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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).

October 18, 2014, 2:20 PM

The manufacturer of the Lektro electric aircraft tug brought its 4,500th tug–an AP 8850 SDA–to this year’s NBAA show and will present that tug to the customer, Jet Aviation Dubai, at Booth 1881 tomorrow. Warrenton, Ore.-based Lektro, the official NBAA static display towing provider since 1996, began making electric-powered aircraft tugs available for the show at the 1986 convention in Anaheim, Calif.

October 18, 2014, 2:10 PM

Uruguay’s resort city of Punta del Este will host the first AirExpo business aviation fair Feb. 6-8, 2015, rounding out the summer season when wealthy individuals from neighboring Argentina, Paraguay, Chile and Brazil flock to this orderly country’s fashionable beaches.

October 18, 2014, 2:00 PM

For me, living in an airpark just makes sense. As an aviation journalist it allows me to commute via airplane when I head off in pursuit of stories. I leave from my driveway and return to my driveway, just as if I’d take my automobile. Except the round trip en route time is ever so much shorter.

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.

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