Aviation International News » December 2009
The alphabet organizations that champion the cause of aviation to elected officials and government agencies can’t do it all alone. That was the message at a recent Westchester Aviation Association (WAA) meeting held at Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y.
Tai Ping Carpets of Nanhai in the People’s Republic of China hit a luxury note at the NBAA Convention with its custom recycled yarn lamps and “fabric” stools of silks and wools. The highlight of the exhibit was a richly colored Yukata area rug from the company’s new Haiku collection, inspired by the beauty of the Japanese poetry form and traditional Japanese ornamentation and decorative arts.
To mark Canada’s hosting of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Bombardier’s Flexjet subsidiary is offering a special edition of its Flexjet 25 jet card. The Olympic Gold Edition card will include the opportunity for customers to experience some of the most sought-after events of the Vancouver games.
The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association has elected Robert Wilson, president of Honeywell Business and General Aviation, the association’s new chairman. John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet, was elected the association’s vice chairman. Rosanvallon will also continue to serve as chairman of the Security Issues Committee throughout
the coming year.
Emteq recently unveiled what it is calling “Easy HD” for its SkyPro cabin management system (CMS). It provides high-definition components that work independently of an aircraft’s existing CMS and “requires little or no modification of the CMS.”
At the NBAA Convention in late October, airborne communications provider Aircell announced a major contract with Hawker Beechcraft. The OEM has selected two new Aircell connectivity systems for its line of midsize Hawker business jets. Customers taking delivery of new Hawker 750s and Hawker 900XPs next year can equip their new jet with Aircell high-speed Internet or Aircell SwiftBroadband as part of the completion process.
DRB Aviation Consultants, an aircraft interior design firm based in San Antonio, has announced an expansion of services, including completions management, interior planning, turnkey interior kits and vendor management.
Innotech Aviation of Quebec has received a supplemental type certificate for its new Sky Berry, a system that offers business aircraft operators a “low-cost way to wirelessly receive and transmit data on their PDAs.”
Sky Berry uses a router provided by International Communications Group (ICG) of Newport News, Va. The first system was installed in a Hawker 800.
Bombardier is offering two new cabin configurations for its Learjet 60XR–Signature Series Red and Signature Series Black.
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