's keynote speakers include Marsha Ivins, Brian Bishop, and Alex Wagner. Marsha Ivins, a former astronaut and veteran of five Space Shuttle missions at NASA, will speak about the science behind human spaceflight, her aviation background, and Space Shuttle aerodynamics. Brian T. Bishop, Major General, USAF (retired) is a highly respected speaker and motivator on high-performance teams. He uses his real-world experience from his 32-year United States Air Force career through storytelling to guide the audience on a journey through high-performance team building.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in an aviation career to meet with some of the biggest aviation companies and learn more about the opportunities available," said NGPA Expo Director Steve Shanks.

The NGPA 2023 Industry Expo presented by United Airlines will take place in the Palm Springs Convention Center February 9-10, 2023.

Registration is still open to all at https://www.ngpa.org/ie_register.

For more information about the expo, please visit https://www.ngpa.org/ie_about.

The NGPA is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis. Founded in 1990, NGPA is an international organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) aviation professionals and enthusiasts. Our organization aims to encourage individuals to begin aviation careers, foster an environment of equality for LGBTQ+ aviators, promote safety, and establish personal and professional networks. The NGPA makes this a reality through education, outreach, and social events. Our organization is run by a board of directors, executive leadership, and volunteers!

For more information, visit https://www.ngpa.org/ .

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Chartright Air Group adds two new Cessna aircraft to its growing fleet of managed business jets

TORONTO, Ontario -- Chartright Air Group has announced that it has added two new Cessna aircraft, a Citation X and Citation Excel. The Cessna Citation X will be based at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM). Manufactured by Cessna, the aircraft has a range of 3,000 nm and a cruise speed of 525 knots, making it the fastest cross-continental private jet in the world. The aircraft can accommodate 8 passengers onboard, and the combination of cabin size and economics makes Citation X well-suited for short, medium, and long-range flying.

* The Cessna Citation X is the fastest cross-continental private jet well-suited for short, medium, and long-range flying

* The Cessna Citation Excel provides a great experience to leisure and business travelers with the roomiest cabin in its class of corporate jets

* Chartright Air Group continues to add flexible aircraft charter options to its fleet with the arrival of the Citation X and Citation Excel

The Cessna Citation Excel will be based in Chartright Air Group's newest FBO located at the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport. The Citation Excel, a mid-size jet, offers impressive performance, reliability, and comfort. The aircraft can accommodate 7 passengers on board and can fly non-stop at 1,700 nautical miles at a cruise speed of 420 knots.

The Citation Excel provides a great experience to leisure and business travelers with the roomiest cabin in its class of corporate jets.

Both aircraft are available for charter.

About Chartright Air Group:

For over 35 years, Chartright Air Group has been Canada's Leader in Private Aviation, managing a fleet of 55 aircraft. Chartright Air Group offers an unparalleled flight experience to many destinations around the world. Sales and service are available 24/7.

To charter the Citation X or Citation Excel, please contact us at 1-800-595-9395 or by email: css @ chartright.com

Visit https://chartright.com/ for more information

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ViewTech Borescopes Featuring New Borescope During 2022 NAAA Ag Aviation Expo

TRAVERSE City, Mich. -- ViewTech Borescopes is set to exhibit during the annual National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) networking event. The 2022 NAAA Ag Aviation Expo is taking place December 5 through 8 at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. ViewTech Sales Consultant, Evan Miller, will have both VJ-3 and the brand new VJ-4 video borescopes on display for Ag Aviation Expo attendees at booth 429 during exhibit hall hours.

ViewTech Borescopes has been an exhibitor during the world's largest agricultural aviation convention and tradeshow for nine consecutive years. Their line of articulating video borescopes have assisted thousands of clients and the applications they serve. From turbo props to gear boxes to PT6 engines, ViewTech's VJ-3 and VJ-4 video borescopes are commonly used by aircraft maintenance technicians to inspect Air Tractor, Embraer, Thrush, and Pacific Aerospace aircraft.

