Flight data provider Passur Aerospace (Booth No. N2214) has expanded its network of secondary surveillance radars as well the databases and analytical software tools it makes available to customers, including corporate flight departments, FBOs, airlines and airports.
NBAA Convention News » October 11, 2011
Aaxico, a stocking distributor for factory-new aircraft parts and a manufacturer of parts under FAA parts manufacturer approval (PMA) regulations, is showing its wide range of capabilities here at NBAA in Booth No. N3204.
Skyservice, a Canadian provider of business aviation services, is at Booth No. C7123 celebrating 25 years of continuous operation. Now with full service FBOs in Canada’s three largest markets–Montreal, Toronto and Calgary–Skyservice operates a total of 60 owned and managed business jets, most of which are available for charter.
ECAS, a stocking distributor of aerospace mil-spec hardware and electrical components, announced it intends to open a Las Vegas distribution center on Jan. 3, 2012. ECAS maintains an extensive inventory of AN, MS and NAS fasteners and O-rings.
The NBAA Corporate Business Flying Safety Awards for 2010 have been awarded to a number of member companies, the oldest of which, ExxonMobil, has flown 300,394 safe hours over the past 79 years. AIN interviewed representatives of the five companies that have the greatest longevity in the corporate category to find out more about their operations and their safety successes.
A few years ago at the NBAA show we witnessed more than 1,000 Dow points melt away during the three-day convention. That was the beginning of the biggest downward trend that corporate jet sales had ever experienced, and the remnants of the price carnage that ensued are still with us.
Taking a proactive approach toward the anti-icing regulations proposed by the FAA in June 2010–and still unscheduled for adoption into the FARs–Spirit AeroSystems (Booth No. C11720) has been working with Wichita State University and an undisclosed supplier to develop two new anti-icing systems for nacelles surrounding large aircraft engines.
Alex Tearle, president of Aero Precision Repair & Overhaul (A-Pro), returns to NBAA this year to share anecdotes about the Golden Age of the airline business and the formative years of corporate aviation as well as to showcase A-Pro’s landing gear, hydraulic and flight control system repair and overhaul capabilities.
Mark Twain is said to have remarked, “Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it,” but Fargo Jet Center (FJC) and Weather Modification, Inc. (WMI) qualify as exceptions. The two, joined at the hip on Hector International Airport, Fargo, N.D., are actually doing a lot about the weather.
AERObridge is an organization easy to understand. Formerly known as Corporate Aviation Responding in Emergencies (C.A.R.E.), AERObridge has been endorsed by NBAA to coordinate assets, such as business aircraft, during catastrophes when traditional institutions require help. That means the organization is good at funneling help to the center of one global mess after another for NGOs and local governments.