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Monday October 29, 2012

PRESHOW EDITION

Orlando • FREE

Finding Hotels Where Crew is VIP

Ken Shanley launched Hotel Connections out of a onedesk office at JFK airport in 1997 after recognizing the market need for a specialized procurement capability serving airline crews. As the first company dedicated to managing distressed passengers and then grew into fullservice airline crew accommodations, he has delivered millions of dollars in savings through process and product innovation for both domestic and worldwide airline clients. Shanley introduced greater value and efficiency into the procurement process with continued on page 73

Hubbard Continues Tradition of Quailty Products and Business Integrity

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Cessna Delivers World-Class the Engine that Drives Service to Owners and Economic Growth Operators Around the Globe

Long known as a “must see” vacation destination, today, Fort Lauderdale is the heart of a diverse economic region home to a $13 billion marine industry, $8.5 billion tourism industry, the state’s largest technology hub, and a rapidly expanding film and television production sector. One of the key factors driving the City’s emergence as a major commercial center is an extensive transportation

Orlando becomes the epicenter of the business aviation world this week, as key industry operators present what is new and exciting to customers and press in attendance from around the world at the 65th annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) meeting and convention. Cessna officials onsite in Orlando point out that Cessna delivers world-class customer service to owners and operators around the globe, but maintains that customer

Chicago’s #1 Choice for Business Aviation

Fly Straight and LEVIL: Peace of Mind Inside the Cockpit

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Hubbard Aviation Technologies is a Hubbard Broadcasting company. Stanley E. Hubbard was an early 20th century aviation pioneer during which time he started some of the country’s first airlines. His interest in technology led him to the rapidly developing arena of radio broadcasting, where he started the country’s first allcommercial radio station, followed by the introduction of television broadcasting, and

J.A. Air Center brought a rich, 65-year history with them to Sugar Grove. Originally known as Joliet Aviation Electronics, the company carved out a reputation at Joliet Municipal Airport as an avionics expert. The name was changed to Joliet Avionics (the JA in J.A. Air), and the company sold enough equipment to become the No. 1 King Radio dealer in the world for 20 years. In 1975 the company relocated from Joliet to DuPage County Airport, adding engine and airframe maintenance to its

Levil Technology introduced the first iPad-compatible Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) at AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, revolutionizing the role of today’s tablets inside the cockpit. WingX Pro7 from Hilton Software LLC. was the first moving-map application to offer an incredibly sharp Synthetic Vision view coupled with the revolutionary AHRS-G mini. This combination presented pilots an affordable back-up solution that could be carried in a flight-bag at all times. With the increasing number of pilots using

MyGoFlight to Showcase New Products at NBAA 2012

Hutchinson Aerospace Unveils Acoustic Demonstrator

Baker Aviation: ‘We Make Flying Easy’

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MyGoFlight, a company focused on the iPad In Motion for aviators, announced a series of new products that can be seen at NBAA 2012. This includes the official roll-out of their expanded line of iPad Flight Bags for the paperless cockpit; introduction of a line of iPad jet mounts; and a unique rotating iPad kneeboard line. The Flight Bag PLC Series of flight bags are designed from the ground up for the “Paperless” cockpit (PLC). They are durable, highly functional and very cool. The Flight Bag PLC Pro Transformer is for the pilot

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Recognized as an expert in vibration and noise reduction, Hutchinson Aerospace knows how to adapt high performance and reliable solutions to all commercial and regional aviation platforms along with business aviation and general aviation. Using its experience as an OEM Thermal and Acoustic Insulation System (TAIS) supplier, Hutchinson Aerospace has set out to offer its one of a kind aftermarket TAIS packages direct to completion centers and end-users. Hutchinson Aerospace offers standard enhanced acoustic packages for the

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With safety as their number one concern, Baker Aviation offers practical solutions for aircraft charter, management and maintenance services. Baker’s aircraft management program is designed to operate your aircraft at the highest standards, while enabling you to take advantage of substantial savings. To fully enjoy the experience of aircraft ownership, without the hefty costs, let their professional staff be your flight department. Aircraft management benefits and services include: • Crew selection, management and training. • Maintenance scheduling, oversight and detailed invoicing.

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Monday October 29, 2012

PRESHOW EDITION

Orlando • FREE

Finding Hotels Where Crew is VIP

Ken Shanley launched Hotel Connections out of a onedesk office at JFK airport in 1997 after recognizing the market need for a specialized procurement capability serving airline crews. As the first company dedicated to managing distressed passengers and then grew into fullservice airline crew accommodations, he has delivered millions of dollars in savings through process and product innovation for both domestic and worldwide airline clients. Shanley introduced greater value and efficiency into the procurement process with continued on page 73

Hubbard Continues Tradition of Quailty Products and Business Integrity

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Cessna Delivers World-Class the Engine that Drives Service to Owners and Economic Growth Operators Around the Globe

Long known as a “must see” vacation destination, today, Fort Lauderdale is the heart of a diverse economic region home to a $13 billion marine industry, $8.5 billion tourism industry, the state’s largest technology hub, and a rapidly expanding film and television production sector. One of the key factors driving the City’s emergence as a major commercial center is an extensive transportation

Orlando becomes the epicenter of the business aviation world this week, as key industry operators present what is new and exciting to customers and press in attendance from around the world at the 65th annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) meeting and convention. Cessna officials onsite in Orlando point out that Cessna delivers world-class customer service to owners and operators around the globe, but maintains that customer

Chicago’s #1 Choice for Business Aviation

Fly Straight and LEVIL: Peace of Mind Inside the Cockpit

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Hubbard Aviation Technologies is a Hubbard Broadcasting company. Stanley E. Hubbard was an early 20th century aviation pioneer during which time he started some of the country’s first airlines. His interest in technology led him to the rapidly developing arena of radio broadcasting, where he started the country’s first allcommercial radio station, followed by the introduction of television broadcasting, and

J.A. Air Center brought a rich, 65-year history with them to Sugar Grove. Originally known as Joliet Aviation Electronics, the company carved out a reputation at Joliet Municipal Airport as an avionics expert. The name was changed to Joliet Avionics (the JA in J.A. Air), and the company sold enough equipment to become the No. 1 King Radio dealer in the world for 20 years. In 1975 the company relocated from Joliet to DuPage County Airport, adding engine and airframe maintenance to its

Levil Technology introduced the first iPad-compatible Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) at AirVenture Oshkosh 2011, revolutionizing the role of today’s tablets inside the cockpit. WingX Pro7 from Hilton Software LLC. was the first moving-map application to offer an incredibly sharp Synthetic Vision view coupled with the revolutionary AHRS-G mini. This combination presented pilots an affordable back-up solution that could be carried in a flight-bag at all times. With the increasing number of pilots using

MyGoFlight to Showcase New Products at NBAA 2012

Hutchinson Aerospace Unveils Acoustic Demonstrator

Baker Aviation: ‘We Make Flying Easy’

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MyGoFlight, a company focused on the iPad In Motion for aviators, announced a series of new products that can be seen at NBAA 2012. This includes the official roll-out of their expanded line of iPad Flight Bags for the paperless cockpit; introduction of a line of iPad jet mounts; and a unique rotating iPad kneeboard line. The Flight Bag PLC Series of flight bags are designed from the ground up for the “Paperless” cockpit (PLC). They are durable, highly functional and very cool. The Flight Bag PLC Pro Transformer is for the pilot

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Recognized as an expert in vibration and noise reduction, Hutchinson Aerospace knows how to adapt high performance and reliable solutions to all commercial and regional aviation platforms along with business aviation and general aviation. Using its experience as an OEM Thermal and Acoustic Insulation System (TAIS) supplier, Hutchinson Aerospace has set out to offer its one of a kind aftermarket TAIS packages direct to completion centers and end-users. Hutchinson Aerospace offers standard enhanced acoustic packages for the

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With safety as their number one concern, Baker Aviation offers practical solutions for aircraft charter, management and maintenance services. Baker’s aircraft management program is designed to operate your aircraft at the highest standards, while enabling you to take advantage of substantial savings. To fully enjoy the experience of aircraft ownership, without the hefty costs, let their professional staff be your flight department. Aircraft management benefits and services include: • Crew selection, management and training. • Maintenance scheduling, oversight and detailed invoicing.

