Universal Weather and Aviation’s new Safety Management & Integration (SM&I) program makes it easier for clients to manage a safety management system (SMS). The SM&I program is designed for any size of part 91 or 135 operator and includes a software component called SMS Manager. Demonstrations of SM&I are available at the Universal Weather and Aviation booth (No. 2516).
Online charter portal Avinode (Booth No. 2120) has introduced an improved search engine to allow operators to generate price quotes more accurately and quickly. With new pricing and aircraft performance profiles built into the company’s Marketplace software, operators can run multiple pricing profiles for each aircraft by selecting variable factors specific to a charter request.
Aircraft management, brokerage, charter and jet card provider TWC Aviation (Booth No. 5334) announced a new program providing six months of aircraft management at no charge for clients who purchase an aircraft through TWC.
Phillips 66 Aviation (Booth No. 4560) and NBAA jointly presented a check to the Corporate Angel Network (CAN) for $21,000 to support the organization’s efforts providing free flights on business aircraft for cancer patients en route to and from treatment around the U.S. More than 40,000 cancer patients have had transportation arranged by CAN since 1981. The $21,000 donation, awarded on the first day of NBAA’12, is the amount generated by the Corporate Angel Award program, which recognizes flight departments that donate seats on business aircraft for cancer patients traveling for treatment.
UK-based provider of engine condition monitoring services Jet-Care has introduced three new engine trend programs as part of its gas path analysis (GPA) engine portfolio.
Based on its most recent statistics and industry member surveys, data provider Jetnet (Booth no. 5099) continues to forecast an upturn in the market. “If you liked the industry over the last 10 or 20 years, we believe its going to get even better,” said Jetnet iQ director Roland Vincent at the company’s “State of the Market” briefing yesterday.
Strom Aviation (Booth No. 892) places aviation industry staff all over the world, searching out qualified people and matching them to the job requirements of open positions as aircraft crew, executives and operations personnel. The company has experienced its share of ups and downs over its 20-year lifespan, but today president Dan Wrolson would classify business as growing solidly. He sees opportunities emerging in the staffing market as a whole, and a high demand for skilled and qualified maintenance personnel who can work in completions, aircraft engineering and sales.
New staff and a fresh premium Platinum program head up Jet Support Services announcements at NBAA’12. JSSI (Booth No. 3711) has added the Rolls-Royce BR725 engine found on the Gulfstream G650 to its Platinum program lineup. Engines covered under the Platinum program also include support for the Rolls-Royce BR710, Tay 611-8 and -8C, AE3007A1E and -A2E, GE CF34-3A, -3A1, -3A2, -3B, -3B1 and -10E7 engines. JSSI provides cost-per-hour coverage programs for engines and airframes.
Jeff Carrithers, president and CEO of Globalair.com, is back at the NBAA show (Booth No. 5311) with a new program providing real-time analytics of aircraft sale histories. Globalair.com delivers a wide range of aviation-related data and services, including aircraft for sale, FBOs, aircraft parts and maintenance center information, weather, fuel prices, aviation financing and insurance.
Embraer’s Legacy 500 program is gathering pace as the new midsize business jet is prepared for its maiden flight.