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October 25, 2014, 6:15 PM

Headquartered in Victoria, B.C., Latitude Technologies is a provider of flight data management, flight following and satcom systems for both business and GA aircraft and helicopters. As well as displaying its product families at NBAA, Latitude is launching its DL150 satellite data unit (SDU). Latitude claims that this FANS 1/A+-compliant system is the first lightweight, multi-function SDU on the market.

October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM

Blackhawk Modifications announced special introductory pricing of $550,000 for its new engine upgrade for the Cessna Caravan.

The Waco, Tex. company is certifying the 867-shpPT6A-140 engine as an aftermarket replacement for the standard 600-shpPT6A-114 or the 675-shpPT6A-114A in these aircraft. Blackhawk said -140 engine customers could expect significant increases in climb performance, cruise speeds, takeoff distances and operations in icing conditions. Deliveries are to begin in the first quarter of2015.

October 25, 2014, 5:45 PM

Global trip support provider Evo Jet has signed a hotel service agreement with Bigfly Travel Group’s crew concierge system here at the NBAA show. Bigfly Travel focuses purely on supporting corporate flight departments, charter operators and FBOs with hotel reservations.

October 25, 2014, 5:00 PM

Three new FBOs have joined World Fuel Services’ growing Air Elite Network, bringing the number of locations in the group founded in 2011 from the remains of the former Exxon Avitat network to 34 worldwide.

The latest additions include Orion Jet Center at Opa-locka Executive Airport here in Florida; Harbor Air Services at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Mich.; and Pazos FBO Services located at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico, the second Caribbean location to join the network.

October 25, 2014, 4:45 PM

Custom Control Concepts (CCC) of Kent, Wash. is showcased at NBAA 2014 a range of its products developed for outfitting executive airliners, including CMS and IFE solutions, large format HD monitors, and even an app for operating in-cabin equipment from personal smart devices.

The lineup of CCC products on view included its new line of next-generation products for the Boeing 787. The lightweight, power-efficient designs include new Spectrum lighting and lighting controllers, a Slim-Line Blu-ray Player and other IFE options.

October 25, 2014, 4:30 PM

Quest Aircraft of Sandpoint, Idaho, received FAA approval for installation of a TKS anti-ice fluid tank in the forward section of the single-turboprop Kodiak’s optional underbelly cargo pod. The current installation features cockpit-console mounting for the tank.

The pod installation does not reduce cargo weight capacity and only marginally decreases cargo space, the company said. The tank size remains the same 16 gallons for the pod installation.

October 25, 2014, 4:15 PM

Lufthansa Technik is expanding its U.S. footprint, and while its BizJet International executive and VIP aircraft completions division in Tulsa, Okla., has opened a new maintenance and refurbishment hangar, the company also announced the opening of a new Original Equipment Innovation division in Montreal.

The new Tulsa hangar can house an aircraft up to a BBJ 737-800 in size and also has offices that allow customers to be in close proximity to their aircraft as they undergo modification.

October 25, 2014, 4:00 PM

Northrop Grumman’s Litef subsidiary in Freiburg, Germany, has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to provide the attitude heading and reference system (AHRS) for a variety of helicopter types. Based on the standard LCR-300 AHRS, the new LCR-350 system features a micro electromechanical system (MEMS) inertial measurement unit and enables a directional gyro mode that minimizes compass errors. Available for both civil and military rotary-wing platforms, the LCR-350 is expected to go into production in 2016.

October 25, 2014, 3:45 PM

Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems of Limington, Maine, brought a range of its high-duration oxygen systems to NBAA 2014. Lloyd Boston, Aerox president, insists that oxygen isn't optional and that emergency backup oxygen is essential for safe flights above 10,000 feet msl. The company makes both fixed and portable systems, as well as emergency personal oxygen systems that are FAA approved. These include TSO-C103 continuous flow and TSO-C78A and TSO-C89A quick-donning, diluter-demand style systems, some of which can be used up to 40,000 feet msl.

October 25, 2014, 3:15 PM

Lufthansa Technik unveiled a “Fly Away Kit” for VVIP and special-mission aircraft that allows carriage of spare parts and consumables in a convenient container. The company said it has already received its first order for the kit, which is integrated in a modified standard airliner-size ULD9 container. The first order is for a head-of-state Airbus A340.

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