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October 31, 2012 - 9:40am
Thierry Dubois

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions (Booth No. 2893) is installing its automated flight information reporting system AFIRS 228 on Hawker 750 through 900XP models operating in Europe. Fractional ownership provider NetJets Europe will be the first to benefit from the new supplemental type certificate (STC).

EASA has granted the Calgary, Canada-based firm an “activation STC,” as a follow-on to a “provisions-only STC.” The provisions systems, already installed on 10 of NetJets Europe’s Hawkers, include the tray, wiring and antenna. NetJets Europe has ordered 30 AFIRS 228 complete kits.

October 31, 2012 - 9:30am
Amy Laboda

Strom Aviation (Booth No. 892) places aviation industry staff all over the world, searching out qualified people and matching them to the job requirements of open positions as aircraft crew, executives and operations personnel. The company has experienced its share of ups and downs over its 20-year lifespan, but today president Dan Wrolson would classify business as growing solidly. He sees opportunities emerging in the staffing market as a whole, and a high demand for skilled and qualified maintenance personnel who can work in completions, aircraft engineering and sales.

October 31, 2012 - 9:30am
Mark Huber

Garmin (Booth No. 2758) has added new features and equipment for its G600 and G500 flight display systems. New software and a new GAD 43e adaptor enable both systems to display and control altitude preselect and vertical speed as well as display DME distance, analog radar altitude and analog navigation data.

“By integrating this data into the G600 and G500 digital displays, aircraft owners have an opportunity to clean up their panels and enhance the reliability of their instruments by removing older equipment,” said Garmin vice president Carl Wolf.

October 31, 2012 - 9:20am
Robert P. Mark

The FAA released details of a new ADS-B-based oceanic airspace trial that began October 26 to reduce longitudinal separation between participating aircraft in Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center’s oceanic control area. The current trial applies to aircraft climbing and descending and is designed to prove that more aircraft will be able to fly at their requested altitudes using the ADS-B-enabled reduced separation standards.

October 31, 2012 - 9:20am
Amy Laboda

New staff and a fresh premium Platinum program head up Jet Support Services announcements at NBAA’12. JSSI (Booth No. 3711) has added the Rolls-Royce BR725 engine found on the Gulfstream G650 to its Platinum program lineup. Engines covered under the Platinum program also include support for the Rolls-Royce BR710, Tay 611-8 and -8C, AE3007A1E and -A2E, GE CF34-3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, -3B1 and -10E7 engines. JSSI provides cost-per-hour coverage programs for engines and airframes.

October 31, 2012 - 9:10am
James Wynbrandt

Legacy Aviation (Booth No. 5385) of Yukon, Okla. is showcasing its turboprop and jet repair and refurbishment capabilities here at NBAA’12, including its readiness to handle Service Bulletin 241 for inspection of Twin Commander aft pressure bulkheads. “Legacy Aviation is a fairly new company, but we have a professional staff with more than a hundred years of accumulated aircraft experience,” said Legacy president R.J. Gomez.

October 31, 2012 - 9:10am
Mark Huber
IS&S will supply the primary flight and multifunction displays the integrated, flight management system and electronic flight bag system for the Eclipse 550 and the new IS&S standby display for the Eclipse 500.

Eclipse Aerospace took an important and large step toward resuming new production of its light twinjet yesterday. The company placed a production order Innovative Solutions & Support (Booth No. 4331) for the initial 50 of 300 shipsets ordered of the Eclipse 550 Avio integrated flight management system (IFMS), which includes dual FMS, autothrottles, synthetic vision, integrated Taws and enhanced vision system (EVS). The IS&S suite also features electronic circuit breakers, radios, transponders and radar.

October 31, 2012 - 9:10am
Charles Alcock
Universal Weather & Aviation FBO

Flight planning and support group Universal Weather & Aviation (Booth No. 2516) has largely built its reputation on its 50 years of experience and harnessing technology to make life easier for business aircraft operators. But now the U.S.-based group is looking to upgrade the quality of its ground handling facilities in some 20 countries around the world, starting at London Stansted Airport, where it last month took the wraps off a comprehensively refurbished FBO.

October 31, 2012 - 9:00am
Kirby J. Harrison
Embraer’s new Legacy 500, scheduled to fly in the near future, sports a distinctive paint scheme

Embraer’s Legacy 500 program is gathering pace as the new midsize business jet is prepared for its maiden flight.

October 31, 2012 - 9:00am
Harry Weisberger

Jeff Carrithers, president and CEO of Globalair.com, is back at the NBAA show (Booth No. 5311) with a new program providing real-time analytics of aircraft sale histories. Globalair.com delivers a wide range of aviation-related data and services, including aircraft for sale, FBOs, aircraft parts and maintenance center information, weather, fuel prices, aviation financing and insurance.

 
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