JACLYN GILBERT ELECTED TO NBAA CERTIFIED AVIATION MANAGER GOVERNING BOARD
19/10/2018

The National Business Aviation Association’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board announced that it has elected Jaclyn Gilbert to its Governing Board. Gilbert, who earned her CAM designation in 2015, currently serves as Training Program Manager – Trip Support Services, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. “Jaclyn is passionate about training the next generation of business […]

The National Business Aviation Association’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board announced that it has elected Jaclyn Gilbert to its Governing Board. Gilbert, who earned her CAM designation in 2015, currently serves as Training Program Manager – Trip Support Services, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

“Jaclyn is passionate about training the next generation of business aviation leaders,” said Veronica Delgado, Vice President, Human Resources, Universal®. “Whether teaching our dispatcher courses, encouraging female professionals in her role as Vice President of Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA), or in her current role, leading internal training for our mission advisors, Jaclyn always demonstrates the value of continuing education by leading by example. Universal is proud of her accomplishments and we congratulate her on this achievement.”

Gilbert, who is a licensed Aircraft Dispatcher and private pilot has nearly two decades of business aircraft operations and aviation training experience. She graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Studies and minors in Aviation Safety, Space Studies and Mathematics. Jaclyn joined in 1999. Since then, she has coordinated thousands of international trips for both Part 91 and Part 135 operations. Prior to her current role, Jaclyn also has experience managing Universal’s FAA Part 65 approved Aircraft Dispatcher Course and Dispatch Refresher course.

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EMBRAER DELIVERS 15 COMMERCIAL AND 24 EXECUTIVE JETS IN 3Q18
19/10/2018

During the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) delivered 15 jets to the commercial aviation market and 24 business jets, being 17 light jets and 7 large jets. On September 30, Embraer’s firm order backlog totaled USD13.6 billion. Regarding the commercial aviation market, Embraer forecasted in its Market Outlook a demand […]

During the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) delivered 15 jets to the commercial aviation market and 24 business jets, being 17 light jets and 7 large jets. On September 30, Embraer’s firm order backlog totaled USD13.6 billion.
Regarding the commercial aviation market, Embraer forecasted in its Market Outlook a demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 seats worldwide over the next 20 years,. The in-service fleet is set to increase to 16,000 aircraft, up from the 9,000 aircraft currently in operation. Market growth will drive 65% of this demand, while the remaining 35% of the projected demand will be to replace ageing aircraft.
Embraer and Helvetic Airways signed a contract for a firm order of 12 E190-E2 jets during 3Q18. The agreement was announced at the Farnborough Airshow in July as a Letter of Intent. The contract also includes purchase rights for another 12 E190-E2 aircraft, with the possibility of conversion to the E195-E2 model, raising the order potential for up to 24 aircraft. Deliveries should occur between the end of 2019 and 2021. Also in Farnborough, United Airlines made a firm order for 25 E175 jets in a 70-seat configuration. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2019.
In 3Q18, Embraer also signed a contract with an undisclosed customer for up to five E195-E2s, being three firm orders and two purchase rights. This agreement was previously announced as a Letter of Intent (LoI) during the Farnborough Airshow. In addition, the Company continues to work on finalizing its recent LoI signed at the Farnborough Airshow for 100 E175 aircraft for Republic Airways, with the expectation that a significant portion of these jets should enter the Company’s backlog by the end of 2018.
A total of 134 jets were removed from Embraer’s backlog in 3Q18. The majority of these planes belong to an order placed by Skywest for 100 E175-E2s, and were removed largely due to IFRS accounting changes. Given current timing uncertainty of the scope clause changes in the U.S. market to allow the heavier E175-E2 to be flown by regional airlines under capacity purchase agreements (CPAs) for mainline airlines, Embraer has proactively adopted best practices to align with the latest IFRS principles and remove the order from backlog given its conditionality terms. Skywest remains committed with the E175-E2 order and its terms are unchanged. The other 34 jets that were removed from the Company’s backlog in 3Q18 are related to cancellations, including an order for 24 E190 jets that were cancelled by JetBlue following its recent fleet renewal decision.
In the business jets segment, Embraer first exhibited the Phenom 100EV, Phenom 300E and Legacy 650E aircraft with full interior at Labace, the largest Latin American executive aviation fair which took place in São Paulo in August. Embraer also delivered its first Phenom 300E in Asia Pacific.
Embraer Services & Support signed relevant agreements in Europe and Africa during the quarter. LOT Polish Airlines, the national carrier of Poland and leading airline in Central Europe, signed an extension of its pool agreement to support LOT’s fleet of 34 Embraer E-Jets. Kenya Airways also joined a service program whereby Embraer will take over the planning and replenishment of a sizeable portion of Kenya Airways’ spare parts stock covering the 15 Embraer E190 aircraft operated by the airline. Sahara Africa Aviation also signed a multi-year Pool Program Agreement for spare parts and support covering more than 500 components for their two recently acquired Embraer ERJ 145 jets.

