Fractional provider Avantair of Clearwater, Fla., has installed LED lighting in its maintenance hangar. “We currently have metal halide lights throughout our hangar,” said Kevin McKamey, executive vice president. “They are costly to run and don’t react quickly when there’s a power outage. The new LED lights provide 120 percent more lighting, are 50 percent more efficient to run and react more quickly to power interruptions,” he explained.
Bamboo? In a business jet cabin? Luke Schuette laughs, the kind of satisfied laugh you get from an entrepreneur who took a chance, launched a company and turned the dream to reality.
A new international airport is under construction in the Caribbean’s St. Vincent and the Grenadines. When completed late next year, Argyle International Airport will have a paved runway of 9,000 feet long and 150 feet wide, with domestic and international terminals designed to handle about 1.5 million passengers annually. The airport will accommodate Boeing 747-400s and will allow for direct flights to St. Vincent and the Grenadines from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Central and South America.
Following yesterday’s reopening of Bangkok Don Mueang Airport, which has been closed since late October due to flooding, private jet operator MJets announced that its home base at the airport is once again fully operational.
Lou Martin & Associates of San Antonio, Texas, is offering three new window shade styles for business aircraft. One of these is a bulkhead shade system that can close off a cabin compartment to allow greater privacy, or open to permit a feeling of roominess. The shade can be customized to include artwork or a company logo and comes in a variety of sizes.
The Fliers, a new lounge for business aviation, has opened at Mumbai’s Juhu Airport. Earlier this year, the country’s airport authority shifted all helicopter operations from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Juhu. “Five to six helicopters take off and land here every day,” Rajeev Gupta, CEO of developer Indamer, told AIN. “Though business aviation commuters are elite clients, the airport lacked basic facilities.”
List Components of Austria (Stand 165) has selected Ontario, Canada-based Flying Colours (Stand 1935) as its preferred completion center in North America for its stone flooring and countertops in all aircraft types. Flying Colours recently installed a List stone floor in a Bombardier Global 5000 and has been chosen to install a similar floor in a Bombardier Challenger 601.
InspecTech Aero Service has enhanced its iShade dimmable windows. According to the company, the windows now have a neutral gray color tint appearance, greater light transmission in the clear state and more light blockage in the dark state. Light blockage is now 99.96 percent when opaque and in the clear state the window admits light equivalent to a traditional window environment.
Alaeddin Construction Co. is implementing the third phase of construction of a new VIP terminal for Jordanian Private Jets Services (JP Jets) at Aqaba's King Hussein International Airport, the first privately owned terminal for business aviation in the Middle East. The new terminal will include a VIP lounge and eight executive and crew rest rooms, along with an expansive apron.
There are angels to meet you here at the Heaven’s Landing NBAA booth (No. 7914), but lovely as they may be, they are of the earthly variety. The actual Heaven’s Landing is an exclusive estate airpark like nothing else on earth, the developers claim.