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October 20, 2014, 12:50 PM

Genesys Aerosystems is offering details about its HeliSAS helicopter stability augmentation system (HeliSas) and autopilot at Booth 3334. The latest HeliSas recently received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation in the Airbus Helicopters EC130T2.

The STC expands Genesys’s range of autopilot certifications for Eurocopter, Bell and Robinson helicopters, according to the Mineral Wells, Tex.-based company, which purchased Cobham Avionics units S-Tec and Chelton Flight Systems in April in a management-led buyout.

October 20, 2014, 12:40 PM

Bader Models, specialists in handcrafted military, corporate, helicopter and vintage aircraft models, is at the NBAA show here in Orlando showing some of its hand-painted scale replicas created by company artisans in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

October 20, 2014, 12:30 PM

Fatigue risk management software designer Pulsar Informatics is on hand at NBAA 2014 (Booth 3390) to demonstrate its two latest offerings: Aviation Fatigue Meter Pro, a web application, which helps business aviation professionals manage fatigue risk in their schedules, and Fleet Insight, a set of data visualization tools that can enable groups to assess the risk of fatigue among crews.

October 20, 2014, 12:20 PM

Greater Phoenix-area airports are gearing up for Super Bowl XLIX and Super Season 2015 in anticipation of a significant influx of activity for major events early next year. In addition to the Super Bowl game on February 1 and the 2015 Pro Bowl, both in the University of Phoenix stadium, the annual PGA Waste Management golf tournament and the Barrett-Jackson classic auto auction take place within days. The latter two occur just north of Scottsdale Municipal Airport (SDL), the 16th largest U.S. business aviation airport.

October 20, 2014, 12:10 PM

Cutter Aviation (Booth 4200) has promoted Calvin Martin to the position of general manager of its FBO at the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. A native of Dallas, Texas, he joined the company a decade ago and has experience in several of the full-service aviation company’s businesses.

Starting as a line service technician Martin worked his way up through supervisor and line manager positions to facility manager of Cutter’s maintenance location at Addison Airport in Dallas. He also has experience in parts expediting and shipping and receiving.

October 20, 2014, 12:00 PM

Alto Aviation, whose high-end audio systems are standard equipment in many business jets, is highlighting at the NBAA Convention in Orlando its recently TSO’d Acapella series amplifiers, showcased in dramatic fashion along with Alto’s complete line of audio products in three full-scale cabin configurations at its exhibit (Booth 725). The small-, midsize- and large-cabin mockups give attendees a chance to experience the nVelop surround-sound technology of Alto’s amplifiers, loudspeakers, subwoofers and page/chime speakers in their individually tuned installations.

October 20, 2014, 11:50 AM

ADS-B is without question a promising solution to the many safety, capacity and other suboptimal characteristics of today’s air traffic management system. Moreover, most observers agree that ADS-B will be one of the essential keys to America’s NextGen air traffic control system and comparable programs worldwide. All that is a given. Unfortunately, its introduction appears to be off to a rocky start.

October 20, 2014, 11:50 AM

The crew of a forward fire controller aircraft orbiting the recent Dog Rock fire in Yosemite National Park said the Cal Fire-operated S-2F3AT tanker that crashed October 7 might have collided with a tree before it struck the ground, according to the NTSB preliminary accident report. The accident killed the pilot, and post-impact fire destroyed the aircraft.

October 20, 2014, 11:40 AM

The business jet market has been on the mend for quite some time, but only recently has the improvement shown clear signs of acceleration. According to recent statistics, it was about one year ago that the inventory of used business jets began to shrink at a faster rate than during previous years. Since last year’s NBAA Convention, the industry has experienced a 10-percent drop in used aircraft inventory, or nearly 300 fewer aircraft.

October 20, 2014, 11:40 AM

A number of NextGen-based airspaces changes will take effect November 13 across the U.S. and Canada. The updates, part of the FAA’s regular charting cycle, show the most significant changes coming to the combined U.S. and Canadian airspace near Windsor/Toronto and Montreal, as well as Boston, Washington and New York. Airspace in parts of Tennessee and South Carolina will also be updated in the mid-November cycle. Cleveland Center is preparing for 17 amended routes, the deletion of 20 jet routes and the addition of 21 Q routes.