1. Jeppesen’s Aviator Integrates EFB Apps 

Jeppesen introduced Jeppesen Aviator— a new pilot resource suite that unites essential electronic flight bag (EFB) resources into an all-in-one app for mobile iOS and Windows devices. Aviator is a Jeppesen and Boeing collaboration that integrates typically independent EFB features into a single point of access that reduces pilot time spent with data entry and accessing individual apps. It also shares data between EFB functions to streamline workflows, reduce pilot head-down time, eliminate human errors and enhance operational efficiency. Aviator combines multiple Jeppesen and Boeing EFB functions in a single framework for airline and military pilots, including: Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro: a standard for interactive airline and military enroute and terminal charting, digital navigation and other EFB functions. Jeppesen Content Viewer: displays essential electronic document browser material from the airline or operator directly in Aviator, instead of through its own module. Electronic Flight Folder: provides transmission of key day-of flight data, including weather and flight plan information. Onboard Performance Tool: allows flight crews to calculate takeoff, landing and weight & balance functions, based on current weather and runway conditions. Software Development Kit (SDK): allows for integration of Aviator with approved applications to expand an airline’s EFB suite across fleet and operations.


Denver, Colorado

2. Duncan and Gogo Developing STCs for Gogo Biz 4G

Duncan Aviation and Gogo Business Aviation are developing STCs) for Gogo’s new 4G service and Wi-Fi equipment. Duncan Aviation avionics technicians have installed more than 575 Gogo Air-To-Ground Broadband and WLAN systems. The six 4G STCs in development with Gogo and Duncan Aviation include the following aircraft: Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (Challenger 604, 605,650); Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300 and 350); Bombardier BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 (Global Express and Global 5000); Dassault Aviation Falcon 900 and Falcon 900EX; Dassault Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX; Gulfstream G-IV and GV. “The new Gogo Biz 4G system is the next generation in Wi-Fi connectivity for business aircraft,” says Steve Elofson, Duncan Aviation Avionics Installation sales rep. “Our customers are looking forward to this enhanced connectivity and we are excited to be able to provide them with this wireless experience.”

Duncan Aviation

3. Duncan Adds More Paint Capacity Battle Creek

Duncan Aviation recently completed a hangar renovation that allows additional paint capacity and more paint schedule flexibility for its full-service Battle Creek, Michigan, location. A former aircraft stripping hangar was renovated and now serves as a new, 12,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art paint hangar that will accommodate aircraft sized up to a Bombardier Global Express. The hangar has a computer-driven side-draft airflow system that triple-filters the air and will allow aircraft to be stripped, painted, primed and striped in that hangar. It also has new, adjustable and energy-efficient LED lighting. The renovation was managed by Tectonic Management Group with Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek Facilities. 

4. Avfuel Online Customer Service Training

Avfuel Corporation launched its online Avfuel Customer Service Training (ACST) that offers its network FBOs a resource to boost their level of service. It contains content that can be applied directly to FBOs so operators can start using best practices immediately. The courses are user friendly and incorporate videos, downloadable course materials and online quizzes. The FBO staff can independently take the courses as time permits.

Avfuel Corporation
Ann Arbor, Michigan

5. Sabena Technics Gets Falcon Mod Contract

Dassault Aviation selected Sabena technics to modify four Falcon 50M French Navy surveillance and maritime rescue aircraft. After certification of the prototype, the three other aircraft will be nose-to-tail modified in Sabena technics facility located in Dinard. After modification, the cabins will be equipped with a hatch that will allow a rescue boat (the SAR chain) to be dropped as close as possible to the castaway. The modification program is planned to start in the first quarter of 2018 and completed by the end of 2019.

Sabena technics

7. JSSI and Constant Aviation Offer ADS-B — FANS Solution

Jet Support Service, Inc. and Constant Aviation are offering owners and operators an ADS-B upgrade program that will help JSSI clients meet the FAA’s Jan. 1, 2020, deadline for equipage. JSSI will work closely with clients and Constant Aviation on scheduling in an effort to maximize efficiency will also schedule any upcoming maintenance inspections. 

Constant Aviation

Jet Support Service, Inc. (JSSI)

8. Bliss Jet Offers LGA to London Flights

Bliss Jet, a new indirect air carrier, is launching an individually ticketed seat service by business jet between London Stansted and New York’s LaGuardia Airport in spring 2017. The fare, $11,995 each way, is comparable with major airlines’ first class. The company will offer a maximum of 10 seats on Gulfstream G450 and G550 business jets. The flights will be operated by established U.S. charter operators, including White Cloud Charter LLC and Jet Access Aviation, between Sheltair Aviation’s FBO at LaGuardia and Inflight Jet Centre’s VIP terminal at London Stansted. Discounted fares for advance booking and multiple seats will be available. Door-to-door journey times may be reduced by as much as four hours each way compared with scheduled airlines. 

Bliss Jet
U.S. 844-357-1010
U.K. 0108 189 1166

9. Paragon Network Expands to West Coast

The Paragon Aviation Group announced that Ross Aviation (KLGB) at Long Beach Airport (Daugherty field) is now a member of the Paragon Network. Ross Aviation’s 24/7 facility at Long Beach is a full-service FBO that has ranked the #1 FBO in the U.S. for three consecutive years.

Ross Aviation

10. TNA Aviation Technologies Products Now Assembled in the U.S.

TNA Aviation Technologies announced that its 2017 product line of semi-robotic aircraft tugs and ground support equipment will assemble its tugs in the U.S. The company’s TowFLEXX aircraft repositioning systems allow customers to use hangar and apron space more efficiently. 

TNA Aviation Technologies

11. West Star Expands at Chattanooga 

West Star’s Chattanooga, Tennessee, facility will offer weekend shift hours. Extended hours will give customers 12-hr. coverage from a dedicated crew Friday-Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The team will consist of five maintenance technicians to start. The company has also continued paint and interior expansion efforts by hiring a new paint and interior design sales associate, Samantha Boyce. 

West Star Aviation

12. Air BP RocketRoute Fuel App on iPhone

Air BP announced the its RocketRoute Fuel App is now available on the iPhone. The app offers all general aviation operators a new and simple way of buying fuel direct from Air BP, regardless of whether they are a customer or not. It provides intuitive online access to an extensive, global network of aviation fuel locations, payment methods and the opportunity to offset carbon emissions through the system interface. Air BP customers also benefit from their specific pricing as well as aircraft and Sterling Card details being visible in the app when they link to their account. The app is available free-of-charge from the Apple store or from the RocketRoute website for all other devices. 

Air BP


13. Lightspeed Aviation Zulu 3 Headset

Lightspeed Aviation launched the Zulu 3 ANR headset that builds on the performance and features of the original Zulu and Zulu.2. New to this model: New contoured ear seals; new cables built around a Kevlar core that weight less; backed by seven-year warranty, two years more protection than offered on other premium headsets; optional free taller head pad. 

Price: $850

LIghtspeed Aviation
(971) 925-5515

14. Conklin & de Decker Life Cycle Cost Release 17.1

Conklin & de Decker issued Life Cycle Cost Release 17.1 and it includes five new aircraft and expanded engine costs which include the details of internal engine components that are cycle and time limited for fixed-wing engines. The new release includes the Phenom 100EV, Avanti P180 EVO, Piper M500, Bell Helicopter 505 Jet Ranger X and the Diamond DA62. This release also includes replacement items for jet and turboprop engine.

Prices: Jet, $825; turboprop and helicopter, $675; piston, $495. 

Conklin & de Decker
(928) 443-8676