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KOPTER APPOINTS MR. LEE MCCAMMON AS AIR MEDICAL SALES SPECIALIST
19/10/2018

Kopter North America (NA) announced today the appointment of Mr. Lee McCammon as the latest addition to its sales team assuming the role of Air Medical Specialist. Kopter NA’s President of Sales/Marketing and Customer Support, Larry Roberts stated: “We are tremendously pleased to add to the team a person with so much history, knowledge and […]

Kopter North America (NA) announced today the appointment of Mr. Lee McCammon as the latest addition to its sales team assuming the role of Air Medical Specialist.
Kopter NA’s President of Sales/Marketing and Customer Support, Larry Roberts stated: “We are tremendously pleased to add to the team a person with so much history, knowledge and experience of the air medical mission. Lee expertly understands the industry, our customer and the support they require for success”. McCammon’s first assignment with Kopter NA will be attending the AMTC in Phoenix and promoting the features, benefits and capabilities of Kopter’s SH09 single-turbine helicopter.
McCammon worked as a Paramedic for NorthStar in New Jersey. From there McCammon was elevated to Program Director and worked several years with Rocky Mountain Helicopters. He later found his way to Petroleum Helicopters Incorporated (PHI) where he worked as Assistant Director of Air Medical Operations. Then, McCammon held several leading positions within EMS operators such as Omniflight, Life Med Alaska and for the last 8 years at Air Methods Corporation as Regional Vice President. ”. Lee earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and later his MBA from Northeastern University.
Kopter NA was recently formed as an LLC and is in the process of assessing potential sites in the United States that qualify to meet the stringent company requirements for establishing a helicopter manufacturing and assembly facility.
Kopter NA’s Chief Executive Officer, Christian Gras added: “Lee’s extensive experience will definitely help us match the SH09 to the demanding necessities that EMS customers require from rotary-wing aircrafts, we welcome Lee to the team and look forward to developing with him strong partnerships with these customers.

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C SERIES AIRCRAFT LANDS AT ÉCOLE NATIONALE D’AÉROTECHNIQUE TO START NEW TRAINING MISSION
19/10/2018

A C Series aircraft landed for the first time at the St-Hubert airport, where it was officially handed over by Bombardier to the École nationale d’aérotechnique (ÉNA). Hundreds of students welcomed the newest addition to the ÉNA’s fleet at an event attended by professors, staff members and representatives from both Bombardier and Airbus. The CS100 […]

