DUNCAN AVIATION ANNOUNCES NEW VAN NUYS SATELLITE MANAGER
05/09/2018

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that its Satellite Avionics Shop in Van Nuys, Calif., has a new manager. Anthony (Rennie) Loniero has accepted the new position and will oversee the avionics activity and installation work at Van Nuys and at the San Diego workaway station. Loniero started working at Duncan Aviation in July 2004 […]

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that its Satellite Avionics Shop in Van Nuys, Calif., has a new manager. Anthony (Rennie) Loniero has accepted the new position and will oversee the avionics activity and installation work at Van Nuys and at the San Diego workaway station.

Loniero started working at Duncan Aviation in July 2004 and has more than 30 years of experience as an Installer, Install Team Leader, Avionics Supervisor and Project Coordinator. In his role as Install Team Leader at Duncan Aviation’s Van Nuys Satellite Avionics Shop, Loniero has worked alongside the eight techs he has supervised for the last 12 years.

“We know our customers in the Southern California area are in good hands under Rennie’s capable leadership,” says Duncan Aviation’s Manager of Satellite Operations Matt Nelson. “He knows what it takes to build a successful facility in California, and it’ll be fun to see and help it grow.”

Loniero and his wife of 34 years have four sons: One married, two engaged, and one in college. The Lonieros are looking forward to the birth of their first grandson, who is due in October, and they enjoy camping and golfing in their free time.

For more information about Duncan Aviation’s extensive Satellite Avionics network, visit Duncan Aviation at booth #3896 during this year’s NBAA convention from October 16-18, at the Orange County Convention Center at the Orlando Executive Airport in Orlando, Florida, or watch for announcements at www.DuncanAviation.aero/nbaa.

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UAVIONIX TSO AUTHORIZED FROM FAA FOR SKYBEACON ADS-B OUT
05/09/2018

uAvionix recently received Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) for its skyBeacon wingtip-mounted ADS-B OUT solution. The skyBeacon integrated solution consists of a total of five (5) TSOs: • ADS-B (TSO-C154c, Class B1S) • GPS (TSO-C145d, Class Beta 1) • Barometric altitude sensor (TSO-C88b) • Position Light (TSO-C30c, Type I) • Anti-collision light (TSO-C96a, Class II) […]

uAvionix recently received Technical Standard Order Authorization (TSOA) for its skyBeacon wingtip-mounted ADS-B OUT solution.

The skyBeacon integrated solution consists of a total of five (5) TSOs:
• ADS-B (TSO-C154c, Class B1S)
• GPS (TSO-C145d, Class Beta 1)
• Barometric altitude sensor (TSO-C88b)
• Position Light (TSO-C30c, Type I)
• Anti-collision light (TSO-C96a, Class II)

“skyBeacon has already become popular in the experimental and Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) categories, and is expected to be hugely popular in the certified aircraft market, too” noted Ryan Braun, uAvionix Chief Operating Officer. “Its speedy plug and play installation provides the lowest total installed cost of ownership ADS-B OUT solution on the market.”

“The addition of an altimeter late in the certification process introduced a small delay in the certification timeline. The additional component makes the skyBeacon able to address a larger range of aircraft – specifically those with an existing Mode S transponder. It allows skyBeacon to provide pressure altitude to surrounding traffic and ATC regardless of the radar coverage,” he added.

“We were driven to innovate new solutions by the unique form factor of skyBeacon,” Braun continued. “This was especially true for the WAAS GPS, where no existing receiver could meet our size, cost, and performance needs. This meant both designing our own GPS, and working with the FAA to develop a new process for certification of complex COTS solutions. This will change the way avionics are developed and certified in the future, increasing technology and lowering cost, and we’re proud to be the industry leader.”

“This was a magnificent effort by our entire team,” said Paul Beard, CEO. “I have never seen a more dedicated, sustained, and high intensity effort. The patience and guidance of the Chicago ACO and FAA Headquarters staff, and feedback from our customers, has kept us pressing forward. Not only has a special product been created, but a roadmap for bringing similarly innovative and cost-effective technology to aircraft has been drawn.”

