Personal life

October 20, 2014 - 10:50am

Toys and Models Corp. (Booth 952) is giving away a custom aircraft model of the winner’s choice, a $300 value each day of the NBAA Convention.

Toys and Models was established in 1982 by Jan Halvorsen, a professional model maker and collectibles designer. From the early days, the company’s focus was to design and produce high-quality aviation models that deliver more than what the customer expects while also offering affordable products.

February 11, 2013 - 11:05am

For flight department managers, the work necessary to locate the best qualified temporary pilots, flight attendants or maintenance technicians has become easier over the past decade, thanks in part to the communications technology of the Internet. However, for the handful of staffing companies that actually serve as the go-between for employers and employees, the job has become considerably tougher as those companies assume much more of the risk than before.

January 14, 2013 - 1:35pm

In a safety alert issued January 3, the FAA warns operators to be diligent during in-flight preparation of coffee. Several airlines and individual flight attendants have reported cases of coffee-filter packages bursting and causing first and second degree burns to people standing nearby.

The apparent cause is a pressure build-up in the repacked coffee filter package while installed in the coffee pot drawer.

December 12, 2012 - 11:25am
Lou Martin, president of Lou Martin Associates

Lou Martin & Associates (Stand 571) makes more than the iconic window shades that have long been associated with the San Antonio, Texas-based company. Here at the MEBA show, the company is introducing new composite flat panels, made by sister company Technical Composites. The panels are available in a variety of core and skin material types.

October 29, 2012 - 5:00pm
Air Culinaire Kitchen

Business aviation in-flight catering provider Air Chef Holdings has rebranded all of its divisions under one new name, Air Culinaire Worldwide (Booth No. 3024) and moved its headquarters earlier this month from Columbus, Ohio, to Tampa, Fla. Air Chef was founded in Columbus in 2000 by Paul Schweitzer, Air Culinaire’s current president, after he departed from NetJets as its vice president of vendor services. While at NetJets, he observed that the business aviation catering business was “fragmented,” so he formed Air Chef to help consolidate this segment.

October 29, 2012 - 4:10pm

Aero Cosmetics is displaying at its NBAA booth (No. 1086) a unique mop that it claims is the first tool available for waterless aircraft washing and wax. “We have designed the Wash Wax Mop specifically to make the cleaning process safer and more efficient by eliminating the need for ladders,” said Brian Phillips, CEO of San Antonio-based Aero Cosmetics/ “It also improves efficiency by saving time and reduces the required amount of [our] Wash Wax All cleaning product.

October 11, 2011 - 1:56pm
Russell Rice of Rice Aviation

Russell Rice of Rice Aviation garnered a hole-in-one during the NBAA Chairman’s Challenge Golf Tournament at the Revere Golf Club in Las Vegas. The shot came on the 223-yard hole No. 8 of the Club’s 7,143 -yard, par-72 Lexington Course. 

October 10, 2011 - 3:10am

Ram Company, a specialist in electromechanical and fluid management design, is exhibiting at the NBAA show for the first time and is promoting its solenoid valve line and the company’s next step involving solenoid/manifold integration.

September 30, 2010 - 6:24am

Eurocopter late in August signed an agreement with China’s Tongji University in Shanghai to integrate it into the helicopter manufacturer’s “family of partner universities.” Tongji thus becomes the first university in Asia to join the

February 27, 2009 - 5:05am

Despite the recession, XOJet has reported strong year-over-year increases in revenue, flight hours and customers. The charter company said it experienced a 66-percent increase in revenue last year and a 60-percent increase in flight hours over 2007. XOJet ended the year with more than 1,500 customers, up from 1,000 the previous year.