A C Series aircraft landed for the first time at the St-Hubert airport, where it was officially handed over by Bombardier to the École nationale d’aérotechnique (ÉNA). Hundreds of students welcomed the newest addition to the ÉNA’s fleet at an event attended by professors, staff members and representatives from both Bombardier and Airbus.
The CS100 aircraft, which was donated by Bombardier in May 2018, will create new training opportunities across the fields of avionics, maintenance and aerospace engineering, giving Québec students access to the most advanced technology in commercial aviation. Over the next few months, the ÉNA’s professors will study the unique features of the C Series to determine the best way to intregrate this aircraft into their courses.
“Building strong partnerships with local teaching institutions is key to develop the next generation of aerospace professionals,” said Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc. “The C Series integrates ground-breaking technologies and Canadian know-how into the world’s most innovative commercial aircraft. By donating a C Series to ÉNA, we hope to inspire a growing number of Québec students to consider exciting careers in the aerospace industry.”
The CS100 becomes the 38th aircraft to join the ÉNA’s static fleet, which already includes two Learjet and two Challenger aircraft from Bombardier. As the third Flight Test Vehicle (FTV3) of the C Series program, it accumulated approximately 1,400 flight hours. It was mainly used for avionics and electrical tests as well as for community noise testing.
“To be the first, and possibly only school in the world, to receive such an immense gift from our partner, Bombardier, positions our school as the best in the world,” said Sylvain Lambert, Director of the ÉNA. “The public will be able to visit and experience our C Series aircraft and our school at our Open House on November 11.”
Bombardier is a leader in terms of aerospace research and training in Canada. Last year, the company donated a CRJ100 aircraft to the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and a Learjet 60 business jet to ÉNA. In June, it announced multi-million dollar contributions to the Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Consortium (DAIR) to establish an aerospace hub in Toronto. In addition, Bombardier provides hundreds of internships annually to students across engineering, finance, IT, marketing, production, supply chain management and other disciplines.
About the École Nationale d’Aérotechnique
The École nationale d’aérotechnique (ÉNA) is an affiliated school of cégep Édouard-Montpetit, the largest college in Québec. ÉNA can accommodate approximately 1,300 students a year for regular full- time programs and several hundred technicians in continuing education. Its 4 programs (3 in French and 1 in English) in aeronautical technology are recognized by Transport Canada. ÉNA is a leader in terms of technical training in aerospace technology in North America and has five hangars and a fleet of 38 aircraft, 27 airplanes and 11 helicopters, and is equipped with modern installations that include over 30 laboratories and specialized workshops.

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KOPTER’S SH09 PERFECTLY SUITED FOR HELICOPTER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES
19/10/2018

Kopter is very pleased to showcase its SH09 helicopter in HEMS configuration at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Phoenix, AZ, October 22-24th. The SH09 stands out as a new generation, single turbine helicopter with safety, cost efficiency and mission capability above and beyond known standards. Aspects that are all critical to any air […]

Kopter is very pleased to showcase its SH09 helicopter in HEMS configuration at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Phoenix, AZ, October 22-24th. The SH09 stands out as a new generation, single turbine helicopter with safety, cost efficiency and mission capability above and beyond known standards. Aspects that are all critical to any air medical transport mission today.
Central to any EMS helicopter is the fitting and customization that provide the medical crews with unobstructed full patient body access and the inclusion of dedicated, and sometimes bulky medical equipment needed to aid and save lives. To design, create and offer this crucial medical interior, Kopter has collaborated with Metro Aviation located in Shreveport, Louisiana to fit the SH09 with a comprehensive and effective EMS interior.
Given that Kopter plans to certify a 4-Axis autopilot as the core of a Single-Pilot-IFR system, add cabin-volume space that can only be found in larger light and intermediate twin-engine aircrafts and the SH09 will certainly merit central casting as a Game changer. A key piece of the future SPIFR/autopilot capability is the new Garmin G3000H avionics suite. This modern and latest generation of avionics deck will significantly reduce pilot workload, increase pilot situational awareness and boost the aircraft operational safety margins. To benefit operators and owners alike, the G3000H will be part of the standard baseline offered with the helicopter, ensuring that the SH09 provides the highest level of avionics capability and functionality in the market. The SH09 will feature dual landscape-oriented displays and a single touchscreen controller.
Additional unique features of the SH09 include a very high set tail-boom, which allows for person(s) in the range of 6’ tall to walk under the tail-boom at the rear clam-shell loading area without the need to bend over or remove any flight headgear. This large unobstructed ingress provides for efficient patient loading and offloading, to include very large patients and the required electrical or hydraulic mechanism to facilitate their movement.
The SH09 comes standard with large sliding cabin doors both port and starboard which offer yet more options for loading and off-loading crews and/or patients. Additionally, the cabin floor in the SH09 has been designed to be modular in that it does substantiate as a structural component and as such can be replaced as needed with the flooring required by customers.
Kopter North America President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, Larry Roberts, encapsulates the SH09 Program as follows: “In more than 20 years in this industry I have seldom seen such a dedicated certification process for a helicopter that clearly brings so much to the table for our customers, their customers and to all the future patients to be served with the support of a Kopter SH09 aircraft. We are convinced that our helicopter will be an important tool for medical crews but also a vital element for those patients in need of airborne medical services.”

