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October 11, 2011 - 7:15am
Kirby J. Harrison

Perrone Aerospace is at NBAA with “a full selection of its finest leathers and textiles, created specifically for the corporate and private jet market.”
In particular, the Fultonville, N.Y.-based company (Booth No. C9426) will preview its new custom quilted leather for seating design alternatives. The line will allow customers to select from standard designs or submit their own unique designs.

October 11, 2011 - 6:45am
Bill Carey
Passur Aerospace's Corporate Portal

Flight data provider Passur Aerospace (Booth No. N2214) has expanded its network of secondary surveillance radars as well the databases and analytical software tools it makes available to customers, including corporate flight departments, FBOs, airlines and airports.

October 11, 2011 - 6:30am
Harry Weisberger

Aaxico, a stocking distributor for factory-new aircraft parts and a manufacturer of parts under FAA parts manufacturer approval (PMA) regulations, is showing its wide range of capabilities here at NBAA in Booth No. N3204.

October 11, 2011 - 6:15am
Harry Weisberger
Skyservice FBO Montreal

Skyservice, a Canadian provider of business aviation services, is at Booth No. C7123 celebrating 25 years of continuous operation. Now with full service FBOs in Canada’s three largest markets–Montreal, Toronto and Calgary–Skyservice operates a total of 60 owned and managed business jets, most of which are available for charter.

October 11, 2011 - 6:00am
Harry Weisberger

ECAS, a stocking distributor of aerospace mil-spec hardware and electrical components, announced it intends to open a Las Vegas distribution center on Jan. 3, 2012. ECAS maintains an extensive inventory of AN, MS and NAS fasteners and O-rings.

October 11, 2011 - 5:45am
Mary F. Silitch
Idaho Power Company

The NBAA Corporate Business Flying Safety Awards for 2010 have been awarded to a number of member companies, the oldest of which, ExxonMobil, has flown 300,394 safe hours over the past 79 years. AIN interviewed representatives of the five companies that have the greatest longevity in the corporate category to find out more about their operations and their safety successes.

October 11, 2011 - 5:15am
Bryan A. Comstock
Hawker 850XP aerial

A few years ago at the NBAA show we witnessed more than 1,000 Dow points melt away during the three-day convention. That was the beginning of the biggest downward trend that corporate jet sales had ever experienced, and the remnants of the price carnage that ensued are still with us.

October 11, 2011 - 4:45am
Kim Rosenlof

Taking a proactive approach toward the anti-icing regulations proposed by the FAA in June 2010–and still unscheduled for adoption into the FARs–Spirit AeroSystems (Booth No. C11720) has been working with Wichita State University and an undisclosed supplier to develop two new anti-icing systems for nacelles surrounding large aircraft engines.

October 11, 2011 - 4:15am
Harry Weisberger

Alex Tearle, president of Aero Precision Repair & Overhaul (A-Pro), returns to NBAA this year to share anecdotes about the Golden Age of the airline business and the formative years of corporate aviation as well as to showcase A-Pro’s landing gear, hydraulic and flight control system repair and overhaul capabilities.

October 11, 2011 - 3:45am
Harry Weisberger
Fargo Jet Center

Mark Twain is said to have remarked, “Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it,” but Fargo Jet Center (FJC) and Weather Modification, Inc. (WMI) qualify as exceptions. The two, joined at the hip on Hector International Airport, Fargo, N.D., are actually doing a lot about the weather.