ATR announced a pair of big commercial deals involving its regional turboprops in late February, building on an exceptional showing in 2010 that saw its management lay plans to raise production from just over 50 airplanes to 70 by 2012.
Aviation International News » April 2011
APP Jet Center has acquired the former Key Air FBO at St. Lucie County International Airport in Fort Pierce, Fla., its sole competitor, making it the lone aviation services provider on the field. The FBO offers jet-A and 100LL fueling along with in-house avionics and maintenance and close proximity to the U.S. Customs facility.
Mention ADS-B in a group of pilots and the likely result is puzzled looks and a change of subject. To many pilots, ADS-B is something that is coming someday, and they’ll learn about it when forced to. There is an easier way, however, and it’s not terribly expensive, in relative terms. Instead of going for a full-blown ADS-B in or out or both installation, which can cost thousands of dollars, why not run ADS-B on your Apple iPad?
With a growing demand for bizliner completion and refurbishment, Associated Air Center is feeling the market momentum shift. The Dallas-based center recently received a letter of intent and slot deposit from a Far East customer to outfit a green Airbus Corporate Jetliner.
Garmin unveiled the GMA350-series digital audio panel last month with two unique new features for aviation: voice-recognition controls and 3-D audio. The new GMA350 series fits in a box that is pin-compatible with Garmin’s GMA340 series and audio panels made by other manufacturers.
Flight Display Systems of Alpharetta, Ga., has introduced and installed an Android software application for use with its Select cabin management system.
The new software allows the customer full control of the aircraft cabin from the familiarity of a personal mobile device and will work with any Android 2.0-powered mobile phone or tablet with Bluetooth.
by Amy Laboda
WAI honored five new inductees in its Pioneer Hall of Fame at the Women in Aviation conference:
• L. Tammy Duckworth, Black Hawk pilot and current assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs
• Major General Susan Helms, director of plans and policy for the U.S. Strategic Command, a flight-test engineer and a former NASA astronaut
A trio of California congressmen have drafted legislation they hope will allow Bob Hope Burbank Airport and Van Nuys Airport to adopt operations curfews. The Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act seeks to exempt the two airports from the 1990 Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA), which has prevented them from adopting comprehensive nighttime bans.
Charles Celli has been named v-p of Gulfstream’s Savannah service center operations. Most recently he was senior v-p for completions services, Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia for fellow General Dynamics company Jet Aviation.