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October 23, 2014, 11:33 AM
U.S. Air Force AN/TPS-75 mobile tactical radar

Losing bidders have protested the U.S. Air Force’s contract award to Raytheon for the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program to replace the service’s primary ground-based aerial search radar. Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin filed protests with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on October 21 and 22, respectively.

October 23, 2014, 10:55 AM

Heliflight Aviation Group (Booth 1272) is to open a new FBO facility at Albrook “Marcos A. Gelabert” International Airport in Panama in the coming weeks. Known as the Panama Jet Center, the facility is ready to go and is expecting to get the necessary paperwork to begin operations in the first week of December.

October 23, 2014, 10:55 AM

It’s been an exciting year for Gama Aviation according to company executives. Little more than a year into its relationship with private aviation provider Wheels Up, the company is seeing an uptick among all its business lines in the U.S. The company’s core aircraft management business has seen growth of 20 percent over the past year-and-a-half.

October 23, 2014, 10:55 AM

In a brief ceremony held before the Opening General Session at NBAA 2014 on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., the Citation Jet Pilots Association (CJP) recognized renowned golfer and pilot Arnold Palmer, and Cessna chairman emeritus Russ Meyer, with special pins in recognition of the 8,000 hours that each has spent at the controls of Citation jets. “These are two extraordinary Cessna jet pilots and two people who have given as much to this industry as any two people, anywhere,” noted NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen before the presentation.

October 23, 2014, 10:55 AM

Vector Aerospace (Booth 2640) of Slemon Park, Prince Edward Island, is showcasing its engine MRO services at NBAA 2014, in particular highlighting the capabilities of the company’s Engine Services-Atlantic (ES-A) and France-based Seca divisions. Vector holds approvals to support a wide range of General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca engines.

October 23, 2014, 10:55 AM

Argus International announced on the eve of NBAA 2014 that Apollo Jets has become the first charter broker to complete its new on-site audit program and be named an Argus Certified Charter Broker. The Argus Certified Charter Broker program was introduced this year in response to calls to create a set of voluntary standards for air charter brokers, an otherwise unregulated industry.

October 23, 2014, 10:55 AM

Bryan Moss, vice chairman of hourly cost maintenance program provider Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI, Booth 1206), signed an MOU with Tarek Ragheb, founding chairman of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA), cementing an alliance that should be good for both organizations.

Africa’s business aviation market is expanding, and with that the complexity of the market is ratcheting up. Under the new agreement JSSI will provide educational tools and incentives designed to promote the adoption of industry best practices among AfBAA members.

October 23, 2014, 10:50 AM

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS) manufactures a wide range of braking systems for aircraft in commercial, business and military sectors. The company has been awarded a contract to provide the autobrake system for the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER ultra long-range aircraft. The system will become standard for future production aircraft and introduced via the Gulfstream service network to existing aircraft. Meggitt (Booth 3070) provides the brakes for the entire in-service and in-production Gulfstream portfolio.

October 23, 2014, 10:50 AM

Conklin & de Decker (Booth 3231) announced at NBAA 2014 the release of the second volume of its 2014 Aircraft Cost Evaluator, providing updated operating and ownership cost information on more than 575 business aircraft. The new version includes data for recently released offerings, such as the Cessna Citation CJ3+, Daher Socata TBM 900 and Embraer Phenom 100E and Lineage 1000E, as well as fuel, maintenance, parts and labor costs, and other criteria necessary for tax reporting.

October 23, 2014, 10:45 AM

Melbourne, Florida-based Extant Components Group Holdings (Extant) announced at NBAA 2014 that it has experienced considerable growth this year with the addition of three product lines through acquisition or license agreements with major aviation OEMs.

Extant signed an agreement on Monday to acquire Rockwell Collins’s Customer Specified Avionics (CSA) product line, which includes more than 100 individual assemblies, including electronic controls, audio and annunciator panels, current sensors and converters used on a wide range of business jets.

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