JetSet Aviation Holdings’s acquisition of the type certificate and associated rights for the MS760 ParisJet could well breathe new life into an aircraft that former owner Socata had probably written off. Designed, built and originally certified in France in the 1950s by Morane-Saulnier, the predecessor of Socata, the new owner calls the MS760 the world’s first very light jet.
NBAA Convention News » October 22, 2009
Jet Aviation was recently certified for Continued Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) approval for aircraft registered in Bermuda and the Cayman islands. Management by a CAMO-approved organization has been mandatory in the region since September 2008.
The new CEO of Stratos Aircraft (Booth No. 3905) on Monday made the case for his company’s proposed single-engine, carbon-composite very light jet and its supporting business model, even as he declined to provide details about the company’s current employment or release a timetable for the Stratos 714 project.
Kansas City Downtown Airport has nearly finished a $70 million refurbishment program. Begun in 2005, the project includes $28 million to raze and resurface both airport runways and $20 million to bulldoze 40 old hangars and replace them with 96 new ones.
Greenpoint Technologies (Booth No. 2096) is wrapping up the year with “all programs delivering on time or ahead of schedule,” said executive v-p Sloan Benson here at NBAA. Most recently, the Kirkland, Wash.-based completions and refurbishment company delivered it’s sixteenth Boeing Business Jet “months ahead of the contractual delivery date.” The interior was the creation of
Savannah Air Center (Booth No. 3997) has renovated a 2,400-sq-ft delivery center for newly completed aircraft. The new two-story facility offers clients controlled ramp access during the delivery phase of their aircraft. Quality assurance and certification personnel are located nearby to expedite the turnover of paperwork and required documents.
Roaring Thunder Media (Booth No. 4016), a specialist in private jet terminal advertising signage, has partnered with Maguire Aviation at Van Nuys Airport in California.
Alamo Plating & Metal Finishing (Booth No. 2888) announced a new finishing process called water-transfer printing, which uses a specialized film to print natural designs, such as burl wood, walnut, marble and geometric patterns, on nearly any substrate. Interior paneling, cabinetry, handles, switches, bezels and other interior parts lend themselves to this film-dipping process.
Snecma is continuing development of its 9,500- to 12,000-lb Silvercrest engine for large-cabin business jets and RJs, with certification now expected in the 2013 to 2015 time frame. Disassembly after 80 hours of operation, which took the test engine up to takeoff speed and temperature redlines, showed that the engine exceeds the company’s expectations. Snecma (Booth No.
Gulfstream Aerospace of Savannah, Ga., announced the creation of annual Outstanding Flight Awards and its first recipient at a press conference at the NBAA Convention on Tuesday. The awards spotlight flights involving superior airmanship performed in a Gulfstream aircraft in the course of business activity and special-mission operations.