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HARCO: Dedicated to Innovation and Performance

HARCO is an award-winning designer, manufacturer and international distributor of aerospace air data systems, gas turbine high temperature sensors, on-engine electrical cable assemblies, airframe electrical cable assemblies and other advanced sensor products. They not only design their systems to exacting OEM requirements they are also an FAA approved repair facility. If you want best performance and value, rest assured HARCO’s products have been designed to meet your specifi-

cations and perform in the harshest environments. their dedication to innovation and overall performance allows your designs to push the envelope with utmost confidence. HARCO’s success is a reflection of both our philosophy and our process. They recognize that every job is custom. Their structure establishes dedicated project teams with a flexible and creative approach that bring innovative solutions to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for new hardware or a solution

Marion Aircraft: Serving Corporate, VIP and Commercial Aviation

Since the 1970s, Marion Aircraft is a distributor of fine upholstery fabrics, handselected leather, in-stock wool carpet, headliner material and innovative flooring. They have worked with customers all over the world supplying them with a variety of products and have the ability

to locate hard-to-find products, because of their long history in this business. Their 15 offices worldwide give them the added ability to work with customers at the customer’s convenience. Marion Aircraft just introduced their new line of LeatherMotive, a headliner and seating material that has both durability and the look of leather with 1/3 the weight of leather. It is easy to care for with very low waste and passes the most strenuous smoke and flammability tests.

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for repairing existing equipment within airframe, engine or aircraft systems, HARCO will provide you with the best in service, quality and cost.

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Marion Aircraft represents AeroSea Carpet, which provides luxurious wool flooring for aircraft and yachts. An extraordinary collection of textures, styles, and colors are all stocked for immediate shipment. Marion Aircraft is aircraft representative for the Rodeo Collection, a division of Stark Carpet, offering more than 30 years of extensive experience in custom made designer carpets for corporate and VIP aircraft. They will be showing several new carpet designs, especially made with general aviation in mind. This year they added veneers to their product line and will have samples available at their Booth #2594.

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Dallas Executive Airport Prepares for the Future One of Dallas’ most prized assets is about to become even more valuable. Dallas Executive Airport, the city-owned, national reliever airport in Southern Dallas, is undergoing a master planning process to identify ways for it to overcome its challenges and to maximize its potential. Concurrently, various infrastructure improvement projects are also being undertaken. Dallas Executive Airport is one of the 84 national reliever airports that support operations by the most sophisticated aircraft in the general aviation fleet. Many flights are by jet aircraft, including corporate and fractional ownership operations and air taxi services. These airports are located in metropolitan areas near major business centers and support flying throughout the nation and the world. National airports are currently located within 31 states. These airports also provide pilots with an alternative to busy primary commercial service airports. Dallas Executive Airport occupies 1,040 acres of land with two concrete runways. It is fully equipped with an air traffic control tower, a full instrument landing system, and all of the necessary aeronautical lighting, airport markings and air navigation radio aids to ensure ac-

Seven Steps to Proper Lubrication: The Right Approach to Enhancing Equipment Performance and Minimizing Maintenance

cessibility even under adverse weather conditions. The airport has two full-service fixed based operators that provide meeting rooms, car rentals, fuel maintenance, hangar rentals, charters and more. The airport’s terminal building, constructed in 2005, has a full-service restaurant, passenger lounge, administrative offices and pilot facilities. The business conference center has a main hall as well as breakout rooms. Dallas Executive Airport has good existing facilities to support general aviation and business-related activity. Its location in southern Dallas gives it proximity to highways, higher education and downtown. It has more developable land (480 acres) than any other general aviation airport in the area. continued on page 76

Today’s business and general aviation aircraft are subject to increasingly harsh environmental conditions and performance requirements. Simultaneously, engineers and equipment operators are demanding longer service life and less maintenance. The proper approach to lubrication is critical to minimizing equipment failures and meeting rigorous performance specifications. While a multitude of environmental and technical variables may affect lubricant selection and use, the following are important considerations to address whenever a new lubricant is selected:

Understand equipment operating temperatures. Critical to proper lubrication is selecting the right lubricant for the equipment’s operating temperature range. Temperature impacts the viscosity of the oil and the capabilities of the additives, ultimately changing how the lubricant performs. Therefore, it is important to know the coldest and hottest temperatures that the equipment could possibly encounter, as

well as the standard operating temperature, to ensure the correct lubricant is specified.

Consider speed and load of the equipment. Equipment that turns slowly and/or has a heavy load requires higher viscosity base oil and different additives than equipment with a higher speed or lighter load.

Be aware of environmental factors. The cleanliness of the equipment’s operating environment as well as other factors, including exposure to chemicals, moisture, vacuum, etc., will affect continued on page 77


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ICG’s New ePhone Offers Expanded Capabilities to Business Aviation and Air Transport Aircraft

International Communications Group (ICG) has announced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of its new ePhone cordless cabin telephone system for both business aviation and air transport use. ICG worked with Chicago Jet Group to obtain an STC for business aircraft applications and also collaborated with L2 Consulting Services, Inc. for a separate STC on an air transport category Boeing 737-800 operated by a major US-based airline. ICG has also recently received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the FAA for the new ePhone handset, docking station, bulkhead cradle and base unit. The ePhone is the ideal solution for business aircraft operators wishing to upgrade existing on-board handset systems or in new installations were the latest and most efficient onboard telephone system is desired. It has also been installed by several major U.S. airlines to provide its crews with dedicated Satcom telephone service for

use in medical emergencies. The ePhone’s ergonomic design utilizes DECT 6.0 (1.9 GHz) digital technology for superior voice clarity and range. ICG’s ePhone system provides all contemporary telecom features including intercom calling, conferencing, and call hold. It also incorporates a host of new features such as active cabin-noise reduction and Bluetooth compatibility. The ePhone handset also has a mini-USB port for uploading custom logos, screen savers and personalized phone directories. Its design is very similar to cordless executive or personal phones found in any office so it makes the transition from the boardroom to the airplane cabin almost unnoticeable. ICG’s ePhone system has two stylish cradle options that can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. The continued on page 76

The Best Little Airport in the Country is in Naples, Fla.

Top-notch facilities, outstanding customer service and a convenient location two miles from downtown Naples and three miles from the Gulf of Mexico make Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF) a favorite stop for business and leisure pilots. The staff works hard every day to make ‘the best little airport in the country’ even better. As a result, readers of Professional Pilot magazine named Naples Municipal Airport the 27th best fixed-base operator and the 15th best independent FBO in the U.S. in 2012. In addition, pilots participating in an Aviation International News FBO survey ranked the airport as the fourth most improved FBO from 2010 to 2011. “These rankings recognize our exceptional customer service and improvements made to our general aviation facilities since 2009,” said Executive Director Ted Soliday. “We appreciate this vote of confidence from the pilots who use our airport.” The City of Naples Airport Authority

renovated and expanded the airport’s general aviation terminal with a sunlit passenger lounge, business center and conference rooms, fitness facility, pilots’ lounge, weather-data station and flight-planning center. Coffee, ice and newspapers are complimentary, and Wi-Fi is available at no charge throughout the airport. Customer service representatives function as airport concierges and coordinate catering requests, make hotel, restaurant and ground-transportation reservations, arrange for crew cars and offer advice and directions to arriving pilots and passengers. In late 2010, U.S. Customs and Border Protection began providing services from a new customs facility, built and paid for by the Airport Authority as a service to airport tenants and the flying public. The facility saves time and fuel for pilots returning from overseas trips and is staffed from 10:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week. After-hour continued on page 28


