All In Aviation Bringing SF50 to Flight-training Market - Las Vegas-based All In Aviation expanded its flight training options with the addition of a Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet to its fleet. The company, which specializes in flight training, rental, and sales of Cirrus aircraft, is leasing t Vision Jet purchased by local entrepreneur Jon Kinney. As
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All In Aviation Bringing SF50 to Flight-training Market

Las Vegas-based All In Aviation expanded its flight training options with the addition of a Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet to its fleet. The company, which specializes in flight training, rental, and sales of Cirrus aircraft, is leasing t Vision Jet purchased by local entrepreneur Jon Kinney. As the exclusive Cirrus Aircraft training and sales partner in Southern Nevada, All In Aviation has brokered the SF50’s sale. A private pilot who operates a range of businesses, Kinney also owns a Cirrus SR22T that All In Aviation rents to customers.

All In Aviation called the jet single “the most sought-after personal aircraft in general aviation,” with a backlog of more than 600 orders. Its SF50 will be available for flight lessons this winter at Henderson Executive Airport (HND), with training packages beginning at $1,500 per hour.

“We are pleased to be the first flight school in the Southwestern U.S. to offer the SF50 for flight training,” said All In Aviation owner Paul Sallach. “The SF50 is a natural progression for those who are licensed to fly a piston like a Cirrus SR22.”

The addition comes as All In Aviation is planning to expand its presence at HND, working with Cirrus maintenance partner Lone Mountain Aviation to build a 25-hangar facility. Groundbreaking is anticipated this fall, with the multi-use aviation facility set to open in the spring.

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Strasbourg Airport Looks To Expand Bizav Infrastructure

France’s Strasbourg Airport intends to further develop its business aviation infrastructure and is thus seeking to add an FBO with a VIP lounge and a dedicated MRO facility. “The implementation of this project is planned in the short term and must allow a quick response to requests from users of the platform, be they diplomatic staff, VVIPs or other business aviation users,” the airport wrote earlier this month in its request for proposals (RFP).

It is open to working with “one or more” partners for the development and management of the envisioned services and infrastructure, airport officials added. According to the RFP, the FBO will need to guarantee a high level of service, accommodate all services necessary for passengers and crews, and offer corresponding services such as supplying aviation fuel.

As part of its offer to manage the FBO, the candidate could also submit a proposal to construct the FBO building; the accommodation facility; and a VIP lounge up to 10,764-sq-ft/1,000-sq-m in size, which will be “emblematic of the high-quality reception to the European capital,” the airport said. The planned FBO facility will have a ramp area of roughly the same square footage, along with a hangar or group of hangars providing a total capacity of 16,146 sq ft/1,500 sq m to 64,583 sq ft/6000 sq m.

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Avinode Sees Jump in Searches via Digital Platforms

Aviation charter marketplace Avinode is seeing a 47 percent jump in searches for brokers and operators through its external application programming interfaces (APIs). Avinode, which designs customized APIs to meet the requirements of its members’ business, said only one in ten of its members uses these business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) platforms. Even so, searches made through theses platforms accounted for nearly 50 percent of its total traffic in June and July. “This is demonstrable evidence of how these products support, and help to grow, members’ businesses,” the company said.

“The business aviation market is being driven by technology,” added Avinode chief technology officer Noel Trout. “With a digital backbone, our members can give their customers what they want. Avinode’s B2B2C products are ideal for members who want to take control of their business.” The platforms offer comprehensive flight search capabilities, providing access to real-time data on aircraft availability, empty legs, and requests.

Avinode also offers a range of “off-the-shelf” web and mobile apps that incorporate Avinode search capabilities. “By providing cutting-edge technology solutions for the business air charter industry, both built from scratch and off-the-shelf, we can help brokers and operators of any size evolve their business and take that crucial step towards total digital integration,” Trout said.

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FlightSafety Adds PT6 Familiarization Course for Pilots

FlightSafety International is now offering a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engine familiarization training program for pilots. The course includes basic theory, engine to airframe interface, and best practices while operating the engine. FlightSafety's new course is currently available at its training centers in Botucato, Brazil, and Montreal, with more locations coming “in the near future.”

“Our new PT6 engine familiarization training will provide pilots who fly PT6-powered turboprops with the operating fundamentals,” said FlightSafety senior v-p of operations Daniel MacLellan. “It will also be beneficial for pilots who are transitioning from piston- to turbine-powered aircraft.”

