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October 20, 2014, 7:50 AM

Aviation tax firm Wolcott & Associates, debuting as an exhibitor at the NBAA Convention, is showcasing its proprietary web-based Flight Tax Systems (FTS) software here in Orlando. FTS helps users identify, protect and preserve tax deductions for their aircraft, and this year a new data import function has been added to the software.

October 20, 2014, 7:40 AM

Associated Air Center (AAC) delivered its first green Airbus A330-200 VVIP widebody completion last month. The project for a prominent, undisclosed customer included a fully customized cabin with full front and rear galleys and a stand-up shower. The equipment installed at the company’s Dallas facility included a high-speed connectivity satcom, high-definition in-flight entertainment, sound insulation throughout the cabin and a complete zonal drier and humidification system.

October 20, 2014, 7:30 AM

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) last month issued a report that examined the effect that rising fuel prices have had on civil aviation in the U.S. The government’s interest lies in the excise taxes imposed on the sale of aviation fuel and their contribution to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, which was created in 1970 as a dedicated source of funding for the nation’s aviation system including the FAA’s capital improvement programs and a sizable portion of the agency’s operating budget.

October 20, 2014, 7:20 AM

CRS Jet Spares of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is back at NBAA with another Harley raffle, this year a 2014 Harley Davidson Iron 883N motorcycle. “This has become a CRS and NBAA tradition and we are proud to be able to hold our special drawing again this year,” said Armando Leighton, CRS CEO.

October 20, 2014, 7:10 AM

Everyone seems to talk about aviation safety and the perpetual need to improve it, and there are a few valuable websites that anyone with a similar interest will find useful. Of course this is the Internet, so I can’t vouch for the accuracy of everything you may find at any of these sites, only that I think they’re worth digging into. If you know of others we should include in this list, write me at rmark@ainonline.com

October 20, 2014, 7:00 AM

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) of Boise, Idaho (Booth 1478), is showing its white phosphor night-vision goggles (NVG) for aviation and an electro-optical gimbal (in advanced prototype form) here at NBAA 2014. “The new white phosphor night-vision goggle is the first technological breakthrough in aviation goggles since the Generation III goggle was introduced,” Jim Winkel, ASU president, explained.

October 19, 2014, 2:45 PM

NBAA Convention attendees are invited to join the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) for a panel session on trends and changes affecting new and used aircraft sales. The session, “Current Trends Impacting Business Aircraft Sales,” is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, at 3 p.m. in Room S320E and is part of the Management and Aircraft Ownership educational track session.

October 19, 2014, 11:15 AM

In recognition of their spirit of service in the use of business aviation, charter operator International Jet Aviation and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are being honored with this year’s Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership by NBAA. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

October 18, 2014, 2:40 PM

For the past six years, cabin interior specialist and maintenance service provider Lufthansa Technik (LHT, Booth 2289) has been working on a legend. At a specially built hangar at Auburn-Lewiston Airport in Maine, the German company, in conjunction with its Oklahoma-based Bizjet subsidiary, has been painstakingly restoring one of the last remaining Lockheed L-1649A Super Stars with the expectation that it will someday fly again.

October 18, 2014, 2:30 PM

Aviatechnik’s landing gear overhaul and repair services are just one of the product lines that the Mississauga, Ontario company provides. The company also offers repair and overhaul and lease and exchange of landing gear for commercial, regional and business aircraft as well as MRO for hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic and electrical components for Airbus and Boeing aircraft, all capabilities that the company is highlighting at its NBAA booth (1372).

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