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October 22, 2014, 5:50 PM

With FBOs in Los Angeles and Seattle, Clay Lacy Aviation is expanding its avionics sales, installation and repair business and is currently engaged in two STC programs to offer future air navigation system (FANS) solutions for the Challenger 601-3A and -3R and for the Gulfstream GIV/IV-SP/V.

The work is being performed at Clay Lacy’s Van Nuys, Calif. facility and will be available through partner Universal Avionics’ authorized dealer network.

October 22, 2014, 5:45 PM

After the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31, 2019, all aircraft that fly in U.S. airspace anywhere transponders are required must carry equipment that meets the FAA’s automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B OUT) standard. The ADS-B OUT mandate is part not only of the FAA’s but many other countries’ plans to replace inaccurate and expensive radar surveillance systems with highly accurate, GPS-based ADS-B, which reports aircraft position, velocity and identification information to air traffic controllers and other aircraft.

October 22, 2014, 4:55 PM

FAA assistant administrator for NextGen Edward Bolton Jr. addressed the second-day opening session on October 22 at the NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla., seeking to assure attendees that the U.S. ATC modernization program is on track.

October 22, 2014, 4:50 PM

Microturbo is exhibiting an auxiliary power unit (APU) and an engine starter here at NBAA 2014 and also is developing two new APUs. Last summer, the Safran group company assumed full responsibility for two programs in which it was a minority partner: the APUs for the Dassault Falcon 5X and the Bombardier Global 7000/8000. Microturbo now wants to play a greater role in business jet APUs, including meeting the needs of future system architectures.

October 22, 2014, 4:30 PM

For prospective jet buyers who like the performance capabilities of Cessna’s speedy Citation X but don’t want to spend $23.5 million for a new one and are worried about deliving into the used market, Textron Aviation has devised an alternative, the Citation X Elite program. The Elite is a former X that was in service with fractional-share operation NetJets, and while these jets have accumulated more than 10,000 flight hours by the time they leave NetJets service, they were maintained by Cessna service centers and are good candidates for a thorough refurbishment and avionics upgrade.

October 22, 2014, 4:10 PM

Flight-tracking company FlightAware has launched a number of new developments here at NBAA, including a worldwide ADS-B network that provides real-time, high-precision updates for any ADS-B-equipped aircraft operating within range of the more than 1,000 ADS-B FlightAware ground stations in more than 70 countries. ADS-B data augments that from other tracking sources, such as datalink and radar. FlightAware is showing off its new FlightFeeder ADS-B receiver here at NBAA (Booth 4845).

October 22, 2014, 4:05 PM

Los Angeles-based Jet Edge (Booth 4223) has added six aircraft to its managed-jet fleet, including two Gulfstream G650s, a G550, a GIVSP, a GIV and a Bombardier Global 6000. It expects to add an additional G550 and Global 6000 next year, which will bring its one-year new and used sales figures north of the $600 million mark. The company now has more than 40 large-cabin jets under management around the globe.

October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM

Dr. Moneesh Bhow of MedAire (Booth 3185) made it clear: “Ebola is not passed via airborne transmission. In fact,” he continued, “it is half as infectious, on a measureable scale, as HIV. Transmission can be prevented with commonsense, basic hygienic precautions,” he told AIN at NBAA 2014.

October 22, 2014, 3:55 PM

Turbomeca, a Safran group company (Booth 3259) based in France, announced at NBAA 2014 that it has signed a five year support-by-the-hour maintenance contract extension with Japan-based Aero Asahi and its subsidiary Central Helicopter Service, all part of Toyota Motor Corp. Turbomeca and Aero Asahi Corp. have partnered for maintenance support for more than 50 years.

October 22, 2014, 3:50 PM

Aircraft maintenance provider BBA Aviation (Booth 228) came to NBAA 2014 with the announcement that subsidiary companies Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation will open new facilities in Dallas and Abu Dhabi to support designated overhaul facility (DOF) approval for Pratt & Whitney Canada.

H+S Aviation is scheduled to open its Abu Dhabi center this December to support the PW200, PW210, PT6C-67 and PT6T engines, while a new facility opening in the first quarter of 2015 at DFW International Airport will offer MRO capabilities for the PW200 and PW210.

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