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AVIAÂ ENLISTS CONSTANT AVIATION AS NEW, PREFERRED MRO SUPPLIER IN THE U.S.
05/09/2018

AVIAÂ, the world’s first global purchasing organization for business aviation, is pleased to widen its supplier base, with a new agreement with Constant Aviation, one of the most respected and fastest growing MROs in the U.S. AVIAÂ members in the U.S. will benefit from streamlined and negotiated pricing, a national network of facilities, and a […]

AVIAÂ, the world’s first global purchasing organization for business aviation, is pleased to widen its supplier base, with a new agreement with Constant Aviation, one of the most respected and fastest growing MROs in the U.S.

AVIAÂ members in the U.S. will benefit from streamlined and negotiated pricing, a national network of facilities, and a commitment to unparalleled service. With maintenance facilities and AOG services spanning the country, Constant Aviation has experience and expertise on a variety of business aircraft types including Bombardier’s Global Express and Learjet, Gulfstream GIV/GIVSP, G350/G450, G5/G550, Embraer’s Legacy and Phenom family, Beechjet, Nextant and Dassault Falcon 50/900/2000 models.

“We are thrilled to partner with AVIAÂ in bringing this program to its members. Much like AVIAÂ, Constant Aviation is committed to delivering value to our customers, and we strive to create a positive experience through quality, innovation, drawing on our extensive business and private jet expertise,” commented Jay Rizzo, Constant Aviation’s Executive Vice President of Strategic Sales.

“Constant Aviation has a solid reputation for excellent service,” said Gillian Hayes, AVIAÂ CEO. “We are excited to introduce such a high-quality vendor and service organization to our members. We applaud their devotion to safety and service, as it is vital for us that all of our engaged partners operate safely with the highest standards of quality.”

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SWISSPORT GROWS GROUND SERVICES AND CARGO BUSINESS / STRONG EARNINGS
05/09/2018

In the first half of 2018, Swissport International AG served 132 million passengers on behalf of its airline clients (up 10.0% on the first half of 2017). Cargo volumes increased to 2.3 million tons (up 5.0%). Revenue for the first six months climbed to EUR 1.43 billion (up 4.1%). EBITDA reached EUR 116.3 million (up […]

In the first half of 2018, Swissport International AG served 132 million passengers on behalf of its airline clients (up 10.0% on the first half of 2017). Cargo volumes increased to 2.3 million tons (up 5.0%). Revenue for the first six months climbed to EUR 1.43 billion (up 4.1%). EBITDA reached EUR 116.3 million (up 35.5%).
Swissport continued its trajectory of profitable growth in the first half of 2018. The Group increased the number of passengers handled on behalf of its airline clients to 132 million (up 10.0% on 2017). The positive development can be attributed to organic growth, with most regions profiting from increased global economic activity, and to the contribution of Aerocare following the company’s acquisition in March 2018. With an increase of 5.0% to 2.3 million tons, Cargo also traded positively in the January to June period.“Swissport continues to deliver value by focusing on profitable growth,” says Eric Born,
Group President and CEO of Swissport International AG. “A mix of organic growth, our acquisition of Aerocare, the disciplined restructuring of underperforming operations and the exit from continuously loss-making activities, contributed to the favorable results”.
Total revenue for the first six months 2018 increased to EUR 1.43 billion (up 4.1% on 2017). In the Cargo Services business, total half-year revenue amounted to EUR 0.26 billion (up 7.3%). Swissport also recorded a positive trend in its Ground Handling business with EUR 1.17 billion of revenue for the first half of 2018 (up 3.4%). Group EBITDA for the first six months increased to EUR 116.3 million (up 35.5%).

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AVIAÂ REINFORCES ITS COMMITMENT TO SAFETY CULTURE
04/09/2018

AVIAÂ, the expanding international group purchasing organization (GPO), is pleased to announce the signing of a new safety supplier, Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) specialist, Patriots Jet Team UPRT. The Bay Area, CA-based company (near San Francisco) is unique in the UPRT sector, as it is the only provider to offer real-world upset training […]

