With the goal of flight testing the system next year, BAE Systems recently signed a second contract with Mercury Computer Systems of Chelmsford, Mass., to provide its VistaNav synthetic-vision technology to create a rotorcraft brownout landing system.
Lufthansa Technik’s completion center has signed letters of commitment to complete two widebody Airbus A330-200s for undisclosed customers. The first is scheduled to arrive at the company’s Hamburg, Germany completion center early next year and the second around the end of 2009.
Two former PrivatAir vice presidents have launched Alerion, a charter brokerage firm with operations in Connecticut, New York, California and Florida. The company arranges corporate, individual and family charter services and offers management and advisory services to its clients.
NGAMC is the new aviation acronym on the block, according to air-taxi operators DayJet, Jet-Alliance, Linear Air and SATSAir, very light jet OEM Eclipse Aviation, their suppliers and the communities the air-taxi operators serve.
Hours before its Monday morning press briefing, EMS Satcom received word from Inmarsat headquarters in London that its eNfusion HSD-400 high-speed airborne data terminal has been approved as the first commercially available product for use with Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband network.
Airbus launched an executive/VIP version of an A319 airliner in 1997 and, a decade later, the aircraft manufacturing giant (Booth No. 4339) is celebrating a milestone with more than 100 Airbus Corporate Jet sales, valued at $5.5 billion.
Spectrum Aeronautical (Booth No. 6761) continues to develop its all-composite S-40 midsize and S-33 light jets at its recently expanded Spanish Fork, Utah factory in anticipation of certification for the S-40 by 2010 and the S-33 thereafter.
Safe Flight Instrument Corp.’s (Booth No. 2239) AutoPower autothrottle system will be available to Hawker 800 series aircraft within a year, the company announced yesterday. Safe Flight and West Star Aviation will be unveiling the product and taking orders tomorrow afternoon between 4:30 p.m.
To honor the 60th anniversary of the National Business Aviation Association, a commemorative flight took place on Saturday, September 22, from New York, the show’s first site, to Atlanta, the home of this year’s event.
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