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PORTUGAL’S AIR FORCE ORDERS FIVE AW119KX MULTIROLE HELICOPTERS
19/10/2018

Leonardo announced today that the Portuguese Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected the AW119Kx as its new multirole single engine helicopter to meet its future operational requirements. The Portuguese Air Force is set to take delivery of five aircraft with an option for a further two units. Deliveries are to start in late 2018 from […]

Leonardo announced today that the Portuguese Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected the AW119Kx as its new multirole single engine helicopter to meet its future operational requirements. The Portuguese Air Force is set to take delivery of five aircraft with an option for a further two units. Deliveries are to start in late 2018 from Leonardo’s plant in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA), with completion of deliveries by early 2020. The contract awarded by the Portuguese MoD is valued in excess of €20 million. The AW119Kx helicopters will be used to perform a wide range of roles including training, MEDEVAC, troop transport and short range maritime search and rescue (SAR) and may be used for firefighting.
The AW119Kx was selected following a thorough and rigorous assessment of competing models, demonstrating that Leonardo’s solution was the best suited to meet the stringent requirements of the customer. This selection marks a further reinforcement of the long standing partnership between Leonardo and the Portuguese Ministry of Defence in the helicopter sector following the supply to the Air Force of AW101s for long range SAR, utility, personnel recovery and fishery protection missions and of Super Lynx aircraft (including a Mid Life Upgrade) to the Portuguese Navy for maritime duties. The AW119Kx will provide greater versatility and performance compared to the current Portuguese Air Force fleet of ageing single engine rotary wing aircraft, as well as an outstanding training capability for military crews before moving to the AW101, Super Lynx and other frontline types.

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AIRBUS TO SHOWCASE SMART SOLUTIONS FOR SAFER OCEANS AT EURONAVAL
19/10/2018

Airbus will be showcasing a myriad of smart solutions for safer oceans at this year’s Euronaval in Paris from October 23 to 26. The portfolio presented will range from maritime awareness centres, secure seamless communications services, through satellites and related services, to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, aircraft and helicopters. Airbus’ uniquely broad maritime portfolio enables customers […]