AVIAÂ, the expanding international group purchasing organization (GPO), is pleased to announce the signing of a new safety supplier, Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) specialist, Patriots Jet Team UPRT.
The Bay Area, CA-based company (near San Francisco) is unique in the UPRT sector, as it is the only provider to offer real-world upset training throughout the full aerobatic envelope in the mid-size Sabreliner 60 Corporate Jet.  The Sabreliner most closely resembles a business aviation operator’s typical daily flights.
AVIAÂ’s partnership with Patriots Upset Prevention and Recovery program will deliver guaranteed training slots and discounts on training courses.
“We are very excited to be expanding our training offerings with the Patriots Jet Team UPRT.  Creating a culture of safety is a priority for us and our community as well as our other training suppliers. Patriots Jet Team UPRT’s commitment to safety and in-air training experience is unmatched,” said AVIAÂ CEO Gillian Hayes.
“There is widespread recognition, endorsed by ICAO, EASA, FAA and national aviation bodies, of the seriousness of risks associated with flight upsets resulting from loss of control in flight,” said Randy Howell, owner of Patriots Jet Team UPRT.
We applaud AVIAÂ, a forward-thinking, operationally smart team for embracing our skillset. This new partnership means that their members can conveniently access UPRT expertise beyond satisfying regulatory safety requirements. Our unique training worldwide, ensures pilots are optimally prepared to avoid, recognize and recover from what is now universally regarded as the single largest cause of commercial aircraft fatalities.”
The Patriots Jet Team UPRT client program runs for two days, commencing with four hours of ground school, followed by two one-hour flights in the L-39 jet trainer with 5.5 hours of pre and post flight briefings, progressing through to full aerobatic maneuvers for one hour in the Sabreliner, with 3.5 hours of pre and post flight briefings.
Headed by founding owner, former United Airlines’ B747 Captain Randy Howell, the Patriots Jet Team Upset Prevention and Recovery Training Program has earned a strong reputation providing commercial pilots with the skills to quickly recover from upset events throughout the full aerobatic spectrum.
AVIAÂ members are already enjoying the benefits of the unique training experience with Patriots Jet Team UPRT.
Joe Bialkowsky. Director of Aviation for The Wolff Company stated:  “I am thrilled that AVIAÂ has partnered with Patriots UPRT.  My recent training with Patriots UPRT was one of the most eye opening and rewarding training events of my career.  I think that every pilot should go through a realistic representation of unusual attitude training.  AVIAÂ has brought about a sea change in aviation and it’s no surprise that they have chosen to partner with the pinnacle of upset recovery training.”
AVIAÂ is continuing to build up a substantial customer base across the U.S. and Europe and is looking forward to its U.S. debut at forthcoming NBAA events – the Regional Forum in San Jose on September 6 and the annual NBAA-BACE convention and exhibition during October 15-18 where it is exhibiting at Booth #1650.
Patriots Jet Team UPRT will also be exhibiting at NBAA San Jose this week with the Sabreliner on static display, as well as at NBAA-BACE Booth #1850 in Orlando.

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CAE REOPENS CADET RECRUITMENT FOR GENERATION EASYJET PILOT TRAINING PROGRAMME
04/09/2018

CAE and easyJet announced the re-opening of the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme to recruit aspiring pilots over the next six months. Recruitment is open to cadets from all European countries to support easyJet’s growing bases in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. While maintaining the option to follow ground […]

CAE and easyJet announced the re-opening of the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme to recruit aspiring pilots over the next six months. Recruitment is open to cadets from all European countries to support easyJet’s growing bases in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.
While maintaining the option to follow ground school classes in Oxford, UK, CAE will open, for the first time, Generation easyJet ground school classes in its Brussels, Belgium and Madrid, Spain aviation academy locations. Flight training phases will continue to be served from Phoenix (Arizona), USA and Oxford, UK. Selected cadets will follow one of two training routes: either Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) or Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). Upon completion of training, the next generation of pilots will join operations as easyJet co-pilots.
“We are delighted to open our Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme once again. easyJet values diversity and having a workforce that reflects our customer base, so we look forward to welcoming the next generation of aspiring pilots from across Europe to apply and pursue this rewarding career,” said David Morgan, Director of Flight Operations for easyJet. “At easyJet, we pride ourselves in having a team of the highest talent. We offer our pilots a clear career path with the opportunity to develop from First Officer to Captain quicker than at other airlines. This is an exciting time to join easyJet as we continue to grow and develop to maintain our position as Europe’s leading airline.”
“We are proud to play a critical part in easyJet’s growth strategy by providing its next generation of pilots,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s Group President, Civil Aviation Training Solutions. “By leveraging our extensive training network in Europe, we are able to offer the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme to a much larger pool of candidates across the continent.”
CAE has been delivering training equipment and services for easyJet pilots since 2004, in addition to developing professional pilots across its training network. In 2010, easyJet selected CAE as its launch partner for its Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) training programme. To date, CAE has selected, assessed, trained and delivered more than 900 first officers through the easyJet MPL Integrated ATPL and initial type-rating training programmes for the airline.
The online application for the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme is now open. For more information and to apply, visit www.cae.com/easyjet.

