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October 22, 2014, 12:55 PM

Rockwell Collins has selected Jet Aviation St. Louis (Booths 1200 and 4600) to develop the STC for installation of its future air navigation system (FANS) solution for the Bombardier Challenger 604. FANS-equipped aircraft will have access to preferred fuel-efficient routes in oceanic and remote airspace on a worldwide basis.

Earlier this year Rockwell Collins (Booth 3099) announced that it is upgrading current FMSs and control display units for the FANS 1/A upgrade, while Jet Aviation St Louis will prepare the STC for FAA approval and then offer it as an aftermarket solution.

October 22, 2014, 12:50 PM

Dassault has completed the first C-check on a Falcon 7X, thus gathering useful experience for future overhauls on the type. The C-check is the largest maintenance event on the Falcon 7X and is due every eight years or 4,000 cycles, whichever occurs first.

October 22, 2014, 12:45 PM

Mequon, Wis.-based Aircraft Cost Calculator (ACC, Booth 764) has an app that determines actual costs associated with acquiring and operating an aircraft. Private owners, commercial operators, fractional owners, flight departments, financial institutions or charter operators can find editable pre-loaded real-world data for more than 475 piston, turboprop, jet, helicopter and commercial aircraft.

October 22, 2014, 12:40 PM

Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace (Booth 2000) has introduced two new apps to support its avionics equipment for both pilots and maintainers.

Developed with input from its global customer committee, Pilot Gateway is a new website and mobile application that provides flight crew with access to training materials, manuals, videos and other resources for the Honeywell equipment on their particular aircraft type. The free app works on iOS and Android devices, and allows flight crew to submit questions to the flight technical services team and aerospace technical support.

October 22, 2014, 12:35 PM

Universal Avionics Systems (Booth 723) recently received FAA TSO approval for its SCN 1001/1101 software for the company’s satellite-based augmentation system FMS/multi-mission management system (MMMS). The latest software release includes a number of new features and enhancements for better operational efficiency and to support special-mission operations.

October 22, 2014, 12:30 PM

The comment deadline has been extended 90 days, from October 8 to January 6, on anotice of proposed rulemaking(NPRM) published in July that seeks to amend qualification standards for some flight simulation training devices (FSTDs), specifically those capable of reproducing extended flight envelope and adverse weather training.

October 22, 2014, 12:25 PM

Bell Helicopter, a division of Textron, recently announced orders for 14 Model 505 JetRanger X light singles in South Africa. Bell’s local sales representative, National Airways, was responsible for the sales, mostly to “private pilots and enthusiasts,” according to the OEM. Nine of the sales were announced at the 8th Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) show last month in Tshwane, South Africa.

October 22, 2014, 12:20 PM

Teterboro, N.J.-based charter, FBO and maintenance provider Meridian (Booth 1878) has added a newly refurbished Bombardier Challenger 604 to its managed fleet, which currently includes 25 business jets ranging from a Gulfstream G550 to a Cessna Citation Mustang. The 12-passenger large cabin aircraft, based in Bedford, Mass., is available for charter on the company’s certificate.

October 22, 2014, 12:20 PM

South Africa’s O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg has taken a step up in the world by gaining a world-class FBO. Established by the aviation-loving Oppenheimer family and with a new terminal building and existing vast hangar (that could house three Airbus A380s), the FBO is set to put Jo’burg’s airport on the business aviation map.

October 22, 2014, 12:15 PM

Again this year, Factory Direct Models has brought a new custom model to award to a lucky visitor at the NBAA show. To see this year’s model–a five-foot Lockheed Martin F-35–and get a chance to win it, stop by the Factory Direct Models (FDM) exhibit (Booth 264).

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