West Bend, Wis.-based EMS-Link, with help from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and other partners, plans to introduce a program for remote monitoring of the vital signs of passengers or crew of corporate aircraft. According to CEO Paul Egan, EMS-Link allows real-time transmission of a patient’s vital signs over any standard narrow-band telephone connection.
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BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul’s Dallas Airmotive has added Pratt
& Whitney Canada PW300 hot-section inspection service at its Love Field regional turbine center (RTC).
A developer may convert portions of the former Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas, into a full-service general aviation airport. According to Eric Williams, executive director of the Lubbock Reese Redevelopment Authority, Riata Development signed an agreement in late June to lease 1,700 acres for the airport and is now in due diligence. The base, totaling 2,500 acres, has been under development as a research technology park.
Aiming to attract business travelers who are working for companies in the $5 million to $90 million sales-per-year range, Mooney Airplane, now a subsidiary of Mooney Aerospace Group (MAG) of Long Beach, Calif., has reduced the price of its piston singles by an average of $90,000, or about 20 percent. The first new production airplane will be delivered at Oshkosh later this month, according to MAG Chairman and CEO Roy Norris.
Houston-based REW Investments has acquired Million Air Interlink, the franchise company that controls 21 privately owned Million Air FBOs. REW president is Roger Woolsey, who owns the Million Air franchise at Houston Hobby Airport.
Ranger Aerospace & Aeronautics subsidiary Integrated Flight Systems (IFS) is moving from Reno, Nev., to Hangar 4 North at Meacham Field in Fort Worth, Texas. The move brings IFS closer to Ranger Aerospace facilities at Meacham and nearby Irving, Texas. IFS designs and
American Eurocopter’s rotor blade repair shop recently completed work on its 10,000th blade, this one belonging to an Air Methods helicopter that flew in to Eurocopter’s Grand Prairie, Texas shop for maintenance.
Dallas will be the site of the first AMT Society Aircraft Maintenance Show, scheduled to run from March 18 to 20. The event will be held in conjunction with the Aviation Industry Expo and will include an IA renewal program, skills competition, exhibition area, professional seminars, social events and more. The event kicks off with a golf outing, organized by Haggan Aviation, on March 17 at the Bear Creek Golf Club.
Best AeroNet, a business aviation contract fueling company that was launched in the 1980s, is no longer in business, having saddled FBOs through which it sold fuel with more than $2 million in unpaid bills, according to sources close to the situation.
Aircraft Belts of Kemah, Texas, long a provider of aircraft occupant restraint systems, is branching into the corporate aircraft decorative plating business with the opening of subsidiary Signature Plating. The new company will occupy a 12,500-sq-ft facility in Cibolo, Texas, near San Antonio.