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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.

October 22, 2014, 11:05 PM

Russell “Buck” Myers has been named avionics supervisor for Cutter Aviation’s service department where he will be responsible for all operational aspects of Cutter’s Avionics department. Myers has worked in aircraft avionics as a technical inspector and supervisor of electrical component repair for more than 20 years. His background includes experience with the U.S. Army, Boeing, several general aviation facilities and operating his own avionics shop.

October 22, 2014, 11:00 PM

Cabin interior fabric specialist Tapis (Booth 3667) is introducing its latest Ultraleather product developed for use in vertical applications, including aircraft seats. The material can be used with a variety of composite structures and meets all the latest FAR 25.853 requirements in terms of fire resistance, heat release and smoke density.

October 22, 2014, 10:50 PM

In addition to providing aircraft maintenance, management and charter services, North Texas-based Baker Aviation is also the exclusive distributor of the U.S.-made Hot-Stop L series fire-containment bags, designed to contain in-flight overheating of lithium-ion battery-powered devices. It has a full range of the U.S.-made safety bags produced by Industrial Energy Products (IEP) on display at its NBAA booth (1813).

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.”