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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Expects to See Strong Business and Passenger Growth in 2013

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is navigating a course toward phenomenal growth due to commercial airlines success and new aviation businesses landing at the airport. With three OEM-owned service centers, new passenger airline connections to critical business aviation centers, and plenty of new development opportunities, Gateway is the choice for businesses. Within the past few years, Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft and Embraer have all chosen Gateway as a location for company-owned service centers. These companies were attracted to Gateway because of low operating costs, a business friendly atmosphere and attractive incentives. "Even beyond having the maintenance facility, it brings international attention to business opportunities here at the airport," says Lynn Kusy, Executive Director of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Air-

port. "So having a name like Cessna, Hawker, or Embraer brings other businesses in alongside of it." Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport continues to make significant investments in airport infrastructure in order to support continued growth. With three runways each at least 9,300 feet, business jets of any size have no problem operating out of Gateway, but the airport is also planning for sharps increases in passenger airline growth. “We will have two non-stop flights per day in November on Spirit and Frontier,” says Kusy. “Wichita is served by Allegiant and has been a critical route for Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft.” Gateway served more than 950,000 passengers last year, an increase of 19 percent over 2010 and first quarter numbers for 2012 were 50 percent above 2011. Projections indicate Gateway’s primary air carrier, Allegiant, will continue

PNC Aviation Finance: Leading the Way in Aviation Finance

Wayne Starling is a Senior Vice President and the National Sales Manager for PNC Aviation Finance. He has been in the banking and finance industry for more than 20 years and in particular, the aviation business for 13 years. Prior to PNC, his career in aviation began with Aviation Finance Group, AFG, which was a privately owned aircraft lender founded in 1998. He was part of the original founding group for AFG and stayed with the company when it was acquired by PNC Financial Services, Inc. in 2004. Q: Please tell us a bit about the com-

pany, a brief history of PNC Aviation Finance, and an overview of your business today.

A: PNC Aviation Finance is one of the industry’s leading providers of aircraft finance. In fact, over the past three years, we have funded more aircraft loans than any other finance company. This is because our suite of financing solutions is uniquely designed to meet the needs of sophisticated corporate aircraft owners. Our programs include leases, traditional credit loans, asset-based loans, and dealer floor plan programs.

We are widely known for our “non-

with record-setting profitability and addition of new destinations. Additionally, Spirit Airlines continues to announce new cities and Frontier recently announced nonstop service to Denver. Between Allegiant’s continued success and the new announcements by Spirit and Frontier, Gateway Airport expects to surpass 1.2 million total passengers in 2012. In June, the Airport concluded an indepth planning study to consider the infrastructure needs of the Airport over the next 20 years. Results of the study were unveiled and focused on the airfield improvements necessary, especially roads and utilities. The first phase of development for a new terminal would provide 14 gates and handle 3 million passengers annually. For business jet travelers, the recourse, no financial disclosure” program which we are the only lender that offers such a product.

I attribute a lot of our success to the expertise and experience of our team. When you finance your aircraft with PNC Aviation Finance, the salesperson, operations person, and credit officer and after financing, servicing representative are all dedicated exclusively to assisting our aircraft finance customers. This means that they understand your specific needs as an aircraft owner.

Q: What would you say makes your business unique? A: PNC Aviation Finance is the only aircraft finance company that offers a “nonrecourse, no financial disclosure” program. Our program allows aircraft owners to finance their aircraft without providing any financial documents (i.e. income statements, balance sheets, tax returns, K-1’s,

START PAC: Dedicated to Affordable Innovative Technology and Superior Customer Support

START PAC, founded in 1997, has been leading the wave of innovation in ground support equipment since its inception. With more than a dozen Patents and Patents Pending and more than 60 years of combined aeronautical and mechanical engineering experience, START PAC was the first company to develop 28 volt starting units, preceding any competitors by more than four years. This forward thinking company, that is completely dedicated to affordable innovative tech-

nology and superior customer support, was also the first and only company to develop a safe lithium ion technology for the civil and military aviation industries since 2008. Having sold to more than 60 countries and myriad military forces worldwide, START PAC continues to be passionate in its quest for safe and reliable innovative products to meet the requirements across many industries. Although START PAC is an American company with an American made

product line, the company culture embraces not only its domestic market but has a tremendous respect and appreciation for its international customer base. With multi-lingual staff and a website that can be translated into any language, it is more than clear that START PAC truly wants to deliver its level of customer support and service accompanied

existing terminal facilities will be likely turned into a first-class executive terminal. Success in scheduled passenger service assists the Airport in recruiting topnotch corporate jet service centers. Most recently, Able Engineering & Component Services began construction of a new 189,000 square foot plant that will be completed this calendar year and will house its innovative services and more than 400 highly-paid employees – a workforce projected to reach 500 by 2015. “This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter in our company’s growth,” Able Engineering Chief Executive Officer Lee Benson said. “We’re already the most cost-effective MRO and parts provider for our customers; this new fly-in facility positions us as the most convenient, too.” The airport’s accomplishments in commercial service and general aviation were hailed by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) when the agency named Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport the 2012 Airport of the Year. For more information, visit www.phxmesagateway.org or stop by Booth #4391. bank and brokerage statements, etc.).

Also with this program, owners have freedom from personal or corporate guarantees which, at times, can be a burden on their financial strategy, and they have freedom from annual financial covenants. Because of the fewer requirements, our customers enjoy less hassle and stress before and after they finance their aircraft. The program is truly unique and unmatched in the aircraft finance industry

Q: How can our readers find out more about your company?

A: We have 10 offices located across the U.S. and Canada. Our staff will gladly come and visit with you face-to-face to discuss your specific needs. And, for additional information, you can visit our website www.pncaviationfinance.com, call 888-339-2834, or stop by our booth at NBAA, #5355.

by its superior technology to the world. There is a sincerity and passion in the START PAC culture that seems too often be lacking in many successful companies today. Employees at START PAC are passionate about what they contribute and express an involvement and personal investment that goes far beyond their paychecks and 401K plans. “START PAC is a way of life for us, it’s something we love to be a part of and the owners only make it better for us by encouraging us all to be the best we can be in everything we do, not just our work. They work harder than all of us which only makes us want to work harder and try more. They even set up a gym for us in our building to encourage us to be continued on page 73


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KING Online Pro/Turbine Courses Make Complex Concepts So Clear that You’ll Say, ‘Wow, that was Easy!’

You probably know John and Martha King as the folks that helped you sail smoothly through your certificates and ratings, but did you know that King Schools offers a full suite of Professional/Turbine courses? There is no reason to leave King Schools behind just because you have moved on to flying jets. John and Martha are still there for your educational needs with courses that clarify, simplify and make it fun to learn. Over the past eight years King has quietly built a suite of 24 courses targeting the needs of turbine powered, professional and owner-flown operators. The King pro-series of courses includes everything from initial transition to jets and high-altitude flying, to certificate courses for operations such as RVSM, RNP, MNPS, P-RNAV, International Operations and Part 135 initial and recurrent pilot training. You have heard the quote, “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.” Well, it does take time and lots of work to make complex material appear simple. King Schools puts in that work and you will love the result. Nobody does it better. The KING courses are clear, simple and easy to understand. Another great thing about these King

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involvement isn’t limited to points after the sale. “We constantly listen to our customers. We take their needs and implement them in the design phase, so we can be certain we are delivering what they need,” said Brad Thress, Cessna senior vice president for business jets. “The product line is an extension of the customer’s needs, and you will see at NBAA that we will once again deliver new products to the market designed with customer input.” The Cessna aircraft which will be presented in the static display include the new Citation Ten, the eagerly anticipated M2, and the sporty Corvalis TTX. In the

