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October 23, 2014, 10:35 AM

TAM Business Aviation (Booth 408), a Brazilian company with more than four decades of experience, is making its first appearance as an exhibitor at NBAA this year.

The São Paulo-based company operates Latin America’s largest MRO facilities for business aviation and has the capability to support more than 100 aircraft at the same time. Its location at Jundiaí, with 215,000 sq ft, is the largest service center for Cessna aircraft outside the U.S. It includes a large spare-parts inventory, shops for paint, engines, avionics and component repair and other services.

October 22, 2014, 11:50 PM

Leading Edge Composites (Booth 937) is experiencing significant growth, doubling its work force and tripling its plant space over the last year. The Coatesville, Pa.-based company recently moved into a new 44,000-sq-ft facility and now has more than 60 employees. It was founded 23 years ago by Brian and Charlene Arni. Brian, a former shop supervisor of Keystone Helicopter, also has a background in fixed-wing aircraft composite structures.

October 22, 2014, 11:45 PM

Professional resources in system management (Prism), a wholly owned subsidiary of Argus International, has released enhanced features for its online flight risk analysis tool (Frat) software. The new features are designed to align with upcoming FAA regulations governing helicopter air ambulance operators.

Among the items addressed in the forthcoming legislation, and the Prism software are the following, establishing a method for documenting the following:

• the highest obstacle along a planned route of flight;

October 22, 2014, 11:40 PM

Flight Display Systems is here (Booth 2008) promoting ultra-high-definition (4K) video displays and what it bills as “significant” upgrades to the JetJukebox, which connects directly to an aircraft wireless cabin router and streams media content to as many as eight personal electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets or laptop computers. JetJukebox can now interface with the Smart Cabin CMS to control cabin functions such as lighting, video and audio, and video can now be streamed to a bulkhead monitor as well as to personal devices.

October 22, 2014, 11:35 PM

Seating materials and interior products manufacturer Skandia is showcasing here at the NBAA Convention its recently introduced replacement seat foam for 9-g certified business aircraft seating found on older airplanes. Skandia calls its 9G-EC (engineered comfort) foam “a quantum leap in simplifying and reducing the cost” of replacing or refurbishing seats built to TSO-C39 (9-g dynamic certification) standards.

October 22, 2014, 11:30 PM

Satcom1, the Denmark-based satellite communications service provider, is here at the NBAA Convention (Booth 4589) as part of a year of globe-trotting international appearances. The company has announced new services, and its research and development department in Paris is working to improve performance for Satcom1 SwiftBroadband customers with recently released new bandwidth solutions.

October 22, 2014, 11:25 PM

The FAA has issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Trine Aerospace & Defense for installation of Trine’s retractable camera mount system (RCMS) in the Cessna 208 Caravan single-engine turboprop’s cargo pod.

October 22, 2014, 11:20 PM

Expanding into the Minneapolis FBO market, Exclusive Aerospace, an affiliate of Fargo Jet Center (Booth 2616), recently acquired the assets of Premier Jet Center at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, Minn.

We’ve been looking for the right location to grow our business into the Minneapolis/St. Paul area,” said Jim Sweeney, president and co-founder of Fargo Jet Center. “We see a lot of opportunity for growth in providing quality maintenance support¸ aircraft management, fueling and charter services to the community.”

October 22, 2014, 11:15 PM

Seeing the need for additional capital to meet increasing customer demand, Red Aviation of Georgetown, Texas, a supplier of parts and services for Bombardier, Dassault and Gulfstream business jets, has completed “a majority recapitalization” with The CapStreet Group, a Houston-based, private-equity firm that invests in owner-managed, middle-market companies.

We are thrilled to have the CapStreet team as partners,” said Steve Davis, president and CEO of Red Aviation, and “look forward to leveraging their expertise to take Red Aviation to the next phase of growth.”

October 22, 2014, 11:10 PM

Operators that need to meet upcoming ADS-B OUT mandates have an option for a precision GPS source, the Esterline CMC Electronics IntegriFlight CMA-5024 landing system sensor. The CMA-5024 not only meets the ADS-B OUT GPS sensor requirements but also offers the optional CMA-5025 control panel so the unit can act as a completely independent precision approach system.