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J.A. Air Center Is Now An Official Standard Aero Service Center

Standard Aero is one of the leading engine repair and overhaul shops in the country. Standard Aero is the main supplier of major maintenance for Honeywell TFE731, TPE331, CFE738 and HTF7000 engines. Standard Aero also offers full service capabilities on the Pratt and Whitney PT6A, PW600, PW100 engines. In partnership with Standard Aero, J.A. Air… Read More

J.A. Air Center Delivers First CAV Ice Protection System

We are proud to announce that we have delivered our first CAV Ice Protection System on Mr. Gary Strock’s new 2016 Cessna 206H based it PA. The project was coordinated through Mr. Vincent Smith, Airview Inc. and both were VERY happy with the quality and attention to detail. Congratulations, Mr. Strock! We are proud of… Read More

Garmin ADS-B Shopping Spree Mail-in Rebate

Customers who equip for ADS-B by purchasing a GTX 335, GTX 345, GDL® 84, GDL 88 or GTX 330/33 “ES upgrade” will qualify for spectacular savings when purchased in conjunction with the products listed below. Better yet, customers who may have already equipped for ADS-B by purchasing a GTX 330ES/33ES, GTX 345/335, GDL 88/84 or… Read More

Garmin® Revolutionizes Database Management With Wireless Database Concierge

OLATHE, Kan. -Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced an expanded Connext portfolio of connectivity solutions with the Flight Stream 510 MultiMediaCard (MMC), enabling wireless aviation database transfer capabilities between the Garmin Pilot™ app on a mobile device and the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators. The Flight Stream 510 card installs easily into the existing… Read More

Garmin® Introduces New and Exciting Ways to Interact With GTN™ 650/750

OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced an expanded feature set, an enhanced user interface and additional wireless connectivity solutions for its popular GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators. New GTN enhancements include pinch-to-zoom, Telligence Voice Command1 and more. Additional Connext® capabilities include Flight Stream 510 integration, which supports… Read More

Garmin Pilot™ App Adds Support To Display Jeppesen Terminal Charts

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the integration of geo-referenced Jeppesen terminal charts within the Garmin Pilot app on Apple mobile devices1. Jeppesen charts can be viewed within Garmin Pilot from the charts page and in split-screen mode alongside the moving map. The global integration of this new,… Read More

Garmin® Announces New Enhancements To The G500/G600 Glass Flight Displays

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced an expanded feature set for the G500/G600 glass flight displays. The new GTX 345 all-in-one Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transponder now interfaces with the G500/G600 to display the benefits of ADS-B In traffic and weather. Additionally, database synchronization streamlines database updating when… Read More

Garmin Announces New Flight Stream 510

Flight Stream 510 Part Number: 010-01322-01 $1,495.00 USD Advanced Connectivity and Revolutionary Avionics Integration Enables Database Concierge wireless avionics database updates Permits 2-way flight plan transfers between compatible apps and avionics¹ Initiate phone calls and send/receive text messages from contacts on your Apple® device, using the Garmin Pilot™ app through your compatible avionics, optional Connext®… Read More

CAV Ice Protection Approves J.A. Air Center as TKS® Installation Facility

New Century, Kansas, June 7, 2016 – CAV Ice Protection Inc. has appointed J.A. Air Center as a recommended TKS® installation center for its TKS Ice Protection Systems. Based within the Chicago land area in Sugar Grove, Illinois at Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR), J.A. Air Center is one of the Midwest’s most-complete avionics, maintenance and modification centers. “CAV Ice Protection is very pleased to add J.A…. Read More

J.A. Air Center Ranks In Top 5 FBOs in North America

Source: AIN Magazine www.ainonline.com 2016 FBO Survey – The Americas. J.A. Air Center – Rating 4.78 / 5.00 Starting out as an avionics shop more than half a century ago, J.A. Air Center (the J.A. stands for Joliet Avionics) has since evolved into an FBO in the Chicagoland suburb of Sugar Grove that AIN’s readers… Read More

