Smyrna Air Center has begun flight testing its Power90 Conversion for the King Air 90 with the 800-shp GE H80 engines. The H80s are expected to deliver enhanced performance and are capable of full power up to 107 degrees F at sea level. Performance will be measured up to the aircraft’s 30,000-ft ceiling.
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Lufthansa Technik of Germany presented its new “Innovation Corner” at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas, featuring prominently its next-generation “Nice HD” cabin management and in-flight entertainment system.
Aircare Solutions held a demonstration of the cabin fire trainer, which is used to practice putting out galley, cabin and lavatory fires.
Some 50 students from a Las Vegas magnet school crowded the Mitsubishi MU-2 exhibit to hear Barrington Irving describe his around-the-world flight in a Columbia 400, in his own words.
Dassault Falcon kicked off its traditional Falcon Family breakfast at NBAA 2011 with a message from chairman Charles Edestenne that the industry must unite to combat threats to its development. He stressed that business aviation is not a luxury, rather, it buys time, which he described as an essential competitive advantage in today’s world.
Jeppesen (Booth No. C8810) announced here at the NBAA show that it will serve as a founding member of the Lindbergh Foundation’s nonprofit Aviation Green Alliance. The alliance was established earlier this year to encourage aviation-related companies to seek solutions, communicate ideas and acknowledge progress with regard to environmental problems.
Exhibiting for the first time at an NBAA show this year, Amsterdam Software (Booth No. C10847) will demonstrate its FBO One system to American audiences. The Web-based FBO One software–tested at facilities outside the U.S. for the past four years–organizes almost every element of FBO operations, from tracking fuel sales and inventory control, to aircraft parking needs, catering requests and a variety of crew demands.
A J Walter Aviation (AJW) has introduced a preferred-spares support service for corporate and private clients. The service, which is being offered in conjunction with Washington, D.C.-based Loudoun Aviation, has already signed several clients. UK-based Acropolis Aviation, a charter and aircraft management firm, has chosen AJW (Booth No. N612) to provide leasing pool access support for its ACJ319 and Comlux Aviation Group is using AJW for its Boeing 767 and Airbus fleet.
Universal Weather and Aviation (Booth No. C8926) has enhanced the services available on its European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) resource center. The center offers calculators, sample reporting plans and how-to information. It also offers the ability to present the information to an accredited verifier with which Universal has a relationship in the format the verifier requires.
Charter and management firm JetFlite International (JFI) has signed a partnership agreement with Moscow’s Best-Jets to help JFI penetrate the Russian market. Named JFI Russia, the new entity comes partly as a result of Best-Jets acting as JFI’s handling agent in the country for the past five years.