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October 22, 2014, 3:45 PM

MyGoFlight (Booth 4654), a Denver, Colo.-headquartered aviation accessories company, is known for its flexible and diverse mounts for iPads and Android tablets in the cockpit and is showing an array of mounts, a 2015 edition flight bag for techies and ArmorGlas, a tempered glass anti-glare screen protector for any iPad or iPhone.

But what is really exciting is the company’s prototype MGF head-up display (HUD). “Our goal is to get all pilots to be heads-up, eyes-out during all critical phases of flight,” said CEO Charles Schneider.

October 22, 2014, 3:40 PM

Japan has won its bid for the 2020 Olympics, and Toshiaki Baba of the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) knows his country needs to be ready for an influx of business aircraft.

Along with projections for extending runway lengths at several airports, JCAB (Booth 1291) has been busy building dedicated business aviation passenger processing areas for customs and immigration, international terminal ramp parking that cuts taxi time by as much as 30 minutes and even, at smaller airports, FBOs, VIP lounges and executive hangar space.

October 22, 2014, 3:35 PM

Raleigh, North Carolina-based Jetcraft (static display) has brought five business jets to sell at NBAA 2014: two Bombardier Globals, two Dassault Falcons and a Bombardier Challenger, which are on display on the static display ramp at Orlando Executive Airport this week.

October 22, 2014, 3:30 PM

Among the 18 service providers exhibiting under the Shell Aviation banner (Booth 2040) at NBAA 2014 is the newest FBO in the country, having opened literally just days before the start of the convention. Named after pioneering Chicago-area resident and aviatrix Bessie Coleman, B. Coleman Aviation now occupies a newly-built $9 million facility at Indiana’s Gary/Chicago International Airport, making it the second service provider at the airport, which is located less than half an hour from the Windy City’s downtown.

October 22, 2014, 2:10 PM

Air BP has entered into an agreement to purchase the aviation fuel business, Statoil Fuel & Retail Aviation (SFR Aviation), from Canadian company Alimentation Couche-Tard. The deal will add around 73 new airports in the Nordic countries and Northern Europe to Air BP’s 600-strong global fueling network. SFR is selling its aviation fuel business, comprising supply at 79 airports across Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland, the Netherlands and Germany, plus interests at three airports in the UK and Belgium.

October 22, 2014, 2:00 PM

Dubai-headquartered UAS International Trip Support (Booth 2208) has recruited a number of industry experts to provide flight and ground support in nine African countries: Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa.

Appointing country managers across Africa was our way of responding to client demands for quality services,” said Wynand Meyer, UAS regional director of Africa. “We are the first international trip support company to take on an initiative of this scale for supervisory support in Africa,” he claimed.

October 22, 2014, 1:00 PM

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen applauded outgoing TSA Administrator John Pistole for his “steadfast support” in balancing security requirements with operator flexibility. “John has a clear understanding of the important role business aviation plays in our nation’s transportation system and economy,” Bolen said. “It is an understanding he demonstrated throughout his tenure at TSA.”

October 22, 2014, 12:57 PM

Oil prices would have to drop far below $70 a barrel before OEMs feel any effect on demand for commercial airliners, notwithstanding speculation that precipitous price declines could discourage airlines from committing to more efficient jets at a time when replacement demand accounts for half of all orders for new airplanes, according to Boeing analysis.

October 22, 2014, 12:55 PM

Rockwell Collins has selected Jet Aviation St. Louis (Booths 1200 and 4600) to develop the STC for installation of its future air navigation system (FANS) solution for the Bombardier Challenger 604. FANS-equipped aircraft will have access to preferred fuel-efficient routes in oceanic and remote airspace on a worldwide basis.

Earlier this year Rockwell Collins (Booth 3099) announced that it is upgrading current FMSs and control display units for the FANS 1/A upgrade, while Jet Aviation St Louis will prepare the STC for FAA approval and then offer it as an aftermarket solution.

October 22, 2014, 12:50 PM

Dassault has completed the first C-check on a Falcon 7X, thus gathering useful experience for future overhauls on the type. The C-check is the largest maintenance event on the Falcon 7X and is due every eight years or 4,000 cycles, whichever occurs first.

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