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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, 12:15 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, 12:10 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, 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, 11:40 AM

 

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, 11:33 AM
U.S. Air Force AN/TPS-75 mobile tactical radar

Losing bidders have protested the U.S. Air Force’s contract award to Raytheon for the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) program to replace the service’s primary ground-based aerial search radar. Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin filed protests with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on October 21 and 22, respectively.

October 23, 2014, 10:55 AM

Bryan Moss, vice chairman of hourly cost maintenance program provider Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI, Booth 1206), signed an MOU with Tarek Ragheb, founding chairman of the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA), cementing an alliance that should be good for both organizations.

Africa’s business aviation market is expanding, and with that the complexity of the market is ratcheting up. Under the new agreement JSSI will provide educational tools and incentives designed to promote the adoption of industry best practices among AfBAA members.

October 23, 2014, 10:55 AM

Argus International announced on the eve of NBAA 2014 that Apollo Jets has become the first charter broker to complete its new on-site audit program and be named an Argus Certified Charter Broker. The Argus Certified Charter Broker program was introduced this year in response to calls to create a set of voluntary standards for air charter brokers, an otherwise unregulated industry.

October 23, 2014, 10:55 AM

Vector Aerospace (Booth 2640) of Slemon Park, Prince Edward Island, is showcasing its engine MRO services at NBAA 2014, in particular highlighting the capabilities of the company’s Engine Services-Atlantic (ES-A) and France-based Seca divisions. Vector holds approvals to support a wide range of General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca engines.

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