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October 9, 2011 - 2:59pm
Kirby J. Harrison

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), an hourly cost maintenance program provider for airframes and engines, has 110 employees worldwide and a footprint on every continent. And it’s not enough.

October 9, 2011 - 2:46pm
Kirby J. Harrison
Falko cabin

Recent start-up aviation asset manager Falko (Booth No. C8030), teamed with design consultancy Design Q, has unveiled its final concept for the Avro Business Jet (ABJ) line, an airplane “that James Bond would have loved,” according to Design Q director Gary Doy. The mock-up of the interior is being shown at NBAA 2011 Annual Meeting and Convention in Las vegas, October 10 to 12.

October 9, 2011 - 2:13pm
James Wynbrandt
Honeywell chart

After four years of decline, business aviation is poised for moderate recovery beginning in 2012, according to Honeywell Aerospace’s annual Business Aviation Outlook, released yesterday at the NBAA 2011 Annual Meeting and Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. The Honeywell forecast is based on surveys of more than 1,500 flight departments around the world.

October 9, 2011 - 1:48pm
Jeff Burger

Toronto-based MRO Vector Aerospace (N6234) has revamped its management team. Brian Thompson, who had been president of Vector Aerospace Engine Services-Atlantic (VAESA), will now be senior vice president–global engine services, with responsibility for fixed-wing engine sales coordination and operational integration.

October 9, 2011 - 1:43pm
Jeff Burger

Custom-rifle maker Charlie Sisk–who uses a Cessna 182 to help him meet with customers and build his business–will be on hand at the Corporate Aviation Training booth (No. 2125) here at the NBAA 2011 to discuss the ways business aviation has aided his career. You can meet with him on Monday (8-11 a.m.), Tuesday (2-5 p.m.) or Wednesday (8-11 a.m.).

October 9, 2011 - 1:34pm
Kirby J. Harrison

Garrett Leather, a supplier of Italian upholstery leather (Booth No. C12444), is introducing its new Shagarrett–“the only full-grain, stingray-embossed Italian leather available in full hide sizes with no unsightly plate lines.”

October 9, 2011 - 1:20pm
Kirby J. Harrison
Greenpoint technologies

Greenpoint Technologies (Booth No. C9423), which recently delivered its 17th Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) five weeks ahead of schedule, is working in what it considers an increasingly healthy business environment. This month, the Kirkland, Wash.-based center is well along in outfitting its eighteenth BBJ and expects to see the nineteenth arrive this month.

October 9, 2011 - 12:59pm
Kirby J. Harrison

Jeff Bonnner Research & Development of San Antonio, Texas, (Booth No. C12044) recently delivered the first four nacelle/cowling systems for the Nextant 400XT aircraft program by Nextant Aerospace.

October 9, 2011 - 12:46pm
Kirby J. Harrison
Bonner Bed

Jeff Bonner has roots in the aircraft MRO and completion/refurbishment businesses that go all the way back to Dee Howard Company of San Antonio, Texas, where Bonner was head of research and development.

October 8, 2011 - 6:56pm
Chad Trautvetter

Tomorrow is press day at the NBAA Convention, which opens on Monday in Las Vegas, and there are a staggering 22 press conferences scheduled bewteen 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.