This year at the Ag Aviation Expo, ViewTech will have both 3.9mm video borescopes and 6.0mm video borescopes available to test drive. In addition, both VJ-3 and VJ-4 borescope models are offered in diameters of 2.2mm and 2.8mm. With lengths reaching 8 meters, 180 or 360-degree articulation, full-color images and videos can be captured inside areas that are otherwise visually inaccessible.

With a large percentage of ViewTech's clientele based in the aviation and aerospace industries, they are consistently informed that the VJ-3 and VJ-4 video borescopes perform the heavy lifting for 99% of their client inspections. Those looking to replace or purchase new inspection equipment are encouraged to take advantage of ViewTech Borescopes no-cost, no-obligation demo offer.

VJ-3 & VJ-4 Video Borescope

The VJ-3 and VJ-4 mechanical articulating video borescopes are nondestructive visual testing instruments used for the remote visual inspection of machinery, equipment, and components. The VJ-3 and VJ-4 facilitate the visual recording and photo documentation of an inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 and VJ-4 video borescopes consist of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with control panel, LCD monitor, power source and all necessary circuitry.

About ViewTech Borescopes

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

Learn more: https://www.viewtech.com

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ViewTech Borescopes to Exhibit for Ninth Time at 2022 NBAA BACE

TRAVERSE City, Mich. -- Beginning October 18, NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (BACE) will be taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. For 75 years the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has been representing the business aviation community and its members. This year ViewTech Borescopes will be one of more than 700 exhibitors and among thousands of attendees that will gather for three of the most important days annually for the aviation industry.

ViewTech Borescopes will be represented by Zack Wessels, Senior Sales Consultant, as they exhibit at NBAA BACE booth #3792. Having recently expanded their line of inspection video borescopes, this will be the first time the ViewTech VJ-4 borescope will be available during the annual NBAA event. With both the VJ-3 and VJ-4 video borescopes offering precise 360-degree joystick control articulation, along with photo and video documentation capabilities, ViewTech Borescopes has been saving companies time and money on preventative maintenance and MRO inspections.

With a large percentage of their clientele based in the aviation, defense, and aerospace industries, ViewTech's video borescope experts are consistently informed that the VJ-3 and VJ-4 video borescopes always deliver high-quality inspection results. The team at ViewTech encourages those looking to purchase or replace their remote visual inspection video borescopes to trial a VJ-3 or VJ-4 video borescope through a no-cost, no-obligation demo program, allowing you to trial a ViewTech video borescope at your own MRO facility.

Read more about NBAA BACE: https://www.viewtech.com/about-us/tradeshows/nbaa-bace-2022

VJ-3 & VJ-4 Video Borescope

The VJ-3 and VJ-4 mechanical articulating video borescopes are nondestructive visual testing instruments used for the remote visual inspection of machinery, equipment, and components. The VJ-3 and VJ-4 facilitate the visual recording and photo documentation of an inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 and VJ04 video borescopes consist of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with control panel, LCD monitor, power source and all necessary circuitry.

About ViewTech Borescopes

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

Learn more: https://www.viewtech.com

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ViewTech Borescopes to Exhibit During 2022 Hercules Orion Conference

TRAVERSE City, Mich. -- The 2022 Hercules Orion Conference (HOC) is scheduled to take place October 17 through 20 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center. Attendees are scheduled to be briefed on operational, technical, and maintenance topics on various Hercules and Orion aircraft, including the C-130B-J, L-100, LM-100J, P-3, and CP-140. ViewTech Borescopes, Segers Aero Corp, Knight Aerospace, and Air Quality Aviation are among a few of the 60 exhibitors appearing at this annual aviation event.

