Industry Round-up, September 14, 2018


Image: Lancair

This week, AVweb‘s news roundup found reports on an event held by the Lancair Owners and Builders Organization, an upcoming aerospace exhibition, a new contract between CEFA Aviation and China’s aviation authority and the addition of more hubs for Airstream Jets’ Jet Card Program.

The Lancair Owners and Builders Organization (LOBO) will be holding its annual Landing get-together in early October at Texas’ San Marcos Regional Airport (HYI). The event will feature Lancair-focused ground training, vendor displays and seminars, local tours and a Texas-style BBQ. Also in aviation event news, a new aerospace and aviation exhibition will be held at Thumamah Airport (OETH) in Riyadh in March 2019. The Saudi Airshow is being billed as the first event of its kind in Saudi Arabia. It will include an outdoor static display, exhibition areas and an international aviation conference.

France-based CEFA Aviation has signed a three-year contract with the authority analyzing aviation incidents and accidents in China (CASTC). With the new contract, CEFA will continue to provide support for its Flight Animation System, which CASTC has been using for the last five years. Closer to home, Airstream Jets, an on-demand air charter and jet card company, has announced two new Distance Card Hub airports in Texas at Austin Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). The company has also added the HondaJet to its jet card program.