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October 22, 2014, 9:25 AM

Duncan Aviation is installing a Honeywell Aerospace Ovation Select cabin management system (CMS) in a Falcon 50EX in conjunction with a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 retrofit and full interior completion. Ovation Select allows passengers to control both in-flight entertainment and environmental conditions–including lighting, seats, temperature, galley and window shades–with a touch-screen interface.

October 22, 2014, 9:20 AM

Fargo, N.D.-based Fargo Jet Center has been named a Cirrus authorized service center. “The designation from Cirrus expands our service offerings and gives the regionally based owners and operators access to quality authorized services,” said Darren Hall, vice president of marketing for Fargo Jet Center. “We continue to see an increase in the number of Cirrus owners in our area and look forward to supporting their needs.” Fargo Jet Center offers fuel and line services, an FAA repair station, and avionics sales, service and installations.

October 22, 2014, 9:15 AM

Barfield has developed the technology to transform any Android tablet into a wireless remote control for the DPS1000, the ground support test equipment used for testing pitot-static/air data systems. In the past line testing often required two operators, communicating with each other by radio; Barfield’s technology requires only one. Moreover, one of the great benefits of a software application is that it can continually evolve with limited development cost.

October 22, 2014, 9:10 AM

Jet Support Services (JSSI) has expanded its relationship with Delta Private Jets (DPJ). Since the two forged an alliance last January, DPJ and its clients have enrolled 14 aircraft in JSSI engine, airframe and APU maintenance programs. Last April, DPJ opened a 40,000-sq-ft facility offering comprehensive MRO services at its headquarters at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

October 22, 2014, 9:05 AM

Gulfstream Aerospace has named Cindy Halsey vice president for completion planning and design. She reports to Scott Neal, senior vice president for worldwide sales and marketing. Halsey has 36 years of experience in aircraft completions and interior design. Before joining Gulfstream, she was senior vice president for interior design engineering for Textron Aviation, where she was responsible for leading interior design, industrial design and interior engineering functions for all Textron Aviation products.

October 21, 2014, 8:10 PM

Jeppesen (Booth 1298) announced that it will supply navigation and flight data to support the InSight integrated flight deck from Universal Avionics, which is expected to be certified in the second quarter of 2015. The company will supply digital terminal chart data with own-ship position capabilities, airport moving map data, nav data, cultural data and obstacle data on a global basis. All of it will be updatable through the Jeppesen distribution manager.

October 21, 2014, 8:05 PM

Jet Aviation St. Louis awarded an impressive piece of machinery to an equally impressive individual at NBAA 2014 in Orlando on Tuesday. Former U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Shumaker, who suffered severe wounds when he and other members of his gun crew were struck by a Taliban shell in Afghanistan in May 2010, received his customized John Deere “Gator” all-terrain vehicle in a ceremony at the Jet Aviation exhibit (Booth 1200).

October 21, 2014, 8:05 PM

Signature Flight Support continues to expand its North American footprint with yesterday’s signing of a licensing agreement with Toronto-based aviation service provider Skyservice, which will add the Canadian FBO operator’s three locations to the Signature brand. While Skyservice will remain independently owned, as part of the Signature network they will be able to use the BBA Aviation subsidiary’s systems and services as well as marketing support.

October 21, 2014, 7:50 PM

Flight operations support group Nexus has acquired aviation risk management and safety audit provider Wyvern Consulting. Online charter portal Avinode (Booth 2279), which sold the company for an undisclosed sum, will continue to provide technological support for its former subsidiary and is also retaining control of Wyvern’s pilot and aircraft data division. Wyvern operator ratings, Wyvern Wingman and Wyvern Registered audits will continue to be available through the Avinode Marketplace.

October 21, 2014, 7:50 PM

AviationGlass & Technology (Booth 1675), a first-time NBAA exhibitor, offers a certified mirror and optical lens that may change the face of aircraft interior design.

The two-year-old Netherlands-based manufacturer of optically true mirrors and lenses has been finishing its AS9100 paperwork with the goal of EASA certification of its products this fall. AviationGlass & Technology has installed the products in a Dassault Falcon 900 testbed. Typical applications include interior windows, bulkhead mirrors, lavatory glass (showers, for example) and mirrors, and so forth.