Calgary, Alberta-based FlyHT Aerospace Solutions has received STC approval for its automated flight information reporting system (Afirs) 228 on several business aircraft types, including the Bombardier Challenger 870/890 and Hawker 750/800XP/850XP/900XP. STC approvals are in progress for the Boeing Business Jets BBJ1 and BBJ2, as well as the Airbus ACJ319/320/321.
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Helicopter service provider Associated Air Group is launching a new customer referral program. Existing clients can earn flight refers by introducing new clients to AAG.
AAG has more than 20 years experience providing helicopter and fixed-wing charter flights, fractional ownership programs and helicopter maintenance services for locations at Teterboro, New York and Philadelphia, and it operates and owns a Part 145-approved Sikorsky certified repair center at Dutchess County Airport, New York.
Italian galley components specialist Iacobucci showed a new line of galley insert items at the NBAA Convention emphasizing simple linear design, intuitive handling, durability and beauty.
According to director of marketing Riccardo Palmeri Lolli, the new design goes deeper than mere appearance. It means the product has a unique design operating philosophy, unique components, design harmony and intuitive interface “to ease use and please the eye.”
Universal Weather & Aviation has expanded its European emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS) portal to provide better access for operators looking to purchase carbon credits. “For business aviation operators, Phase III of EU-ETS will be the first time they’ve been required to participate in the carbon market,” said Adam Hartley, Universal’s supervisor of global regulatory services. To minimize confusion on the part of customers, the company has selected CFP Energy to serve as a carbon brokerage, and extended its 24/7 support and assistance with ETS monitoring and reporting requirements.
Bombardier has appointed Flying Colours of Peterborough, Ontario and its subsidiary JetCorp Technical Services of St. Louis as authorized service facilities (ASF) for the Canadian OEM’s Learjet and Challenger business jet lines.
Flying Colours is known for its new Challenger 850 green completion work for which it works directly with Bombardier as an authorized completion center.
Flight department managers are often overwhelmed by the variety of annual training required to keep a department humming. Keeping track of a dozen vendors can be quite a challenge in itself. Trainingport.net is a single online business-aviation resource for customized operational safety and occupational-health safety training. Trainingport.net delivers web-hosted content for pilots and other industry professionals to maintain currency. The company delivers concise 15-minute training sessions built around the material produced by a number of industry subject-matter experts.
International Corporate & Cargo Services (ICCS, Booth No. 2093), one of Mexico’s largest providers of ground-handling services, is here at NBAA’12 to promote its network. The Mexico City-based company can provide handling for corporate flights at all 73 airports in the country as well as at major airports in Latin America and the Caribbean. Among its offerings are catering, fuel, legal assistance and representation, landing and overflight permits and authorizations, ground transportation and private security for passengers and aircraft.
Bombardier signed an engine service agreement with Rolls-Royce that authorizes the airframer’s service centers in Dallas, Tucson, Ariz., Hartford, Conn. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to perform maintenance on the BR710 engine that powers the Global Express/XRS/5000/6000. Under the agreement, Bombardier’s service centers can perform line maintenance and engine removals on the engines, which will be sent to Rolls-Royce for heavy maintenance.
Jet Aviation’s St. Louis facility reorganized its MRO teams into airframe-specific support teams to better focus aircraft support and increase customer satisfaction. The new MRO structure has a lead manager for each of the major business aircraft product lines who is responsible for customer satisfaction, the quality of work and employee safety and satisfaction.
The business operations managers for the four teams are: Bob O’Leary, Hawker Beech/Falcon; Shawn Miller, Bombardier Global; Morris Smith, Gulfstream; and Vinnie Venditto, Bombardier Challenger.
If past is prologue, expect an uptick in business aviation flight activity next March. That’s one of the conclusions drawn from an Argus Market Intelligence report released at the NBAA Convention. The report analyzes the last three years of the company’s TraqPak flight activity data, including its FlightView aircraft movement and JetNet aircraft ownership information.