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LACK OF MEANS TO SERVICE ENGINES COULD TAKE A TOLL ON AVIATION
04/09/2018

“Timely maintenance, whether scheduled or unscheduled, is essential for the smooth operation of commercial airlines and ensures they can fly on a dependable schedule. The two components of maintenance are the aircraft itself and the engines. Not all MRO facilities are equipped to also perform engine maintenance as special facilities and certifications are required. Currently, […]

“Timely maintenance, whether scheduled or unscheduled, is essential for the smooth operation of commercial airlines and ensures they can fly on a dependable schedule. The two components of maintenance are the aircraft itself and the engines. Not all MRO facilities are equipped to also perform engine maintenance as special facilities and certifications are required. Currently, engine shops worldwide are facing a lack of capacity and a large backlog of work. As new aircraft and new engines are continually rolling off the assembly line, the bottleneck of engine maintenance shops will only grow larger unless there is concerted effort placed on the future development of engine shops,” describes Gediminas Ziemelis, Chairman of the Board at Avia Solutions Group.
Growing backlog
There are many certified engine maintenance shops worldwide with highly trained crews requiring special certifications to be able to work on the engines of aircraft. The high demand of engine maintenance leads to engine shops having a backlog of work scheduled out months in advance leading to some aircraft staying grounded longer than originally scheduled, culminating in ballooned maintenance costs for the airlines and delays in getting the aircraft airborne. According to the MRO-network, airlines have as much as 10% of their fleet grounded for maintenance and technical reasons every day.  Non-operational aircraft are grounded not only from large maintenance backlogs but also because of the complexities of working with different engine types. The A318, for example, can be fitted with either the CFM56-5B or PW6000 engines despite only having 64 of these aircraft flying. Of the 64 aircraft still in service three A318s are grounded for engine maintenance. The A319/320/321 family has the option to run on the CFM56-5B or IAE V2500 engine platform. From this family of aircraft, at the moment, there are 192 not flying. The examples given were only a small selection of Airbus aircraft. If we expand our criteria to say, the Boeing 737NG equipped with the CFM56-7B engine, that adds an additional 87 aircraft down for engine maintenance. “Even with new engine shops opening up worldwide there will still be at least 100 aircraft remaining non-operational,” states Ziemelis.
Engine values soaring
Mr. Ziemelis goes on to explain that it has been generally accepted that at the beginning of its lifespan an aircraft’s engine accounts for 20% of the total cost of an aircraft while near the end of the aircraft’s lifespan the engine accounts for 80% of the total value. But according to FlightGlobal, these statistics do not hold up for the modern generation of airliners; the A320neo and 737 MAX have engine value starting points that account for greater than 50% of the aircraft value. A projection of a 10-year-old Leap powered A320neo or 737 MAX places the engine as having 90% of the total value of the aircraft. If the market continues on its current course engine maintenance will grow to occupy an even larger percentage of the MRO market. A shift in the value of the engines means a shift in the paradigm of the value of engine maintenance. There are currently 9,986 combined firm orders for the A320NEO and 737MAX. With 72% of the worldwide 2036 fleet expected to be narrow-bodies, the engines that power the aircraft will be making up a large percentage of the total commercial aviation market cap, so it is imperative there be enough maintenance capacity and that the costs of spare parts remain reasonable.
Increasing maintenance costs
As aircraft engines gain a higher ratio of the value in aircraft, maintenance prices are going up. While new engines may come with an initial discount, OEM’s recover the lost profit and cover the cost of research and development through the sale of used engines and spare parts. According to an analysis by FlightGlobal, over a 17-year period, life-limited parts and engine overhaul costs have increased by 250% and 150% respectively, greatly exceeding the consumer price index. As engines become more reliable, the time between overhauls is increasing so when aircraft do come in for engine maintenance the costs are greater since the OEM needs to recover more money. Gediminas Ziemelis continues on to state, “For the industry, this means, when an airline is considering modernizing its fleet, placing an order for new aircraft may represent the more economical option after considering initial discounts and that the value of their engines will increase over time.”
Shifting maintenance models
Within the industry, there is a need to be able to develop a means of more affordable parts acquisition. In the near future, there is a possibility that it will be more economical to scrap aircraft as young as ten years old to part out the engine. This method is dangerous, since, after a short period, the supply of aircraft would be low which could drive ticket prices up. For example, according to the MRO-Network, of the 832 Trent 700 engines that are in service today, it is expected the MRO demand for maintenance on these engines will cost $46.6 billion over the next ten years. Components will account for the majority of the demand, costing as much as $14.3 billion. New maintenance models gaining popularity are aimed at relieving steep maintenance costs such as pay per hour programs which standardizes the maintenance schedules and provides predictable pricing with guarantees of part replacements. Engines can only make a profit for operators when they are on-wing which reduces downtime and provides stable maintenance environments, like those provided by pay per hour programs, helps operators accurately forecast maintenance time and reduce costs.
The MRO of the future
The competitive nature of the commercial aviation industry means that any inefficiencies are quickly weeded out by the competition. As a backlog of engine maintenance work is keeping aircraft on the ground, new engine maintenance facilities are popping up in countries all around the world with competitive turnaround times and international certifications. As engine values soar, driving up the cost of engine maintenance, new maintenance models are changing the way the industry thinks about engine maintenance and in the process stabilizing costs and streamlining the supply flow. Engine maintenance is changing, moving towards a more data-driven analytical and diagnostic connectedness that is currently experiencing growing pains that will undoubtedly be solved in the near future. “With these changes comes the opportunity for MRO facilities to establish new cost-efficient systems that prepare them to make the most of the future,” concludes Mr. Ziemelis.

