Elbit Systems of America (Booth No. 3193) said yesterday that the installation of the first head-up display (HUD) and Kollsman enhanced-vision system (EVS) combination for the Challenger 604 is on track for certification early next year.
NBAA Convention News » October 20, 2009
Air Routing is here at the NBAA Convention announcing it will integrate its Datalink, Trip Quote, Fuel Stop Analyzer, GPS RAIM Prediction, Runway Analysis and Domestic Flight Watch under a single portal–Flight Planner. The company, long known for international flight planning, also announced a new goal of becoming a flight-planning vendor of choice for domestic operators.
Business aviation forecaster Brian Foley sees a flat decade for the business jet
market with the prospect for OEM consolidations and big changes for fractional providers. “This is basically the lost business jet decade,” he said.
Although not ready to call the market upticks of late a thawing of the business aviation marketplace, Cessna CEO Jack Pelton said he’s encouraged by a few recent signs that are trending positive.
While the sales of narrow- and wide-body VIP aircraft may not be enjoying the numbers the industry has seen in recent years, Lufthansa Technik (Booth No. 2621) is still finding plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the future of this business segment.
Air France Flight 447, the Airbus A330-200 that was lost over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil in June, was the elephant in the room when AeroMechanical Services (AMS) briefed the press on its Flyht Automated Flight Information Reporting System (Afirs) at NBAA yesterday.
Flight Display Systems, the little guy in the cabin electronics business with a focus on the retrofit display market, is ready for the big time.
Zenda Leather of Uruguay (Booth No. 2862) has reached a merger agreement with Marfrig Group, the fourth largest meat packer in the world. “Both companies aim to improve their competitiveness, Marfrig being a supplier of raw material to Zenda,” said Juan Diego Casaretto, Zenda managing director for North America.
Altitude VIP Completions of Auckland, New Zealand, is launching a modular-interior concept here at NBAA (Booth No. 1878). With a focus on quick turnaround, time-critical performance and reduction in weight and cost, Altitude’s BBJ C interior offers multiple configurations, including all-cargo, civil and military medevac, passenger, executive and head-of-state and a combination executive and cargo.
FlightSafety International plans to offer Dassault Falcon 7X simulator training at its Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) learning center starting in early 2011. According to a spokesman, the company will manufacture two full-motion 7X simulators, with the first one based at the DFW facility; the location of the second has yet to be determined.