FlightSafety also provides technology-based maintenance training for many P&WC turboprop, turbofan, and turboshaft engine families, as well as for auxiliary power units. The maintenance training programs offer classroom and hands-on instruction. To date, the company has delivered nearly 14,000 courses for P&WC engines and APUs to customers from 126 countries.

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Camp Introduces System Integration

Aircraft maintenance management provider Camp Systems has introduced an engine health monitoring “EHM/MTX Integration” service that provides operators with expert analysis of their engine’s health and alerts them whenever trend data indicates an inspection or other “on-condition” maintenance action is recommended. Using the company’s new maintenance observation tool, that information can be processed in an integrated path from engine data to items due list, with complete control by the operator.

With the integration now provided in the system, operators can choose to have their dedicated analyst automatically escalate the issue to a discrepancy on the items due list, or they can stage the recommended action to the observation list for further disposition. Using the tool, operators can seamlessly flow between their Camp EHM and Camp maintenance services, improving communication and productivity. The electronically transmitted records eliminate manual processing steps and potential errors.

The company also recently launched Camp Connect, which allows users of shop floor data systems Corridor and Quantum Control to integrate with the Camp system. It allows users to download upcoming scheduled maintenance tasks from Camp directly into the shop floor data programs, which upon completion of the work, can upload compliance data into the Camp platform.

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Website Helps Aircraft Owners Find Open Hangar Space

Veteran pilot and airport real estate broker Brendan Clarke has developed website HangarTonight to help pilots and operators find shelter for their aircraft on short notice. Hangar keepers with available space can list their property with the company, in a style similar to hotel booking applications such as HotelTonight. They will enter their hangar or vacant space in a large hangar, as well as rental price and contact information. Hangar keepers will also place their financial information on file, not only to facilitate payment, but also as a security check to ensure they are authorized to rent out that hangar.

Pilots or operators enter the dates, aircraft type, and the desired travel radius from their destination. The website will then analyze the hangars in that area and compare them with the aircraft’s dimensions. “It will show you only hangars that are available and that your airplane will fit inside,” Clarke told AIN.

The web service also stipulates that the hangar owner should have the appropriate hangar keeper's insurance coverage before listing and accepting reservations. A chat feature allows aircraft owners to ask questions, especially about insurance coverage, when making the booking. “In the future, we hope to be able to offer the insurance as an add-on, much like car rental where you can add-on the collision damage waiver insurance,” Clarke said.

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West Star Receives ANAC Mx Approval
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Aviation Safety Question of the Week
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A new FAA final increases the allowed use of aviation training devices for flight and maintenance training. Which of the following provisions are incorporated into this ruling?
  • A. Allows a pilot to log SIC flight time in a multi-engine airplane in a Part 135 operation that does not require an SIC.
  • B. Allows any combination of aircraft, full-flight simulator, flight training device, or aviation training device to satisfy the instrument recency requirements.
  • C. Allows any combination of aircraft and flight simulation training device to satisfy the SIC instrument recent experience requirements.
  • D. All of the above.
Embraer Opens New Sorocaba Interior Shop

Embraer Executive Jets has opened a new interior shop at its Sorocaba service center near São Paulo, Brazil. Located at Sorocaba Bertram Luiz Leupolz Airport, the facility provides maintenance services for all of the Embraer business jets, from the Phenom 100EV to the Lineage 1000.

The interior shop provides custom interiors for new jets, as well as refurbishment of older interiors. Products available include carpets; headliners; leather; new veneer and wood varnishing; and flooring products such as stone, wood, vinyl, or leather. Customers can decide on interior materials by reviewing samples at the Sorocaba interior shop and also evaluate various paint schemes.

With Embraer maintenance and interior services both available at the Sorocaba shop, customers can have everything done during one trip, according to Everton Vicente de Lima, general manager of Embraer’s Brazil service center. This includes line maintenance, inspections, and custom interior refurbishment.

The Sorocaba service center is certified to work on aircraft from Brazil, the U.S., Europe, Chile, and Argentina. Embraer has invested about $25 million at Sorocaba, which includes $5 million for equipment and tools.

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AIN Webinar: Cybersecurity for Your Cabin

In a recent national survey, 73 percent of companies’ security experts expect a major security breach affecting their business within a year. While many people believe they’re immune from a cyberattack while flying on an aircraft, altitude does not make you safe. Thus, it is important to learn what steps can be taken to protect and maintain aircraft data integrity. Join AIN editor in chief Matt Thurber on August 23 at 1:30 p.m. EDT as he moderates this discussion with Josh Wheeler, director of cybersecurity solutions at SD. Register for this free webinar.

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