Trans-Exec Private Jets, a charter operator based in Van Nuys, Calif., claims to be “the first private jet company to have installed advanced, global in-flight, high-speed wireless Internet service.” The system is the eNfusion System 6 package from EMS Satcom and, according to Trans-Exec, it provides service worldwide “over land or water.” It allows Trans-Exec passengers to access e-mail and the Internet through their own Wi-Fi-capable BlackBe
Flight Display Systems, launched in 1999 from the basement of now-president David Gray, began simply with its first product–a moving-map display.
NBAA will again host the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), on January 18 and 19, 2011. The recession prompted the association to cancel the ABACE show that was to have been held earlier this year in February.
NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) launched the Business Aviation E-Valuation Toolkit on Tuesday at the NBAA Convention. The toolkit is a new online resource that helps users calculate and explain the value of business aircraft in relation to a company’s business objectives.
Roaring Thunder Media (Booth No. 4016), a specialist in private jet terminal advertising signage, has partnered with Maguire Aviation at Van Nuys Airport in California.
It would have been impossible to open the 62nd NBAA Convention without squaring off with the 500-pound economic gorilla in the room. NBAA president Ed Bolen didn’t mince words: “Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been quite a year.”
Just as Universal Weather and Aviation celebrates its 50th year in business, the company announced a number of new products and services to deliver more comprehensive flight planning information to pilots, schedulers and dispatchers.
NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) this morning at the NBAA Convention launched the Business Aviation E-Valuation Toolkit, a new online resource to help calculate and explain the value of business aircraft in relation to a company’s business objectives.
Seems like the buzz about social media is never ending these days–so much so, in fact, that you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has not heard of a blog or a podcast. That’s the good news. The bad news is that digging a bit deeper, you’ll probably find that most folks are almost clueless about why they should spend any time reading or listening to one, much less building one of their own.
Among programs new to NBAA this year is the Cessna-sponsored Single Pilot Safety Standdown. Part of the slate of educational programs intended for NBAA’s cancelled Light Business Airplane show originally scheduled for last March, the standdown, which takes place on Thursday, aims to provide single-pilot owner/operators with the same quality of safety education available to other segments of