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Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

 

July 8—Asia-Pacific Airline Cyber Security Workshop, The Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), 1 Aviation Drive, Singapore 499867 www.iata.org/events/Pages/cyber-security-workshop.aspx

July 20-21—AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Summer Fly-In, Washington, D.C., www.aci-na.org/event/6052

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Appointments

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Peter Schmidt has been appointed chief operating officer of Jet Advisors, a brokerage, consulting and auditing services provider. Schmidt reports to founder and CEO Kevin O’Leary. In his role, Schmidt will oversee day-to-day operations and lead technology developments. Most recently, he has served as chief operating officer of Linear Air, a Part 135 jet charter operator.

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Airworthiness Directives

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

BOMBARDIER, INC. Model DHC-8-400 series aircraft. [Docket No. FAA-2014-0524; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-042-AD;  Amendment 39-18189; AD 2015-13-02] – adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) requiring repetitive checks of the fire protection system for leakage of the discharge tube, as well as eventual replacement of all existing aluminum tube assemblies with corrosion-resistant stainless steel tube assemblies.

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Rockwell Collins Adds Updates To ARINDirect Flight Operations System

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Rockwell Collins has announced a series of updates to its ARINCDirect Flight Operations System, including the ability to integrate with new tools and the launch of a new vendor alliance charter management program. The FOS release features a more intuitive, mobile-friendly, touchscreen user interface for tablets and smartphones. It also provides access to flight-risk assessment and fatigue-risk-management tools through the Pulsar Infomatics Aviation Fatigue Meter suite and the SAFE tool developed by Fatigue Risk Management Science Limited.

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Avon Aviation Adds Sovereign

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Avon Aviation, a private jet management company based in Weston, Florida, has added the first Cessna Citation Sovereign to its fleet under management. The company formerly concentrated on Citation Excel owners. The addition of the Sovereign brings the total of jet assets under management to more than $30 million. The company helps with all aspects of owning private aircraft.

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Magnum Aviation, Sun Air Jets Now Signature Select Members

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Magnum Aviation, based at Vienna International Airport, and Sun Air Jets in Camarillo, California, are now operational as a Signature Select members of Signature Flight Support. Sun Air Jets now offers Signature Status and Signature TailWins customer rewards programs. It also offers aircraft management, on-demand charter, aircraft fueling, hangar storage and Part 145 aircraft maintenance. Magnum Aviation operates from the main general aviation terminal of Vienna International Airport.

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Flight Safety Foundation To Host Focus Groups On Safety Data

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

The Flight Safety Foundation will hold an initial series of focus groups in July as part of a multiyear study on safety data collection and processing systems within the Asia-Pacific and Pan-America regions. The Global Safety Information Project is an effort to collect information related to safety data collection and processing from the aviation industry in key regions. The focus groups are part of a preliminary discovery phase.

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Gulfstream Hosts ‘Virtual’ Operators Conference

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. hosted its first “virtual” operators and suppliers conference, an interactive event to ensure Gulfstream customers have the most up-to-date information on their aircraft, the company said. More than 100 operators participated in the three-day event, which took place online. The event supplements Gulfstream’s biennial operators and suppliers conference in Savannah, Georgia, and other forums held globally.

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MEBAA To Devote Pavilion At Dubai Airshow For Business Aviation

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association, MEBAA, for the first time will unveil a pavilion dedicated to business aviation at the Dubai Airshow 2015, exclusively for MEBAA members. Since its announcement in June to MEBAA members, the pavilion has received a lot of interest and positive feedback, the organization said. The pavilion ensures exposure to companies that participate, while offering a prime location, meeting rooms and other benefits.

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FreeFlight ADS-B Gains FAA STC

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Texas-based FreeFlight Systems has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate and Approved Model List certification for its ADS-B systems, which are ready for shipping and installation. The systems are approved for installation in more than 400 light general-aviation aircraft. The RANGR Lite systems are available as an ADS-B Out only system for $1,995, and as an ADS-B In/Out system for $3,695. The price includes built-in WAAS/GPS, ADS-B and GPS antennas, an install kit, control head and/or Wi-Fi module if needed.

