Teterboro (N.J.) Airport (TEB) manager Lanny Rider told AIN last month that if Boeing follows through on plans to produce a bizliner version of its 717 at less than 100,000 pounds mtow, the airplane would be welcome at his airport. “Let ’em come on in,” he said. Rider’s employer, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport, restricts 100,000-pound aircraft from using TEB without prior permission.
Boeing Business Jet
Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite Internet service is available so far on only a handful of business jets, and one of them was parked at TAG Aviation throughout last month’s Farnborough International Airshow.
Plans to adapt explosion-suppressant foam (ESF) to business jets has been indefinitely delayed. Engineering Inerting Systems of Ramsey, N.J., a joint venture between Aircraft Services Group and ESF provider Crest Foam Industries, said in January it was aiming to obtain the initial STC for the Boeing Business Jet in about six months (AIN, February, page 32).
PrivateSky Aviation Services is building an expanded facility on an additional 15 acres at Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla. The new building will triple the size of the current operation and enable the company to service up to 12 Gulfstreams simultaneously.
DeCrane Aircraft Holding’s Cabin Management Group continues to grow and, in particular, to expand its furniture and cabinetry capabilities. In the past year, its subsidiary specialists–Carl F. Booth, Custom Woodwork and Plastics, DeCrane Cabin Interiors, Infinity Partners, Newco and Precision Pattern–have contributed furniture and cabinetry components for one VIP-configured 777, two BBJs and one BBJ2.
A Japanese industrial trading company and a U.S. aviation management and services firm doing business on Guam have joined forces at NBAA ’02 to market shares in Boeing Business Jets (BBJ) to companies and individuals throughout Asia.
Airbus has appointed Rockwell Collins as the avionics supplier of reference for its Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ). Under the deal announced here yesterday, all ACJs will be delivered with Collins communications, navigation and surveillance equipment–unless otherwise specified by the customer.
After a successful flight program and anticipated certification, Aviation Partners Inc. (API) is announcing the Hawker 800SP blended winglet program, with initial customer deliveries beginning early next year.
With the number of wing-collision incidents growing, so has demand for a device to assist pilots in avoiding them. As a result, Securaplane Technologies is developing a wing collision avoidance system (WCAS) for bizjets.
The DeCrane Cabin Management Group’s seating division had planned to attend the 54th NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention in September with a considerable display of its latest technology, including the 16-g divan certified in July.