Dallas Airmotive opened its Singapore Regional Turbine Center (RTC) at Seletar Airport on Monday and expects business to come from some 650 jets in Asia including a mix of pre-owned jets and an ever-increasing new general aviation planes being purchased by China and emerging economies.
Aeria Luxury Interiors has been launched as an affiliate of ST Aerospace San Antonio. Ron Soret, general manager of completions, outlines his plans for the new company in an interview with AIN contributing editor Thierry Dubois.
Kaman Aerospace is more diversified organization than many realize, offering what it calls a “total OEM solution.” Over the past year, it has acquired several different companies, the majority of which are composites specialists. To learn more about the company and its current projects, including the K-Max unmanned aerial truck, AIN caught up with Kaman Helicopters president Sal Bordonaro at Heli-Expo.
NTSB Member Mark Rosekind opened the first HAI 2012 education seminar with a discussion about how rotorcraft pilots can fight fatigue. We spoke to him after his talk.
Simplex Aerospace is highlighting its third-generation powerwash system for helicopters at this year’s Heli-Expo. The system, which holds 180 gallons of water and can be used to wash windmills and power lines, just received STC approval for the Eurocopter AS350B3. AIN sat down with Simplex vice president of sales and marketing Larry Lichtenberger at the helicopter show to find out more about the company’s new product.
After making its debut at Heli-Expo last year, Swiss startup helicopter manufacturer Marenco is back with its SKYe SH09 light single mockup at this year’s show. The company has made several improvements to the design since then, so we stopped by its booth on the eve of Heli-Expo to get an update on the budding project from Marenco commercial director Mathias Sénès.
Some 40 helicopters winged their way into the Dallas Convention Center parking in the days just before Heli-Expo 2012 starts. To learn more about this, AIN talked with HAI director of flight ops Harold Summers and v-p of regulations Dave York.
On Monday December 5, Embraer delivered the first U.S.-assembled Phenom 100 light jet from its new Phenom final assembly facility at the Melbourne (Fla.) International Airport to Kansas City, Mo.-based Executive AirShare. This milestone airplane marked the 18th Phenom jet to enter the fractional provider’s fleet.
On Monday, December 5, Embraer Executive Jets officially opened its new 58,000-sq-ft Global Customer Center at the Melbourne (Fla.) International Airport. Customers from around the world will now come here to select colors, fabrics, paint schemes and options for all of Embraer’s Phenom, Legacy and Lineage business jet models.
Gulfstream Aerospace is on final approach for certification of its wide-cabin G650. At the 2011 Dubai Air Show, AIN contributing editor James Wynbrandt caught up with Gulfstream president Larry Flynn to get the latest update on the ultra-long-range jet program, as well as the aircraft’s manufacturer’s view of the business jet market in the Middle East.