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October 31, 2012 - 5:38pm
Mark Huber

Bell Helicopter broke ground October 15 on its new Fort Worth, Tex. headquarters building.

Bell’s new, energy-efficient 210,000-sq-ft headquarters will house administration, support functions, program offices, a customer center and an integrated training facility. The Bell Helicopter training facility, currently located at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, will be moved to the new global headquarters.

October 31, 2012 - 5:32pm
Robert P. Mark

Jeppesen’s new website portal––offers users a single sign-on and one-stop experience optimized for both desktop and mobile computing devices. The new portal also provides a consolidated location for self-guided management of essential Jeppesen subscription services. One of the newest products added to–FlitePlan Online–was designed to enhance business aviation’s utility by allowing flight plans to be filed from anywhere in the world in less than a minute.

October 31, 2012 - 5:29pm
Kirby J. Harrison
King began construction in October on the 25,000-sq-ft shop.

Aircraft services provider King Aerospace (Booth No. 2879) has announced expansions at its Ardmore, Okla. facility to serve the customization, modification, refurbishment and completion of executive aircraft.

King began construction in October on the 25,000-sq-ft shop to accommodate cabinetry, upholstery and panel covering activities. The building will also house automated machinery for cutting leathers, fabrics and cabinetry materials. It is the first of four similarly sized buildings planned at the seven-acre site at Ardmore Airport. When finished, it will total 100,000 sq ft.

October 31, 2012 - 5:28pm
Mark Huber

Liebherr Aerospace (Booth No. 1316) has delivered its first flap actuation system for the new Bombardier Learjet 85. Liebherr also is designing, manufacturing, and qualifying the air management system on the aircraft. The company currently supplies a variety of components for Bombardier jets including landing gear. Liebherr Aerospace and Transportation Systems employs more than 4,000 and has aviation equipment production plants in Germany, France, Brazil and Russia as well as customer centers in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Germany, Russia, Dubai, Singapore and China.

October 31, 2012 - 5:25pm
Kirby J. Harrison

No matter how advanced it might seem, there is little in cabin technology that can’t be improved. Proof can be found at the Satcom1 exhibit (Booth No. 1891) where Aviation Modifications Leader (AML) is showing its portable OOM-100 and OOM-200 routers, which promise to increase Internet speeds by 200 to 300 percent.

October 31, 2012 - 5:22pm
Mark Huber

Diamond Aircraft CEO Peter Maurer has joined the board of directors of Park Electrochemical (Booth No. 5533). Maurer has been Diamond’s chief executive since 2000, and Diamond’s aircraft line features all-composite construction. Park Electrochemical manufactures digital technology including RF/microwave printed circuit materials for telecommunications and computers as well as advanced composite materials, parts, and assemblies for the aerospace industry. Park has facilities in Singapore, France, Kansas, Arizona, and California.

October 31, 2012 - 5:20pm
Mark Huber

Quest Aircraft has signed a deal with Blue Eagle Aviation of Beijing, China for the delivery of 12 Kodiak single-engine turboprops between now and 2015 with options for additional aircraft. Blue Eagle was named a Kodiak dealer in July and the aircraft is currently completing Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certification, expected by year-end.

October 31, 2012 - 5:15pm
Curt Epstein
Nagoya Airport

For the eighth year in a row, officials from Japan’s Nagoya Airport are here at NBAA (Booth No. 3094) to highlight business aviation in the region.

October 31, 2012 - 5:10pm
James Wynbrandt

The Microturbo e-APU60, a new concept in auxiliary power units (APUs), recently completed a 150-hour block test and is progressing toward certification, Microturbo, a Safran Group company, announced at the NBAA Convention. “These tests gave us the opportunity to validate the reliability and the endurance of this new concept, meeting our expectations and those of our first customer, AgustaWestland,” said Pierre-Yves Morvan, CEO of Microturbo. “This milestone represents a significant step forward for the program.”

October 31, 2012 - 5:10pm
James Wynbrandt

Securaplane Technologies (Booth No. 2157) of Tucson, Ariz. is showcasing at NBAA’12 its next-generation integrated security and camera system for business jets and highlighting OEMs that have recently selected its technology for security and flight operations.