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arrangements can be made. KAPF has a pilot’s shop, offers aircraft sales and maintenance, provides fuel and is home to the year-old Museum of Military Memorabilia. More than 500 artifacts, including aircraft models, flight jackets, uniforms, medals and newspaper

courses is that you can take them on the road, anywhere you are connected to the Internet. All courses are delivered right to your Web browser on your PC, Mac, iPad or Android-powered device. Sitting around in an FBO or hotel room with time on your hands? It is easy to knock out your training requirements with the King courses. They record your progress, so when you resume the course—even from a different location— you will pick up right where you left off. Highlights in the King course lineup include a new CRM course that meets the knowledge requirements for Part 135 and 125 flightcrew members that must be completed by March of 2013. Even if not required, this course should be taken by anyone flying multi-pilot aircraft since it provides extremely valuable tips on how flightcrews can work together more efficiently, and become better risk managers. The CRM course is chock-full of practical ideas that can be put to immediate use. King has also just introduced a new International Flight Operations Overview course that will be available by the end of the year. This course is guaranteed to give pilots new to international operations a continued on page 73

convention center, attendees will be able to walk through the Citation Longitude mockup and see the interior of Cessna’s longest-range business jet first hand. Thress said that there will be other aircraft on display, but said people in attendance will simply have to wait until the Cessna press conference, slated for 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29. News concerning Cessna will not be restricted to product announcements. The company has celebrated their 85th anniversary throughout the year, announcing news regarding many different facets of their business, including two new service centers in Europe, as well as new products and services For more information, visit Booth #5366 or stop by the Static Display of Aircraft.

clippings, are on display. Naples Municipal Airport accommodated more than 87,000 operations last year. Although it operates as a general aviation facility, the airport maintains its Part 139 Certificate. The FAA has found no discrepancies during the last 17 annual inspections. To learn more about the best little airport in the country, visit Booth #4560 or log onto www.FlyNaples.com.

Polaris Aviation Solutions: Redefining Value

Polaris Aviation Solutions, like its namesake, provides “aviation solutions” for the private and corporate sectors. Polaris offers such services as: aircraft management, charter, brokerage, private carriage arrangements, sales and acquisitions, and consulting. Polaris Aviation Solutions was formed in 2007 to fill the need for deeprooted integrity, honesty and personalization within the private aviation industry. Over the past five years they have cultivated a “Let’s Do It Right” attitude. Their veteran pilots and experienced professionals have built a full-service aircraft management and charter company operating on three principles: • Flexibility • Integrity • Transparency

Polaris clients experience significant improvement in their aircraft operations, which will provide numerous benefits to them, their organization and their guests. Polaris is an established, well recognized full-service aviation provider. They have a world-class staff operating under the highest safety and maintenance standards in the industry. Polaris’ goal is to provide their clients with complete

personalized service, satisfaction, safety and savings without compromise. From cost savings management of client aircraft to the implementation of a charter program and supplemental lift strategy, they are dedicated to providing services that will always make the operation of client aircraft efficient, safe and cost effective. They are proud to be Argus, Wyvern and ISBAO-II certified, and continue to exceed the standards set in place for their industry in safety, service and procedures. Unlike many traditional turn-key aircraft management companies, Polaris Aviation Solutions offers a more comprehensive approach to private aviation by focusing on providing exceptional customer service and building client relations, rather than focusing on annual revenue earnings or fleet size. As stated continued on page 73


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Gallagher Aviation: Industry Expertise and Original Customer Service – A Dynamic Duo for an Effective Aviation Insurance Program

Gallagher Aviation, the aviation niche team of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has found their extensive industry expertise and original manner of customer service is responsible for the great deal of success they are experiencing in the aviation insurance market place. This dynamic team is responsible for enabling their brokers to excel in achieving what others consider impossible, taking a unique approach that ensures results and providing

uncompromising service in all aspects of the aviation world. They anticipate the needs of their customers and ensure that those needs are fulfilled. Their approach ensures that each program arranged is able to adapt to the changes in the market and to take full advantage of market conditions as they occur. About Gallagher Aviation: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is an interna-

The Future of EVS: Inside Lexavia Integrated Systems

A new addition to the Lexavia team is Bill Van Zwoll, the Director of Sensors and Integrated Products. Van Zwoll comes to Lexavia from Garmin International where he was the Aviation Product Support Manager of Training and Warranty/Services. Prior to his time at Garmin, Van Zwoll supported simulator development for the F/A-18, A/V8-B, EA6-B, MV-22, A/H-1, UH-1, CH53/53E, CH46 and KC130. Drawing on a lifelong love of aviation Van Zwoll has been able to make a career of it since earning degrees in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University in 1990. After graduation, Van Zwoll entered the United States Marine Corps where he was selected to pilot the F/A-18 Hornet multirole fighter jet. Van Zwoll fulfilled many roles while serving in the USMC including Mission Commander, Division Lead, Airborne Forward Air Controller Instructor and Airborne Combat Tactics Instructor.

In addition, he had the honor of attending and graduating from the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School also known as TOPGUN. Van Zwoll deployed to Iraq once in 2003 and a second time in 2005 flying combat missions from Al Asad Airbase located in the Al Anbar Province in the heart of Iraq. Currently, Van Zwoll is a USMC Reserve Lieutenant colonel where he serves as the Marine Air Group 41 Intelligence Officer. He is married, has two daughters and resides in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

From the Desk of Lee Yohannan, CEO of Rampmaster

Velocity, Execution, Focus = Innovation and Value

Just hitting our stride here at Rampmaster - we’re always impatient to do better and provide more for our customers. Excellence matters and technology advances so fast that the potential for product improvement is tremendous. It’s about the big bets - process and product innovations that we confirm will garner significant value within our industry. Our Center for Production and Innovation recognizes innovation as the development of new products, new processes and new sources of supply chain, importantly parallel to the alignment of new markets and customer value.

As an example of our commitment to innovation in action, we have received the final testing report from West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (CAFEE), independently confirming that a 5,000 gallon refueler outfitted with Rampmaster’s patented Engine Management System (EMS) consumes up to 48 percent less diesel fuel while pumping its jet fuel – a worldwide first in diesel fuel savings and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Our Center continues to keep the product/service innovation pipeline full in order to generate new sources of customer value and do it faster and better

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tional insurance broker and consultant who, for more than 75 years, has planned and administered a full array of Property/Casualty insurance and Risk Management Services. Their business model is based on the belief that the team you meet at the onset is the same team throughout the broking process. In December 2010, they acquired Aviation Insurance Services (with offices in Nevada, Florida and Illinois) to enhance and direct their Aviation Niche – Gallagher Aviation. AIS brought more than 35 years of experience and more than 50 aviation specific insurance professionals, with an average tenure of more than 20 Q: What sets Lexavia apart from the competition?

A: We offer twice the resolution at half the price. The increased resolution and four-times zoom capability of the high resolution sensor allows pilots to clearly view runway incursions and other hazards with enough time to safely execute the missed approach.

In addition to our sensor resolution the best in category, Lexavia as an original equipment manufacturer, has a history of customization and building to specifications along with extensive experience integrating sensors and systems. Q: Where do you see Lexavia in the future?

years, to a long established family of insurance professionals. Their superb reputation and extensive aviation specific knowledge and expertise, made them a perfect fit in the Gallagher Aviation family. These, combined with original customer service, formulate a very powerful aviation insurance team working towards the most efficient and effective program for their client. Gallagher touts their leadership and culture as the key distinguishing characteristics responsible for more than 250 sales and services offices (including international) and ranking them as the 3rd largest broker in the U.S. and the 4th largest broker in the world. For more information, visit their websites – www.ajg.com or www.aisins.com – and stop by Booth #1517. signed, aesthetically pleasing, economical solution for all airframes from your single engine aircrafts all the way up to the heavy aircraft. We are looking forward to expanding our capabilities to accomplish this goal. Q: If you had to pick one signature Lexavia product, what would that be and why?

A: The LFS6000 sensor is by far better than anything else in category on the market. The sensor housing is beautifully designed and so small that it fits in the palm of your hand. With one single point of installation, the structural impact to the aircraft minimal.