Garmin® Unveils aera® 660 Portable GPS

Garmin® aera® 660 Portable GPS – Advanced Avionics in a Portable Package Rugged, purpose-built portable avionics with built-in GPS/GLONASS receiver and 5-inch sunlight-readable screen Intuitive, simple touchscreen operation and single power button make getting around the display a cinch 3D Vision perspective view shows terrain, obstacles, airport environment, optional traffic, nearest airport and more Wireless… Read More

Garmin ADS-B Solution – GTX-335 and GTX-345

Garmin’s All-in-One ADS-B Solution – GTX-335 and GTX-345

JA Acquires WiFi STC for Citation

Our avionics shop completing a Wi-Fi install on a Citation Bravo. Internet is provided by AirCell/GoGo. AirCell has been providing Wi-Fi on large cabin class aircraft and airliners for several years. Only recently is this available for the light jet market. GoGo’s service provides connection speeds at a maximum of about 3mbs while keeping the… Read More

J.A. Air Center to STC Gogo Biz ATG 2000

J.A. Air Center, the Midwest’s premier FBO/Service Center announced today that they will certify Aircell’s new ATG-2000 In-Flight Internet and Voice System for the Citation II and Citation Bravo aircraft. The ATG 2000 is designed to effectively and affordably provide internet and voice services aboard aircraft with fewer users and/or lighter passenger loads, such as… Read More

J.A. Air Center Tops AIN’s 2013 Top FBO Survey

The Chicago-area FBO made its debut as a top-rated FBO in our 2011 survey, taking the top spot. It reclaimed the highest score this year, led by a 9.8 rating for its upscale facilities (one of twolocations with the highest individual category score in this year’s survey) as well as the highest score for passenger… Read More

J.A. Air Center Named Newest Blackhawk Distributor

BLACKHAWK NAMES J.A. AIR CENTER THE NEWEST DISTRIBUTOR OF ITS ENGINE PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS LAS VEGAS, NV, October 22, 2013 – Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. has named J.A. Air Center, a top fixed-base operator in the Americas, as the newest distributor of its engine performance solutions for Beechcraft King Airs, Cessna Caravan 208A/208Bs, Conquest I and Cheyenne… Read More

JA Flight Services Reports Record Summer of Flight Activity

August 31st, 2013 – JA Flight Services located at Chicago’s Aurora Airport has reported record flight activity in both their Charter and Flight Training department from June 1st, 2013 – August 31st, 2013: Total Flights – Represents all flying conducted b JA Flight Services for the period: Flights – 2173 Hours – 2306.6 Passenger/Student count – 4230… Read More

Aero Club

Mission Statement: Inspired by AOPA’s Flying Club Campaign, JA aims to grow participation in the local general aviation community by offering a level of availability, service and quality unprecedented in a club environment. Our goal is to facilitate future members in creating a self-sustaining organization comprised of top notch general aviation aircraft for all levels… Read More

J.A. Air Center Appointed to Raisbeck’s Learjet Products Dealer Network

J. A. Air Center has recently been appointed as a Raisbeck Authorized Learjet Dealer to support the sale, installation and service of Raisbeck’s ZR LITE and Aft Fuselage Locker Performance Systems for the Learjet 30 series. Customer demand for ZR LITE has increased exponentially, and having been an Authorized Dealer for Raisbeck in support of… Read More

J.A. Air Center Announces Zero-Downtime G1000 King Air Upgrade

J.A. Air Center introduces a zero-downtime program for King Air 90/200/300/350 operators looking to upgrade to the Garmin G1000 avionics suite. According to the company, the program allows customers to fly away the same day they roll their “qualified” airplane into the shop for upgrade. The G1000 retrofit system features a 15-inch multifunction display and… Read More

FAA Exams Now Available at JA Air Center

Formerly LazerGrade testing, PSI offers the following FAA tests through JA Flight Services: Sport Pilot Exams Aircraft Dispatcher Avaition Mechanic – Airframe and Powerplant Airline Transport Pilot Commercial Pilot Flight Engineer Flight and Ground Instructor Inspection Authorization Instrument rating Private Pilot Recreational Pilot For More Information Contact:      Jim Witt 630-549-2152 Exams can also be scheduled through… Read More

