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BAKER AVIATION EXPANDS SERVICES NAMED FIRST STOCKING DISTRIBUTION FOR PMA PARTS FROM OMEGA AIRCRAFT ARTICLES, LLC

 

March 20, 2015 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, and Omega Aircraft Articles, LLC announced that Baker will be the first Omega distributor to stock an inventory of FAA approved Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) parts for various business jets and turboprop aircraft.

 

The current line of Omega PMA approved parts now available at Baker Aviation, include popular wheels, brakes, and engine components for King Airs, Beechjets, Citations, Learjets, and other aircraft. Each article is traceable through the FAA database and inspected by Omega’s FAA manufacturing designees to assure it conforms to the FAA-approved design data. In addition, both domestic and export FAA form 8130-3 tags can be provided for each and every FAA approved article

 

“In today’s environment, aircraft owners are looking for ways to operate more efficiently and at Baker Aviation we are always finding ways to deliver extra value whenever we can,” stated Ray Goyco, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer at Baker Aviation. “By becoming a trustworthy source for FAA approved PMA parts, we offer our clients an economical solution to the rising cost of maintenance. Our operation here at Addison Airport has grown to three hangars over the past few years and we continue to improve our levels of customer service while remaining focused on investing in further growth opportunities for the future,” added Goyco.

 

PMA is a combined design and production approval process for modification and replacement articles. It allows a manufacturer to produce and sell these articles for installation on type certificated products.

“Baker Aviation is a growing FAA Part 145 maintenance repair facility with the integrity and honesty that we are looking for as an Omega stocking distributor,” John Wicht, 4700 Glenn Curtiss, Addison, Texas 75001, 972-248-0457, info@baker-aviation.com. Owner/Founder of Omega Aircraft Articles, LLC. “Baker will now be able to supply these high-quality PMA wheels, brakes, and engine components, to their customers flying business jets and turboprops, at a substantial savings.”

 

For a full list of PMA approved parts that are now available from Baker Aviation, contact Paul Vargas at paulv@baker-aviation.com.

BAKER AVIATIO ADDS VETERAN QUALITY MANAGER- Appoints Willard Kelley to Key Maintenance Role

March 2, 2015 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, announced that Willard Kelley has been appointed to Chief Inspector/Quality Manager.

 

As an Airframe and Powerplant licensed mechanic with Inspection Authorization, Willard has served the business aviation community for more than 20 years. Willard’s strong working knowledge of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 135 and Part 145 was acquired through his 15 years’ experience as Vice President of Maintenance and later Vice President of Operations with Seven Bar Flying Service. As Quality Control Inspector for several North Texas aviation businesses like Dallas Airmotive, Business Jet Access and Advantage Aviation Technologies, Willard’s expertise includes effectively communicating with regulatory authorities. Most recently, Willard was Regional Maintenance Manager for Eaglemed, LLC, a Part 135 air medical transport operation utilizing 12 turbine rotorcraft and 16 fixed-wing aircraft, where he managed personnel, base equipment and aircraft, for 30 different locations.

 

“We are proud to welcome Willard to the Baker Aviation Maintenance team,” commented Ray Goyco, Jr., President and COO for Baker Aviation. “Willard is an industry veteran that brings great strengths to our organization and he will most certainly help us exceed our goals in his new Quality Manager/Inspector role. As we move into 2015, Willard’s strong leadership and proficiency, combined with our outstanding supporting cast of technicians, makes Baker a powerful service facility, ready to provide our customers with exceptional value for their aircraft maintenance dollar,” added Goyco.

BAKER AVIATION INTRODUCES NEW SIZE HOT-STOP® ‘L’ FIRE CONTAINMENT BAG FOR LARGER DEVICES

November 13, 2014 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, and the exclusive distributor for the HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag product line, has introduced a new oversized bag to accommodate larger laptop computers.

 

Thomas Connolly, President of Industrial Energy Products (IEP), the manufacturer of the HOT-STOP bags stated, “We have an increasing number of flight departments implementing our bags as part of their SMS program and we are always open to developing new solutions for our customers. As a result, we are adding the larger bag to the product line to serve the client demand.”