Airbus will be showcasing a myriad of smart solutions for safer oceans at this year’s Euronaval in Paris from October 23 to 26. The portfolio presented will range from maritime awareness centres, secure seamless communications services, through satellites and related services, to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, aircraft and helicopters. Airbus’ uniquely broad maritime portfolio enables customers to make the right decision and act at the right time, capitalizing on 50 years of experience in the maritime domain.
The company has a strong presence in maritime security, in particular through STYRIS, its coastal surveillance solutions, deployed in 50 countries with more than 250 systems delivered. STYRIS offers: Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) to support safety of life at sea and navigation, maritime security and efficiency of vessel traffic movement; Coastal Surveillance Systems (CSS) for blue border security, environmental protection, and search and rescue and, lastly, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP).
Airbus helps to improve maritime awareness with its large fleet of Earth observation satellites. The massive amount of data they acquire daily, combined with additional information sources including AIS (Automatic Identification System) and predictive analysis, allows for a comprehensive maritime picture to the benefit of operational users, at sea or ashore. Examples of various scenarios, including threats anticipation, suspicious behaviors identification as well as STYRIS capabilities, will be demonstrated at the company’s Smart Maritime Centre at Euronaval.
Additional intelligence can be provided by drones such as the Aliaca UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). With 3 hours flight endurance, the electric powered Aliaca provides a 360° panoramic coverage with its new generation gyro-stabilized vertical turret over a range of between 10 and 50 km. Ideally adapted for maritime missions, it is catapult launched and uses a dedicated net landing solution to perform intelligence missions ahead of the ship. Another offered solution is the High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) Zephyr platform.  Running exclusively on solar power and flying above the weather and above conventional air traffic, this system is complementary to satellites, UAVs and manned aircraft. Ideally suited for “local permanent persistence” (ISR/Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), the Zephyr has the ability to stay focused on a specific area of interest, which can be hundreds of miles wide, while providing it with satellite-like communications and Earth observation services  over several months without interruption. Scale models of both drones will be visible at the Airbus stand.
Airbus will also be presenting the full range of solutions for naval communications: mobile in and around the ship, fleet secured intranet networks such as RIFAN, high throughput Ka-band satellite naval segment such as Comcept and military satellite communication SCOT terminal. These solutions enable crews to connect and maintain secured point-to-point communications and BLOS (Beyond Line Of Sight) communications anytime and anywhere. They are already in use by the most modern armed forces worldwide notably the French and UK Navies.
Based on the experience of 34 maritime patrol C295s delivered to six nations, Airbus  is now proposing the C295, an ideal aircraft for surveillance (ISR), border control activities and homeland security operations when fitted with Airbus´ proprietary mission system FITS (Fully Integrated Tactical System). The C295 is also available in a tactical range Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) version, already in service with the Chilean Air Force. In a market response Airbus has started a self-funded design study on a new program, the A320M3A, a variant the A320 civil platform that would be designed to fulfill a range of ISR roles, particularly long range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare. Models of both aircraft will be shown at the booth.
Airbus not only meets today’s military requirements with successful helicopters such as the NH90, but is also paving the way for aircraft that meet tomorrow’s needs with the H160M and the VSR700. A scale model of the NH90 NFH, a helicopter that can operate from shore or warships and that is tailored for full capability in both anti-submarine (ASW) and anti-surface unit (ASuW) warfare, will be exhibited. A scale model of the VSR700, Airbus’ unmanned VUAV designed to fulfil the demanding requirements of global navies, will be shown at the Airbus stand. A full scale mock-up of the Airbus-Naval Group program’s future Navy Airborne Drone System (SDAM), based on the VSR700, can be seen at the French Ministry of Armed Forces stand alongside a scale mock-up of the Navy version of the H160M that was selected in the frame of the HIL (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger) program. A new generation aircraft, the H160M will enter into service in the French Armed Forces, giving them a modern and high performing helicopter that has a low logistical footprint and that will be operational for the next 30 years.
Please visit us at the Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre on stand K124, and contribute also to Safer oceans.

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KING AEROSPACE SELECTED AS GE ONPOINT™ SERVICE CENTER
19/10/2018

King Aerospace Commercial Corporation has been selected by GE Aviation to be a GE OnPoint™ service center, announced during the 2018 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). In the multi-year agreement, King Aerospace will provide aircraft engine maintenance and repair for CFM56-7B Boeing Business Jets (BBJ). “King Aerospace has an experienced […]

King Aerospace Commercial Corporation has been selected by GE Aviation to be a GE OnPoint™ service center, announced during the 2018 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). In the multi-year agreement, King Aerospace will provide aircraft engine maintenance and repair for CFM56-7B Boeing Business Jets (BBJ).
“King Aerospace has an experienced team and this agreement enables top-tier engine service and support for customers with CFM56-powered Boeing Business Jets,” said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation’s Business & General Aviation and Integrated Services.
The Oklahoma-based, AS9110-certified company offers maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and exterior paint for VIP and VVIP aircraft, specializing in the BBJ. As a GE OnPoint™ service center, King Aerospace will perform a range of on-wing maintenance including line maintenance inspections, routine installed engine maintenance, removal and replacement of engines and engine components. Additionally, King Aerospace will provide support services for BBJ engine components at its facility in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
“The BBJ offers the epitome of private jet travel, with engines that achieve an extremely high dispatch reliability,” says Jarid King, president of King Aerospace Companies. “As a GE OnPoint™ service center, we help operators avoid flight delays, schedule interruptions and unscheduled overhaul shop visits. We get them back in the air fast.”
King Aerospace Commercial Corporation is a family-owned company based in Dallas. This year it celebrates its 25th-anniversary and record growth, with earnings 30 percent above fiscal 2017.

