International Communications Group (Booth No. 1447) is making it easier to reach out and touch someone. The Newport News, Va. company says its latest system, the AeroCom 1100 cabin telecommunications unit (CTU), provides an automated, integrated package that supports telephone, fax and data services for small to medium-sized business jets.
NBAA Convention News » October 17, 2006
Honeywell’s turbine engine folks are poised for show and tell about something new from something old–the time-tested TFE731 turbofan family–and something a lot newer: advanced technology aimed at developing a state-of-the-art engine in the 10,000-pound-thrust class.
More than 15 years after the publication of initial proposals, commercial single-engine operations under instrument meteorological conditions (SE-IMC) could at long last become permitted in Europe, though not before 2010.
Spectrum Aeronautical (Booth No. 2142) continues to develop its Model 33 VLJ following the fatal crash of its sole prototype on July 25. In recent weeks the company has buttressed its engineering staff with new hires and is proceeding with the design and building of a conformal test article that will fly “in about a year,” according to Austin Blue, Spectrum’s president.
Harrods Aviation at London Luton Airport is preparing to relocate to much larger premises by next summer. The British FBO will move to Hangar 129, which is adjacent to the airport’s existing cargo area and offers its own security entrance from a road that avoids traffic heading for the main passenger terminal.
Air Routing International (ARI) of Houston has introduced a new service for U.S. clients called the Domestic Flight Watch (DFW) program, designed to minimize ATC delays and reroutings by optimizing coordination between the FAA and NBAA’s General Aviation Desk at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Virginia.
NBAA Convention visitors have until 5 p.m. today to register at Booth No. 5166 for a drawing by Jet Support Services, Inc. for a 2007 Mini Cooper convertible. The winner will be picked at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the JSSI exhibit.
It’s called the Flipper, and for good reason. The new product is a retrofit item that flips into position on the aircraft glare shield to give the pilot a supplemental five-inch LCD screen. Flight Display Systems of Alpharetta, Ga. (Booth No. 1643), has come up with it as a way to make newer technology, such as XM weather data and enhanced-vision systems, accessible to owners of older aircraft.
In the months since AirCell won an FCC frequency-spectrum auction to provide wireless broadband connectivity to airplanes flying high above the continental U.S., the Louisville, Colo. company has been off and running.
NBAA this year is introducing the Albert Ueltschi Award, created to honor individuals and groups in business aviation who support humanitarian causes. The inaugural award is being presented to the Cessna Citation Special Olympics Airlift at today’s Awards Luncheon in recognition of the mission’s “humanitarian leadership” in business aviation.