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November 1, 2012 - 11:24am
Chad Trautvetter

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.

November 1, 2012 - 11:23am
Mark Huber

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.

November 1, 2012 - 11:21am
Kirby J. Harrison

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.”

November 1, 2012 - 11:20am
Curt Epstein

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.

November 1, 2012 - 11:18am
Kirby J. Harrison

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.

November 1, 2012 - 11:17am
Robert P. Mark is a single online business-aviation resource for customized operational safety and occupational-health safety training.

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. is a single online business-aviation resource for customized operational safety and occupational-health safety training. 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.

October 31, 2012 - 7:00pm
Curt Epstein

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.

October 31, 2012 - 6:47pm
Annmarie Yannaco

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.

October 31, 2012 - 6:46pm
Chad Trautvetter

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.

October 31, 2012 - 6:42pm
Kirby J. Harrison

Emteq, which introduced its LED mood lighting in 2006, has sold more than 2,600 feet of its original Quasar full-spectrum variant and is now introducing Quasar II at Booth No. 3793.

Thanks to constantly improving technology, Quasar II lighting is smaller and lighter in weight, while at the same time offering greater light intensity. Quasar II also offers the advantage of operating on both 28 volts DC or 115 volts AC, and it provides two-inch node resolution with clearer and smoother lighting control.