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October 20, 2014, 11:15 AM

The Helicopter Association International will look at operational and flight safety issues faced by aerial firefighters and provide an overview of the upcoming 2015 fire season next month (November 17 to 19) at its firefighting safety conference in Boise, Idaho. The conference includes an interagency briefing with the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service. Attendance is free but advanced registration is required.

October 20, 2014, 11:10 AM

Aircraft Structures International Corp. (ASIC) of Enid, Okla., serves operators of the single-engine turboprop Cessna Caravan exclusively. The company, which specializes in Caravan modifications and upgrades, maintains a stock of wings and flight controls for immediate exchange and possesses jigs that make it possible to rebuild an entire aircraft.

October 20, 2014, 11:10 AM

New York resident John Michael Dial was sentenced on October 2 in U.S. District Court, Sacramento, Calif., to two years incarceration and 12 months of supervised release for operating a helicopter without a valid pilot certificate, as well as for operating under a false identity. A federal investigation revealed that from Dec. 16, 2009, to Aug. 4, 2010, Dial operated news helicopters in the San Francisco area under a false identity.

October 20, 2014, 11:05 AM

The National EMS Pilots Association (Nemspa) published an online survey for helicopter air ambulance pilots to gather feedback for an upcoming aviation rule-making committee (ARC) considering potential changes to helicopter training requirements. The association will analyze the responses present its findings at the next ARC meeting, scheduled for the end of October.

 

October 20, 2014, 11:00 AM

The Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics Special Committee 213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS), has scheduled a public meeting for November 5 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The meeting requires in-person visitors to pre-register.

October 20, 2014, 11:00 AM

Navtech is a firm that many business aviation pilots might not be familiar with, but the company’s growing product line fits the needs of many types of operations, and not just the airlines that have been the company’s principal customer. Currently, Navtech’s customer base includes more than 400 airlines and aviation service companies, which use its paper and electronic charts, navigation data, flight-planning services, performance software and crew-planning solutions.

October 20, 2014, 11:00 AM

Global Jet Capital (GJC), a new source of leasing and lending options for business jet transactions, starts operations this week. The company has been launched with an initial $2 billion fund with the backing of three investment firms: GSO Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group and AE Industrial Partners.

October 20, 2014, 10:50 AM

Toys and Models Corp. (Booth 952) is giving away a custom aircraft model of the winner’s choice, a $300 value each day of the NBAA Convention.

Toys and Models was established in 1982 by Jan Halvorsen, a professional model maker and collectibles designer. From the early days, the company’s focus was to design and produce high-quality aviation models that deliver more than what the customer expects while also offering affordable products.

October 20, 2014, 10:40 AM

The new Artex ELT 1000 emergency locator transmitter from ACR Electronics, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,has received Cospas-Sarsat and FAA approvals and is now for sale.The ELT 1000 is designed with multiple installation configurations to reduce overall installation cost and is “competitively priced.” Information on the new ELT and the other ACR Electronics offerings is available at the ACR/Artex booth (4035).

October 20, 2014, 10:40 AM

Representatives of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), the independent international safety organization, are showcasing here at the NBAA Convention the latest initiatives focused on the business aviation community. These efforts include development of a security risk assessment tool, an update of the FSF’s Fitness for Duty standards and setting best practices for inexperienced operators in regions undergoing rapid growth in business aviation activity.

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