If you’re looking for a positive sign that international business is alive and well, the news from Farnborough International Ltd. (FIL), organizers of the Farnborough International Airshow, is a great place to start.
It would have been impossible to open the 62nd NBAA Convention without squaring off with the 500-pound economic gorilla in the room. NBAA president Ed Bolen didn’t mince words: “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been quite a year.”
Just as Universal Weather and Aviation celebrates its 50th year in business, the company announced a number of new products and services to deliver more comprehensive flight planning information to pilots, schedulers and dispatchers.
Nextant Aerospace announced today at the NBAA Convention that it has received STC approval for its Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 flight deck retrofit for Beechjet 400s and Hawker 400XPs. The Pro Line 21 retrofit, consisting of two large LCD primary flight displays and one large LCD multifunction display, is priced at $390,000.
NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) this morning at the NBAA Convention launched the Business Aviation E-Valuation Toolkit, a new online resource to help calculate and explain the value of business aircraft in relation to a company’s business objectives.
CharterX Wyvern has endorsed the NBAA’s recently published NBAA Best Practices for Air Charter Brokering. The NBAA’s best-practices protocols include operational guidelines and safety oversight procedures.
Among programs new to NBAA this year is the Cessna-sponsored Single Pilot Safety Standdown. Part of the slate of educational programs intended for NBAA’s cancelled Light Business Airplane show originally scheduled for last March, the standdown, which takes place on Thursday, aims to provide single-pilot owner/operators with the same quality of safety education available to other segments of
Flight-tracking and data provider Passur Aerospace is here at NBAA promoting its full line of flight information products, anchored by a database of decision-making software powered by a growing international network of passive radars at more than 110 airports worldwide.
NBAA will again host the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) next January 18 and 19. The recession prompted the association to cancel the ABACE show that was to have been held earlier this year in February.
NBAA has partnered with Arinc Direct to offer a new online tool to help members comply with U.S. Customs’ electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eApis) requirements. Customs requires aircraft operators to electronically submit passenger manifest and aircraft information before departure for all international flights to or from the U.S.