While celebrating its 75th year at NBAA ’11, Elliott Aviation is also celebrating an end to the longest and deepest recession in the industry’s history and the beginning of new opportunities.
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Food preparation on a business jet is often a challenge. The new multi-function AAD4-27 induction oven from Iacobucci Group (Booth No. 2526) subsidiary Modular Galley System (MGS) is designed to make on-board food preparation easier.
EMS Aviation is appearing at NBAA’11 for the first time as a member of the Honeywell Aerospace family. As part of the acquisition of parent company EMS Technologies for $491 million, EMS Aviation became part of Honeywell Aerospace (Booth No. N4500) in August.
As part of Japan’s resolve to get back on its feet after the devastation of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the eastern part of the country in April, Nagoya Airport has come to the NBAA show (Booth No. C8026) to make it clear that it is perfectly safe to travel to Japan.
Global MRO provider StandardAero (Booth No. N6116) kicked off a series of 100th anniversary celebrations in September at several of its 26 worldwide service and support locations, starting with its Winnipeg, Canada facility. The largest single site in the StandardAero network with more than 1,000 employees–more than a quarter of its total workforce–Winnipeg is also the company’s birthplace.
Killick Aerospace has completed a series of financing agreements totaling $160 million. Proceeds will be used to retire existing debt as well as fund continued growth at Killick companies Prime Turbines, CT Aerospace and Kansas Aviation. The increased capital will also enable Killick Aerospace to make acquisitions to complement existing product and service offerings.
Aviation fuel-planning software provider Fuelerlinx is on hand at NBAA to demonstrate the latest features of its product. The San Francisco-based company’s newest enhancement is an interactive route map called Axiom Fuel Planner, which displays operators’ own negotiated contract fuel prices.
The Quest Kodiak turboprop single is going upscale. Quest Aircraft is displaying an aircraft at the NBAA static display with an executive interior installed by St. Paul, Minn.-based Wipaire, a Kodiak factory-authorized service center. Quest also is soliciting design input at the show for another factory-installed executive interior offering called Summit that it plans to unveil next year.
While it has certainly felt the same pressures as its competition, Embraer expects a change in the bizjet market to come soon.
Business aircraft and helicopter operators can explore the new look and feel of the SkyBooks maintenance tracking and flight operations software at Booth No. C12346. Launched in 2004 and acquired by Bell Helicopter in 2008, SkyBooks recently upgraded its aviation management solutions software with a new graphical interface, easier report access and a faster internal document vault.