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HIRATAGAKUEN STRENGTHENS JAPAN’S AEROMEDICAL OPERATIONS WITH AIRBUS FLEET
03/09/2018

Kansai-based helicopter operator Hiaratagakuen has welcomed its second H145//BK117D-2, following the milestone delivery of its first unit in December 2017. Currently operating 14 H135s and one H145//BK117D-2, this new H145//BK117D-2 will join Hiratagakuen’s growing fleet to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions, and serves as a passenger and material transport. The first H145//BK117D-2 already entered […]

Kansai-based helicopter operator Hiaratagakuen has welcomed its second H145//BK117D-2, following the milestone delivery of its first unit in December 2017. Currently operating 14 H135s and one H145//BK117D-2, this new H145//BK117D-2 will join Hiratagakuen’s growing fleet to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions, and serves as a passenger and material transport. The first H145//BK117D-2 already entered service in June 2018 for aeromedical operations at the Nagasaki Medical Centre in Nagasaki Prefecture.
With Japan’s full-scale deployment of air ambulances in 2001, EMS helicopters, otherwise known as ‘Doctor Helicopters’, have taken on more prominent roles in the country, enabling rapid evacuation of casualties from affected sites, and providing critical care without delay aboard medically equipped helicopters, while in transit to the medical facility. In 2010, the Kansai government implemented region-wide EMS support network and Hiratagakuen became its main operator of these life-saving missions. Today, there are over 50 helicopters supporting emergency medical missions in 42 prefectures across Japan.
Mitsuhiro Hirata, Vice President, Aviation Operation Division of Hiratagakuen said at the delivery ceremony: “Operating in a time-sensitive EMS environment where every second matters, it is important for us to be equipped with the right helicopters for these demanding aeromedical missions. We have been well supported by a strong Airbus fleet for nearly two decades, especially with the recent introduction of the H145//BK117D-2 helicopters into our operations. We are confident that the timely addition of the second H145 helicopter will augment our aeromedical operations, as we continue to perform life-saving missions safely in the country.”
Olivier Tillier, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters Japan commented: “Airbus is happy to play a supportive role in Japan’s EMS ecosystem, especially with the first EMS-configured H145//BK117D-2 entering service into Hiratagakuen’s fleet early summer this year, joining soon by its second unit for aeromedical operations. Given its flexibility, agility and high operational efficiency, we know that our H145//BK117D-2 will continue to lend capable support to Hiratagakuen’s every EMS mission.”
The H145//BK117D-2 is developed in co-operation with Kawasaki Heavy Industries to deliver excellent performance throughout the flight envelope. It comes with the state-of-the-art Helionix avionics suite and designed-in mission capability and flexibility, especially in high and hot operating conditions. With a large cabin, a compact airframe and powerful engines, the H145//BK117D-2 is the aircraft of choice for a variety of missions including EMS, air rescue, law enforcement and aerial work. More than 1,400 H145//BK117D-2 helicopters have been delivered worldwide, achieving close to 5 million flight hours.

