Boeing also selected Delta Air Lines' Technical Operations Division to provide emergency service for BBJ customers. This service will complement Boeing's customer service by providing telephone troubleshooting and access to additional spare parts and repairs. BBJ customers will be provided with a direct phone line to Delta's Maintenance Control Center in Atlanta. The facility provides 24-hour single point contact for all unscheduled maintenance requirements.
Delta has placed orders for 124 of the Next-Generation 737 airplanes and has supported this model for over a year. Maintenance coordinators knowledgeable of the BBJ model will handle calls.
AVCARD, based in Hunt Valley, MD, reports it has won a five-year contract extension to continue to oversee and manage the Defense Energy Support Centers (DESC) AIR Card program. AIR — or Aviation Into-Plane Reimbursement — is a program under which military and federal aircraft can obtain fuel and other services from FBOs and service companies. AVCARD provides the systems and global infrastructure for the program, and has a network of some 4,800 locations worldwide that accept AVCARD. The company says new AIR cards will be distributed soon.
AVCARD originally began overseeing the program in 1997.
AlliedSignal Inc., Phoenix, announces its introduction of two new Bendix/King Multi-Function Displays that will offer pilots the ability to view fully integrated safety information on a single display; 310-512-1656.
AMETEK, Inc., Wilmington, MA, has acquired Gulton-Statham Transducers, Inc., from Mark IV Industries, Inc., of Amherst, N.Y.; 978-988-4101.
ARINC Incorporated of Annapolis, MD, introduces WebASD Express, which provides users with unlimited Internet access for graphical flight tracking for up to five aircraft; 410-266-4651.
Automotive Air Charter, formed by General Motors Air Transportation Services and DaimlerChrysler Aviation, is a new charter company in Pontiac, MI; 888-426-8999.
Avidyne Corporation and AvroTec, Inc. of Lincoln, MA, is awarded the Highway in the Sky contract from NASA's AGATE Alliance. The contract entails designing the general aviation aircraft cockpit of the future; 781-402-7400.
ARNAV Systems, Inc. of Puyallup, WA, announces its new weather products and an Internet gateway to its WxLink Weather Service; 253-848-6060.
Bombardier Aerospace based in Montreal, reports it is adding its latest business jet model — the Continental — to its Flexjet¨ fractional ownership program; the Continental business jet will join the fleet in 2002; 404-222-5029.
CAE Inc., Toronto, acquires its largest business jet contract from SimuFlite Training International for the purchase of four Level D business jet flight simulators; 416-865-0070.
Cessna, Wichita, KS, announces its Citation Encore is scheduled for certification in the second quarter 2000 and first customer deliveries later in the year. The company also announced the rollout of its 100th Citation X; 315-517-8181.
Chevron announces its new electronic credit card processing agreement with Multi Service. The system allows Chevron FBOs to accept all major credit cards; 913-663-9575.
Commuter Air Technology, Inc. of Scottsdale, AZ, signs an agreement with DynaComp Corporation, British Columbia, to produce a high technology cargo pod for the King Air enhancement program, CATPASS.
Contrail Aviation, Baltimore, announces the launching of its Supersonic Business Jet Program. Manufacturers, including Gulfstream, Dassault, and Sukhoi, are developing the Supersonic Business Jet; 410-666-6123.
Eaton Aerospace, Cleveland, OH, announces it is the integrated hydraulic system supplier for Raytheon's Hawker Horizon transcontinental business jet; 216-523-5000.
Fairchild Aerospace, San Antonio, TX, unveils its full-scale cabin mock-up for its Envoy 7 aircraft. Scheduled for production later this year, 28 orders for the aircraft have been made; 210-804-7751.
Flight Options, Cleveland, OH, announces the signing of its 150th customer, AM General Corp.; 216-261-3500.
Garrett Aviation, Phoenix, is in the final stages of completing its first Falcon 50 engine retrofit under the AlliedSignal program, replacing the TFE731-3 with the TFE731-40. The company's first Boeing Business Jet completion is scheduled for November and is one of four BBJs in the process of completion; 402-475-2800.