Airborne Law Enforcement Services (ABLE) of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, Calif., will be the first customer for FLIR Systems’ Ultra 9HD airborne thermal imaging system. An Ultra 9HD mounted on one of ABLE’s EC 120s is on display at FLIR’s Heli-Expo booth (No. 3928).
Conklin & de Decker (Booth No. 3323) is offering educational workshops at this year’s Heli-Expo. Bill de Decker, company president and co-founder, will lead a course on Advanced Helicopter Operations and Management, February 25 to 27. Vice president Brandon Battles will host the Defining Direct Operating Costs course February 25 and 26.
Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) will be awarding a $2,000 career scholarship at the Women in Aviation International (WAI) conference in Atlanta, February 26 to 28. In addition, Dassault Falcon Jet will award a $1,000 scholarship on behalf of WCA. The winners will be announced in Atlanta. WCA awards two career scholarships per year: $2,000 at the WIA conference and $2,000 at the NBAA conference.
Despite sagging economies worldwide, the demand for CRJ200 conversions to executive configuration appears to be gaining momentum. One of the latest CRJ200 sales was by Project Phoenix to Egyptian actor and martial arts professional Yousef Mansour for a 12-passenger version.
Signature Flight Support and Avcard have implemented a contract fuel discount program at Signature FBOs in the U.S. The program started with Signature FBOs in Boston (Logan and Hanscom Field), Teterboro, White Plains, Washington Dulles and Miami. The remainder of the Signature network was expected to join the Avcard program shortly thereafter, with the exception of the Signature San Francisco and Washington, D.C. locations.
Dulles Jet Center, an Arcadia Aviation company, is providing aircraft maintenance services on Dulles International Airport (IAD). It also offers aircraft management and charter sales. The facility is an FAA Part 145 repair station.
Last week, Airport Expo Centre hosted the third biennial Helishow Dubai, which boasted a record 130 exhibitors. The event, which incorporated the new Dubai Air Medical & Rescue show, filled the East Hall and featured 10 aircraft on the adjacent static display. Perhaps surprisingly, the only rotorcraft manufacturers that exhibited at Helishow and chose to remain in Dubai to exhibit at this week’s MEBA show were Eurocopter and Sikorsky.
Singapore’s first Private Aviation Show, held at Seletar Airport on September 26 and 27, attracted more than 200 visitors. The event was supported by the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) and organized by Millionaire-Asia. Exhibitors included Bombardier, Dassault, Hawker Beechcraft, Lufthansa Private Jets, OrientSKYs, The Flying Club and VistaJet.
The Corporate Angel Network recognized four corporate aircraft operators here yesterday as 2008 Quarterly Corporate Angels for their exceptional contributions to making life a little easier for cancer patients. The four aircraft operators are Air Frantz, Meredith Corp., Bank of America and General Motors.
“Free” is the most effective word in sales, according to marketing gurus, so Universal Weather and Aviation’s enhanced, free online weather video broadcast should attract considerable attention. Featuring more frequent posting times, the new version of Aviation Weather Today also allows users to watch individual segments of the broadcasts. Universal is showing the broadcast at its NBAA exhibit (Booth No. 219) here at the show.