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AIR BP’S OLIVIA STONE NOW JIG’S FIRST FEMALE CHAIR
03/09/2018

Air BP’s Global Operations Standards Manager, Olivia Stone, has been elected as the new Council Chair of the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), effective immediately. She takes over from John Buxton who served as Chair for the past two years. Endorsed by IATA, JIG is the world-leading organisation for the development of aviation fuel supply standards, […]

Air BP’s Global Operations Standards Manager, Olivia Stone, has been elected as the new Council Chair of the Joint Inspection Group (JIG), effective immediately. She takes over from John Buxton who served as Chair for the past two years. Endorsed by IATA, JIG is the world-leading organisation for the development of aviation fuel supply standards, covering the entire supply chain for aviation fuels from refinery to wing-tip. Significantly, Stone is the first female Council Chair in JIG’s 50-year history.
As Chair, Stone will play a major role in ensuring that refuelling quality and safety is maintained at airports globally. She will also provide leadership to the council and its various committees which includes representatives from ExxonMobil, Total, Q8, Chevron, Shell and ENI.
A Chemistry graduate from the University of Kingston, UK, Stone has 12 years’ experience in the aviation fuel industry and is an expert in fuel operations, standards, monitoring and capability development. Her appointment was decided by an election of JIG Council members and is testament to her skills, capabilities and leadership. It is also a reflection of the high regard in which she is held by her peers.
Since starting her aviation career at Air BP in 2006 as Product Quality Advisor, Stone has held two key operational roles at the company. These include Operations Manager for Air BP’s UK joint venture, North Air, where she was responsible for managing two of the busiest and largest into-plane operations in the UK and her current role as Air BP’s Global Operations Standards Manager, which she has held since 2015. In this role, Stone is responsible for developing and delivering the standards required to ensure safe, reliable and efficient Air BP operations at around 900 locations in over 50 countries.
Commenting on the appointment, she said:
I am honoured to be elected to the role by JIG members and thank them for their support. I am also delighted to be the first female Council Chair. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and leading the association to even greater success as it grows and develops with the industry.
JIG was set up in the 1970’s by a small group of major oil companies and developed its first set of guidelines in 1973 to coordinate inspections at joint venture locations. Today, JIG Standards are followed by Air BP and over 100 other member organisations operating at more than 2500 airports and supply and distribution locations in over 100 countries globally.

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GARMIN ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF TXI, GTN AND GFC SOFTWARE UPGRADES
31/08/2018

Garmin has announced the availability of multiple software upgrades and approvals across several products including the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight displays, as well as the GFC 600 & GFC 500 autopilots. These Additionally, the G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft is approved for use as a standby […]

Garmin has announced the availability of multiple software upgrades and approvals across several products including the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight displays, as well as the GFC 600 & GFC 500 autopilots. These Additionally, the G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft is approved for use as a standby instrument when paired with the G500 TXi or G500 flight displays. The GFC 500 autopilot is also approved for installation with the G500 TXi or G500 flight displays, while the addition of descent vertical navigation (VNAV) within the GTN aids in descent planning. With Garmin, pilots receive a seamlessly integrated cockpit that offers a more harmonious transition among avionics, which reduces pilot workload and provides a superior in-flight experience.

GTN 650/750 descent vertical navigation
To assist in descent planning and energy management, pilots can take advantage of VNAV profiles throughout the enroute and terminal phases of flight within the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators when they’re paired with the G500 TXi/G600 TXi, G500/G600 or G5. Within the GTN, pilots can easily enter altitude constraints on the flight plan page to set-up a vertical descent profile. Pilots also experience a near-seamless transition from VNAV to an arrival and instrument approach. Once an arrival or approach is loaded and activated, the GTN automatically populates step-down altitudes or any applicable altitude restrictions. If ATC issues an unpublished altitude restriction, pilots can enter those altitudes manually into the active flight plan under the VNAV field.

