BLR Aerospace has achieved FAA certification for its latest upgrade package for the King Air 200 series turboprops. The Everett, Wash.-based performance enhancement specialist’s new Ultimate Performance Package (UPP) for the B200GT, developed in conjunction with Hawker Beechcraft, includes the BLR winglet system, the Raisbeck Ram-Air Recovery System and Hartzell’s newest composite four-blade propellers.
NBAA Convention News » October 11, 2011
Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) has acquired Aero Technology of Long Beach, Calif. ATI provides accessories, avionics and instruments to the commercial transport, military and regional airline markets.
Located on Long Beach International Airport, ATI operates out of a 25,000-sq-ft facility, employs 38 people including 18 technicians and holds FAA, EASA and airline certifications.
Jetcraft president Chad Anderson sees a ray of sunshine through the dark clouds shrouding business aviation skies, with strong demand for new long-range, large-cabin business jets and excellent opportunities for buyers of select pre-owned aircraft. The Raleigh, N.C.-based business aircraft sales, trading and brokerage firm has three aircraft for sale at the Henderson Executive Airport static display.
Piper is getting ready to fly its Altaire single-engine jet next year and is doing the spadework to place it into economical production. That is the message from vice president Randy Groom, who said that 80 percent of the detail design work is complete, sheet metal components are in fabrication, vendor selection is finished and the first assembly tools have arrived at the company’s Vero Beach, Fla. factory.
1800Endoscope.com is displaying its new 1800TVS4 portable borescope at Booth No. C6915. List priced at $999 plus shipping and handling, the four-millimeter, battery-powered, palm-sized unit has a built-in high-resolution display. Here at the NBAA show, the company is accepting entries for a drawing, the winner of which will receive a 1800HS Handyscope borescope, a $300 value. The drawing takes place at 4 p.m.
Each year the National Business Aviation Association recognizes member companies that have superb safety records. The commercial (Part 135) flight operations of Crow Executive Air, Seneca Foods and Skybird Aviation are the top three being honored in that category for the year 2010.
VisionSafe (Booth No. N1726) is demonstrating its emergency vision assurance system (EVAS) here at the NBAA convention as a survival factor in the event of a smoke-filled cockpit.
Bohemia, N.Y.-based Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing (CSSM) is celebrating its 35th anniversary as a helicopter and fixed-wing accessory and component repair facility at NBAA with a drawing for a new Apple iPad. CEO Gene Portela invites visitors to stop by Booth No. N2012 to enter the drawing and to learn about new strategies implemented by the company.
Like most other manufacturers in the aviation industry, the business of building, selling and supporting business aircraft continues to be a financially mixed bag for Cessna Aircraft, with some things better, some things worse and some things more or less stagnant.
At the DTC Duat Services booth (No. C11236), NBAA attendees can check out the free DTC iPhone/iPad app, which provides mobile access to features such as flight planning and filing, weather briefing and graphics and a convenient way to check for TFRs before takeoff.