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October 22, 2014, 3:30 PM

Among the 18 service providers exhibiting under the Shell Aviation banner (Booth 2040) at NBAA 2014 is the newest FBO in the country, having opened literally just days before the start of the convention. Named after pioneering Chicago-area resident and aviatrix Bessie Coleman, B. Coleman Aviation now occupies a newly-built $9 million facility at Indiana’s Gary/Chicago International Airport, making it the second service provider at the airport, which is located less than half an hour from the Windy City’s downtown.

October 22, 2014, 2:10 PM

Air BP has entered into an agreement to purchase the aviation fuel business, Statoil Fuel & Retail Aviation (SFR Aviation), from Canadian company Alimentation Couche-Tard. The deal will add around 73 new airports in the Nordic countries and Northern Europe to Air BP’s 600-strong global fueling network. SFR is selling its aviation fuel business, comprising supply at 79 airports across Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Finland, the Netherlands and Germany, plus interests at three airports in the UK and Belgium.

October 22, 2014, 2:00 PM

Dubai-headquartered UAS International Trip Support (Booth 2208) has recruited a number of industry experts to provide flight and ground support in nine African countries: Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria and South Africa.

Appointing country managers across Africa was our way of responding to client demands for quality services,” said Wynand Meyer, UAS regional director of Africa. “We are the first international trip support company to take on an initiative of this scale for supervisory support in Africa,” he claimed.

October 22, 2014, 1:00 PM

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen applauded outgoing TSA Administrator John Pistole for his “steadfast support” in balancing security requirements with operator flexibility. “John has a clear understanding of the important role business aviation plays in our nation’s transportation system and economy,” Bolen said. “It is an understanding he demonstrated throughout his tenure at TSA.”

October 22, 2014, 12:57 PM

Oil prices would have to drop far below $70 a barrel before OEMs feel any effect on demand for commercial airliners, notwithstanding speculation that precipitous price declines could discourage airlines from committing to more efficient jets at a time when replacement demand accounts for half of all orders for new airplanes, according to Boeing analysis.

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.