Custom-rifle maker Charlie Sisk–who uses a Cessna 182 to help him meet with customers and build his business–will be on hand at the Corporate Aviation Training booth (No. 2125) here at the NBAA 2011 to discuss the ways business aviation has aided his career. You can meet with him on Monday (8-11 a.m.), Tuesday (2-5 p.m.) or Wednesday (8-11 a.m.).
NBAA Convention News » October 10, 2011
Garrett Leather, a supplier of Italian upholstery leather (Booth No. C12444), is introducing its new Shagarrett–“the only full-grain, stingray-embossed Italian leather available in full hide sizes with no unsightly plate lines.”
Greenpoint Technologies (Booth No. C9423), which recently delivered its 17th Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) five weeks ahead of schedule, is working in what it considers an increasingly healthy business environment. This month, the Kirkland, Wash.-based center is well along in outfitting its eighteenth BBJ and expects to see the nineteenth arrive this month.
Jeff Bonnner Research & Development of San Antonio, Texas, (Booth No. C12044) recently delivered the first four nacelle/cowling systems for the Nextant 400XT aircraft program by Nextant Aerospace.
Jeff Bonner has roots in the aircraft MRO and completion/refurbishment businesses that go all the way back to Dee Howard Company of San Antonio, Texas, where Bonner was head of research and development.
Tomorrow is press day at the NBAA Convention, which opens on Monday in Las Vegas, and there are a staggering 22 press conferences scheduled bewteen 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The National Business Aviation Association presents Pilot Flying Safety Awards each year to the member company pilots who have exemplary safety records. To be eligible for an award, a pilot must have flown corporate aircraft 1,500 hours without an accident, but the actual number of safe hours flown by many of the 2010 top pilots are above 20,000 hours, and the top recipient, T.
When dining in Vegas, there are so many options, one can quickly become overwhelmed. With hundreds of steakhouses, sushi bars and other eateries, trying to pick a place just to grab a sandwich can be a challenge.
Each year, NBAA recognizes the top aviation maintenance and avionics technicians with excellent safety records who work for member companies. Maintaining corporate aircraft or avionics for three accident-free years is the minimum requirement for an NBAA Safety Award but the actual number of years for many of the top technicians adds up to four decades or more.
This year’s winner of the NBAA John H. Winant Award is James Cannon, whose latest project is a textbook on business aviation, written with Dr. Frank Richey of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Called Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management, the book is to be published in November and become a text for graduate students studying business aviation management.