Q: How can our readers find out more about Lexavia?

A: We are looking forward to expanding our market and being the preferred OEM selected EVS sensor. As we continue to upgrade and integrate our sensors and systems, Lexavia is bringing greater EVS capability to all types of cockpits. Our goal is to be able to provide a well de-

A: For more information, stop by our NBAA Booth #2735, visit us on the web at www.lexavia.com, or call directly at 850-343-1147. Also, you can keep up on all the latest Lexavia news on Twitter by following @LexaviaSystems.

than before. We will be unveiling our latest innovation – the Rampmaster Active Monitoring Program – at the 2012 NBAA. We believe this is the first step in harvesting the information that is available in the refueling process and making it meaningful and available to our customers in order for them to more efficiently manage their complete refueling operation. Initially, we will capture and report vehicle health information (such as Diagnostic Trouble codes and Engine Hours) and also the ticket information for each refueling event. Future capabilities will include oil quality monitoring, fuel contamination monitoring, GPS based location reporting and acceleration/deceleration logging (to name a few). This information and associated analytics will be available on a secure internet accessible portal. Our program will also offer e-mail and text alerts of events that are deemed critical by the customer so you will know what

is happening when it happens and be able to act on it. What we have today is a solid foundation that will allow us to support and enhance your operations in ways that may be limited only by your imagination! Entrepreneurship and innovation at Rampmaster is our passion. The promise of Rampmaster is always to focus on quality, agility, flexibility, customer service and innovation which allow us all the opportunity to prototype the future, rather than retrofit the past. We recognize that our ability to respond quickly to change is a corner-stone of opportunity. I look forward to working with our customers and constituents, building together and dreaming together in the days ahead as we innovate even bigger and better here at Rampmaster. Stop by and see us at our Booth #2998. And enjoy the show! For more information, visit www.rampmaster.com or call 800-3444018.


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to survive. My beloved father remains as My Hero for instilling solid core values which aren’t always in vogue with today’s socalled cognoscenti on family values and parenting. From the very beginning my father made sure I knew I had obligations and there was no time for detailed explanations or debate. What he taught me about life helped me survive the Korean War and prepare me for a career in aviation, starting out as a radio mechanic for Dallas

Aero Service in 1956. In 1961 I started Qualitron Aero in Fort Worth…later sold to Tenneco…as one of the last few individually-owned completion centers with several hundred employees and four locations. This led me to consider and explore the possibilities of establishing an aircraft brokerage firm. A short time later we’re off to the races with foolish confidence that nirvana would be forever ours through rapidly expanding business aviation markets with real super-power entrepreneurs investing heavily. In retrospect, our strategy was about as smart and reliable as leaving a trail of bread crumbs in the forest! How wrong I was…and it was painful! In 1974 my company went broke, but the perseverance taught by my father helped me navigate through this humbling experience brought about by

the Arab Oil Embargo. But we kept going, never allowing failures and disappointment in the past to cloud our focus on success through sharp attention to realistic market values, honest dealing, customer satisfaction and going the proverbial extra mile leading to repeat business. You never know when unforeseen adversity is going to break out! Never ever underestimate the effect of government and politics in business with this being a two-edged sword. In January 2000 we had ten Boeing 727-200s flying for the US Postal Service. Just ten days before leaving office, President Bill Clinton awarded the contract to Federal Express at just about the same time as a Presidential Pardon was issued to fugitive financier Marc Rich, leaving us with a very shaky $70 Million investment.

tional service, outstanding facilities and the most convenient access to and from Fort Lauderdale,” said Clara Bennett, Executive Airport Manager. FXE serves as a vital economic engine that makes significant contributions to the financial health of Fort Lauderdale. The airport is self-sustaining. No local property tax dollars go toward its operations, maintenance or improvements. FXE generates approximately $7 million in annual revenue from land leases and fuel fees. In addition, the airport and its tenants pay approximately $4 million in ad valorem property taxes each year, making them one of the City’s largest taxpayers. According to a recent study by the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Aviation Office, FXE is part of an industry that contributes $114 billion

annually to Florida’s economy. The statewide study revealed that Executive Airport accounts for more than $360 million in direct economic impacts, $105 million in indirect impacts and $348 million in induced impacts. FXE’s economic activity supports more than 5,000 jobs with an annual payroll of $176 million. The report’s most impressive finding, however, was that FXE’s total contribution to the local economy surpasses $815 million, which ranks it as the number one general aviation airport in Florida in terms of total economic output. Over the past decade, FXE has completed more than 30 projects to modernize infrastructure, improve safety and security and enhance overall operations. These projects represent more than $43 million of investments in the airport and

the community. The latest project under construction is a new FAA Air Traffic Control Tower, which represents one of the most significant capital improvement initiatives in the history of FXE. The facility will improve safety, enhance aircraft operations and incorporate advanced technology to maximize resources and efficiencies. The project also represents a major investment to enhance FXE’s competitive business advantage. “Upon completion, we expect the new Air Traffic Control Tower to strengthen Executive Airport’s position as a catalyst for further economic development, job growth, and business attraction in the City of Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida,” said Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler. For FXE, the sky is truly the limit! For more information, visit www.fortlauderdale.gov/fxe/index.htm or stop by Booth #1991.

for meeting noise targets without adding excessive weight. Following the engineered solutions, customized ship sets and kits are manufactured and installed for each aircraft.

and aftermarket vendors can’t afford to wait until the cabin interiors are installed to find unexpected noise and vibration problems. With Hutchinson's broad experience in providing a complete vibro-acoustic solution, aircraft businesses would no longer have to deal with this predicament. They account for noise and vibration right at the design stage with no more costly delays or panic driven test-based solutions. Their approach accounts for all shortfalls and diagnoses potential noise and vibration problems up front in your development process. They can manage risk by identifying possible problem areas that would need further treatment while you still have time to make an impact on the cabin interiors!

• Thermal-acoustic insulation blankets keeps air-borne noise down and improves the quality of the ride. • Together with the insulation blankets, structural damping systems applied to the floor, skin and interior trim panels can help further reduce structure-borne noise, thus improving the acoustic comfort of the cabin. • Similarly, the strategic use of isolators like interior panel mounts, engine and APU isolators, etc. helps further reduce the structure-borne noise transmitted to the cabin interiors. • Hutchinson also manufactures aircraft door and window seals to prevent any potential leaks into the cabin interior.

Remembering the Past and Looking to the Future

By Jack Prewitt

I am often asked to reflect on my 50 year aviation career and to comment on what advice I would offer the new generation of aviation pioneers. It’s very simple: Remember your roots, maintain your perspective and respect the importance of gratitude and humility. As the son of a Texas sharecropper, I know a thing or two about self-reliance and maintaining a sharp competitive edge

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network, highlighted by Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). Owned and operated by the City, FXE is home to more than 700 aircraft including 115 corporate jets and 40 helicopters. The facility handles nearly 160,000 takeoffs and landings per year, ranking it as one of the 10 busiest general aviation airports in the U.S. The 1,200-acre property is home to six full-service FBOs: Aero Toy Store/Executive Jet Center, Banyan Air Service, Execuport International, Personal Jet, World Jet and Sano Aviation. These companies provide fueling, maintenance, management and professional services to hundreds of Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. “For more than six decades, pilots, aviation professionals and corporate executives have depended on us for excep-

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entire family of Dassault Falcon aircraft and customized acoustic packages for all airframes. Hutchinson’s engineers use state of the art testing techniques and numerical analysis to balance acoustic performance with mass requirements, tailoring a custom acoustic package to meet the needs of an individual owner while providing for ease of installation and minimal downtime.

