Founded in 1951, FlightSafety International is the world’s foremost aviation training organization. The company provides training services to more than 75,000 pilots and maintenance technicians each year for private, corporate, commercial, and military aviation. At 43 Learning Centers, more than 1,500 experienced instructors lead generic and type specific courses, supported by innovative classroom technology. The Learning Centers are located in the United States, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. FlightSafety’s fleet of more than 230 simulators – built by its Simulation Systems Division – is the world’s largest. As an FAA- and JAA-approved training provider for the majority of business aircraft programs, FlightSafety is dedicated to furthering proficiency both in the air and on the ground. FlightSafety International offers more than 300 courses for the professional aviation technician.
Harrah’s Entertainment has been in aviation since Bill Harrah started the company in the early 1970s. The aviation flight department was based in Reno, NV, and over the years as other owners took control it moved to Memphis, TN. Then in the later part of 1999 it moved to Las Vegas and has been there ever since.
There are many different aircraft that the company has operated over the years. Some of the models are: Falcon 20, Hawker 800’s, Citation X’s, Gulfstream II, III, IV, V, and a Beechjet 400. It is currently operating three 2000EX, and one Gulfstream V.
Peter Zeeb has been the director of maintenance for the past seven years. Zeeb serves on the Honeywell Avionics committee and the Honeywell HTS10000 committee for engines. He is also chairman on the AMTSociety board of directors.
Since commencing operations in 1970, Kelowna Flightcraft has grown into Canada’s premier aviation organization under the direction of Barry Lapointe (president) and its senior management team. KF has experienced 37 straight years of profitability with annual revenues in excess of $150 million. It has more than 950 employees at 13 bases across Canada.
Kelowna Flightcraft’s head office is located in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and consists of three primary maintenance facilities (Kelowna; Hamilton, Ontario; and Southport, Manitoba) and 10 line maintenance bases across the country. KFL has maintenance bases in Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Southport, Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and Saint John’s.
KF prides itself on two core competencies. The first is its ability to provide on-time reliable services. Its second core competency is its flexibility to meet its customers’ needs to “get the job done.” For more information visit www.flightcraft.ca.
PB Swiss Tools
Everything began in 1878 with a village smithy at the heart of the Swiss Emmental. Until far into the 20th century, this trade company made hardware for agriculture. Then Paul Baumann (PB) brought his son Max Sr. into the business. From the early 1940s, the production of hand tools was originally carried out for the Swiss army. The demand from trade and industry for the Swiss quality tools quickly and continuously rose. As early as 1960, PB Swiss Tools exported to all five continents. The production halls were expanded and the processes automated. Until today the innovative energy which is anchored in solid craftsmanship has remained typical for PB Swiss Tools.
Since 1981 PB Swiss Tools has been managed by the fourth generation. Today Eva Jaisli leads the company. She is responsible for marketing and the markets. Her husband Max Baumann Jr. leads development and quality assurance. 150 employees stand for the 100 percent vertical integration in Switzerland and guarantee quality, permanent innovation, and long-term customer relationships.
PB Swiss Tools offers a wide range of hand tools for industry professionals and DIY enthusiasts. These tools include: screwdrivers, hex keys, hammers, picks, punches, colored bits, and much more. PB’s Swiss-made hand tools have been recognized worldwide for their superior strength, high performance, long endurance, and unbeatable quality.
PB Swiss Tools’ commitment to customers is guided by five unique characteristics: 100 percent Swiss made, unlimited guarantee, custom service, sustainability, and innovation. Count On Tools is the exclusive North American distributor of PB Swiss Tools and has been since 1991. For more information visit www.pbtools.us.
Since 1973, Tronair, based in Holland, OH, has seen many incarnations on its way to becoming a ground support equipment manufacturing company with service centers in the United States, Europe, and Asia.