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October 18, 2014, 1:50 PM

It was back in 1989 when newly established Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) rolled out its first engine maintenance program for the Honeywell (formerly Garrett) TFE731. Now, as the company celebrates its 25th anniversary, its very first client to enroll in the program is still onboard. Wood product manufacturer Boise Cascade Corporation still owns the very same Dassault Falcon 50, and its three original engines have been tended by JSSI for the past quarter-century.

October 18, 2014, 1:40 PM

Recently launched Wingspan Systems of Mission, Kan., is in Orlando this week (Booth 1637) for the debut of its new RampTrack ground accident avoidance warning system. As the name suggests, RampTrack is a ground-based technology to help FBOs and ground-handling personnel avoid aircraft accidents.

Employing its “sensor fusion software,” RampTrack places multiple types of sensors inside hangars and on ramps to detect problems and alert ground crews to the potential for an accident in time to plan for avoidance, both for aircraft being moved and those that are parked.

October 18, 2014, 1:30 PM

After years of struggling with conventional 16-g VIP aircraft seat designs, Lufthansa Technik (Booth 2289) has developed its own proprietary seat structure design that uses carbon-fiber construction and eschews the bulky appearance and boxy pedestal surrounds of existing designs. Lufthansa did a “soft launch” of its new seat concept at EBACE in May, but is making a splashier showing here at NBAA. The new structure is scalable and can trim as much as 40 pounds from the weight of a finished seat, according to the company.

October 18, 2014, 1:20 PM

William “Bill” Highfill has joined Spirit Aeronautics in Columbus, Ohio, as director of maintenance. Spirit provides maintenance services, avionics design and installation and interior refurbishment for corporate, military, government and commercial operators.

October 18, 2014, 1:10 PM

Duncan Aviation has named Andrew Arcuri assistant manager of its engine Rapid Response Team (RRT) network, concentrating on the eastern regions of the U.S.

Arcuri comes to the Duncan Aviation team with more than 20 years of experience in turbine engine maintenance. He served as an engine and propeller technician in the U.S. Navy, worked on TFE731 engines at Garrett Aviation and then moved to Dassault Falcon Jet, where he proved instrumental in developing and expanding additional lines of engine business.

October 18, 2014, 1:00 PM

Insurance underwriter Global Aerospace is highlighting its partnership with consulting firm Waypoint Global Strategies to provide training and logistical support to the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) community and Global Aerospace customers through its SM4 safety program.

October 18, 2014, 12:50 PM

For many attendees at NBAA’s annual convention and exhibition, the static display remains the highlight, a showcase where airframers and aircraft brokers alike can present their finest aircraft. But while showgoers prowl the Orlando Executive Airport ramp this week, few will take into account the vast amount of logistics that goes into the precision marshaling of all those aircraft, as well as providing the support for them during the show.

October 18, 2014, 12:40 PM

After signing agreements with Gate V and Fame Executive Aviation so as to establish operations in Vienna, Jet Aviation (Booths 1200 and 4600), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, is now operating and managing MRO and FBO facilities at Vienna International Airport. Jet Aviation also appointed Dennis Kohr as managing director of the facility.

October 18, 2014, 12:30 PM

Machida (Booth 1438) has introduced its new 2.4-mm articulating videoscope with a CCD sensor, the VSC-24.-100N. The small 2.4-mm-diameter video borescope boasts high-definition-quality imaging and two-way articulation.

According to Machida, what distinguishes the VSC-24.-100N from other 2.4-mm videoscopes on the market is that the device is not only 2.4 mm from distal end to handle but also provides true high-definition images.

October 18, 2014, 12:20 PM

Component Control has been named an exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association. Component Control’s Quantum MRO and logistics software provides a best-practices platform for aviation repair organizations to efficiently and comprehensively manage MRO processes while promoting adherence to rigorous quality and regulatory standards.

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