Ground support services provider Euro Jet Intercontinental has unveiled a new complimentary crew lounge at Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airport near the Romanian seaside town of Constanta, a top summer destination in Eastern Europe. The new lounge features couches, flat-screen cable television, computer workstations with printer/fax/scanner and Wi-Fi. Additionally, refreshments, assorted snacks and a full-time concierge service are available.
AviITís eMan Solution, an Internet-based, centralized technical publications management and delivery system, will be implemented all of Era Helicopters bases. Stewart Stavley, Era Helicopters v-p of maintenance, said the system reduces the number of paper subscriptions and the manpower required to update and distribute the paper documentation.
Cabin electronics specialist NAT Seattle (Booth No. 1846) announced the availability of software that it claims can allow the company’s JetLAN airborne computer server to host live TV sent through an airplane’s satellite Internet connection. No information was available on what the service costs, but the IPTV offering is available through service provider Satcom1 using existing satcom hardware and antennas.
Since reopening its FBO at Sydney International Airport, Australia, early last year, Hawker Pacific Flight Centre’s business has expanded significantly. The company credits its strong relationships with flight-planning organizations Jeppesen, Air Routing and Base Ops for fueling its growth. Hawker Pacific completed a half-million-dollar refurbishment of the passenger terminal in April that includes:
Danish software house Air Support has rebuilt its Preflight Planning System (PPS) to run on a Windows-based menu system. The change means that the program can interface more readily with any related flight-planning software or services, such as the runway analysis data system from the Aircraft Performance Group from Castle Rock, Colo. The latest version of PPS will also be compatible with Microsoft’s new Longhorn system.
The FAA will transition to e-mail distribution of ADs and special airworthiness information bulletins (SAIBs) and eliminate mailed paper versions. Starting next month, interested parties will be able to sign up on the FAA’s RGL Web site (http://rgl.faa.gov/) to receive ADs and SAIBs via e-mail. The agency plans to phase out paper copies by July.
Considering the ubiquitous status e-mail and Internet use has attained, it’s not surprising that companies are putting more of their marketing eggs into their digital baskets. Trip-planning specialist Universal Weather & Aviation, based in Houston, Texas, is a prime example.