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JDA Aviation Technology Solutions — announces that Galaxy FBO of Conroe, TX has contracted with JDA for the 135 Pro™ certification support program, designed to simplify the process and lower costs associated with obtaining a Part 135 Certificate.

Jet Support Services, Inc. — a provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for business aviation and based in Chicago, signs an agreement with Executive AirShare, covering the engines on two Phenom 300s delivered by Embraer. The P&W 535-E engines are enrolled on the JSSI Premium Program, a comprehensive hourly cost engine maintenance program.

Indianapolis Airport Authority — and iQueue Priority Access announce they will re-open expedited security lanes for registered travelers, beginning August 16. IND is the first U.S. airport to re-establish a registered traveler service since the CLEAR registered traveler program, which was operated by Verified Identity Pass, Inc., ceased operations last June. iQueue Priority Access charges a $169 annual membership fee for a biometric identity card that provides them expedited passage through airport security checkpoints.

l-3 Security & Detection Systems — of Woburn, MA reports that six additional X-ray systems for screening both break-bulk cargo and skids have been added to TSA’s Air Cargo Qualified Technologies List. Recently qualified systems include the PX 6.4, PX-107, PX-208, PX-160P, VDS-108, and CX-Pallet 6000 P DV.

NBAA — National Business Aviation Assn. president/CEO Ed Bolen urges swift passage in the U.S. Senate of an amended proposal to renew accelerated or “bonus” depreciation for investments in strategic business assets, including aircraft. Senate is considering amendments to the House version of the Small Business Tax legislation that would include a variety of incentives aimed at boosting U.S. economic recovery.

NEFF Capital Management LLC — an aviation-focused private equity firm based in Miami, acquires Complete Turbine Services, LLC, a provider of low-cost engine performance restoration services to airlines and operating lessors worldwide and based in Ft. Lauderdale.

Northwest Florida Beaches Int’l Airport — in Panama City, in its first full month of service since its May 23, 2010 opening, reports that total passengers have increased for the month of June, year-over-year, by nearly 300 percent (83,181 enplanements). The new airport was built as part of Bay County’s 75,000-acre West Bay Sector Plan, on approximately 1,300 acres of a 4,000-acre site.

Passur Aerospace, Inc. — of Stamford, CT announces that the company’s patent-pending system-solution reduced ground congestion and delays during runway construction at JFK Int’l Airport, and is recognized as a model with “NextGen” capability. The program is a collaboration between the Port Authority of NY & NJ, the FAA, and the airlines, coordinated by PASSUR.

Philadelphia Int’l Airport — unveils Plane Fun, a summer-long program of special events through Labor Day weekend. Program features live entertainment, the Phillie Phanatic and the Phillies Ball Girls, and a new “Passenger Chillin’ Zone” which offers a living room setting with sofas, chairs, ottomans, and trees.

Pittsburgh Int’l Airport — reports that the Heinz Endowments will release a $200,000 grant to help the Allegheny County Airport Authority boost air service. Foundation money raises the authority’s marketing budget to $475,000.

Purdue University — of West Lafayette, IN contracts with Frasca International, Inc. for an Embraer Phenom Flight Training Device (FTD).
rapiscan systems — announces that the Rapiscan Secure 1000® Single Pose systems are now being deployed at Los Angeles Int’l Airport. This system is being deployed as part of TSA’s Advanced Imaging Technology program.

Salina Airport Authority — board accepts a $475,000 grant from the Kansas DOT to fund partial rehabilitation of the north 4,800 feet of taxiways Alpha, Foxtrot, and Hotel. Grant will fund half of the $950,000 project; authority’s portion will come from a 2010 bond issue.

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