The Bizav Beat

By John F. Infanger, Editorial Director & Jodi Richards, Associate Editor The Bizav Beat NBAA '03 - a bit subdued, but still the hub of commerce for corporates and GA ORLANDO - Since the mid-90s, the National Business Aviation Association's...

CAE SIMUFLITE-adds a Citation X Level D-certified full-flight simulator to its Dallas facility ... partners with Airbus to offer Jetliner customers enhanced training courses.

PrivatAir Geneva-based PrivatAir, the former Flight Services Group, has several major announcements at Orlando. It has teamed up with Swissport to establish a ground handling company, which it looks to expand beyond the start-up Geneva location. PrivatAir has also begun running a corporate shuttle for Airbus, and is operating trans-Atlantic corporate shuttles in a contract with Lufthansa.

DALLAS AIRMOTIVE INC.-introduces its Turbine Update system, the next generation of online engine tracking; ... receives Honeywell's Service Targeted Authorization and Approval Ratings for its TFE731 major service centers in Minneapolis and West Palm Beach, and heavy maintenance center at Premier Turbines in Neosho, MO ... opens a new Boynton Beach, FL Regional Turbine Center.

DELTA AIRELITE BUSINESS JETS-launches Fleet Membership Select, powered by Bombardier Flexjet, allowing members 25-hour increments of occupied time in a range of select aircraft.

ECLIPSE AVIATION-and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. partner to have Fuji manufacture the wing assembly for the new Eclipse 500 aircraft.

ELLIOTT AVIATION-based in Moline, IL, launches Total Aircraft Solutions for King Air, Beechjet, Premier, Hawker, and Citation 550/ 560 owners.

EMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.-adds a fuselage mount antenna as part of its product family of Inmarsat and Direct Broadcast Receive antennas.

FLIGHT EXPLORER-partners with Honeywell to enable aircraft operators to use Flight Explorer aircraft situational display to track business aircraft using a desktop computer ... enters an agreement with Navigance Technolo-gies Group to provide aircraft simulation display as part of Navigance's Wi Fli solutions package.

HEADS UP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.-receives FAA/PMA approval on its XMRANT-01 XM antenna and XMR800-01 Eight-Receiver Cabin-Class XM radio receiver.

L3 AVIONICS SYSTEMS-nears certification of a GPS receiver designed to capitalize on the WAAS satellite array ... is selected by Ray-theon Aircraft Company to supply its Electronic Standby Instrument System model GH-3100 to all Beechcraft King Air 200s and 350s.

METEORLOGIX-announces the release of AviationWatch™, designed to provide "smart weather" briefing and alerting capabilities to pilots on the ground, road, and in the cockpit.

MIDCOAST AVIATION-is named an Authorized Service Facility for the ultra-long range Global Express by Bombardier Aerospace.

MILLION AIR-adds FBOs at Bur-bank and Oxnard, CA, to its network.

SHELL AVIATION-which recently returned to the U.S. general aviation refueling market via an agreement with Eastern Aviation Fuels, reports it now has 248 FBOs in the U.S., including the Piedmont-Hawthorne chain.

THUNDER AVIATION-teams with Honeywell Inc. to obtain certification of RVSM capability on Falcon 10 and 20 aircraft.

UNIVERSAL WEATHER AND AVIATION, INC.-teams with FAM International Logistics, Inc. to offer security services ... introduces new and enhanced scalable weather charts.End Mark

Banyan Air Service AVCARD Banyan Air Service at Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport is getting ready to break ground on its new terminal while tripling its ramp to accommodate larger bizjets, including the Boeing BBJ. Banyan also has teamed up with DeCrane Cabin Interiors to offer interior refurbishment services. Susan Howard Hancock, a well-known customer service rep for AVCARD and Jet Aviation, recently became an FBO owner with the purchase of the Bohlke Int’l Airways operation at St. Thomas, V.I. It has been renamed the St.
Thomas Jet Center.

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