The NBAA Convention, to be held in late October in Orlando, Fla., will offer what the association bills as an “unprecedented chance” for attendees to have face-to-face discussions with people influential in aviation policies throughout Asia. As part of the show, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and U.S. Department of Transportation will sponsor a “reverse trade mission,” bringing regulators and policymakers from several Asian countries to Orlando for NBAA 2012 and then Washington, D.C., a few days after the convention.
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons will headline at this year’s NBAA/Corporate Angel Network fundraising event, “An Evening With Angels,” which will be held on October 31 during the NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla. The fundraiser, to be staged at the Peabody Hotel, will include a networking cocktail hour, dinner, a silent auction and a live auction, concluding with the live concert.
The second outdoor static display that was “just a few steps away from the convention center” at last year’s NBAA Convention in Las Vegas was so widely praised by both exhibitors and attendees that the association is doing it again this year. NBAA 2012 will be held from October 30 to November 1 in Orlando, Fla.
Atlantic Aviation has established an international operations division, which will offer flight departments, flight followers and handlers of aircraft that are entering the U.S. a single point of contact at the company.
A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III landed inadvertently at Peter O.
The ninth annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil, will be the site for an expanded Bombardier Aerospace Safety Standdown Latin America. The two-day seminar will take place August 13 and 14 at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo Hotel.
Global aviation support and aftermarket services provider BBA Aviation signed a seven-year lease extension that also expands its downtown Orlando, Fla. corporate headquarters offices to accommodate expected growth. Signature Flight Support and Aircraft Service Group International (ASIG), along with parent company BBA Aviation, collectively have more than 1,000 employees in Florida, with almost 200 based in downtown Orlando.
Private aircraft flying to the Tampa, Fla. area during the Republican National Convention, to be held August 26 to 30, can expect to be confronted with security restrictions similar to a Super Bowl TFR, including a 10-mile-radius “no fly zone” and the need to use gateway airports in nearby Sarasota and Orlando for security screening for flights inbound to Tampa International Airport.
Under a new agreement, ITT Exelis will provide its real-time integrated NextGen flight-tracking data to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for academic research and analysis at its Daytona Beach, Fla. campus. ERAU said it could analyze the surveillance data to enhance electronic flight management systems, giving pilots better situational awareness and conflict detection/resolution.
The FAA continues to investigate why the main entry door separated and fell from a Challenger 601-3R–registered as N207JB and owned by Medcp [sic] Aviation–as it was climbing through 3,000 feet after taking off from Opa-locka (Fla.) Airport on Wednesday afternoon.