J.A. Air Center names David Ufen as Director of Avionics

J.A Air Center is proud to welcome David Ufen as J.A Air Center’s Director of Avionics. David will be responsible for the management of Avionics sales, installation, and program development.  David’s leadership role will also include marketing and vendor relations. David comes from an active career in Aviation beginning in 1998 with his first role as… Read More

JA Teams with Permagard

  JA Air Center signs on as Permagard Dealer and Training Center for future certified applicators  JA Air Center, recently named the #1 FBO in America, has joined forces with Permagard America to become Certified Permagard Applicator, through their aircraft cleaning/detailing service, Real Clean Detail and Authorized Dealer of Permagard Products.  Already over a short… Read More

Non-Pilots enjoy the Benefit of Aircraft Ownership

From small business owners to attorneys and doctors general aviation can provide a cost savings in time that more than justify the purchase of a new aircraft.  Think of driving a luxury car at ten thousand feet and getting to places like Carbondale, Louisville, Green Bay, Grand Rapids and Toledo in less than an hour… Read More

JA Air Center offers Managed ownership positions in Jet and PropJet Aircraft.

JA Air Center’s flight division has come together with corporate aircraft owners to offer ownership positions in under utilized Citation, King Air and Caravan aircraft.  The benefits include professional management, no state sales tax on the sale (as the aircraft are used in charter), daily crew rates, discounts on fuel and maintenance, and the facilities of… Read More

J.A. Air Center’s Aircraft Detailing Training Courses Draw Students from International Aviation Businesses.

J.A. Air Center offers professional aircraft detailing training to aviation businesses and individuals across the globe. The 3 and 4 day courses are designed to train FBO’s, Aircraft Maintenance Facilities, Avionics Businesses and their personnel how to not only properly detail aircraft but how to implement it into their existing business and services. J.A. Air… Read More

JA Flight Services Open House

  Saturday, May 21st is International Learn to Fly Day JA Flight Services at the Aurora Municipal Airport is going to celebrate with a Flight Training Open House.  Come and spend a few hours at the airport and enjoy airplane rides, corporate aircraft on display, food and good aviation company.  We’ll have a few discussions… Read More

JA Flight Traning Now Offers Light Sport Aircraft Training

New Cessna Skycatcher now available at JA Flight Training! JA Flight Training at the Aurora Municiple Airport has taken delivery of one of the first new Cessna Skycatchers.  As a Cessna Pilot Center and FAA 141 Flight School JA Flight training is now capable of offering Light Sport Aircraft Training via a computerized home base… Read More

J.A. Air Center Wins Top FBO Award

J.A. Air Center has been in operation at Aurora Municipal Airport for little more than two years, and the privately owned FBO’s customer satisfaction ratings improved so much from the previous year that the facility catapulted itself not only onto the list, but squarely into the number-one spot.Operating initially at DuPage Airport, J.A. Air Center… Read More

Bonanza Owners converge on JA Air Center

March 26th…Aurora Airport Over 20 aiplanes and 100 people converged on J.A. Air Center for a “BeechTalk” gathering and maintenance seminar put on by JA’s own Byron Heidorn and Bruce Rebechini.  The crowd was treated to hot dogs and soda provided by JA and was one of the first in the nation to view the… Read More

JA Acquires Seven Caravans for Refurbishment

JA Air Center has acquired seven Caravans from Fedex for the purpoose of resale and or lease.  The seven aircraft are straight 208 Caravans and will be getting paint, engine overhauls and fresh inspections.  these aircraft will be available as freighters, camera mission aircraft, passenger aircraft or any combination.  JA Air Center is a Cessna… Read More

JA Flight Training Receives part 141 Authorization

JA Flight Services at Aurora Airport now has a Part 141 FAA Approved Private Pilot Training Program. Part 141 accreditation requires that our flight school be kept to a higher standard than the majority of flight schools in the state; this higher level of quality and supervision gets passed right down to our customers, so… Read More