The Tennessee Museum of Aviation and Aviation Hall of Fame selected its honorees for this year; the formal induction ceremony will take place in November. Among the honorees are Walter Beech, Robert McNab and James Wolfe. Born in Pulaski, Tenn., Beech founded Beech Aircraft in 1932; the company is now part of Raytheon.
Heatcon Abaris Training International has partnered with Lufthansa Resource Technical Training to offer compositerepair training at Lufthansa’s Cwmbran, Wales facility. Heatcon will assumeresponsibility for composite training.
Rockwell Collins’s new SAT-6100 satellite communication system made its world debut aboard the Bombardier Global 5000 at the Paris Air Show last month.
FlightSafety International is introducing a hypoxia awareness course at its learning centers.
Henry Schubach, founder of San Diego-based on-demand charter company Schubach Aviation, received the “Neighbor of the Year Award” from Father Joe’s Villages and the Daily Transcript. The award recognizes individuals who have consistently assisted people in need in the local community.
Helicopter Adventures has opened a new flight-training facility. The new building, located at Space Coast Regional Airport, near Titusville, Fla., adds four large classrooms and 7,000 sq ft of office and administrative space to the existing school.
The pilot training school, which claims to be the only one certified to both FAA and JAA standards, trains some 250 students annually from 50 different countries.
King Schools introduced an online course that the San Diego company said meets FAR Part 61.31 requirements for pilots to receive high-altitude training for flying above 25,000 feet. The approximately two-hour course costs $249 and includes a training certificate for the FAA and a cockpit reference code with oxygen requirements and tips on radar use at high altitude.
Candy Johnson was promoted to COO of Englewood, Colo.-based Mayo Aviation. Johnson joined Mayo Aviation in 1998 and most recently was human resources manager.
Embraer Executive Jets named Colin Steven v-p for marketing and sales. He was previously regional v-p for Swift Aviation Group.
Operators are struggling to book time in flight simulators for certain types of business aircraft, according to Steve Fisher, director of corporate aviation with Shell Aircraft International. Fisher told the European Business Aviation Association regional forum on September 13 that some manufacturers aren’t ensuring that there is sufficient simulator capacity to meet training needs that are increasingly relying on full-flight devices.
John Reimers was named president and CEO of Aviation Partners Boeing. He was most recently chairman and CEO of Compass Aerospace.