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air routing international — now offers a comprehensive technical suite of full service, one-stop solutions for international flight planning. The online flight planning service is a single-source solution that provides users with analysis, GPS RAIM predictions, fuel releases, and airport information, says the company; www.airrouting.com.

becker avionics, inc. — a supplier of communication, navigation, surveillance, and search & rescue products, announces the TSO certification of its BXP6403 Mode S Transponder Class I and II series. The BXP6403 is a compact and lightweight single block Mode-S transponder.

cae — initiates its first CAE Simfinity(TM)-equipped classroom for maintenance training at the Honeywell Aerospace Academy in Phoenix. High-fidelity, simulation-based multi-screen displays will be used to support technical training across a range of Honeywell-equipped business aircraft platforms. The first course taught in the CAE Simfinity classroom addresses Air Transport Association (ATA) Level III line maintenance for the Honeywell Primus Epic(R) integrated avionics.
• CAE also announces that eight additional business aircraft full-flight simulators are expected to be ready for training in the next few months at its pilot/maintenance training centers in Dallas, New York, London, and Dubai.

chevron global aviation — will debut its new FBO trainer web program, Refueler, Operator, and Maintenance Training, on November 5. The software program will include training modules related to fuel truck components, pre-trip instruction, vehicle start-up and shut-down, fueling/refueling, and line ops troubleshooting. Operators will be tested in between modules and will receive certification upon completion of the online training course; www.totalga.com.

crane aerospace & electronics — a Crane Co. segment, signs a Letter of Intent with Duncan Aviation, Inc. for the latter to support Crane’s effort to secure Supplemental Type Certifications (STCs) for the SmartStem® Wireless Tire Pressure Indication System on business jets. Crane currently has received STCs for the Cessna Sovereign and Citation X.

duncan aviation — of Lincoln, NE, and Wayfarer Aviation, Inc. of Rye Brook, NY announce a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a fleet savings package to support Wayfarer’s fleet of managed aircraft. Wayfarer has over 25 aircraft under management varying from Global Express, Challenger, Cessna, and Falcon aircraft based internationally from Florida, New York, California, and Singapore.
• Duncan also will soon open a European sales and support office to provide ongoing relationship and sales support for business aircraft operators based throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India.

eagle creek aviation — a major purchaser of Embraer Phenom 100, endorses JSSI as its preferred hourly cost maintenance provider, by offering the Phenom to its clients covered by the JSSI Program, subject to custom pricing developed solely for the Eagle Creek Phenom positions.

ets aviation — introduces the Aviation Footprinter, a new software package designed for the aviation industry to enable easy recording, monitoring, and reporting of carbon emissions. The system organizes flight data and internal quality procedures in a way that annual emissions reports can be audited accurately and in a timely manner; www.etsaviation.com.

flexjet — Flexjet launches a Corporate Supplemental Lift Program offering a full suite of customizable aviation solutions for flight departments. Flexjet -- the fractional jet ownership company of Bombardier -- offers its Walk Away Lease program, with the option to exit the program with just a 90-day notice. Additionally, the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program, operated by Jet Solutions, offers owners the benefit of purchasing 50 percent of their total hours in one aircraft type and 50 percent of the remaining hours in another type.

gama aviation inc. — signs a multi-year agreement with Signature Flight Support to cover fueling, office space, and hangarage for its U.S. operations. Gama will establish a presence at Signature Teterboro with 30,000 square feet of hangarage and office space. This adds to Gama’s existing facility at Signature Palm Beach which encompasses 30,000 square feet of hangar and 10,000 square feet of office space. Signature will be Gama’s preferred FBO services provider through a network fuel program.

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