Duncan Aviation is at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas to share with operators innovative programs for economizing costs and cutting downtime for interior refurbishments, explaining the FAA NextGen initiative and Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS) and answering common issues about Wi Fi installations for business aircraft. Duncan is demonstrating a video series and a field guide explaining how phasing interior maintenance with regularly scheduled maintenance events benefits passengers, prevents damage and controls long-term costs.
NBAA Convention News » October 12, 2011
Fargo Jet Center (FJC) of Fargo, N.D., announced delivery of its eighth special mission King Air this year at the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas. “2011 has been a very busy year for our repair station,” said Darren Hall, Fargo Jet v-p of marketing.
OVIV Security Technologies of France introduced its newest on-ground aircraft security system at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas. Based in Merignac, OVIV says its Sentinel 280 L will enable operators to manage their own security at any business-jet-capable airport in the world.
Esterline CMC Electronics is featuring the latest version of its SmartDeck avionics suite as well as an array of its PilotView electronic flight bag (EFB) products.
NetJets has signed an agreement with Maguire Aviation at Van Nuys (Calif.) Airport to design a private terminal for NetJets customers and operations. One of the existing Maguire facilities will be custom designed by NetJets to accommodate the fractional-share provider’s owner-passengers. Amenities will include modern furnishings, conference rooms, a business center, crew lounge and rest areas and flight-planning facilities.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has formed a joint venture with China Aviation Engine Holdings, which will operate in Zhuzhou in China’s Hunan province.
Heads Up Technologies of Carrollton, Texas, unveiled Lumin, a new cabin management system (CMS) that combines both innovative technology and highly flexible design, at NBAA 2011, held October 10-12 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Japan’s Narita International Airport is to open its first executive aviation terminal next year. The announcement, which was made at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas on October 10, is an endorsement of the efforts Narita and the Japan Business Aviation Association have put into developing private aviation in the country.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and SimCom Training Centers have signed a new ten-year deal. Under the agreement, SimCom will continue to provide simulator training for Mitsubishi’s MU-2 twin-engine turboprop for the next decade.
Raisbeck Engineering is enjoying surging interest in Learjet and King Air performance modifications that continues to outpace the sluggish economy. “In the first six months of 2011, we sold 245 systems, which were installed on 123 different aircraft,” said James Raisbeck, founder and chairman of the Seattle-based company.