Completions and maintenance company Flying Colours (stand 491) has received US Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certification for its CRJ ExecLiner auxiliary fuel system. The Canadian company launched an ExecLiner conversion programme in 2006 and has completed three. Four are in progress. In April, Flying Colours acquired St Louis-based CRJ conversions house JetCorp Technical Services.


WSI, a Massachusetts-based weather decision support provider, has launched a version of its application for electronic flight bags. WSI InFlight 5.0 can integrate with AV300/AV350 Sirius-based broadcast receivers or Avidyne (stand 383) MLX770/MLX780 Iridium-based transceivers to deliver weather and related mission-critical aviation information to users. Data for Europe, South America and Australia will be available this year. Other regions will subsequently be added.


California-based private aviation company Avjet has received US Federal Aviation Administration and US Department of Transportation approval to operate Boeing Business Jets under Part 135 regulations for domestic and international charter travel.


Jet Aviation (stand 1163) has opened a new facility in Brazil as it looks to grow its business aircraft management services business in the region. The Swiss-based company has leased a hangar at Sorocaba airport, 87km (54 miles) west of São Paulo. The new facility can house up to five aircraft, including Embraer Legacy, Gulfstream 550, or super-midsize corporate jets. It will serve as a parts storage and distribution facility for aircraft operators, with hangar space available to Jet Aviation clients.

The facility's passenger and pilot lounge offers wi-fi internet service, catering and entertainment systems, as well as office and storage space for tenants. A General Dynamics subsidiary, Jet Aviation gained a foothold in Brazil in 2006, when it opened a sales office near São Paulo, from which it provides aircraft management, charter, and aircraft sales services.

Source: Flight Daily News