Engine MRO specialist Precision Turbines (Booth No. C12944) recently won several contract renewals as a result of its support of customers’ maintenance operations and reliable performance of aircraft in the field.
NBAA Convention News » October 11, 2011
A new entrant to the infrared enhanced-vision system (EVS) market, Lexavia, is about to receive FAA certification of its first camera/display installation, on a Eurocopter AS355 TwinStar law-enforcement helicopter. Chuck Crompton, business development director for the Pensacola, Fla.-based integrated systems house, said the STC will soon be followed by several others.
The entire team at Business Jet Traveler magazine is proud to announce that Jeff Burger, editor, received NBAA’s Gold Wing Award “for excellent and insightful reporting on the most important issues impacting business aviation.” Jennifer Leach is the BJT’s editorial director.
Russell Rice of Rice Aviation garnered a hole-in-one during the NBAA Chairman’s Challenge Golf Tournament at the Revere Golf Club in Las Vegas. The shot came on the 223-yard hole No. 8 of the Club’s 7,143 -yard, par-72 Lexington Course.
Anderson noted that in an era of declining budgets, the PC-12 NG Spectre is the best choice for agencies looking for cost-effective ISR solutions, particularly when measured against the cost of a twin-engine solution or the more limited capabilities of a non-pressurized single-engine turboprop. The Spectre has two primary features that distinguish it from a standard PC-12 NG: an electro-optical sensor concealed in the tailcone that is lowered during ISR operations and an onboard operator’s station where the images can be monitored. The data can also be archived, and sent via datalink to ground stations in real time.
Aerostructures specialist GKN (Booth No. C7127) is looking to leverage its expertise in commercial airliner technology to break further ground in the business aviation world. The UK-based group is promising breakthroughs that could shave hundreds of valuable pounds off aircraft structural and system weights.
Steinbach & Associates, developer of STCs for R-134a conversions, is at Booth No. N713 showing how its R134a air-conditioning system compressor can replace old R12 Freon coolant compressors. Scott Steinbach, president of the Waco, Texas company, told AIN that since the R12 was phased out of production, a new compressor and accessory components are necessary to use R134a to full advantage.
FBO services provider Atlantic Aviation has made several recent additions to its location roster. The Plano, Texas-company expanded its Pacific-Northwest footprint when it acquired the FBO assets of Portland, Ore.-based Flightcraft, which operated bases at Oregon’s Portland International Airport and Mahlon Sweet Field in Eugene.
There’s only one thing more difficult for a pilot to deal with than being part of a small flight department and that is being a one-person show that often transforms that single employee into the chief pilot, maintenance director, scheduler, fueler and catering director, not to mention administrative assistant.
Perrone Aerospace is at NBAA with “a full selection of its finest leathers and textiles, created specifically for the corporate and private jet market.”
In particular, the Fultonville, N.Y.-based company (Booth No. C9426) will preview its new custom quilted leather for seating design alternatives. The line will allow customers to select from standard designs or submit their own unique designs.
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