October 22, 2014 - 11:45pm

Professional resources in system management (Prism), a wholly owned subsidiary of Argus International, has released enhanced features for its online flight risk analysis tool (Frat) software. The new features are designed to align with upcoming FAA regulations governing helicopter air ambulance operators.

Among the items addressed in the forthcoming legislation, and the Prism software are the following, establishing a method for documenting the following:

• the highest obstacle along a planned route of flight;

October 22, 2014 - 11:35pm

Seating materials and interior products manufacturer Skandia is showcasing here at the NBAA Convention its recently introduced replacement seat foam for 9-g certified business aircraft seating found on older airplanes. Skandia calls its 9G-EC (engineered comfort) foam “a quantum leap in simplifying and reducing the cost” of replacing or refurbishing seats built to TSO-C39 (9-g dynamic certification) standards.

October 22, 2014 - 11:30pm

Satcom1, the Denmark-based satellite communications service provider, is here at the NBAA Convention (Booth 4589) as part of a year of globe-trotting international appearances. The company has announced new services, and its research and development department in Paris is working to improve performance for Satcom1 SwiftBroadband customers with recently released new bandwidth solutions.

October 22, 2014 - 11:20pm

Expanding into the Minneapolis FBO market, Exclusive Aerospace, an affiliate of Fargo Jet Center (Booth 2616), recently acquired the assets of Premier Jet Center at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minn.

We’ve been looking for the right location to grow our business into the Minneapolis/St. Paul area,” said Jim Sweeney, president and co-founder of Fargo Jet Center. “We see a lot of opportunity for growth in providing quality maintenance support¸ aircraft management, fueling and charter services to the community.”

October 22, 2014 - 11:15pm

Seeing the need for additional capital to meet increasing customer demand, Red Aviation of Georgetown, Texas, a supplier of parts and services for Bombardier, Dassault and Gulfstream business jets, has completed “a majority recapitalization” with The CapStreet Group, a Houston-based, private-equity firm that invests in owner-managed, middle-market companies.

We are thrilled to have the CapStreet team as partners,” said Steve Davis, president and CEO of Red Aviation, and “look forward to leveraging their expertise to take Red Aviation to the next phase of growth.”

October 22, 2014 - 10:20pm

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based FBO and aircraft charter/management provider National Jets has added another Learjet 45XR to its Part 135 management certificate, making it one of the type’s largest operators in the Southeast U.S.“We now have three 45XRs on our certificate, allowing for additional availability for our charter customers,” said company president and CEO Sam Robbin. “From our base at KFLL, these aircraft easily service South and Central America, the Caribbean, the U.S. and Canada.”

October 22, 2014 - 10:00pm

Aviation services conglomerate Advent Aerospace (Booth 1895) has made some restructuring moves among its senior management and corporate division leadership.

October 22, 2014 - 6:40pm

Ever since 2006 with the dawn of the Piaggio Aero (Booth 261) Avanti II with its uprated engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics, the company has been promising to correct the fast twin pusher turboprop’s shortcomings including high exterior noise levels, erratic environmental control system and locking brakes that have vexed pilots and owners alike since the plane was first introduced in 1990.

October 22, 2014 - 6:30pm

Georgia-based Flight Display Systems (Booth 2008) came to NBAA 2014 with one goal: to innovate obsolescence away, according to company president David Gray. To do that the company released a series of cabin management systems (CMS) products at the show.

October 22, 2014 - 6:10pm

Pilatus Business Aircraft (Booth 4699) is gearing up for the 2017 arrival of its new PC-24 twinjet and continuing to make improvements to its strong-selling PC-12 turboprop single. Plans include completing the interiors for PC-24s destined for North and South America at Pilatus’s Broomfield, Col. campus, a move that will necessitate a significant expansion there.