January 24, 2013 - 12:42pm

At NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers annual conference in San Antonio this week, private jet charter and aircraft management provider Excelaire announced that it has once again achieved Wyvern Wingman status.

January 24, 2013 - 12:21pm
Gerald Grady receives the 2013 Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement Award from this year’s S&D Committee Chair Karen Steinkamp and NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.

During yesterday morning’s opening session of NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers conference in San Antonio, Gerald Grady, the manager of flight dispatch for CSX Corporation, was presented with the 2013 Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award.

January 24, 2013 - 9:49am

Embraer’s waning E-Jet backlog received a welcome boost this week with a firm order for 47 seventy-six-seat E175s from Indianapolis-based Republic Airways. The deal, announced Thursday morning, includes options on another 47 of the airplanes, potentially raising its list-price value to $4 billion.

January 24, 2013 - 9:45am
Rick Snider, Rockwell Collins

International aircraft operators must constantly be on guard for new and, in some cases, old fees being assessed on them as countries seek new ways to squeeze more money from airport and airspace users, Rick Snider, senior manager of contracts & compliance for Rockwell Collins flight information solutions commercial systems, told attendees yesterday at a taxes and fees session at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

January 23, 2013 - 4:45pm

Prague-based ABS Jets is highlighting its operation control center services this week at the Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The company provides a range of services to business aircraft operators and
owners seeking to outsource flight-planning services on either a part- or full-time basis.

January 23, 2013 - 3:30pm

NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee is awarding $41,000 in scholarship funds this year to seven people seeking to advance their aviation careers through continuing education, the association announced yesterday at the S&D Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Signature Flight Support, Universal Weather & Aviation, AC-U-KWIK, Jet Aviation, Savoya and Rockwell Collins Flight Information Solutions provided funding for this year’s awards.

January 23, 2013 - 2:28pm

If you’re an aircraft mechanic and you love the outdoors, you might like to know that AAR is in Minneapolis today interviewing for positions at its Duluth, Minn. single-aisle MRO facility. AAR is holding walk-in interviews from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the Radisson Hotel Bloomington by Mall of America.

January 23, 2013 - 2:15pm

ExecuJet Africa is expanding its maintenance offering after being appointed an authorized installation center by Aviation Partners. The authorization enables ExecuJet to offer winglet upgrades for Falcon 50/ 900/2000s in Africa. The expansion of ExecuJet Africa’s upgrade and maintenance capabilities follows the extension of the company’s service agreement with Blackhawk and appointment as an approved agent for Garmin last September.

January 23, 2013 - 2:10pm

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport-based Constant Aviation has been named a top-10 dealer for Aircell products. The MRO surpassed $1.5 million in sales with Aircell for 2012.

January 23, 2013 - 2:00pm

Bell Helicopter Asia, Bell’s maintenance service facility in Singapore, received Part 145 approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. This certification allows the company to repair, complete, maintain and customize Bell helicopters in Asia. The 165,000-sq-ft facility opened its doors six months ago in partnership with sister company Cessna Aircraft.