Why choose Hutchinson Aerospace? Hutchinson Aerospace is the leader in safety and comfort and provides a truly unique approach towards a complete soundproof package solution to meet admissible cabin noise levels. They know the importance of passenger comfort at high altitudes and controlling the cabin environment, in terms of sound and temperature are equally important. At the design stage, using Hutchinson's ever-expanding range of lightweight cabin insulation materials, an optimum sound proofing kit is developed

What makes Hutchinson Aerospace Unique? Hutchinson Aerospace provides a unique and complete solution to address all noise sources in the cabin at an early stage from providing product solutions that mitigate these dominant paths to their manufacturing and system integration. Early in the design process, Hutchinson has the capabilities to simulate interior cabin noise levels and evaluate an optimum sound package while trading off their benefits against their costs. Given their full-range of thermal-acoustic materials, Hutchinson solutions are helping manufacturers make lighter, safer and quieter aircraft. A lighter, safer and quieter aircraft... FAA, EASA & CAAC regulations and tight development schedules would mean that OEM aircraft manufacturers

The complete noise and vibration solution ... Whether you are addressing better thermal-acoustic performances or reduced vibration levels in the cabin interior, Hutchison has all the solutions necessary for optimal noise and vibration performance across the full frequency spectrum.

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Experience the Comfort in the Hutchinson Aerospace Acoustic Demonstrator... Visit Booth #2185 and experience prior noise levels in a VIP aircraft and compare against Hutchinson Aerospace - Optimized Sound Proof Kit.

For more information on Hutchinson Aerospace solutions, please go to www.hutchinson-aerospace.com.


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HOTEL CONNECTIONS

Rockwell Collins: Mission-Focused, Flexible for Evolving Technology

Rockwell Collins will be showcasing its latest mission-focused, flexible innovations for business aircraft at NBAA 2012, including a market-first solution that brings the Apple experience to the cabin. Passengers will now be able to take full advantage of an onboard Apple iTunes library and share movies, TV shows, music and photos wirelessly and on demand using their Apple devices. The company will also be touting the continued success of its Pro Line Fusion advanced avionics system, which entered into service in 2012. The state-of-the-art, flexibly architected flight deck features many market-first capabilities, including certified synthetic vision on a head-up display and network interoperability with Rockwell Collins’ Ascend trip support and services to synchronize the aircraft and ground systems for database and maintenance updates. Pro Line Fusion has been selected for 15 announced platforms, including light business aircraft, long-range business jets, sophisticated regional jets and military aircraft. Rockwell Collins’ Ascend brings a complete, one-stop solution for all aspects of corporate flight operations. From pre- to post-flight, Ascend’s extensive support network, with agents located in more than 60 international offices, gives operators full 24/7 trip support to anywhere in the world. Many Ascend experts will be on hand at NBAA for current customers or interested parties.

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helicopters. HARCO’s new Mini Air Data Computer is competitively priced and meets the requirements of size and weight for demanding applications.

Specifications • Weight 0.68 lbs typical (0.72 lbs max) • Size 2.2"x3.2"x2.8" (Excluding connectors) • Power 28 VDC (0.05Amp typical, 0.07 Amp max) • Electrical Connector- Mates with D389999/20WD19PN • Pneumatic Connectors·PT - MS336566 (MS33649-6 available) • PS - MS33656-4 (MS33649-4 available) • Software DO-178B Level B·Qualifi cation RTCA/DO-160E • Accuracy AS8002 (RVSM option is available) • Communication Protocol RS485 or ARINC 429 (two independent channels)

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by CEO and President, Michael Santiago, “We don’t want to be the largest

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services such as crew information systems, schedule load and room blocking automation, and reverse billing. Shanley’s vision is to continually reinvent and invest in Hotel Connections’ best-in-class product offering by expanding core procurement, technology and global account service competencies to industry segments worldwide. Q: What makes your company different from the competition?

Executives can now be briefed in-flight with the capabilities of Skybox, which allows you to mirror presentations from iBooks.

About Rockwell Collins Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Their expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. For more information, stop by NBAA Booth #1896.

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healthier. We matter to them, we’re not just workers. I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else,” one employee recounted. Even though the company has been approached several times now by other

KING SCHOOLS

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solid understanding of the big picture. All King pro courses provide a certificate of completion and a logbook endorsement. Each course also summarizes the most important points in a user-friendly cockpit-card. You can print the card and carry it with you as a handy reference tool. Do you remember all the RVSM rules regarding in-

Outputs • Pressure Altitude • Baro-corrected Altitude • Static Pressure • Calibrated Airspeed • Impact Pressure • Mach Number • OAT (if connected) • Total Air Temperature • Static Air Temperature • Maintenance Word.

Inputs • Baro-correction ARINC429)

A: Integrity, transparency, and a diverse team of talented professionals make Hotel Connections unique amongst its competitors. Our global staff of travel, procurement and technology experts is focused on innovating tools to deliver value and service. Our team includes former airline employees (pilots, crew members, sales, reservations and station management), hotel staff (sales, management and even proprietors), procurement specialists and technology professionals from a wide range of industries. We require our procurement team to seek CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) Certi-

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RS485

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For more information visit them at Booth #1360, visit their web site at www .harcolabs.com or email them at info@harcolabs.com. aircraft management company; we want to be the best!” For more information, call 201-2881455, visit Polaris on the web at www.polarisaviation.com or stop by Booth #2120.

Some things never change with the current Administration acting so consistently and so egregiously against business aviation. All this underscores the importance of American ingenuity and creativity to successfully and forcefully propel aviation into the future, understanding there may only be scant government encouragement. In 2008 we again “went to the edge” with high inventory levels and a market that seemingly crashed overnight with our local banks and an endless supply of antacids providing salvation. Upon reflection, there’s no question about aviation having provided a thrilling career ride with no shortage of incredible high and lows. It’s been highlighted by

fication and maintain the most progressive workforce in the industry.

Headquartered in Jersey City, N.J., and with local offices in London, Zurich, Singapore, Shanghai and Mexico City, we have over one hundred employees and additional contractors we use on a project basis. As our client base and product offering grows, so does our team of industry-leading experts. Q: What is your core business value?

A: Our mission is to provide our clients the best fit and value for crew accommodations that ensure the safety, security and comfort of the employees. Our customers include procurement staff, flight operations, corporate travel administrators, station managers and customer service staff who we support to achieve fiscal and operational objectives for today’s airlines.

Q: How can readers find out more about your company?

A: For more information, visit www .hotelconnections.com, email info@ hotelconnections.com or stop by Booth #1422.

companies to be bought out, the START PAC team agrees that START PAC is not for sale. And with a passion for innovation and new product releases every year, START PACs growth will continue to be exciting to watch. For more information, visit www.start pac.com or stop by Booth #5074. flight contingency procedures? I know I don’t, but I carry the King card with me so if I need them they are readily available. All King Pro/Turbine courses can be ordered online at www.kingschools .com/pro or by phone at 800-854-1001. Flight department quantity discounts are available. Visit King Schools at Booth #3490 and learn everything about their lineup of Pro/Turbine courses. periods of prosperity inevitably followed by seemingly longer times wondering when the next real prospect might appear on the horizon. This is aviation and nothing’s ever going to change its fundamental nature. Looking back, there’s nothing I would ever change about my career: prosperity and wealth may be important, but pale in comparison to the supreme worth of the memories and the individual relationships generated throughout a long and enormously satisfying career. By the way, my Dad ended up owning his own “Hilltop Ranch.” He planted and harvested his own crops and raised cattle. Jack Prewitt & Associates, Inc. is a family business. It is structured to continue on indefinitely and maintain the ethics and standards I was taught at a very young age. My two daughters, Sabrina Prewitt and Renee Prewitt will see to that!


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HUBBARD AVIATION TECHNOLOGY (continued from page 1)

then to direct broadcast via satellites. His son and the company’s current chairman, Stanley S. Hubbard never lost interest in aviation, and he and the family are once again pursuing the company’s aerospace heritage. The Hubbard family was an early investor in Stage III Technologies during the initial development and certification of the hushkit and thrust reverser. Ultimately, the Hubbards purchased the intellectual property of Stage III Technologies and began production of the QS3 Hushkit System. Continuing its tradition of quality products and business integrity, the new company became Hubbard Aviation Technologies.