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JORDAN WALKER NAMED ONE TO WATCH
18/10/2018

The Wichita State University Elliott School of Communication has named Greteman Group Digital Director Jordan Walker “One to Watch.” The award recognizes “alumni who are doing tremendous work in their first 10 years after graduation.” It was announced the evening of October 17 during the school’s annual communication week. “When Jordan graduated, her current job […]

The Wichita State University Elliott School of Communication has named Greteman Group Digital Director Jordan Walker “One to Watch.” The award recognizes “alumni who are doing tremendous work in their first 10 years after graduation.” It was announced the evening of October 17 during the school’s annual communication week.
“When Jordan graduated, her current job didn’t even exist. She saw where the industry was headed and made sure that she stayed ahead of the curve,”  says Lisa Parcell, Ph.D., associate professor at the Elliott School. “Jordan is successful because she has the creativity and determination to make it happen. She is a role model for our students both as a successful IMC professional and as an all-around great human.”
The One to Watch Award expanded this year from one to five honorees due to the ongoing challenge of choosing among hundreds of eligible alumni. The process involves faculty nominations and discussions on the merits of each nominee.
The full list of “One to Watch” recipients includes:
•    Jordan Walker, Greteman Group, digital director
•    Nathan Carr, Mediavo, director of user acquisition
•    Austin Colbert, sports editor at The Aspen Times
•    Ashley Stone, University of Nebraska Lincoln, director of development events and hospitality
•    Eric Armstrong, CNN’s “News Day,” producer
Walker joined Wichita-based Greteman Group in 2015. Her efforts help the agency leverage analytics on everything from programmatic advertising and results-driven email campaigns to search-engine optimization and social-media management. Her background in digital marketing strategy and execution includes certification by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the only globally recognized and accredited program for digital sales. She serves on Greteman Group’s five-member Traction leadership team, which sets goals and meets weekly to discuss progress and challenges. She turned 30 this past spring, graduating from WSU in 2010.
In addition to her high-level of professional achievement, Walker is involved in a number of community-building efforts. These include current and past support for the Douglas Design District, LevelUp, Wichita North High School Alumni Association, Child Start and Rainbows United. Through her ongoing support for the Wichita North High School Alumni Association, the entire board was inducted into the school’s 2017 Hall of Fame. That made Walker one of the youngest people in North High’s history to have been inducted.
“The Elliott School’s integrated approach gave me wings,” says Walker. “It helped me build the real-world skills needed to deliver marketing strategy powered by today’s communication technologies. This recognition from the school means a great deal to me.”

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JET AVIATION CONTINUES TO GROW GLOBAL AIRCRAFT MANAGEMENT AND CHARTER FLEET
18/10/2018

Jet Aviation has grown its global aircraft management fleet by 28 aircraft this year, including 15 in the U.S. and 13 in the EMEA and Asia regions. Of the 15 new managed aircraft in the U.S., eight are available for charter and include a Gulfstream G650 ER and a GV; a Falcon 2000 and a […]

Jet Aviation has grown its global aircraft management fleet by 28 aircraft this year, including 15 in the U.S. and 13 in the EMEA and Asia regions.
Of the 15 new managed aircraft in the U.S., eight are available for charter and include a Gulfstream G650 ER and a GV; a Falcon 2000 and a Falcon 900; a Bombardier Global 6000 and a Challenger 300; a Cessna Citation X; and a Sikorsky S-76D helicopter.
Don Haloburdo, vice president and general manager of Flight Services in the U.S., feels the confidence managed customers place in Jet Aviation is what allows the company to offer the widest and most-valued choice of chartered aircraft and management products. “Aircraft owners and operators know they can rely on the full scope of aviation products at Jet Aviation, especially with safety and exemplary customer service as our top priorities,” he said.
Three of the 13 new aircraft additions to the EMEA & Asia management fleet are based in Europe, eight in the Middle East and Africa, and two in Asia.
Jet Aviation operates its global aircraft management and charter fleet out of its nine global operations centers located in Burbank, CA; Chicago, IL; Teterboro, NJ; Valletta, Malta; Cologne, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Hong Kong; and Singapore.
Jet Aviation is exhibiting at NBBA-BACE in Orlando from October 16 – 18, 2018. Please take the time to visit our Jet Aviation booth (#274).