ViewTech Borescopes will have several inspection video borescopes on hand for attendees and exhibitors to test drive at booth #40. Each ViewTech borescopes offers precise 180 or 360-degree articulation with durable insertion tubes, available in diameters of 2.2mm, 2.8mm, 3.9mm, or 6.0mm and lengths reaching 8 meters. Additionally, Dual Camera, Far Focus, and Ultraviolet (UV) borescope models are available for Hercules and Orion operators, service centers and suppliers to utilize during inspection, maintenance, or quality control procedures.

Technicians, engineers, and quality assurance professionals are encouraged to experience a VJ-3 video borescope at their own facility through ViewTech's no-cost demo program. Evan Miller, ViewTech Borescopes Sales Consultant, will be available to reserve a free inspection video borescope trial ahead of any scheduled inspection requirements. Thousands of companies have saved time and money utilizing a ViewTech video borescope throughout the aviation, aerospace, and manufacturing industries.

Learn more about the 2022 Hercules Orion Conference here: https://www.viewtech.com/about-us/tradeshows/hercules-orion-conference-2022/

VJ-3 Video Borescope:

The VJ-3 mechanical articulating video borescope is a nondestructive visual testing instrument used for the remote visual inspection of machinery, equipment, and components. The VJ-3 facilitates the visual recording and photo documentation of an inspection and components in areas that are otherwise inaccessible or require great effort and expense to access directly. The VJ-3 consists of two modules integrated into one system: an insertion tube with distally mounted camera/LEDs, and the base unit with control panel, LCD monitor, power source and all necessary circuitry.

About ViewTech Borescopes:

ViewTech Borescopes, founded as RF System Lab in 2008, is North America's #1 seller of video borescopes. Their first product, the VJ borescope, set a new standard for portability, ergonomics, and ease-of-use, with its industry-first mechanical, joystick-controlled articulation.

Learn more: https://www.viewtech.com

Related link: https://www.ViewTech.com

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Chartright Air Group installs the first Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion flight deck in a Canadian Challenger 604

TORONTO, Ontario -- Chartright Air Group today announced the successful installation of the first Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite in a Canadian aircraft.

* Chartright Air Group, in conjunction with Mid Canada Mod Centre, has accomplished the first installation of a Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion flight deck in a Canadian Challenger 604.

* The Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system replaced the factory-installed CRT displays with three 14.1-inch widescreen displays, featuring advanced graphics, configurable windows, and a touchscreen interface.

* Andrew Money, Chief Pilot of Chartright Air Group, led the effort to achieve Transport Canada Differences pilot training.

The Pro Line Fusion avionics suite provides enhanced efficiency, reliability, and safety. The system includes the following features: Synthetic vision, Touch screen interactive maps, Multi scan weather radar with advanced predictive threat assessment, Advanced flight management system, Localizer performance with vertical guidance, Future Air navigation system capabilities for overseas and continental digital ATC comms, and Controller pilot data link communication capability for flights within Europe.

The upgraded flight deck reduces pilots' workload and improves operational efficiencies. The Pro Line Fusion Avionics organizes data by phases of flight, allowing pilots to better focus on the task at hand.

"The Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system installation marks another first in Canada accomplishment for Chartright Air Group, demonstrating the commendable capability of our aircraft maintenance business unit working with our partners," says Constantine Tsokas, Vice President Maintenance, Chartright Air Group.

Along with the Pro Line Fusion upgrade, the Challenger 604 underwent a 96-month airframe inspection, GoGo 5G internet installation, full exterior paint, and an interior refresh.

About Chartright Air Group

For over 30 years Chartright has led the way in business aviation in Canada, evolving into one of the most trusted and innovative providers of business and private jet services in North America.

Chartright Air Group is a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO #196-92) with an approved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Maintenance Implementation Procedure (MIP). We pride ourselves on the quality and efficient service our clients have come to value. Our experienced and skilled maintenance engineers perform to the industry's highest standards.