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avionics business. Joliet Avionics added the airport’s fuel concession but eventually sold it to the airport authority, choosing to focus on its core avionics and maintenance business which was booming, according to Fank. J.A. needed room to grow. Brad Zeman, President of J.A. Air, and Scott Fank, Vice President, planned their next move, this time to Aurora Municipal Airport, 13 miles from DuPage. Now, walking onto that J.A. Air ramp at Aurora is like stepping into a veritable goody bag of general aviation services. The FBO covers everything, as Randy Fank likes to say, including piston

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tablets inside the cockpit for navigational aid, and the demand for in-flight weather, Levil Technology is now introducing their new series of wireless AHRS, with integrated ADS-B technology . The new iLevil series is designed to complement the instrument panel and offer an additional layer of safety to every pilot. With rechargeable batteries and solar-panel technology, the iLevil is the perfect companion, especially in a powerfailure situation. In combination with a

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The City has initiated the preparation of the Airport Master Plan update to assess the existing and future role of Dallas Executive Airport and to provide direc-

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docking station was designed for installation in a drink rail or in a recessed flat surface within the aircraft. ICG’s bulkhead cradle was developed as a form and fit replacement to legacy ICG cordless installations and utilizes existing

The QS3 Hushkit System is based on the engineering science of mixing and frequency conversion with high efficiency the external ambient airflow into the high-velocity jet exhaust, which passes through a noise-attenuating ejector-suppressor. The system is able to reduce sound energy by more than 16 dB from the OEM levels for Gulfstream GII, GIIB and GIII model aircraft, eliminating 70 percent of the loudness. Along with the external noise reduction, the QS3 system provides a 22 percent or 3.8 dB average noise reduction in the passenger cabin. Incorporated into the design is a new titanium cascade-type thrust reverser that reduces weight on the engine and significantly reduces noise and vibration when deployed. This new design produces the

same braking thrust as the OEM system at a significantly reduced power setting. The United States and ICAO developed specific tests and procedures to measure aircraft noise emissions and establish the new, current noise requirements. These procedures are documented in 14 CFR Part 36 (or ICAO Annex 16, Chapter 3) and break the noise into three components: Approach, Flyover and Lateral. Individual and aggregate limits must be achieved in order to attain certification in conformance with Stage 3 (or Chapter 3) standards. These noise levels are currently imposed in Europe, Asia and most of South America and will become mandatory in the United States at the end of December 2015. Compared to the competition, the QS3 is 6.1 dBA quieter in

Approach, 4.1 dBA quieter in Lateral and 3.8 dBA quieter in Flyover. The quietness of Hubbard’s QS3 system enables its exclusion from the “Marginally Compliant” category as defined by the European Parliament, thus allowing flights into those airports that require Chapter 3 minus 5 dBA performance. The QS3 Hushkit System is the only system certified for Spey-powered Gulfstreams by both the FAA and EASA. Further, and most significantly, the system is able to achieve its performance with standard flap settings and no reduction of power, thus allowing operation of the Gulfstreams to the full extent provided by the aircraft’s original certification. For more information, visit www.hubavtech.com or stop by the Static Display of Aircraft at NBAA 2012.

and turbine maintenance and overhaul; parts sales; aircraft brokering and sales; detailing; flight training with a full-motion simulator; aircraft charter; aircraft rental; aircraft leaseback and shared ownership programs; an air shuttle service to some Midwest cities; and, of course, avionics sales and service. The vast offering is a strategy designed to win over the myriad of corporate headquarters spread along the I-88 corridor from Aurora to Naperville, Downers Grove, Oakbrook and downtown Chicago. In fact, there is only one stoplight on the drive between J.A. Air and downtown Chicago. “Companies can keep flying costs manageable by hiring a director of operations and maintenance, then use J.A. as

an ala carte resource when they need service, parts or aircraft,” he says. “We provide convenient access to all things aviation. They also get experienced mechanics that have been with us on average for more than 15 years,” says Fank. More than 30 J.A. Air team members are full-time avionics and maintenance technicians. Another 20 specialize in the FBO’s budding aircraft detailing program that handles anything from extensive bright work to a quick wipe down on everything from a Cessna Skyhawk to an Airbus ACJ or even a Boeing 767.

A Team Effort Fank leverages the branded network for more than Jet A and avgas. The Chicago

FBO promotes the WingPoints Rewards Card to “strengthen customer relationships,” says Fank. WingPoints rewards pilots, plane owners and flight departments for purchasing fuel with points immediately redeemable online for debit cards or gift cards. To increase brand awareness, J.A. Air regularly shares a booth with Phillips 66 Aviation at NBAA’s Annual Convention and Schedulers & Dispatchers gatherings. “We’re just outside O’Hare’s Class B air space, which has some advantages with circumventing the FAA’s Chicago airspace requirements. With our location and recent facility upgrades, we’re postured for some good things,” says Fank. For more information, visit www.jaair.com or stop by Booth #4560.

tablet, it provides GPS location, in-flight weather and traffic information (from ADS-B ground stations) and aircraft attitude (pitch, roll and magnetic heading). More advanced models of the iLevil series can also supply indicated airspeed, pressure altitude and engine information. One of the unique features of the iLevil is its incredibly reliable AHRS technology. The embedded AHRS is completely GPS-independent, and each one undergoes an extensive calibration process to insure excellent performance at different temperature levels, vibration frequencies and aircraft dynamics, re-

gardless of GPS reception. The 978 MHz ADS-B receiver is designed to capture real-time weather and traffic information broadcasted from ADS-B ground based transceivers without any subscription. This information coupled with GPS location and attitude, is then transmitted across the network to any mobile device using embedded WiFi or Bluetooth technology. When it comes to portable accessories, Levil Technology offers the most compatibility and reliability. Pilots can choose from multiple applications and ultimately have a complete set of independ-

ent instruments at their fingertips. If you don’t have peace of mind inside the cockpit, visit www.aviation.levil.com or visit us at the NBAA Booth #3471.

tion and guidance regarding short- and long-term airport development. The study will identify, analyze and document various alternatives and recommend a course of action over a period of 20 years or more to meet general aviation and potentially air-cargo demand levels, includ-

ing safety requirements, in accordance with current FAA airport design standards. The Aviation Department and the Office of Economic Development have been working in concert to identify and attract new development to the vacant

land surrounding the airport. New development, new infrastructure and a new Master Plan will help bring even greater productivity and use of one of Dallas’ best assets. For more information, call 214-6707612 or visit www.dallas-ecodev.org.

mounting provisions. Both cradle designs charge the handset’s battery while stowed and also securely latches the handset during takeoff and landing. Complete with cradle and base unit, the ePhone system weighs approximately 3 pounds. It has a large 2.2 inch, 240 x 320 Pixel, 256K color illuminated display, illuminated keypad, and the

ability to upload a phone book or up to 500 vCard entries via Bluetooth. It will hold a charge for up to 200 hours in standby mode or up to 15 hours of talk time and can be personalized with a corporate logo screensaver. Multiple cordless handsets, up to 4 per base unit which can support up to three simultaneous phone calls can be installed in the

aircraft cabin. Various mounting locations and techniques are available to support installation on any size airframe and to provide a convenient upgrade path for operators with existing cordless installations. For further information, contact ICG via telephone at 757-9471030, visit the company’s website at www.icg.aero or stop by Booth #4176.

Availability The basic model, iLevil SW, is designed specifically for General Aviation, where the instrument is completely portable and does not require installation (available Nov. 5). iLevil-AW and iLevil Plus are designed for experimental aircraft and Light Sport Aviation, which require connection to the Pitot-Static system and engine probes (estimated release date: Dec. 15).


