Pats Aircraft Systems of Georgetown, Del., completion specialist for widebodies and BBJs and sole provider of auxiliary fuel-tank installations for BBJs, was acquired from Wayzata Investment Partners by Moelis Capital Partners (MCP) of New York City. Pats plans to continue concentrating on BBJ completions, expanding its business by finding more customers overseas and possibly putting more emphasis on its refurbishment business, according to John Martin, who retains his position as Pats president and CEO.
Avtrak has added new system features to its GlobalNet system addressing the helicopter industry’s concerns about low cycle issues and new OEM requirements associated with them. It can now calculate alternate cycle-tracking data using customized flight log interfaces. The system incorporates formulas unique to each make and model of helicopter and keeps them up to date through Avtrak proprietary algorithms and master data sheets used within the system.
While some seating companies were focused on the small and midsize market and took a hit during the recession, PAC Seating Systems took aim at the large-cabin business, and with some success.
Aircraft research and information provider JetNet is displaying a series of enhancements to its Evolution software interface here at the Singapore Airshow. The biggest change, according to the company, involves a set of “Views,” or summary pages, that gather information from throughout the Evolution program and compile it into single screens of lists, graphs and tables for easy assessment of market status and trends.
The Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) for the UAE passed its critical design review phase, keeping the program on schedule. The first of two aircraft being converted by Provincial Aerospace Ltd. (PAL) of Canada are to be qualified in the first half of 2011, with service entry slated for later in that year.
Horizon announced last month that Total-FBO version 4, built on the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 database engine, has received Microsoft’s “Verified for Windows Server 2003” certification. Version 4 of the popular FBO business software changes the database engine, but also involves a rewrite to optimize SQL’s performance capabilities. According to the company, reports that used to take minutes now run in seconds.