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October 22, 2014, 10:10 PM

The creative team of recently formed AirSide Door Systems, based in Sarasota, Fla., has designed, manufactured and installed hangar and marina door systems throughout the U.S. and Caribbean islands for nearly 30 years. This year, new NBAA Convention exhibitor AirSide Door Systems is showcasing its newest hydraulic door system, the HydraLink, at its NBAA booth (4450).

October 22, 2014, 10:00 PM

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

October 22, 2014, 9:50 PM

Launched in 2012, the UVair FBO Network, a joint venture partnership between Universal Aviation & Weather and fuel supplier Epic Aviation, now lists 25 locations in its group of independently operated upscale FBOs, with the recent addition of the three facilities of the Sacramento Jet Center (SACjet) chain.

October 22, 2014, 9:40 PM

The Michelin Man must be proud. The company that introduced the world’s first radial aircraft tire–on the Dassault Mirage fighter in 1981–will provide its Air X radial tires for Dassault’s under-development Falcon 8X business jet, destined to become the French OEM’s next flagship.

Michelin is the sole source supplier on the new Falcon 8X,” said Frank Moreau, president of Michelin Aircraft Tire (Booth 647). “We are proud to have been selected by Dassault Aviation as its official partner.”

October 22, 2014, 9:20 PM

The Charlotte Regional Partnership has come to this week NBAA show (Booth 3575) seeking to attract companies to join the area’s growing cluster of aviation/aerospace activity. Curtiss-Wright and Sealed Air are among the latest companies to relocate their headquarters to the North Carolina city–in both cases moving from New Jersey. Other companies now with significant facilities in the area include UTC Aerospace Systems, General Dynamics, Michelin Aircraft Tire, ATI Allvac and Turbomeca.

October 22, 2014, 6:40 PM

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, 6:35 PM

Universal Avionics Systems (Booth 723) recently received FAA TSO approval for its SCN 1001/1101 software for the company’s satellite-based augmentation system FMS/multi-mission management system (MMMS). The latest software release includes a number of new features and enhancements for better operational efficiency and to support special-mission operations.

October 22, 2014, 6:35 PM

Despite an aging fleet that is slowly but steadily shrinking, the Mitsubishi MU-2 twin-turboprop has inspired a passionate group of owners who continue to fly and upgrade their airplanes, attend safety seminars and enjoy the strong support of the Japanese company that manufactured their high-performance airplanes. The MU-2 consistently ranks at the top of the reader rankings for support of turboprops in AIN’s annual Product Support Survey.

October 22, 2014, 6:30 PM

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, 6:30 PM

If there were two business aviation airports that spring to mind in the UK it would be Biggin Hill (official name London Biggin Hill, Booth 1285) and TAG Farnborough (Booth 4085). The airfields are very different. Farnborough is neat and shiny but dedicated to business aviation and with no flying schools. Biggin Hill, on the other hand, is much closer to London and is a more pleasing setting, surprisingly enough set up on a hill.