AINalerts » September 25, 2007

September 25, 2007 - 2:34pm

Montreal-based Mecaer America (Booth No. 5319) has announced record growth for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2007. The company–which saw revenues rise from  $11 million to $19 million (Canadian)–specializes in design, development, manufacture and support of hydraulic and mechanical landing-gear systems, dampers, valves and power modules.

September 25, 2007 - 2:32pm

Phoenix-based Swift Aviation Group (Booth No. 615) announced that it has been named the official FBO of the Arizona Super Bowl XLII Host Committee. The designation allows Swift to provide Super Bowl-related hospitality and promotional programs to users of its facility. The FBO, on the southwest side Sky Harbor International Airport, includes a private terminal and two 40,000-sq-ft hangars.

September 25, 2007 - 2:31pm

VistaJet, a Swiss-based on-demand charter and aircraft management specialist with operations in Austria and Germany and expected to open in Asia in the near future, has ordered three Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs), Airbus announced yesterday at the NBAA Convention.

September 25, 2007 - 12:22pm

After celebrating its 10th year with record sales of 19 aircraft, Boeing Business Jets has logged 30 sales since last year’s NBAA Convention, said Steve Hill, BBJ president, at a press conference here in the Georgia World Congress Center on Monday. Total value of the orders increased from $2.25 billion last year to $2.9 billion this year. Included in this total are 16 BBJs, two BBJ2s, three BBJ3s, two 747-8 VIPs and seven 787 VIPs.

September 25, 2007 - 12:09pm

Honda Aircraft plans to ramp up to an annual build rate of 100 HondaJets within two years of starting its production line, company CEO Michimasa Fujino said today at the NBAA Convention. Fujino also announced that the company had signed a master training service agreement with FlightSafety International to provide HondaJet pilot training.

September 25, 2007 - 12:08pm

Eurocopter and the house of Hermès revealed their “l’Hélicoptere par Hermès,” an EC 135 with a decidedly up-market interior, today at the NBAA Convention. The new helicopter came about after officials from both companies met at EBACE in Geneva in May last year, held discussions for six months and decided to cooperate on a joint project that culminated in the special edition of the EC 135 on display at the NBAA show this week.

September 25, 2007 - 12:06pm

Amid much fanfare, L-3 Communications this morning introduced its SmartDeck Integrated Flight Controls and Display System at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta. “SmartDeck avionics elevate aircraft and pilot performance,” L-3 Avionics Systems president Adrienne Stevens said.

September 25, 2007 - 12:05pm

Sino Swearingen Aircraft is poised to leave the financial holding pattern it has been in while the Tawainese government sought to sell its majority stake in the company over the past year or so. This afternoon, Action Aviation Investors (AAI) came forward as the new suitor, saying it will make a “major capital investment and acquire a controlling interest” in the San Antonio-based aircraft manufacturer.

September 25, 2007 - 12:00pm

Perhaps she didn’t know what crowd she was addressing, but Transportation Secretary Mary Peters voiced disapproval of the recently passed House FAA reauthorization bill (H.R.2881) at today’s opening ceremonies of the 60th annual NBAA Convention in Atlanta.

 

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