Approved as a standby: G5 electronic flight instrument
The ever-popular G5 electronic flight instrument is now approved as a standby flight instrument when paired with the G500 TXi or G500 flight displays. In doing so, any adjustments made to heading bugs, altitude select, airspeed bugs, as well as the barometric pressure setting are automatically synced from the G500 TXi or G500 displays to the G51. Flight director and autopilot mode annunciations from the GFC 500 can also be viewed across all displays, including G5. Over 600 aircraft are approved for the installation of G5 as a standby flight instrument alongside the G500 TXi or G500 flight displays.

Other software updates include:

• GFC 500: Now approved for G500 TXi and G500-equipped aircraft

• Course deviation indication (CDI) and VDI preview

• Garmin Pilot and Engine Information System (EIS) analytics

• New TXi display orientations, configurations and capabilities

• GTN 650/750 series enhancements

These software updates are available immediately from Garmin Authorized Dealers for hundreds of aircraft makes and models. These updates are available from Garmin at no charge. A dealer installation charge may apply. Garmin avionics are supported by Garmin’s award-winning aviation support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. For additional information, visit www.garmin.com/aviation.

For more information about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to www.garmin.com/aviation.

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JEAN-PAUL EBANGA APPOINTED VP FLIGHT AVIONICS ACTIVITIES
31/08/2018

Thales has appointed Jean-Paul Ebanga, as Vice-President of Flight Avionics activities. Flight Avionics provides secured, natively connected systems and services that are in operation on two out of every three aircraft flying around the world every day. Jean-Paul Ebanga reports to Gil Michielin, Executive Vice-President for Avionics. “Jean-Paul will accelerate business model renewal and digital […]

Thales has appointed Jean-Paul Ebanga, as Vice-President of Flight Avionics activities. Flight Avionics provides secured, natively connected systems and services that are in operation on two out of every three aircraft flying around the world every day.
Jean-Paul Ebanga reports to Gil Michielin, Executive Vice-President for Avionics.
“Jean-Paul will accelerate business model renewal and digital transformation of our flight avionics activities to the benefit of long term growth” declared Gil Michielin, “his sound experience in the aerospace domain and his track record of commercial and industrial successes worldwide will be key assets.”
After starting his career at Philips, Jean-Paul Ebanga joined Snecma in 1988, then Safran, where he held several leadership positions in electronics, systems and aircraft engine.
In 2001, Jean-Paul Ebanga was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Snecma Control Systems. He was subsequently appointed Vice President of Snecma’s Commercial Engine Division. From 2007, he served as chairman & CEO of PowerJet, a joint company between Snecma and Saturn (Russia). In 2011, he became President & CEO of CFM international, a joint company between Safran and GE (USA) until February 2017 when he joined Safran head office as SVP Corporate Strategy
Mr. Ebanga is graduated from the ENSEM Engineering School.

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GARMIN – EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2018 IN REVIEW
31/08/2018

Despite unfavorable weather and heavier-than-usual air traffic leading up to the show, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh proved once again it could produce another record-breaking event. With more than 600,000 attendees over the seven-day show, the upward trend continued for the Experimental Aircraft Association as aircraft owners, pilots and enthusiasts made their way to aviation’s family reunion. […]

Despite unfavorable weather and heavier-than-usual air traffic leading up to the show, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh proved once again it could produce another record-breaking event. With more than 600,000 attendees over the seven-day show, the upward trend continued for the Experimental Aircraft Association as aircraft owners, pilots and enthusiasts made their way to aviation’s family reunion.
2018 featured the return of EAA’s One Week Wonder project, a week-long mission to build an aircraft from kit to taxi by an army of volunteers. This year, Van’s Aircraft provided one of their new LSA RV-12iS kits, and we chipped in an avionics suite featuring our G3X Touch flight display for experimental aircraft. On the show’s opening day, the kit boxes were opened, and construction commenced. Eight days later, the aircraft completed its first flight.
There was never a dull moment at the Garmin booth just west of Boeing Plaza. We showcased our new TXi flight displays, GFC 500 and GFC 600 cost-effective retrofit autopilots, comprehensive range of ADS-B solutions and more—our display kiosks and daily seminars were busy all week! We even had a mix of certified and experimental aircraft on display at our booth with our latest avionics – including two Van’s Aircraft RV-8’s featuring G3X Touch avionics, a Cessna 172 with GFC 500, and a Beechcraft Baron 58 with G500 TXi, GFC 600 retrofit autopilot and GTN series avionics.
Until next year’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, keep on flying, and keep on flying Garmin.