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NBAA ANNOUNCES 2018 KERN PROFESSIONALISM AWARD RECIPIENTS
18/10/2018

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recognized 11 recipients of its annual Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award, which honors individuals in the business aviation industry for outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of aviation safety. The 2018 Kern Award winners are: • Christopher Algee • Dan Boedigheimer • Daniel Goldman • Marty Grier • Richard Keltner • George Kleros […]

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recognized 11 recipients of its annual Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award, which honors individuals in the business aviation industry for outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of aviation safety.
The 2018 Kern Award winners are:
• Christopher Algee
• Dan Boedigheimer
• Daniel Goldman
• Marty Grier
• Richard Keltner
• George Kleros
• Clarke McNeace
• Adam Parnes
• Anna Romer
• David Small
• Robert Snyder
“The across-the-board quality seen in this year’s nominations is a testament to the caliber of people working in business aviation,” said Mark Larsen, NBAA senior manager of safety and flight operations. “We couldn’t be more pleased to recognize these 11 individuals for their dedication to the highest levels of professionalism.”
The peer-nominated award – created to honor Dr. Tony Kern, a co-founder of Convergent Performance, distinguished U.S. Air Force veteran and author of five books on human performance – recognizes individuals who excel in leadership in the following areas:
• Professional ethics
• Vocational excellence
• Continuous improvement
• Professional engagement
• Professional image
• Selflessness
The nominations were vetted by a panel of NBAA Safety Committee Professionalism Working Group members. NBAA will again be accepting nominations for the 2019 awards starting in January. Learn more about the Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award. Learn more about NBAA’s efforts to promote professionalism in business aviation.

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ROCKWELL COLLINS BRINGS AWARD-WINNING LIGHT DISPLAYS TO BUSINESS JET OPERATORS
18/10/2018

Rockwell Collins Secant™ Luminous panel, which brings environmental scenery or light displays to life on standard panels inside the aircraft, is now available for business jets. A Crystal Cabin Award Finalist, Secant Luminous panel utilizes White, RGB, or RGB+W μLED clusters to create a desired display. When the display is disabled, or in a general […]

Rockwell Collins Secant™ Luminous panel, which brings environmental scenery or light displays to life on standard panels inside the aircraft, is now available for business jets.
A Crystal Cabin Award Finalist, Secant Luminous panel utilizes White, RGB, or RGB+W μLED clusters to create a desired display. When the display is disabled, or in a general illumination mode, it appears to be a standard panel within the aircraft. The Secant Luminous panel is the first aircraft mounted display panels using μLEDs as pixels and as general lighting, seamlessly incorporated into the aircraft structural panels.
“Business jet owners can customize the Secant panel to create virtually any lighting environment they desire, whether it’s imagery to help passengers sleep, or a source of general lighting,” said Steve Scover, vice president and general manager of Lighting and Integrated Systems at Rockwell Collins. “The Secant panel sets the tone for the passenger’s visual expedition.”
Secant Luminous panel is currently available in monochromatic color or white, and by 2020 operators will be able to add full color addressable displays through a software update.
NBAA-BACE attendees can see the Secant Luminous Panel at the company’s cabin experience demonstration (booth 228) this week.

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‘INDOOR’ GPS WITHIN THE GENEVA AIRPARK 5 HANGAR
18/10/2018

Since August 2018, the large 10’000 sq meters Geneva Airpark hangar has been equipped with a dual GNSS system, designed by British company FalTech, known for developing extremely reliable solutions for land, sea and air use. Geneva Airpark has selected a GNSS equipment compatible with GPS L1: 1575 Mhz, Glonass (Russia) and Galiléo (Europe) sytems. […]

Since August 2018, the large 10’000 sq meters Geneva Airpark hangar has been equipped with a dual GNSS system, designed by British company FalTech, known for developing extremely reliable solutions for land, sea and air use.
Geneva Airpark has selected a GNSS equipment compatible with GPS L1: 1575 Mhz, Glonass (Russia)
and Galiléo (Europe) sytems. These devices eliminate glare and may be immediately aligned.
With its dual installation, Geneva Airpark ensures that all of its vast hangar, equipped to house even the biggest business aviation aircraft, is covered. Navigation equipment verification and testing may be safely and comfortably carried out indoor, meaning that pilots also save precious time.

