Transport

October 23, 2014 - 4:19pm

After gaining 370-minute ETOPS certification for the A350-900 earlier this month, Airbus continues preparations for entry into service with additional approvals like in-cockpit Wi-Fi and A330 common type rating (CTR), while also expanding spare parts inventories near customer bases.

October 23, 2014 - 2:40pm

Flight operations support group Nexus announced the acquisition of aviation risk management and safety audit provider Wyvern Consulting from online charter portal Avinode. In an October 22 announcement, the company also confirmed the appointment of the following three business aviation veterans to Wyvern’s board: former NetJets executive Vincent Santulli, former Beechcraft executive Shawn Vick and former FAA associate administrator Nick Sabatini. Wyvern CEO Art Dawley, an experienced corporate pilot and flight department manager, also has joined the board.

October 23, 2014 - 2:33pm

Airbus Helicopters received EASA certification for its upgraded EC135T3/P3 light twin, a model that was announced at Heli-Expo last year. Powered by a pair of Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 Plus (T3) or Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206B3 (P3) turboshafts, the new version of the EC135 offers 440 pounds more payload in hot-and-high conditions.

October 23, 2014 - 2:25pm

Last week the FAA and its partners in the NextGen Advisory Committee submitted a plan to Congress to accelerate the implementation of NextGen ATC procedures. The NextGen Priorities Joint Implementation Plan seeks approval to begin the rollout of NextGen’s advanced features and introduce the benefits they produce.

October 23, 2014 - 2:05pm

Jet Aviation signed a management agreement with Executive Flight Support (EFS) that will see its FBO at Lynden Pinding International Airport in the Bahamas rebranded as Jet Aviation Bahamas starting next year. The current EFS facility includes 305,000 sq ft of ramp space and a 10,000-sq-ft terminal that houses 24-hour customs and immigration, concierge service, customer offices, pilot lounge and flight planning room, executive lounges, conference room, onsite car rental and 20,000 sq ft of hangar space.

October 23, 2014 - 12:15pm

Cirrus Aircraft has selected Aviation Occupant Safety of Sterling Heights, Michigan, to provide seatbelts for the Vision SF50 single-engine personal jet, the conforming prototype of which flew in March this year. Aviation Occupant Safety (Booth 1024) will supply its inflatable three-point belts for the crew and front passenger seats, while the company’s standard three-pointers will be used for other passenger seats. The inflatable seatbelts deploy an airbag from the lap strap. Aviation Occupant Safety is a joint venture between Aircraft Belts and Key Safety Systems.

October 23, 2014 - 10:55am

Vector Aerospace (Booth 2640) of Slemon Park, Prince Edward Island, is showcasing its engine MRO services at NBAA 2014, in particular highlighting the capabilities of the company’s Engine Services-Atlantic (ES-A) and France-based Seca divisions. Vector holds approvals to support a wide range of General Electric, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca engines.

October 23, 2014 - 10:50am

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS) manufactures a wide range of braking systems for aircraft in commercial, business and military sectors. The company has been awarded a contract to provide the autobrake system for the Gulfstream G650 and G650ER ultra long-range aircraft. The system will become standard for future production aircraft and introduced via the Gulfstream service network to existing aircraft. Meggitt (Booth 3070) provides the brakes for the entire in-service and in-production Gulfstream portfolio.

October 23, 2014 - 10:45am

As the newest torchbearer for the SJ30 program, San Antonio, Texas-based SyberJet (Booth 4259) brings a little swagger to this year’s NBAA convention with the debut of a mockup of the company’s new flight deck clearly inspired by high-end (and fast) automobiles.

Designed by Jason Castriota, whose portfolio includes work at Ferrari, Maserati and Audi, the look emphasizes sweeping shapes, rendered in high-level materials such as Alcantara faux suede, brushed aluminum and carbon-fiber veneer. Thick red stitching contrasts against black leather along the top of the panel.

October 23, 2014 - 10:35am

TAM Business Aviation (Booth 408), a Brazilian company with more than four decades of experience, is making its first appearance as an exhibitor at NBAA this year.

The São Paulo-based company operates Latin America’s largest MRO facilities for business aviation and has the capability to support more than 100 aircraft at the same time. Its location at Jundiaí, with 215,000 sq ft, is the largest service center for Cessna aircraft outside the U.S. It includes a large spare-parts inventory, shops for paint, engines, avionics and component repair and other services.

 
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