Aero Specialties of Boise, Idaho (Booth No. 8049), is expanding its global distribution and warehousing network by teaming up with AeroStock of France, Franke Care Systems of Germany, TDH Visions of Saudi Arabia and Movac Group of Mexico. According to Aero Specialties, each entity has its own regional distribution system that will allow the company to have a larger, more cost-effective international footprint.
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Idaho Falls-based Aero Mark has opened a new FBO and hangar facility called Aero Mark XL (for “extra large”). The new building is Aero Mark’s eighth at Idaho Falls and encompasses 30,000 sq ft, large enough to fit an MD-80, and includes 12,000 sq ft of office space. Aero Mark, a Chevron fuel dealer, is celebrating its 25th year in the FBO business.
Caterers EncouragedTo Share Exhibit Space
In past years, the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference and the Flight Attendants Conference sponsored by NBAA have had a major representation from the catering community.
Anglo-Italian Aero Sekur is seeking partners for the next phase of development of its Spacecrew Emergency (SPEM) module after tests performed at the CIRA (Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali) plasma wind tunnel proved the thermal integrity of the atmospheric re-entry pod.
Lincoln, Calif.-based Freedom Aero Service has been awarded FAR Part 145 status. The company is also EASA certified. Freedom Aero Service specializes in the repair and overhaul of aircraft components, including electrical and electronic accessories, and instruments for business jets and helicopters.
Freedom Aero Service, a new repair station opened by people who used to work for Weco Aerospace Systems in Lincoln, Calif., received FAA certification on January 29. Freedom Aero offers business jet and helicopter electrical and electronic component and instrument repair and overhaul and is a dealer/distributor for Goodrich Power Systems, Edmo and Tesla Industries products.
While the faltering economy may demand cost-cutting measures, caterers have not abandoned creativity.
Chef Rob Sobkowski at Silver Lining in Pompano, Fla., recently created cupcakes with the face of the client’s new baby. Sobkowski also happens to hold the world record for the largest Mickey Mouse made of popcorn. “If it’s not on the menu,” said Silver Lining director of marketing and sales Kris Goodman, “we’ll make it.”
The new Hi-Fly “t” series of espresso and coffee makers by Iacobucci HF Electronics S.p.A., enables brewers to connect their own external source of water rather than rely on the machine’s tank. Both the Hi-Fly “t” Americana coffee machine and the Hi-Fly “t” Espresso & Cappuccino unit are percolating here at Booth No. 737.
Turbine engine overhauler Standard Aero on Thursday celebrated the ground-breaking of a new 80,000-sq-ft facility at its Winnipeg, Canada headquarters. The new plant adjoins Standard Aero’s existing 55,000-sq-ft GE CF34 repair and overhaul facility and is needed to accommodate growth in the CF34 program. The new section will open by next July and Standard Aero expects to add more employees to perform the additional CF34 work.