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COMPETITIVE BOOST AND ENHANCED OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES FOR H145
18/10/2018

Airbus H145 customers will now benefit from the extension of the warranty of the H145’s Arriel 2E engines from two years/1,000 hours to three years/2000 hours. This extension is valid for H145s delivered from January 2018. Furthermore, Airbus has rolled out Helionix Step 3 on the H145, an enhanced version of Airbus’ Helionix avionics suite […]

Airbus H145 customers will now benefit from the extension of the warranty of the H145’s Arriel 2E engines from two years/1,000 hours to three years/2000 hours. This extension is valid for H145s delivered from January 2018.
Furthermore, Airbus has rolled out Helionix Step 3 on the H145, an enhanced version of Airbus’ Helionix avionics suite that enhances situational awareness, improves availability, accelerates helicopter connectivity, and reduces maintenance costs.
Compared with Helionix Step 2, Helionix Step 3 improves the situational awareness of pilots and flight crews, thanks to the new Synthetic Vision System which identifies obstacles. In addition, aeronautical objects like runways and helipads, and landscape elements such as urban areas, roads and railways, can now be spotted more easily by the crew, supporting safer operations.
Helionix also tracks the flight time, measuring the exact flight time between take-off and landing. Thanks to the exact tracking of the flight time, operators can fly up-to 20% longer in the same maintenance interval in comparison to a traditional flight tracking via pilot’s logbook. This leads to a reduction of direct maintenance costs of up to 6%.
The upgrade will also facilitate helicopter connectivity, allowing operators to broadcast their usage data while the helicopter is airborne via an optional communication server.
“The engine warranty extension coupled with the Helionix upgrade will offer greater value for customers by supporting safer operations and enabling operators to make use of the large quantities of data generated on each individual flight,” said Axel Humpert, Head of H145 programme at Airbus.
Helionix Step 3 is also available on the H175 and will soon be available on the H135.
The H145 is the market leader for police and rescue missions with a combined fleet of over 200 helicopters worldwide, which have jointly accumulated more than 100,000 flight hours.

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ATLAS AIR SERVICE DELIVERES PHENOM 300E TO GERMAN CLIENT
18/10/2018

Atlas Air Service has delivered a new Embraer Phenom 300E to a German client. The business jet will be operated, managed and chartered by PAD Aviation Service GmbH in conjunction with the Luxaviation Group. The business aircraft was handed over at the Embraer Executive Jets plant in Melbourne (Florida, USA). The new Phenom 300E with Cpt. […]

Atlas Air Service has delivered a new Embraer Phenom 300E to a German client. The business jet will be operated, managed and chartered by PAD Aviation Service GmbH in conjunction with the Luxaviation Group. The business aircraft was handed over at the Embraer Executive Jets plant in Melbourne (Florida, USA). The new Phenom 300E with Cpt. Martin Wittland and Cpt. Peter Kron in the cockpit landed in Bremen on September 30th, 2018 after its ferry flight via Goose Bay (Canada) and Reykjavik (Iceland). The aircraft went through all import formalities at Atlas Air Service and was ready to take off for its home airport Paderborn (EDLP) shortly thereafter.
As partner of the Luxaviation Group, PAD Aviation Service added the sixth Embraer Phenom to its fleet with this aircraft and is therefore the largest Phenom operator in Germany. This underlines the great confidence Embraer has won in the market with its Executive Jets. “With its innovative cabin design and largest cabin cross-section of its class, the Phenom 300E offers best comfort and all conveniences of a modern business travel jet to our passengers and is much appreciated by our customers.”, states Mrs. Christiane Wittland, Managing Director of PAD Aviation Service GmbH.
As exclusive Embraer Executive Jets sales partner for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Atlas Air Service provides all services ranging from consulting, sales, acceptance to customs clearance, airworthiness certification and maintenance.

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