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DASSAULT AVIATION SELECTS AIRCARE INTERNATIONAL AS SAFETY SERVICES PROVIDER
31/08/2018

Dassault Aviation has appointed Aircare International to provide first aid and emergency medical services, materials and training for all new Falcon customers. “After a comprehensive review of what was available on the market, and taking into account the needs and desires of our customers, we determined that Aircare International offered the most complete suite of […]

Dassault Aviation has appointed Aircare International to provide first aid and emergency medical services, materials and training for all new Falcon customers.
“After a comprehensive review of what was available on the market, and taking into account the needs and desires of our customers, we determined that Aircare International offered the most complete suite of first aid services available,” said Frédéric Leboeuf, Vice President, Falcon Operational Support. “We’re confident that our customers will be in good hands with the expert level of care supplied by this world-renowned service provider.”
Falcon operators taking delivery of new aircraft will have access to a number of services under the new agreement:
• Each aircraft will receive a standard first aid kit that complies with the requirements of their home country’s airworthiness authority laws and the customer’s language specifications.
• A full day of training for all crew members. Focusing on inflight medical emergencies and proper use of the first aid kit, the training is especially tailored to respond to emergencies in the aircraft environment, which can often be challenging due to space constraints.
• Access to a 24/7/365 tele-medicine hotline that allows flight crews to consult a medical professional for guidance during an emergency. Offered at no additional charge, the hotline service is provided by a dedicated network operations center staffed around the clock and supported by George Washington University Hospital, which provides specialist advice where needed. The service caters exclusively to business aviation clients and covers not only medical emergencies but repatriation of clients who are injured or become ill while traveling abroad.

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FLIGHTSAFETY NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST EMPLOYERS 2018
31/08/2018

FlightSafety International has been named one of the best mid-size employers for 2018 by Forbes. The Forbes list recognizes America’s best 500 large employers and 500 mid-size employers across 25 different industries. In its announcement, FlightSafety states: “We’ve always sought out the most passonate aviation professionals to join our team at FlightSafety. Our focus on […]

FlightSafety International has been named one of the best mid-size employers for 2018 by Forbes.

The Forbes list recognizes America’s best 500 large employers and 500 mid-size employers across 25 different industries.

In its announcement, FlightSafety states: “We’ve always sought out the most passonate aviation professionals to join our team at FlightSafety. Our focus on bringing the right people aboard demonstrates our firm belief that our Teammates who help our Customers train to proficiency are as important as the technology used. That passion translates into great opportunities for advancement, and fulfillment and work satisfaction. We’re honored to be selected as one 0f Forbes’ Best Mid-Size Employers 2018.  Forbes worked with Statista, an independent research firm, to compile the definitive list of America’s top employers, across all sectors, based on satisfaction ratings.”

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EURO JET READY FOR THE EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM
31/08/2018

Euro Jet is all ready to assist with flights going to the upcoming Eastern Economic Forum. Hosted by the Russian Government this September 11–13, 2018, the forum will welcome over 3,500 political and business leaders in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia. All crew and passengers arriving into Vladivostok should have valid passports and […]

Euro Jet is all ready to assist with flights going to the upcoming Eastern Economic Forum. Hosted by the Russian Government this September 11–13, 2018, the forum will welcome over 3,500 political and business leaders in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia.
All crew and passengers arriving into Vladivostok should have valid passports and Russian visas. Vladivostok’s Knevichi Airport (UHWW) does accept the newly offered Russian e-visas. Though please note it is not possible to arrange a visa upon arrival.
Euro Jet can assist in Vladivostok with full ground handling support, fuel, permits, hotel arrangements, transportation, and catering.
Since its establishment in 2015, the Eastern Economic Forum has proven itself to be one of the key international events of the year for its promotion of political, economic and cultural ties between Russia and the Asia Pacific countries. The event will once again be held on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) on Russky Island.
We look forward to supporting your flights in Vladivostok!

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