The new 25” wide HOT-STOP ‘L’ bag is Made in the USA and will accommodate up to a 19” x 14” x 2” battery powered device and is the safest and easiest way to prepare for the possibility of fire incidents with mobile devices, while in the air.

 

“From this point forward our off-the-shelf safety solution provides peace of mind to everyone on board the aircraft, including passengers traveling with larger laptops or the latest all-in-one computers,” commented Ray Goyco, Jr, President and COO for Baker Aviation. “As mobile technology has advanced since the HOT-STOP bag was introduced in 2008, we continue to accommodate these new devices so today’s leading flight operations can fly with confidence,” added Goyco.

 

The HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag safely contains fires, explosions and smoke emissions from Lithium Ion powered devices as well as any combustible item aboard an aircraft, without the aid of a water supply. These distinctive HOT-STOP ‘L’ bags have been successfully tested twice in live fire evaluations at the FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey and further independently fire tested by flight departments. This fire containment bag is different from alternative products on the market and can be used to store a laptop, tablet, or smart phone when not in use, contain an overheating device without destruction, or contain one, including a waterproof device, that is in full thermal runaway.

 

The HOT-STOP® line of fire containment bags are now available in four sizes; small for smart phones, medium for passenger or flight deck tablets, large for standard laptop computers and the new oversized for large laptops. Tailored defibrillator device covers are also available to safely contain these on-board lithium ion battery powered devices.

Recently, Baker Aviation announced a surrender rebate program for other competing bags. Baker offers a $100 discount when customers surrender any other fire containment brand of bag at time of purchase of a new, proven and tested HOT-STOP ‘L’ lithium ion fire containment bag. As a commitment to their HOT-STOP ‘L’ bag customers, last year, Baker Aviation announced the replacement, free of charge, of any of HOT-STOP ‘L’ bag that has been deployed to contain thermal runaway of lithium ion powered devices, aboard an aircraft. For more details please contact Ray Goyco, Jr. at Baker Aviation, the exclusive distributor, at Ray@Baker-Aviation.com.

Baker Aviation Expands Operation With More Aircraft And New Hangar Space

January 29, 2015 – Fort Worth, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft management, charter, and maintenance company in North Texas, has announced the major expansion of their operation that includes seven additional aircraft to the management and charter fleet and 21,000 square feet of extra hangar space at the Texas Jet FBO located at Fort Worth’s Meacham International Airport.

 

“We are exponentially expanding our business in a very short period of time and establishing Baker Aviation as a major player in the charter management business here in Texas,” stated W. Stanley “Stan” Baker III, President of Baker Aviation Charter (FAA 135 # 7BAA817M). “We launched the company in 2008, and I knew then, even with the economic turmoil, there were opportunities for us to build a premier aviation company that provides the turn-key alternative to the traditional flight department,” added Baker.

 

The new Baker Aviation aircraft fleet now includes two Citation IIIs, a Citation II, a Hawker 800XP, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000, King Air B200, Piaggio Avanti, Embraer Legacy 600. In addition to the fleet expansion, Baker has plans to occupy an additional hangar next month, near their existing facility, which will bring the aircraft charter/management operation’s total space to more than 40,000 square feet. To learn more about Baker Aviation, industry professionals can visit them at next week’s NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference in San Jose, California at booth #1823 or go to www.baker-aviation.com.

HOT-STOP® ‘L’ FIRE CONTAINMENT BAGS EXCEED 1500 SOLD - Announce the Use of Water Option

January 6, 2014 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, is the exclusive distributor for the HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag product line, joins IEP to announce that 1500 units are now aboard aircraft based around the world.

