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J.A. Air Center to STC New Affordable Gogo Biz ATG 2000 in Citation II and Bravo Aircraft

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 light jets and turboprops. Utilizing Gogo Biz® in-flight Internet and voice service, business aviators can connect three or … [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 amenities. The privately owned company saw a good year in 2012, reporting better-than-20-percent growth at an airport that FBO operations manager Randy Fank describes as a … [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 aircraft. Based at Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove, Ill., about 45 miles west of Chicago, J.A. Air Center recently completed … [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 Charter - Represents both part 135 charter and part 91 flying for the period: Flights - 901 Hours - 1056.5 Passengers … [Read more...]

Aero Club

JA Fleet

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 of pilots; from newly certificated to the seasoned veteran.   What is a flying club? According to AOPA a flying club … [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 the King Air Performance System line, J.A. Air Center shares Raisbeck’s dedication to quality products and excellent customer service. The ZR LITE … [Read more...]

J.A. Air Center Names Ron Jennings as Maintenance Sales Director


J.A. Air Center is proud to welcome Ron Jennings as J.A. Air Center’s Maintenance Sales Director. Ron will be responsible for the management of Maintenance sales, airframe and engine service, and program development. Ron’s leadership role will also include marketing and vendor relations. Ron comes from an active career in Aviation with 30 years of experience beginning with various and expanding roles of scope and responsibility including Maintenance Technician, Chief Inspector, Director 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 a 10-inch primary flight display on each side. The full installation also replaces all the existing avionics and autopilot components and … [Read more...]

FAA Exams Now Available at JA Air Center

Testing Facility

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 PSI at -  800-211-2754 … [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 line crew technician at Indianapolis Aviation.  Expanding his career to exclusively pursue Avionics, David went on to Bloomington Avionics and … [Read more...]

JA Teams with Permagard

Permaguard Logo

  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 period, Real Clean has signed on and trained numerous certified applicators, such as Immaculate Flight, Streamline Aircraft … [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 from Chicago.  Today's new "Luxury four-place aircraft" not only accomodate these missions comfortably but do with better navigation equipment than most airliners.  Thanks to Garmin, … [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 the #1 Fixed Base Operation (FBO) in the country as rated by corporate pilots in the Aviation International News survey 2011 (AIN).  CLICK … [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 Center based at the Aurora Municipal Airport and located 40 miles west of Chicago decided to start their own professional aircraft … [Read more...]

JA Flight Services Open House

172R flight

  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 on learning to fly, aviation college programs and how to get access to aircraft after certification.  We hope to see you there! … [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 study program in one of the hottest new Sport Aircraft available.  According to Tim Genc, JA's Flight School Manager, the Skycatcher also brings down the cost of a … [Read more...]

J.A. Air Center Wins Top FBO Award

J.A. Air Center Gulfstream V

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 (the J.A. stands for Joliet Avionics) in 1995 sold its fuel concession rights to the county airport authority, which formed the DuPage Flight Center. … [Read more...]

Bonanza Owners converge on JA Air Center

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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 new Garmin GTN750 system. … [Read more...]

JA Flight Training adds Glass Piper Seminole

449 News Release

JA Flight Training in the Chicago Suburbs welcomes the newest aircraft to our flight training and rental fleet: 449JA.  A new Piper Seminole, 449JA is equipped with a G500 glass cockpit, dual 430s and an autopilot.  With the introduction of this aircraft into our fleet, JA is now proud to offer aviation career training – from Private through Multi-Engine Commercial – in an all glass panel training fleet.  Call our flight training department at 630.549.2152 for details. … [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 Caravan Service Center located at Chicago's Aurora Airport.  For maore information contact Scott Fank at 630-549-2100 or via email at scott@jaaero.com. … [Read more...]

JA Air Charter receives ARG/US Gold Authorization


JA Air Charter located at Aurora Airport (40 miles west of Chicago) receives ARGUS Gold authorization on thier Citation Bravo aircraft. … [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 they can enjoy the finest instruction on the Aurora Airport.  Due to the higher standards and increased quality of our training, our customers can now complete their private … [Read more...]

JA Air adds Citation Bravo to Charter Certificate

The Citation Bravo/550 charter jet is a roomy seven-passenger light jet that features such plush amenities as leather swiveling captain's chairs and a full lavatory. Exceptional sound proofing makes this private jet an ideal forum to conduct in flight business meetings. The Citation Bravo can take off from runways as short at 4,000 feet, giving you more airports to choose from. Two Pratt and Whitney PW530A jet engines thrust this private jet to a maximum cruising speed of over 430 mph and … [Read more...]