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October 22, 2014, 9:36 AM

Boeing and China’s Comac on Wednesday opened a demonstration facility for turning waste cooking oil, commonly referred to as gutter oil in China, into sustainable aviation biofuel. Experts in the field estimate that China generates enough gutter oil to produce 500 million gallons of biofuel annually.  

October 22, 2014, 9:35 AM

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) recently celebrated its 30th anniversary as a representative for the interests of repair stations. When the association was formed in October 1984 its mission was to devote itself to representing civil aviation maintenance.

At this year’s Strategic Leadership Conference participants investigated public relations and international market development, and providing executive-level industry leaders a forum to explore the future of global aviation maintenance.

October 22, 2014, 9:29 AM

The Czech Technical University in Prague and ABS Jets are implementing a training program on the principles of lean maintenance. “The concept of the Japanese Kaizen philosophy is one of restructuring and organizing every aspect of a system to ensure it remains at peak efficiency,” explains Thierry Barré, ABS Jets’ technical director. “The literal translation of the Japanese term ‘Kaizen’ is ‘to become good through change.’ The process of lean activities at ABS Jets will benefit our customers.”

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 22, 2014, 8:39 AM
Embraer KC-390

Embraer conducted a ceremonial rollout of the prototype KC-390 airlifter at Gaviao Peixoto in Brazil on October 21. The company said that more than 30 countries were represented at the event, and that guests included Brazilian defense minister Celso Amorim and air force commander Bg Gen Juniti Saito. First flight is planned by year-end, with deliveries starting two years later. A second prototype is also being built.

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.

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