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Africair To Add Bell Helicopters

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Africair has signed a letter of intent for two Bell 525 helicopters and placed an order for a Bell 407 GXP. Africair will use the aircraft for a variety of purposes, including corporate VIP transport and oil and gas. Bell Helicopter’s 525 Relentless has been popular in the Middle East and Africa. The company has signed 23 letters of intent for the aircraft. The Bell 525 is the first fly-by-wire commercial helicopter designed to operate in austere conditions.

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Used Business Jets, Turboprop Sales Fall in May

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

The number of used business jets and business turboprops sold globally fell in May, when compared to the same time a year ago, according to JetNet. The total number of used business jets sold in North America in May totaled 170, down from 183 in May 2014. That’s still up from May 2013, however, when 149 used business jets were sold. While the number of light and medium-size jets sold fell in May, the number of heavy jets sold rose to 55 from 48 in May 2014.

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Upcoming Events

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

 

July 8—Asia-Pacific Airline Cyber Security Workshop, The Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), 1 Aviation Drive, Singapore 499867 www.iata.org/events/Pages/cyber-security-workshop.aspx

July 20-21—AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Summer Fly-In, Washington, D.C., www.aci-na.org/event/6052

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Categories: Aviation

Appointments

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Peter Schmidt has been appointed chief operating officer of Jet Advisors, a brokerage, consulting and auditing services provider. Schmidt reports to founder and CEO Kevin O’Leary. In his role, Schmidt will oversee day-to-day operations and lead technology developments. Most recently, he has served as chief operating officer of Linear Air, a Part 135 jet charter operator.

read more

Categories: Aviation

Airworthiness Directives

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

BOMBARDIER, INC. Model DHC-8-400 series aircraft. [Docket No. FAA-2014-0524; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-042-AD;  Amendment 39-18189; AD 2015-13-02] – adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) requiring repetitive checks of the fire protection system for leakage of the discharge tube, as well as eventual replacement of all existing aluminum tube assemblies with corrosion-resistant stainless steel tube assemblies.

read more

Categories: Aviation

Rockwell Collins Adds Updates To ARINDirect Flight Operations System

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Rockwell Collins has announced a series of updates to its ARINCDirect Flight Operations System, including the ability to integrate with new tools and the launch of a new vendor alliance charter management program. The FOS release features a more intuitive, mobile-friendly, touchscreen user interface for tablets and smartphones. It also provides access to flight-risk assessment and fatigue-risk-management tools through the Pulsar Infomatics Aviation Fatigue Meter suite and the SAFE tool developed by Fatigue Risk Management Science Limited.

read more

Categories: Aviation

Rockwell Collins Adds Updates To ARINDirect Flight Operations System

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Rockwell Collins has announced a series of updates to its ARINCDirect Flight Operations System, including the ability to integrate with new tools and the launch of a new vendor alliance charter management program. The FOS release features a more intuitive, mobile-friendly, touchscreen user interface for tablets and smartphones. It also provides access to flight-risk assessment and fatigue-risk-management tools through the Pulsar Infomatics Aviation Fatigue Meter suite and the SAFE tool developed by Fatigue Risk Management Science Limited.

read more

Categories: Aviation

Avon Aviation Adds Sovereign

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Avon Aviation, a private jet management company based in Weston, Florida, has added the first Cessna Citation Sovereign to its fleet under management. The company formerly concentrated on Citation Excel owners. The addition of the Sovereign brings the total of jet assets under management to more than $30 million. The company helps with all aspects of owning private aircraft.

Categories: Aviation

Magnum Aviation, Sun Air Jets Now Signature Select Members

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

Magnum Aviation, based at Vienna International Airport, and Sun Air Jets in Camarillo, California, are now operational as a Signature Select members of Signature Flight Support. Sun Air Jets now offers Signature Status and Signature TailWins customer rewards programs. It also offers aircraft management, on-demand charter, aircraft fueling, hangar storage and Part 145 aircraft maintenance. Magnum Aviation operates from the main general aviation terminal of Vienna International Airport.

read more

Categories: Aviation

Flight Safety Foundation To Host Focus Groups On Safety Data

Aviation Week - July 6, 2015 - 18:41

The Flight Safety Foundation will hold an initial series of focus groups in July as part of a multiyear study on safety data collection and processing systems within the Asia-Pacific and Pan-America regions. The Global Safety Information Project is an effort to collect information related to safety data collection and processing from the aviation industry in key regions. The focus groups are part of a preliminary discovery phase.

read more

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