The aviation store at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, which had been known as Hangar63, has been renamed Banyan Pilot Shop. Its online store, TropicAero.com, has become BanyanPilotShop.com. “This is being done to take advantage of the strength of the Banyan brand,” said Nancy Bouvier, Banyan’s director of marketing. “This change will make it easier for Banyan to market its retail store and online store to the aviation community.”
In other Banyan news, the company recently added a second work shift and nine technicians and now has the capability to service the Learjet 40 series. In addition, the company’s maintenance team recently partnered with Texas Turbine Conversions to perform the engine upgrade from a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A to a Honeywell TPE331-12JR. The conversion included replacement not just of the engine, propeller, wiring and batteries but also a redesign of the cowlings and exhaust system.
Banyan is exhibiting here at the show at Booth No. N4726.