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October 22, 2014, 6:05 PM

FlightSafety International has earned FAA approval of its Gulfstream G550 eRecurrent online training course, which allows G550 pilots to complete some of their recurrency training on their own time before attending training at a FlightSafety learning center.

October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM

With the 1,500th enhanced vision system (EVS) recently delivered, Elbit Systems unveiled a number of developments as part of its ClearVision situational awareness enhancement range this week at NBAA 2014. Among the aims is to gain credits for landing with a 1,000-foot runway visual range (RVR), equating roughly to a 50-foot decision height.

October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM

Heliflight Aviation Group plans to open a new FBO at Albrook “Marcos A. Gelabert” International Airport in Panama in the coming weeks. Known as the Panama Jet Center, the facility is ready to go, and is expecting to get the necessary paperwork to begin operations in early December. The new FBO will offer a full range of amenities, including customs/immigration clearance and the only temperature/humidity-controlled hangar in the region. It can also handle overflight and landing permits for domestic and international flights.

October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM

Bombardier will be doubling its fleet of customer response team (CRT) trucks, with a planned total of 14 trucks in operation by year-end. One of those mobile units will be attached to a new line maintenance station located in France at Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur, to provide AOG/line service to customers in the French Riviera. The Bombardier service center in Amsterdam will support the services there.

October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM

AviationGlass & Technology revealed a soon-to-be-certified mirror and optical lens this week at NBAA 2014 that could change the face of aircraft interior design. The two-year-old Netherlands-based manufacturer of optically true mirrors and lenses has been finishing its AS9100 paperwork with the goal of EASA certification this fall. AviationGlass & Technology has installed the products in a Dassault Falcon 900 testbed. Typical applications include interior windows, bulkhead mirrors, lavatory glass, mirrors, and other surfaces.

October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM

FlightAware introduced a flight plan advisory service aimed at customers who are flying to countries where flight plans are not received automatically. Outside these areas, FlightAware’s new offering allows customers to input plans into an advisory service web page. When the aircraft sends ADS-B or datalink position information, the uploaded flight plan activates to allow worldwide flight tracking. For aircraft operating without a filed plan, FlightAware’s system can synthesize a flight plan based on positional data, allowing the tracking of these unscheduled operations.

October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM

Signature Flight Support continues to expand its North American footprint with yesterday’s signing of a licensing agreement with Toronto-based aviation service provider Skyservice, which will add the Canadian FBO operator’s three locations to the Signature brand. While Skyservice will remain independently owned, as part of the Signature network they will be able to use the BBA Aviation subsidiary’s systems and services as well as marketing support. Skyservice has FBOs at Toronto Lester B.

October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM

As usual, yesterday’s opening session at NBAA 2014 in Orlando, Fla., included speakers from the industry, legislative and regulatory areas: Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.); Christopher Hart, acting secretary of the NTSB; and Enterprise Holdings chairman Andrew Taylor. Shuster kicked off the session by highlighting the importance of general and business aviation to rural communities in his district.

October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM

Lufthansa Technik is offering a new executive shuttle VIP interior concept for Airbus and Boeing narrowbodies that offers configurations varying from 20 to 52 passengers for the A320 family and 20 to 56 passengers for the Boeing 737. The company has developed 20 different cabin layouts for both aircraft families, from “an all-business/first-class configuration to more sophisticated versions with sleeping options, meeting and dining areas or private rooms.”

October 22, 2014, 6:00 PM

Globalair.com (Booth 4993), a Kentucky-based aviation information service that uses the Internet as its platform announced yesterday that it has awarded Calvin L. Carrithers scholarships, valued at $750 each, to Hayley Haning, Matt Jones and Daniel Patterson, all Eastern Kentucky University freshmen enrolled the school’s professional pilot program.

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