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77 degrees. This product allows for programmable dimming capability as per customer’s specifications. In addition, customizable lengths afford maximum design freedom,” said Michelinakis. Requiring absolutely no change or modification to the reading light fixtures, ALI’s other innovative product is the replacement LED Reading Light Bulb. These LED Reading Light Bulbs replace 28V DC/AC halogen and/or incandescent miniature lamps. Again, ease of installation makes it a desirable replacement product. Most of ALI’s products are in stock and can be delivered the next day. Come by ALI Booth #2676 to learn more about what ALI has to offer. and outside customers.

To convert or not to convert existing Fluorescent Lamps in the aircraft interior to LED Lamps has become a much easier decision with the advent of Aircraft Lighting International (ALI) ’s Replacement LED Lamps. According to Nick Michelinakis, President of Aircraft Lighting International (ALI), these replacement LED Lamps are 100 percent interchangeable with the existing 12 millimeter series Fluorescent Lamps. Requiring no rewiring, no new lamp holders, no new connectors, no new dimmers, and no new controllers, these innovative and fully dimmable LED replacement lamps make the conversion

easy and economical. “Downtime, cost, and FAA paperwork are major issues when considering a conversion, these PMA-approved replacement LED lamps eliminate those concerns.” added Michelinakis. Ease of installation is a significant feature of these LED Replacement Lamps. “You can’t imagine how easy it is to change out the lights” remarked one of the many ALI customers. “Literally, one takes out the old fluorescent lamps and puts back on the existing lamp holders the new LED lamps and you are done.” As a manufacturer of aircraft interior lighting systems since 1998, besides of-

fering the Replacement LED Lamps, ALI will continue to supply PMA-approved Replacement Fluorescent Lamps. These Replacement Fluorescent Lamps are manufactured in carefully calibrated and controlled processes to guarantee uniformity and consistency in appearance. Special formulations and coating methods are incorporated to provide the richest whites and to increase lumen per watt. ALI also recently unveiled its latest 28V DC LED Lamp Kit which replaces existing Fluorescent Lamp and Ballast. Again, easy installation, fully dimmable capability and customizable lengths are some of its many advantages. “Installation requires only three wires. Without using any tool, one can rotate the light 360

BAKER AVIATION

ready to meet your needs. In addition to the aircrafts they have on-site, they have access to aircrafts throughout the nation. They’ve got you covered, wherever you are located. Let them know your expectations, and their courteous staff will personally and discreetly take care of all the details. You'll find that they don't take chances on quality. At Baker, all their pilots are aircraft rated and they accomplish full-motion simulator training every 12 months. In addition, when you charter an aircraft from them, you will always have the security of two pilots in the cockpit, with the Pilot in Command having at least 5,000 hours total time. Their aircraft are maintained to the highest industry standards in order to ensure safety and reliability.

Baker Aviation’s maintenance facility is located in the heart of the Dallas Fort Worth aviation community at Addison Airport (KADS). Recently named a certified repair station by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) CRS# 5BVR011C, Baker offers a wide variety of services, including: Major/minor inspections/repairs, avionics installation/repair, interior refurbishment, pre-purchase evaluations, and parts support. In addition, Baker has mobile maintenance teams on call to handle any request. All Baker technicians complete extensive online training in areas such as: Human Factors, Technical Data, Situational Awareness, the Repair Station Manual, and Facility Security courses, in order to enhance the overall level of quality that Baker delivers to their managed

About Baker Aviation Baker Aviation is a full-service private aircraft charter, management, and maintenance company licensed to provide professional aviation services in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. ARG/US, PlatinumRated, they are headquartered at Meacham International Airport, Fort Worth, Texas, with new maintenance facilities at Addison Airport, Dallas, specializing in airframe maintenance for Gulfstream, Learjet, Challenger, Hawker, Beechcraft and Cessna Citation Aircraft. To learn more, or to schedule service, please visit www.baker-aviation.com or call 877-541-5387. Visit them at NBAA Booth #4570.

unique rotating cradle allows the iPad to be viewed in both portrait and landscape modes – perfect for reviewing approach plates in portrait and an east/west route in landscape. The iPad can be brought into the cockpit of any airplane where it can be held secure on your knee or lap. Rich leather wraps the outside while soft and protective micro-fiber material lines the inside. The iPad is held by a form fitting ratcheting/rotating cradle that the iPad simply clips into. All of the ports and controls remain accessible so the iPad can be charged, synced and controlled when it is in its case. iPad Jet Mounts are for pilots who

want to mount their iPad in the tight cockpits of jet airplanes. One of the first of four mounts available is the Sport Mount – Gulfstream. This mount will allow for an iPad to be placed in a Sport Case and mounted on the yoke of a Gulfstream. And, at $318 for the mount and iPad Sport Case, this is a fraction of the cost of other such alternatives. Made from machined aluminum, there are several adjustments, tilting and rotating options so the iPad can be positioned perfectly for the pilot and the iPad can easily be rotated in portrait and landscape positions without tools. They also carry mounts for Learjet, Beech Jet, TBM, Boeing, Pilatus and

more. “The iPad continues to gain popularity and momentum in aviation, “said Charles Schneider, CEO of MyGoFlight. “We continue to expand and improve our products to meet the needs of pilots looking for the best gear for using their iPad both in and out of the plane. Our goal is to provide products that are highly functional, professional and cool. They are built to withstand the tough environment in and around planes as well as provide usefulness at the office or home as well.” For more information, visit www.mygoflight.com, email info@mygoflight.com or stop by Booth #1091.

Do not rely heavily on the equipment’s lubrication history. A lubricant is often selected for the wrong reasons; over time, operating conditions change significantly, making the existing lubricant an inappropriate choice. When selecting a new lubricant, it is important to carefully consider equipment requirements and use the current lubricant only for general guidance.

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penetration and overall performance of the lubricant; • Introducing dirt from the zerk into the bearings during the initial fill or re-lubrication.

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• Aircraft storage, including hangar • Reduced fuel costs, simulator training, liability insurance, and maintenance services through their fleet purchasing program. • Safety Management System implementation/ • Governmental regulatory compliance (FAA, DOT, OSHA, ICAO).

Whether you fly for business or pleasure, chartering a private aircraft with Baker Aviation provides convenience and comfort for your trip. Their private aircraft give you the option of utilizing smaller, business-oriented airports, avoiding the hassle and saving you valuable time. Their aircrafts are available 24/7 and

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wanting to move from a traditional flight bag to electronic flight bag. It can transform to be either a shoulder bag or backpack. It has a specially designed, airport friendly protective pouch to hold an iPad, Samsung's Galaxy Tab, laptop computer or other EFB devices. It can hold headsets, radios and other gear and can be used for an overnight bag. The iPad Kneeboard Folio was designed from the ground up by pilots, for pilots. It is a rotating aviation kneeboard, lapboard and everyday case for the iPad made from high quality leather. The

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lubricant selection and performance under various conditions.

Do not over or under lubricate. Many believe that if some grease is good, a lot is better; however, excess grease generates heat that can soften seals or cause equipment failure. Too little grease can increase wear on the equipment. Additionally, different greases deliver optimum results at different fills, so it should never be assumed that a new grease should be applied in the same amount as the existing lubricant.

Use caution when cleaning bearings. The solutions used to clean bearings and the overall cleanliness of the bearings can impact the performance. Cleaners must be compatible with the specific lubricant. This is especially important in high precision ap-

Recognize the potential for lubricant interaction with bearing materials. Bearings and seals used in aviation and aerospace applications are often made with unique materials. It is important to understand how these compositions could react with various lubricants to ensure there is no chemical reaction that could interact with the lubricant or degrade the bearings.

In addition to these basic considerations, engineers and equipment operators should also avoid common lubrication pitfalls: • Mixing greases, which can affect the

If these best practices are followed and the equipment is otherwise properly maintained, bearings could last years without re-lubrication, significantly reducing maintenance requirements and cost, and promoting optimized equipment performance. For more information, Visit www.krytox.com or stop by Booth #4643. Copyright DuPont 2012. All rights reserved.



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