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October 20, 2014, 11:00 AM

Navtech is a firm that many business aviation pilots might not be familiar with, but the company’s growing product line fits the needs of many types of operations, and not just the airlines that have been the company’s principal customer. Currently, Navtech’s customer base includes more than 400 airlines and aviation service companies, which use its paper and electronic charts, navigation data, flight-planning services, performance software and crew-planning solutions.

October 20, 2014, 11:00 AM

Global Jet Capital (GJC), a new source of leasing and lending options for business jet transactions, starts operations this week. The company has been launched with an initial $2 billion fund with the backing of three investment firms: GSO Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group and AE Industrial Partners.

October 20, 2014, 11:00 AM

The Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics Special Committee 213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS), has scheduled a public meeting for November 5 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The meeting requires in-person visitors to pre-register.

October 20, 2014, 10:50 AM

Toys and Models Corp. (Booth 952) is giving away a custom aircraft model of the winner’s choice, a $300 value each day of the NBAA Convention.

Toys and Models was established in 1982 by Jan Halvorsen, a professional model maker and collectibles designer. From the early days, the company’s focus was to design and produce high-quality aviation models that deliver more than what the customer expects while also offering affordable products.

October 20, 2014, 10:40 AM

The new Artex ELT 1000 emergency locator transmitter from ACR Electronics, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,has received Cospas-Sarsat and FAA approvals and is now for sale.The ELT 1000 is designed with multiple installation configurations to reduce overall installation cost and is “competitively priced.” Information on the new ELT and the other ACR Electronics offerings is available at the ACR/Artex booth (4035).

October 20, 2014, 10:40 AM

Representatives of the Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), the independent international safety organization, are showcasing here at the NBAA Convention the latest initiatives focused on the business aviation community. These efforts include development of a security risk assessment tool, an update of the FSF’s Fitness for Duty standards and setting best practices for inexperienced operators in regions undergoing rapid growth in business aviation activity.

October 20, 2014, 10:30 AM

Joël Frugier has been named general manager of the Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) in Toulouse, France. The facility, which employs about 270 people, specializes in servicing and maintaining ACJs, including those in the A320, A330 and A340 series. It has delivered 27 VIP cabins for ACJ319s and ACJ320s to customers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

October 20, 2014, 10:20 AM

During the NBAA show, turbine-engine-overhaul and repair specialist Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation subsidiary, is rebuilding a PT6A engine live at the BBA Aviation booth (228). The company is also overhauling its corporate structure to accommodate its recently opened full-service PT6A service center. The new shop is established in a renovated and enlarged 10,000-sq-ft hangar at Dallas Love Field. At a party there last month, Dallas Airmotive celebrated its 50th anniversary, as well as its half-century involvement with the legendary Pratt & Whitney Canada turbine powerplant.

October 20, 2014, 10:15 AM
X-37B OTV-3 test mission concludes

Boeing’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on October 17, completing its third and longest test mission since 2010. The unmanned spaceplane under development by the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office orbited for 674 days following its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle last December.

October 20, 2014, 10:10 AM

Aircraft service provider Duncan Aviation (Booth 208) has introduced what it calls the On-Target Turntime program. The goal: “getting customers back in the air faster” and ensuring accurate completion times for maintenance and repair work.

The first project completed under the program was a C-check inspection and due items along with EASy II provisioning for a Dassault Falcon 2000EX. Duncan finished the job in the promised 21 days, a full week faster than its usual time for this inspection.