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October 18, 2014, 12:40 PM

After signing agreements with Gate V and Fame Executive Aviation so as to establish operations in Vienna, Jet Aviation (Booths 1200 and 4600), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, is now operating and managing MRO and FBO facilities at Vienna International Airport. Jet Aviation also appointed Dennis Kohr as managing director of the facility.

October 18, 2014, 12:30 PM

Machida (Booth 1438) has introduced its new 2.4-mm articulating videoscope with a CCD sensor, the VSC-24.-100N. The small 2.4-mm-diameter video borescope boasts high-definition-quality imaging and two-way articulation.

According to Machida, what distinguishes the VSC-24.-100N from other 2.4-mm videoscopes on the market is that the device is not only 2.4 mm from distal end to handle but also provides true high-definition images.

October 18, 2014, 12:20 PM

Component Control has been named an exclusive preferred provider of MRO and logistics software solutions by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association. Component Control’s Quantum MRO and logistics software provides a best-practices platform for aviation repair organizations to efficiently and comprehensively manage MRO processes while promoting adherence to rigorous quality and regulatory standards.

October 18, 2014, 12:10 PM

Liebherr-Aerospace (Booth 871), which supplies a variety of components to several diverse aviation market segments, has opened a new 67,800-sq-ft logistics center in Toulouse, France. Liebherr provides flight control and actuation systems, landing gear, and air management systems for business jets, civil and military helicopters, airliners and trainers. The new $14.5 million center will process incoming and outgoing inventory, including inspections and shipping procedures.

October 18, 2014, 12:01 PM

NBAA’s John P. “Jack” Doswell Award honors an individual for lifelong achievement in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. It is not awarded every year, but only when a deserving candidate is identified. This year the “more-than-deserving candidate” for the Doswell award is Bill de Decker, now chairman and majority owner of Conklin and de Decker, an aviation research and consulting firm based in Arlington, Texas.

October 18, 2014, 11:40 AM

Donated auction items for the NBAA/Corporate Angel Network (CAN) Soirée– An Evening with Angels–are starting to flow in. Proceeds from the auction benefit CAN, which arranges flights to treatment centers for cancer patients aboard business aircraft. The Soirée, held annually during the NBAA Convention, will take place at 6 p.m. tomorrow night at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla.

October 18, 2014, 11:30 AM

Two long-time, now-retired employees of the National Business Aviation Association are receiving the association’s highest honor for its employees this year: the Pillar of the Association Award (formerly known as the Staff Lifetime Achievement Award). The recipients are Bill Stine, perhaps best known by NBAA members involved in aircraft operations, such as pilots, schedulers, dispatchers and aviation department managers, and Kathleen Blouin, well known by legions of exhibitors at the association’s conventions and other events.

October 18, 2014, 11:20 AM

On the heels of changing its name from Aircell in early September, Gogo Business Aviation is positioning itself as a one-stop shop for all business aviation connectivity needs, while showcasing here at the NBAA Convention in Orlando new products announced at last year’s gathering in Las Vegas. The airborne communications provider, established in 1991 to bring voice telephone service to general aviation aircraft, changed its name to take advantage of the brand recognition of its Gogo commercial aviation airborne broadband Internet service, launched in 2009.

October 18, 2014, 10:40 AM
Fuel analysis

Engine condition trend monitoring specialist Jet-Care is making its gas path analysis (GPA) available to operators of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6 turboprop engines. The process detects deterioration and faults in the engine core by analyzing key flight data parameters, including fuel flow, shaft speeds and gas temperatures.

In tandem with the GPA service, Jet-Care also offers an array of laboratory services; analyzing oil, chips, filter debris, fuel and hydraulic fluids. These help to provide a fuller picture of an engine’s condition (see below).

October 18, 2014, 10:30 AM

Blue Sky Network (Booth 3479) of La Jolla, Calif., is showing its entire line of satellite communications technologies here at NBAA 2014, including two new communication products: HawkEye 7200 and Iridium Go!

HawkEye 7200, the company’s new portable satcom with Bluetooth support for sending forms from electronic flight bags (EFBs), is now in production. Post-beta test development incorporated feedback from users, resulting in a device that has received U. S. Forest Service approval for automated flight following.