Headlines 2016

30/11/2016NBAA ISSUES STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF ELAINE CHAO AS TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen issued the following statement regarding the announcement that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be his choice for Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary: “We know that investment in infrastructure, including for aviation, is a priority for the incoming Trump administration, and the DOT secretary will be key in making this priority a reality.

30/11/2016FLYING COLOURS ROLLS OUT SATCOM DIRECT ROUTER, (SDR) INSTALLATIONS

Flying Colours Corp., the North American MRO, completions, and refurbishment company will be attending MEBAA 2016 – Booth 460 - having announced it has completed its first installations of the Satcom Direct Router, (SDR™). The first was fitted as part of a Global 5000 cabin refurbishment package, and the second as part of a new Global 5000 completion project for an undisclosed private Middle Eastern owner.

29/11/2016DUNCAN AVIATION RELEASES UPDATE TO ‘STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT WAAS’ EBOOK

Duncan Aviation recently released an update to its “Straight Talk About WAAS” ebook, which gives operators a closer look at the Wide Area Augmentation System for use in the United States for IFR approaches. This upgrade to GPS satellite navigation is a critical step in the FAA’s NextGen plans.

29/11/2016WEST STAR AVIATION RECEIVES FALCON 900B FANS CPDL-C STC

West Star Aviation has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of a Future Air Navigation System (FANS) Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) application on F900B aircraft. The CPDL-C is a data link application that allows for direct exchange of text-based messages between the controller and a pilot.

29/11/2016YINGLING AVIATION NAMED GARMIN INTEGRATED FLIGHT DECK DEALER

Yingling Aviation has been named a Garmin Integrated Flight Deck Dealer and approved by Garmin Avionics to install its new G5000 glass upgrade suite. The G5000 is Garmin’s latest line of satellite-based navigation capabilities

29/11/2016ENDORSEMENT FROM CANADA AS 328 SUPPORT SERVICES GMBH WINS TCCA APPROVED STATUS

328 Support Services GmbH (328) has been endorsed by Canada’s Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) with the award of broad maintenance approval. It allows 328 to undertake modifications and repairs on any Canadian registered Dornier 328 aircraft, from avionic installations to complete aircraft conversions.

28/11/2016DAHER TBM PAINT CONFIGURATOR AVAILABLE ON ITUNES APP STORE

Daher announced the release of a new iPad application that allows future TBM 900 and TBM 930 owners to customize the paint scheme of their very fast turboprop aircraft, while also enabling TBM fans to visualize the airplane of their dreams.

28/11/2016TRU SIMULATION TO DELIVER AVIONICS TRAINING SYSTEMS FOR BELL 407GX, 412EPI

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced that it will provide Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy with avionics bench training systems for the Bell 407GX and Bell 412EPI helicopters. These two training systems are expected to be delivered to Bell Helicopter, also a Textron Inc. company, in the summer of 2017.

28/11/2016MTU MAINTENANCE SIGNS EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT WITH AIR EUROPA

MTU Maintenance, the world’s largest independent provider for aero engine solutions, and Spanish airline Air Europa have signed an exclusive seven year contract for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the airline’s CF34-10E engines.

28/11/2016RUAG AUSTRALIA WINS CAPABILITY TECH DEMONSTRATOR GRANT FOR LASER REPAIR

RUAG Australia’s submission for Laser Cladding Repair Technology was successful in being selected for further development under Round 20 of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program in Australia. Round 20 was highly competitive, with seven CTD proposals being selected from a total field of over 130 proposals.