Aviation International News » November 2010
Duncan Aviation has launched an interior refurbishment program that guarantees
installation of new soft goods in 14 calendar days for operators of Citation Xs, Encores, Ultras, XLs and Sovereigns.
Gore Design Completions of San Antonio is making good use of the 44,250 sq ft of hangar space it recently added to the existing 100,000 sq ft. The grand opening isn’t scheduled until November 12 but the space is quickly filling.
Ovation Select, the cabin-management system from Honeywell, is nearing certification and the new cabin mockup, with production hardware and everything from HD monitors to iPad docks to surround-sound audio, was on display
at the NBAA Convention last month.
When it comes to mockups, Altitude Aerospace has taken it to a new level with the Boeing Business Jet Pounamu cabin that was on display last month at NBAA 2010.
Project Pounamu was formed late last year, the child of a collaboration of skilled business jet interior specialists, partially funded by the New Zealand government, with a grant from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
Flight Display Systems has gone Hollywood, in a manner of speaking. To be more specific, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based cabin entertainment specialist provided a 42-inch, high-definition, LCD widescreen monitor for the recently completed Gulfstream III cabin of a Hollywood producer.
With completion of the sale of DeCrane Aerospace to Goodrich in September,
the former DeCrane completion and refurbishment center and auxiliary fuel system specialist Pats Aircraft Systems has relaunched itself as a stand-alone company with considerable financial backing.
Sky Hope Network has been formed by five industry professionals to offer business aviation support in emergencies. Founder Robin Eissler, vice president of Jet Quest, was involved in the Corporate Aviation Responding to Emergencies (Care) relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the earthquake in Haiti early this year.
Ocean Sky has its three new Spanish FBOs up and running in Ibiza, Menorca and Valencia and is planning to add more facilities in Spain. Meanwhile, the Italian element of the expansion plans it unveiled at the Ebace show in May has been delayed, but the company still hopes to open an FBO at an undisclosed airport in Italy next year.
AOPA has expressed serious concerns about a new letter to airmen issued by Potomac approach control requiring pilots flying in traffic patterns of nontowered airports within the Washington special flight rules area (SFRA) to report their flight’s completion on a “provided telephone number.” Radio reports of termination will no longer be accepted.
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