With seven full-flight simulators already in place at its new Farnborough flight training center in the UK, FlightSafety International expects to have an additional four “ready for training” (RFT) units by November, with two more by next May. Late last year, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued the facility a Part 142 certificate permitting crews to complete FAA-approved training there. This allows pilots from outside the U.S.
EBACE Convention News » May 4, 2006
Aviareto, which manages a new global electronic database identifying parties with a financial interest in civil aircraft, has made its system more user-friendly following processing delays after it came on line two months ago. The Dublin-based agency told EBACE Convention News that it has ramped up its operation to reduce a growing backlog in applications to register information.
Accentuating the positive attributes of helicopters for business travelers, Eurocopter is displaying here at the EBACE show two of its most popular twin-engine models with corporate interiors–an EC 135 and an EC 155 B1. Both were recently delivered to customers.
Embraer has selected Thales’ integrated electronic standby instrument (IESI) for the Phenom 100 and 300 business jets. The Thales IESI already flies aboard every other Embraer model, from the ERJ 135 regional twinjet to the Embraer 190, launched in a business jet derivative here at EBACE on Tuesday.
Jet Aviation’s Dubai maintenance facility is just about to start serving the Hawker 800 business jet series. Raytheon Aircraft has named the company an authorized service center. Jet Aviation Dubai will thus perform line and base maintenance, as well as provide warranty and spare parts support. Operations are to start by mid-May.
Midcoast Aviation has delivered the first corporate Global 5000 to be completed outside Bombardier’s own factory completions center. The airplane features fore and aft lavatories, dual galleys, an electrically operated conference table and carbon-fiber trim throughout the 10-seat cabin.
Advice from doctors on the ground during a medical episode aloft is no longer the preserve of people riding in top-of-the-line business jets, following an agreement between AirCell and MedAire announced here at EBACE yesterday. The “MedLink Powered by AirCell” program is available to anyone who uses an AirCell satcom aboard his light (and heavier) business jet.
Avinode Quotation is the new price quotation software launched by Avinode in cooperation with Air Support, the supplier of the PPS (preflight planning system) flight-planning software. This makes it possible for operators to perform quick, efficient and correct charter quotations while enabling upload of an incoming Avinode request directly in an editable mode to quote a different aircraft, add fuel stops or adjust the price somewhat.
Two companies well known for supplying market data to the business aviation industry have turned their attention to the helicopter market, but they will be using different lenses to compose the picture.
Britain’s Oxford Airport is adding two hangars, each big enough to accommodate a very large-cabin business jet. While one is built of a conventional steel, the smaller is an aluminum-framed “polygon” design.