 

Tom Connolly, President of Industrial Energy Products (IEP), the manufacturer of the HOT-STOP ‘L’ bags, stated, “Exceeding 1500 bags is a major milestone for us. Our HOT-STOP L customers are Fortune 100 flight departments, international airlines and aircraft manufacturers’ that recognize the value of our tested and burn certified products. Now we will accommodate users that feel the need to follow the water application philosophy. Our bags will safely contain potential in-flight battery runaway without water, and now we have a process to accomplish this with a water application. Keep in mind that many mobile devices today are waterproof and in many situations an overheated device may not be in full runaway nor require full water saturation. Once the HOT-STOP bag is soaked with water, the layers of fire containment materials will be compromised so the customer will need to replace it,” added Connolly.

 

The HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag safely contains fires, explosions and smoke emissions from Lithium Ion powered devices as well as any combustible item aboard an aircraft. These distinctive HOT-STOP ‘L’ bags have been successfully tested twice in live fire evaluations at the FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey and further independently fire tested by flight departments.

 

“This is an exciting 1500 milestone and the response we are seeing from the business aviation sector is impressive,” stated Ray Goyco, Jr. President and COO at Baker Aviation. “The recommendation to use water to cool down these devices, originated many years ago with limited validation but we can accommodate this philosophy with our proven technology. The HOT-STOP ‘L’ bags help flight crews be proactive when dealing with a potential runaway, before there is smoke, fire or an explosion. Our product is tested without the need for water, which minimizes life-threatening smoke emissions and provides a time-saving means to safely contain a device in question, without hesitation and without prematurely destroying the passenger’s device with water,” added Goyco.

 

The distinctive fire containment bag is different from other products on the market and can be used to store a laptop, tablet, or smart phone when not in use, contain an overheating device, or contain one that is in full thermal runaway. The bags are made up of multiple durable fabrics with a felt inner core that has a 3200ºF melting point which is sandwiched between two outer layers that have a 2080ºF melting point and are proven to absorb the energy and fire while minimizing the escape of smoke, sparks and flames.

 

The HOT-STOP® line of fire containment bags can be customized to fit the operator’s need and is currently offered off the shelf sizes for smart phones, passenger or flight deck tablets, and laptop computers. Tailored defibrillator device covers are also available to safely contain these lithium ion battery powered devices. Due to larger devices being brought on board, the new oversized bag was recently introduced. At 25” wide x 22” high, it is designed to contain laptops and all-in-one portable computers up to 19” wide x 14” wide x 2” in thickness.

 

Recently, Baker Aviation announced a surrender rebate program for other competing bags. Baker is offering a $100, discount when customers surrender any other fire containment brand of bag at time of purchase of a new, proven and tested HOT-STOP ‘L’ lithium ion fire containment bag. For more details please contact Ray Goyco, Jr. at Baker Aviation, the exclusive distributor, at Ray@Baker-Aviation.com.

Baker Aviation is Recommended the Platinum Safety Rating from ARG/US

Fort Worth, Texas (FTW)-Yesterday, Baker Aviation successfully completed the Aviation Research Group/US (ARG/US) two-day audit for our Part 135 Air Carrier Operation. The audit resulted in Baker Aviation being recommended for the Platinum Safety Rating from ARG/US which is the highest safety rating a 135 Charter Operator can receive from an outside auditing firm.

 

“Safety, Service and Value are the essential elements to our operation. The ARG/US Platinum rating is an affirmation of our commitment to excellence. As our company grows, we will continue to strive for superior standards in all that we do and are extremely optimistic about the future of Baker Aviation” stated Marty Dyer, Director of Operations, Baker Aviation.

 

ARG/US is an independent, objective and fact-based auditor of 135 Operators and is the most highly respected in the aviation community. The audit consisted of an in depth review of all of Baker Aviation’s manuals, procedures, Safety Management System, FAA compliance, and general company-wide practices. The aspects of the operation covered by the audit included Maintenance, Flight Operations and Charter procedures. After reviewing all of the aforementioned, the auditors concluded that Baker Aviation met the stringent criteria and passed the comprehensive inspection. Out of the nearly 2500 Nationwide Part 135 Operators, only 4%, or 101 companies have achieved the Platinum rating.