Visit https://chartright.com/ for more information.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chartright-air-group/

About Mid Canada Mods

At Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2), our core business is the installation, modification, and certification of avionics systems for a broad range of aircraft types, including business, commercial and special missions. Headquartered at Toronto, Canada's Lester B Pearson International Airport (CYYZ) with an additional facility in Waterloo, Canada (CYKF) our focus is developing avionics solutions for single and multi-engine, GA, and large aircraft. Our team of avionics experts specializes in WAAS FMS with LPV, cabin entertainment and communication systems, and cockpit redesign and modernization. Our expertise includes TCAS, EGPWS, TAWS, RVSM, and EFB applications.

Visit https://www.midcanadamod.com/ for more information.

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NGPA Partners With ALPA, Int. to Host Fourth Biennial Aviation Inclusion Summit

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- Education and awareness are critical to the mission of the NGPA; this is why the NGPA is eager to announce our fourth Aviation Inclusion Summit. This event will take place November 1-3, 2022, in Washington, D.C. This event targets leaders in today's robust aviation industry with aspirations of heightening diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. In addition, it aims to arm attendees with the right tools to foster a safe and welcoming environment for all.

After a short hiatus due to the pandemic, the NGPA is ready to build upon learned knowledge from the previous summits. This year's schedule will address inclusion across a wide array of aviation specialties. NGPA will again have speakers representing the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), Latino Pilots Association (LPA), Women in Aviation International (WAI), Professional Asian Pilots Association (PAPA), Professional Pilots of Tomorrow (PPOT), and others to speak to the incredible value of diverse and inclusive workspaces.

"I believe that having their participation will surely contribute new ideas and discussions to further our goal of making the industry more inclusive and diverse. The faces in aviation are changing, and I am proud that the NGPA is doing its part to be a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion," says NGPA Board Member Jason Israel.

"This event is an excellent opportunity to enhance personal knowledge surrounding DEI and how to integrate it into your daily practices and workplace culture," says NGPA President, Brian Gambino.

Registration for the Aviation Inclusion Summit opens today! The cost of this event is $599 per attendee. Attendees can register or find more information about this event at http://www.ngpa.org/ais.

About NGPA:

The NGPA is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis. Founded in 1990, NGPA is an international organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) aviation professionals and enthusiasts. Our organization aims to encourage individuals to begin aviation careers, foster an environment of equality for LGBTQ+ aviators, promote safety, and establish personal and professional networks. The NGPA makes this a reality through education, outreach, and social events. Our organization is run by a board of directors, executive leadership, and volunteers!

For more information, visit https://www.ngpa.org/

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Virginia Department of Labor and Industry recognizes Lockheed Martin for exceptional safety and health practices

RICHMOND, Va. -- Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems in Manassas, Virginia has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry's Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

Lockheed Martin's Manassas facility is one of 37 STAR public and private sector worksites recognized by VOSH. The company is primarily engaged in the development of limited production and prototype sensors, navigation, and surveillance hardware and software for defense and security agencies. There are 1,241 full-time employees at the 1,200,000 square feet workspace located on a 176-acre site. This site is the only Lockheed Martin VPP STAR worksite in Virginia and one of five Lockheed Martin VPP STAR participants in the nation.

The Virginia VPP recognizes and promotes exceptional safety and health management systems for Virginia's employers in all industries. In VPP, the participant's management, workers, and VOSH establish a cooperative relationship that encourages continuous improvement in worksite safety performance.

Acceptance into Virginia's VPP is confirmation and recognition that an employer has achieved safety and health excellence well above their industry peers. The VOSH VPP administers the Virginia STAR, Virginia Challenge, VADOC Challenge, Virginia BEST, and Virginia BUILT programs. For more information about this program or the other services we offer, visit our website at https://www.doli.virginia.gov/voluntary-protection-program/

The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program is financed in part by a grant from the U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under §23(g) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

The Virginia On-Site Consultation Cooperative Agreement program is financed in part by a grant from the U. S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), under §21(d) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.

Learn more at: https://www.doli.virginia.gov/

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