NBAA and its Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee is awarding $41,000 in scholarship funds this year to seven people seeking to advance their aviation careers through continuing education, the association announced yesterday at the S&D Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Signature Flight Support, Universal Weather & Aviation, AC-U-KWIK, Jet Aviation, Savoya and Rockwell Collins Flight Information Solutions provided funding for this year’s awards.
Danish satcom system manufacturer Thrane & Thrane, which was acquired by UK avionics manufacturer Cobham in June, believes that there is massive untapped potential to create data “pipes” to connect thousands of aircraft around the world. These aircraft miss out on the advantages of broadband connectivity, including WiFi in the cabin and operational connections for the crew that can enhance efficiency and safety. Thrane & Thrane also believes that people assume satcom is more expensive than it actually is.
As part of NBAA’s growing tradition of community outreach, the Schedulers & Dispatchers advisory council partnered with the Savannah charity Assisting Working Women In Need (AWWIN) for a business-attire clothing drive. AWWIN supports working women by offering them professional clothing and job training as they prepare for careers or to re-enter the work force.
AT&T Wireless has sent letters to customers of Claircom air-to-ground telephony services, telling owners of the Claircom telephones it will no longer offer services to the business aviation market after September 1.