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The Swiss aircraft service provider groWing is Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) certified since last year. Just before this year’s EBACE, the young company achieved CAMO Plus certification.
Monaco-based Boutsen Aviation, whose president is former Formula 1 racing driver Thierry Boutsen, will take delivery today (if all goes to plan) of an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), which will be outfitted with a Prestige VIP interior by Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland.
Cabin electronics specialist NAT Seattle (Booth No. 1846) announced the availability of software that it claims can allow the company’s JetLAN airborne computer server to host live TV sent through an airplane’s satellite Internet connection. No information was available on what the service costs, but the IPTV offering is available through service provider Satcom1 using existing satcom hardware and antennas.
Zodiac has announced the implementation by September of a global customer service and support network for all its products sold under 12 different brand names–Intertechnique, ECE, Avox, IDD, Aerazur, Air Cruisers, IN-LHC, Precilec, Sicma, In-Flex, Monogram and Icore. The existing offices will be regrouped into Zodiac Services Europe, Zodiac Services Americas and Zodiac Services Asia.
Moving Terrain (Booth No. 887) is showing off a new “enhancement” for its electronic flight bag (EFB) here at EBACE. Dubbed Blitzplan, the software upgrade allows pilots to use their Moving Terrain EFB to file a flight plan directly from their aircraft. The new software module allows a pilot to quickly generate a Eurocontrol-approved route, and that flight plan can then be activated from the EFB thanks to a built-in GSM phone.
International handling company Feras (Booth No. 1187), which has more than 100 of its own locations and operations in 23 countries, is seeing rapid growth in areas that a few years ago rarely ever saw business aircraft traffic. The growth is a combination of U.S. travelers seeking new business opportunities and aircraft operators now based in those countries, said Otto Wright, director of sales and marketing.
Spectrum Aeronautical (Booth No. 1947) has quantified the CO2 that will be generated by its Freedom S-40 and Independence S-33 business jets and compared those to competing jets to see how the Spectrum jets stack up emissions-wise. On a 600-nm flight, the midsize S-40 generates slightly less than 1,500 kilograms of CO2, according to Spectrum, while comparable jets should generate more than 2,000 kilograms to nearly 4,000 kilograms.
First-time EBACE exhibitor Fliteport is here to launch a new trip-planning service for the Middle East, Asia and Africa regions.
Fliteport is based in Dubai and is owned by Executive Aviation Group, which is planning to expand beyond trip-handling into other business aviation services including FBOs, said Mazher Hussain, operations manager.
Divergent conditions in the regional airline business and the business jet realm have conspired to create a potential boon for completion companies involved in converting Bombardier CRJs into executive transports.
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