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October 22, 2014, 10:40 PM

Sportsman’s Market (Booth 1357) is here in Orlando highlighting the various products offered by its many divisions, which range from the popular Sporty’s Pilot Shop to the company’s flight school–Sporty’s Flight Center–to airport management, avionics repair and installation, aircraft sales and a seemingly endless cornucopia of general aviation services. One of the products that has long been of interest to the business aviation market is the SP-400 portable radio, which now has a new screen that is easier to read in sunlight and a lower price of $349, down from $399.

October 22, 2014, 10:30 PM

Avionics manufacturer Avidyne of Lincoln, Mass., has extended its agreement with Duncan Aviation to include the Avidyne EX500 series of multifunction display (MFD). This makes Duncan Aviation the exclusive provider of repair services for the EX500, as well Avidyne’s first-generation Flight Situation Displays and early-model FlightMax MFDs

We have had a great working relationship with Duncan Aviation and we are pleased to have Duncan as our worldwide repair center for our legacy MFD products,” Patrick Herguth, COO, Avidyne, said.

October 22, 2014, 10:20 PM

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based FBO and aircraft charter/management provider National Jets has added another Learjet 45XR to its Part 135 management certificate, making it one of the type’s largest operators in the Southeast U.S.“We now have three 45XRs on our certificate, allowing for additional availability for our charter customers,” said company president and CEO Sam Robbin. “From our base at KFLL, these aircraft easily service South and Central America, the Caribbean, the U.S. and Canada.”

October 22, 2014, 10:10 PM

The creative team of recently formed AirSide Door Systems, based in Sarasota, Fla., has designed, manufactured and installed hangar and marina door systems throughout the U.S. and Caribbean islands for nearly 30 years. This year, new NBAA Convention exhibitor AirSide Door Systems is showcasing its newest hydraulic door system, the HydraLink, at its NBAA booth (4450).

October 22, 2014, 10:00 PM

Aviation services conglomerate Advent Aerospace (Booth 1895) has made some restructuring moves among its senior management and corporate division leadership.

October 22, 2014, 9:50 PM

Launched in 2012, the UVair FBO Network, a joint venture partnership between Universal Aviation & Weather and fuel supplier Epic Aviation, now lists 25 locations in its group of independently operated upscale FBOs, with the recent addition of the three facilities of the Sacramento Jet Center (SACjet) chain.

October 22, 2014, 9:40 PM

The Michelin Man must be proud. The company that introduced the world’s first radial aircraft tire–on the Dassault Mirage fighter in 1981–will provide its Air X radial tires for Dassault’s under-development Falcon 8X business jet, destined to become the French OEM’s next flagship.

Michelin is the sole source supplier on the new Falcon 8X,” said Frank Moreau, president of Michelin Aircraft Tire (Booth 647). “We are proud to have been selected by Dassault Aviation as its official partner.”

October 22, 2014, 9:20 PM

The Charlotte Regional Partnership has come to this week NBAA show (Booth 3575) seeking to attract companies to join the area’s growing cluster of aviation/aerospace activity. Curtiss-Wright and Sealed Air are among the latest companies to relocate their headquarters to the North Carolina city–in both cases moving from New Jersey. Other companies now with significant facilities in the area include UTC Aerospace Systems, General Dynamics, Michelin Aircraft Tire, ATI Allvac and Turbomeca.

October 22, 2014, 6:40 PM

Ever since 2006 with the dawn of the Piaggio Aero (Booth 261) Avanti II with its uprated engines and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics, the company has been promising to correct the fast twin pusher turboprop’s shortcomings including high exterior noise levels, erratic environmental control system and locking brakes that have vexed pilots and owners alike since the plane was first introduced in 1990.

October 22, 2014, 6:35 PM

Despite an aging fleet that is slowly but steadily shrinking, the Mitsubishi MU-2 twin-turboprop has inspired a passionate group of owners who continue to fly and upgrade their airplanes, attend safety seminars and enjoy the strong support of the Japanese company that manufactured their high-performance airplanes. The MU-2 consistently ranks at the top of the reader rankings for support of turboprops in AIN’s annual Product Support Survey.