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October 23, 2014, 12:51 PM

The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) will begin using Schiebel Camcopter UAVs to monitor the uneasy truce in Ukraine between Kiev and pro-Russian separatists, starting on October 24. The aircraft, based near Mariupol, are being supplied and operated under contract by the Austrian manufacturer. The OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) has been present in Ukraine with a multinational team of observers throughout the conflict.

October 23, 2014, 12:45 PM

Rock Seven has entered into an agreement with global flight-tracking and data-provision specialist FlightAware (Booth 4845) of Houston to offer an enhanced flight-tracking service for its customers who use the RockStar and RockFleet units. Information from these systems will be integrated into FlightAware’s system, and Rock Seven users will have access to FlightAware’s live Web-based flight-tracking and the data available on that system.

October 23, 2014, 12:35 PM

The impressive line-up of aircraft at the NBAA BACE 2014 static display, hosted by Showalter Flying Service, drew large numbers of show attendees from the Convention Center to Orlando Executive Airport. The almost 100 new and preowned jets and twin turboprops comprised several aircraft making their first NBAA or public appearances, including Embraer’s Legacy 450 and Cessna’s Citation Latitude (both making their public debuts) and the Gulfstream G650ER and Citation Sovereign+.

October 23, 2014, 12:15 PM

Sometimes the best fire prevention you can come by in an aircraft is a good lock. Well, that’s how they think at Peerless Electronics, a New York electronics online distributor of heavy equipment and aerospace electronics components. For NBAA 2014 the company is featuring two aircraft locks that can help prevent electrical shorts. The S2329 Master Lock aircraft circuit breaker lock keeps pilots or maintenance personnel from resetting critical circuit breakers. It accommodates short or long circuit breakers.

October 23, 2014, 12:15 PM

Representatives of China’s Ordos Airport Industrial Zone (OAIZ) in Inner Mongolia and China Aviation Investment Group (CAG, Booth 4666) announced the establishment of the Ordos World Aviation Expo Industrial Zone, created to stimulate development of an indigenous aircraft manufacturing and services industry as well as high-end tourism.

October 23, 2014, 12:15 PM

Cirrus Aircraft has selected Aviation Occupant Safety of Sterling Heights, Michigan, to provide seatbelts for the Vision SF50 single-engine personal jet, the conforming prototype of which flew in March this year. Aviation Occupant Safety (Booth 1024) will supply its inflatable three-point belts for the crew and front passenger seats, while the company’s standard three-pointers will be used for other passenger seats. The inflatable seatbelts deploy an airbag from the lap strap. Aviation Occupant Safety is a joint venture between Aircraft Belts and Key Safety Systems.

October 23, 2014, 12:10 PM

The happily married, but politically opposed, media stars, James Carville (Democrat) and Mary Matalin (Republican) agreed at the NBAA 2014 second-day general session on Wednesday that the Republican Party would likely take control of the U.S. Senate in the upcoming midterm elections on November 4.

October 23, 2014, 12:10 PM

With the 1,500th enhanced vision system recently delivered, Elbit Systems (Booth 4246) has been at the forefront of this technology since the first Kollsman enhanced vision system (EVS) was developed in 2001. At this year’s NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla., the company unveiled a number of developments as part of its ClearVision situational awareness enhancement range. Among the aims is to gain credits for landing with a 1,000-ft runway visual range (RVR), equating roughly to a 50-foot decision height.

October 23, 2014, 11:40 AM

Trip support and ground handling group Jetex Flight Support announced a preliminary agreement with Brazilian real estate company JHSF to establish an operations center at the São Paulo area Catarina Executive Airport. Brazil’s first dedicated business aviation airport is set to open in 2016 and is expected to house several FBOs and aircraft maintenance facilities.

Jetex’s expansion into Brazil is the next stage of its strategy to expand its presence in the Americas following the recent opening of its new operations center in Miami.

October 23, 2014, 11:40 AM

 

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