Aircraft charter and management group Rizon Jet (Stand C310) yesterday signed a contract with Private Flight Global, a New Zealand catering group, to become its preferred in-flight cuisine provider.
Universal Weather and Aviation (Stand C325) has introduced the second release of its Universal Mobile application. This allows UVAir cardholders to access their online fuel management accounts through any Web-enabled mobile device, including iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android. Via Universal Mobile, UVair customers can look at what their total fuel charges will be for a planned trip.
This is my first trip to Dubai, so a blog post from me on the Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show is appropriate. Because I’ve attended many NBAA shows, people from AIN who’ve been to Dubai before have been preparing me for MEBA, with a note that this is no more than a mini-NBAA. While many of the players are the same people I just saw in Atlanta a little more than a month ago, the way the show is built seems pretty alien to me.
This AIN editor had an opportunity to tour Emirates/CAE Flight Training Center in Dubai. I was quickly impressed not simply with the size of the center, but also the pristine nature of the entire facility, a location that appears to have thought of almost every possible customer comfort, from snacks and drinks for crewmembers, no matter when their classes might operate, to limousine services to carry customers to and from their hotels.
Last month Louisiana-based helicopter operator PHI settled lawsuits with four crash victims’ families in the wake of the Jan. 4, 2009, fatal crash near Morgan City, La., that killed both pilots and six of seven oil platform passengers aboard a Sikorsky S-76C. The helicopter collided with a red tail hawk at 850 feet agl and was fitted with a lighter-weight replacement windshield.
MIU Events and Exhibitions Group India is hosting the Indian Business Aviation Expo from February 21 to 23 at the Hotel Shangri-La in New Delhi. The 2011 event has been expanded to include more exhibitors, and delegates can attend sessions that include the prospects for business aviation in the region, aircraft financing issues in India and regulatory and infrastructure challenges in the emerging country. Registration is $240 per person.
StandardAero and Corporate Angel Network (CAN) announced that CAN will receive a donation of more than $1,500 in conjunction with the second annual Business Aviation Motorcycle Charity Ride, which will take place after the closing of the current NBAA Convention.
Cessna's GreenTrak flight planning software will allow operators to use cost indexing to minimize trip costs and the cost of the European Emissions Trading Scheme or any likely U.S. "cap and trade" emissions charge by balancing DOCs, fuel burn and carbon emissions.
The UK's Oxford Airport wants to make NBAA show goers an offer they'll find hard to refuse. First-time North American aircraft arriving there from a trans-Atlantic flight through the end of April 2011 will find just about everything they need from the airport priced at just $150 per item.
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.