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As many regions in the world experience an ongoing terrorist threat, new
companies are emerging to help corporate flight departments secure their
assets and personnel. AVweb recently had the chance to talk with key
management personnel from Security Solutions International, a Miami-based firm
specializing in aviation security training. Carving out its own niche in
the security industry, the company claims to be the first in the world
to offer courses for helicopter crews in emergency preparedness and
OFFERS SECURITY SEMINARS IN 2004
The NBAA has launched
its own security initiative, including a series of seminars titled NBAA
Security Training for Part 91 Operators, based upon the security project
developed in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration
(TSA). The NBAA has already performed security-training seminars for
Part 91 operators based at Teterboro (TEB), Westchester County (HPN) and
Morristown (MMU) airports. These "Train-the-Trainer" sessions have given
participants the materials necessary to train their companies' employees
to meet the standards needed to obtain a TSA Access Certificate (TSAAC),
which eventually may grant TSAAC holders access to TFRs equivalent to
that afforded scheduled air carriers. More...
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EAST GAINS BIZAV MOMENTUM
The Middle East is emerging as a business aviation center, as evidenced
by several recent announcements at this year's Dubai Air
International Show . On Dec. 8, Boeing signed an agreement with
Alsalam Aircraft Company, making the company the first authorized
service center for Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) in the Middle East
AVIATION TO LAUNCH MAINTENANCE FACILITY IN DUBAI...
During the Dubai Show, Jet Aviation unveiled construction plans for a new
facility to be located at the Dubai International Airport. In addition
to its facilities in Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, the Dubai
location will be the third Jet Aviation facility in the Middle East and
will primarily offer maintenance service and fixed-based operations. Jet
Aviation Dubai, a joint venture with the Almulla Business Group of
Dubai, is expected to be fully operational in the second half of 2004
and will include a large hangar capable of accommodating two BBJs or
Airbus Corporate Jets in addition to 1,000 square meters of workshop
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CAE SIM XXI LEVEL D-QUALIFIED...
The first CAE Sim XXI
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simulator located at the Emirates-CAE Flight Training center in Dubai.
Concurrently, Level D certification was also received for the center's
new Hawker 800/800 XP full-flight simulator. More...
OPENS NEW OFFICE IN DUBAI
Along with the BBJ and Jet Aviation announcements at the Dubai show, ARINC
Incorporatedannounced the opening of a new customer-service office
in the host city. The dedicated office will support ARINC's aviation
clients in the Middle East and Africa, as well as the company's overall
regional business expansion plans. More...
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PREPARE FOR HOLIDAY VOLUME
Before the start of the busy holiday travel season, the NBAA released a
notice advising members to be wary of flight delays due to changes in
the air traffic control flow. As we bump into the Christmas and New Year
holiday, it might be a good idea to review the organization's warnings.
The NBAA claims that during the winter months -- specifically on
Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and days associated with holidays -- the
increased volume of general aviation traffic to and from Florida
terminals and the New York metropolitan area results in departure and en
route delays to all National Airspace System (NAS) operators.
BUSINESS AIRCRAFT & JET PREVIEW
Business aviation was in force recently at the West Palm Beach Business
Aircraft & Jet Preview, held Dec. 9. Nearly 40 exhibitors with more than
20 jets were on display at Signature Flight Support's facility at the
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI). More...
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BALDWIN TO REMAIN CHAIRMAN OF NBAA
National Business Aviation Association Chairman of the Board Donald E.
Baldwin has accepted a position on the board of The Whitewind Company,
an NBAA member. Baldwin has resigned his current position with the
Coca-Cola flight department effective Dec. 30, 2003. In accordance with
the NBAA bylaws, Baldwin will retain his chairmanship with no
interruption in leadership. More...
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which applies to all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-7, PC-12, and
PC-12/45 airplanes that incorporate a certain engine-driven pump.
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The FAA has issued Final Special Conditions for Israel Aircraft
Industries Model 1124 airplanes modified by Garrett Aviation Services.
The FAA advises, "These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual
design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in
the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes."
The FAA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that is
applicable to certain Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 900 series
airplanes. This proposal would require revising the Abnormal Procedures
section of the airplane flight manual to advise the flight crew to avoid
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