At NBAA’s 25th annual Schedulers and Dispatcher Conference taking place this week in New Orleans, global fuel provider Avfuel will have a record number of its dealers present as exhibitors.
Jet Aviation has joined the Paragon Aviation Group, a network of FBOs that is committed to providing “premium customer service.” As such, Jet Aviation’s six U.S. facilities–at Boston/Bedford, Mass.; Dallas and Houston; St. Louis, Mo.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; and Teterboro, N.J.–are part of the network, which now encompasses 23 locations in North America.
TAG Aviation (Stand 7020) was awarded the European Business Aviation Association’s prestigious Platinum Safety of Flight Award for 2012 yesterday. The award recognizes a European operator that surpasses 100,000 flight hours without incident or accident.
EuroAvionics is demonstrating Euronav 7, the latest version of its situational awareness and mission management system, here at Heli-Expo (Booth No. 6020). Targeting professional operators, the Stuttgart, Germany-based equipment manufacturer is offering moving map systems that can superimpose other data onto the map. Approximately 1,700 Euronav systems are installed, according to the company.
There’s a flight department job that requires knowledge of airports and fixed-base operations, general aviation rules and regulations, aviation weather, Customs and TSA regulations, fuel prices and analysis, aircraft maintenance scheduling, flight log entries and another four or five dozen specialized tasks.
Christmas day last year, a flight crew boarded their jet in Las Vegas, only to find its APU dead with no hope of restarting it. Faced with being grounded and a passenger needing to leave, the crew called in BBA Aviation's engine repair crew.
The response was fast and saw the passenger to his destination with minimal delay, but it could have been faster.
Austria’s Caeroscene IT Solutions claims to have developed software and a Web-based portal that can combine all core flight planning and support functions in one system and provide a convenient way to book and market executive charter capacity online. The Innsbruck-based company’s Caeroscene Client system is now being used to manage the operations of about 100 aircraft based in various European countries and South Africa.
Air-charter broker and consulting service Aero Resources added a new program for outsourced scheduling and dispatching. The program is designed for Part 91 flight departments that need a contract scheduler/dispatcher but don’t want the expense of a full-time employee.
The Gulfstream GIV and GV fleets recently achieved significant flight-hour milestones, with both airplane fleets logging more than 4.6 million hours combined. The GIV series–which includes 669 G450s, G350s, G400s, G300s, GIVs and GIV-SPs–surpassed the 3.5 million-hour mark some 22 years after the first GIV entered service on June 8, 1987.
NBAA’s 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, held in Long Beach, Calif., last week, attracted fewer attendees and exhibitors than last year’s meeting, but many who were there agreed that a high-quality crowd made participation well worthwhile. Total attendance was 2,027, down from 2,612 last year, and exhibitors numbered 335, 14 percent off last year’s 391.
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