Baker Aviation is a rapidly expanding company based out of Meacham Airport (KFTW). Baker Aviation provides outstanding service in Aircraft Charter, Management and Maintenance. Baker Aviation’s fleet includes a King Air B200 Turbo-Prop, Citation 650, Beechjet 400, and they are soon adding a Hawker 800. Baker Aviation is awaiting their official ARG/US Platinum Rating and is a Wyvern Registered Operator.

 

200 Texas Way, Suite 120, Fort Worth, Texas 76106, 817-625-2055, info@baker-aviation.com. About Baker Aviation Baker Aviation is a full-service aircraft management, charter, and maintenance company, licensed to provide professional aviation services in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. ARG/US, Platinum-Rated, they are headquartered at Meacham International Airport, Fort Worth, TX, with new maintenance facilities at Addison Airport, Addison, TX, specializing in airframe maintenance for Hawker, King Air, Beechjet, Citation, Learjet, Falcon, Challenger and Gulfstream aircraft. To learn more, or to schedule service, please visit www.baker-aviation.com or call 817-625-2055.

BAKER AVIATION ANNOUNCES LIFE-TIME FREE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE FOR HOT-STOP® 'L' FIRE CONTAINMENT BAGS

December 19, 2013 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, recently announced its new exclusive distributorship of the HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag product line, just got better. The newly added benefit makes the HOT-STOP 'L' Bag a life-long purchase by committing to replacement, free of charge, of any of HOT-STOP 'L' bag that has been deployed to contain thermal runaway of lithium ion powered devices aboard an aircraft.

 

"We work closely with Tom Connolly, President of Industrial Energy Products (IEP), the manufacturer of the HOT-STOP bags and we feel this life-time offer exemplifies our companies' commitment to the product line and to our customers," stated Ray Goyco, Jr., Chief Operating Officer for Baker Aviation. "A great deal just got better, is the way we see it. Having the HOT-STOP 'L' bag on board is the safest and easiest way to prepare for potential fire incidents with mobile devices, while in the air. Our HOT-STOP customers fly with confidence and without the fear of failing technology or the unpredictability of a water aid solution. Now, they will never have to pay out of pocket to replace the HOT-STOP bag once it's used," added Goyco.

 

Lithium Ion battery powered computers and electronic devices have been identified as in-flight fire hazards due to the potential battery malfunctions that can result in violent fires and explosions that are difficult to contain inside a business aircraft.

 

The HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag safely contains fires, explosions and smoke emissions from Lithium Ion powered devices as well as any combustible item aboard an aircraft, without the aid of a water supply. These distinctive HOT-STOP 'L' bags have been successfully tested twice in live fire evaluations at the FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey and further independently fire tested by flight departments.

The HOT-STOP® 'L' fire bag is the only product in this market to receive burn certifications. The distinctive fire containment bag is different from other products on the market and can be used to store a laptop, tablet, or smart phone when not in use, contain an overheating device, or contain one that is in full thermal runaway. The bags are made up of multiple durable fabrics with a felt inner core that has a 3200ºF melting point which is sandwiched between two outer layers that have a 2080ºF melting point and are proven to absorb the energy and fire while minimizing the escape of smoke, sparks and flames.

The bags are worthy of multiple uses but Baker Aviation and IEP believe their HOT-STOP customers deserve a fresh new fire containment bag onboard their business jet for protection without requiring them to purchase a replacement once it is deployed.

 

The HOT-STOP® line of fire containment bags can be customized to fit the operator's need and is currently offered off the shelf in 3 sizes; small for smart phones, medium for passenger or flight deck tablets, and large for laptop computers. Tailored defibrillator device covers are also available to safely contain these lithium ion battery powered devices and the newly developed smart phone bags are available with an additional lining that shields out any cellular reception to discourage cockpit texting and phone use while the aircraft is in operation.

 

For pricing and quantity discounts on the HOT-STOP 'L' Fire Containment Bags product line, please contact Ray Goyco, Jr. at Baker Aviation, the exclusive distributor, at Ray@Baker-Aviation.com.

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200 Texas Way, Suite 120

Fort Worth, Texas 76106

817-625-2055

877-541-JETS (5387)

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info@baker-aviation.com 

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