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NBAA/EBACE Draws Business Aviation experts, Enthusiasts and Future Talent to the Las Vegas Convention

Did you miss NBAA/EBACE Las Vegas?  By all accounts, it was a phenomenal turnout and a tribute to the strength of the industry and the organization.

According to NBAA, “The 2017 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) was an all-around success, highlighting the strength of the industry and the host community of Las Vegas, NV.” Click here to see what NBAA is posting after the convention.

“This year’s show was special in many ways,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We celebrated NBAA’s 70th anniversary, and how our industry is stronger when we work together.”

On the Ground at Henderson Executive Airport;  Students who are looking for careers in Business Aviation as well as profiling NBAA members who use aviation as a corporate advantage, NBAA/EBACE covered it all.

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Static Display of Aircraft: Attendees explore the impressive and extensive outdoor static display at Henderson Executive Airport.

Careers in Business Aviation Day: Students tour the exhibit floor during Careers in Business Aviation Day

*Photos and Captions from NBAA/EBACE convention postings.

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Pro Line Fusion for Challenger 604

Connectivity Upgraded with Pro Line Fusion for Challenger 604

Bombardier’s Challenger 604 maintains its place as one of the most sought after aircraft in the pantheon of heavy jets. Operators and owners often cite its range and comfort as well as its premier connectivity, which is about to take another step forward, making it an even better choice for business aviation.

One of the big announcements at EBACE, was that Challenger 604 operators have a new option for cockpit avionics upgrades. Nextant Aerospace will  be the installation design certification company for the Challenger 604 upgrades (Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion) Read more

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EBACE Assesses Business Aviation

EBACE assesses … and redefines message on Business Aviation:

Looking at the overall perceptions and  impact of Business Aviation, EBAA, and NBAA (to a great extent) note that others are creating the narrative of what ‘Business Aviation’ mean. On May 24th 2017,  Taunya Renson-Martin, strategic communications advisor for the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) spoke to an audience saying it is “time for business aviation to take the message back” and not allow some misperceptions to dominate the narrative.

For many. outside the industry, it seems like an added ‘privilege’ for company executives but in fact, there are many companies that depend on their own fleet to get executives to key meetings or locations that might not be easily done with commercial flying.

Some business locations could be hours from a commercial airport, and may have to deal with delays all of which have an adverse effect on running a business.  Private/Business flights fit your schedule and often can access private or smaller airfields closer to their intended destination allowing for less unproductive travel time and more business connectivity while in the air.

With the fast pace and global nature of business, Business Aviation becomes more and more of a necessity and not a ‘luxury’.


EBAA Gathers Industry Communicators…

EBAA members may access the toolkit through the association’s website. Learn more about the toolkit.

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New ‘Aerospace’ Tech Can Revolutionize Business/Private Flight

It is not hard to see that the future of flight is changing rapidly as markets expand and there is more demand for more ‘user friendly’ controls. Gamers and Game Development have changed the face of nearly every industry whether associated with private/commercial or  governmental enterprises.

Military applications range from remote operators of  UAV’s to on the ground robotics and surgeons use gaming to keep skills sharp for the new laser scalpels and ‘robotic’ surgery techniques.  From the first remote access mars landing, it was only a matter of time before some of these innovations and new technologies would be adapted to commercial and then Business Aviation.  Commercial aviation has been using “fly by wire” technology on the flight deck  for quite some time but now it is moving rapidly into the BusAv sector. Read more

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The FANS Upgrade

The FANS Upgrade and Keeping Your Aircraft Compliant

For many of our SmartJets clients, understanding the importance or benefits of the Future Air Navigation System or FANS can get complicated by the detailed and technical language associated with the publication of the information. Most of our owners and/or clientele just want the “bottom line” explanation for “What is it?” and “What does it mean to me?”

Bottom Line?  The FANS system offers not only improved safety but additionally offers access to better and more direct routing, which in turn can save time, fuel, and even reduce number of stopovers on longer flights. Below, we have encapsulated the information about the FANS updates, benefits, and due dates for compliance in a more ‘reader’  friendly synopsis, which is not intended to be the sole source of information. As always, you should rely on your own maintenance department or other professional technical support personnel for information and planning for your upgrades.

Call our SmartJets team   … we are ready to work with you.

Future Air Navigation System/(FANS) 1/A+ solutions replaces the current system of  “verbal position reports” (using HF radio communications) which can be unreliable and hard to understand.

The FANS system offers automatic satellite-based text position reports delivered directly to air traffic control from the aircraft’s onboard Flight Management System (FMS) and DataLink system. This method of communicating flight information can reduce operating costs, as it allows for more direct routing, and increases safety by decreasing possible misunderstanding of “verbal position reports”.  A majority of commercial aircraft have used the FANS 1/A+ for decades, while only a small percentage of business jet aircraft have had the system available. Now, changing regulations will have business jet aircraft equipped with and gaining the benefits of the FANS system. Read more