ACCORD TECHNOLOGY LLC, was recognized by the FAA as meeting all requirements defined in Advisory Circular 20-165 for its new NexNav mini GPS WAAS Class Beta-1. Accord Technology is the first in the world to meet this new standard.
AERO DYNAMIX announced long-time aerospace professional JERRY LIVEZEY has joined the team. Livezey will be concentrating on customer support and sales.
AIRCELL's Commercial Aviation group in Itasca, Ill., serving the airline markets will be known as Gogo. Aircell's Business Aviation group in Broomfield, Colo., will continue to do business as Aircell, a Gogo company.
ATLANTIC AERO recently completed the first installation of the new Pratt & Whitney FAST communication system in a Bombardier Learjet 60.
TOM POBEREZNY announced his retirement from EAA after 49 years at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. Poberezny announced his decision in a last-minute news conference held under the historic brown arch at the edge of the flight line, near the center of the show.
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORP. announced it has renamed the super midsized Gulfstream G250 aircraft; the business jet is now called the Gulfstream G280. As demand for Gulfstream business jets grows around the world, the move was prompted by the company's sensitivity to the varied cultures of its international customer base.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS & SUPPORT has further broadened the avionics performance available to the Eclipse twin-jet community with new advanced functions for the Avio NG avionics suite. The latest feature is an FAA STC certified flight management system that is integrated into the already feature rich Eclipse glass panel.
MID-CONTINENT INSTRUMENTS announced the appointment of Dr. JOHN W. GALLMAN to the position of division director for the company's True Blue Power division.
PACIFIC SOUTHWEST INSTRUMENTS announced STEVE WILLIAMS has joined its team at its company headquarters located in Corona, Calif. Williams joins PSI as its director of marketing and business development.
SPORTY'S PILOT SHOP is hosting a "Flying with the iPad" forum for pilots who want to learn to incorporate iPads into their flying, or learn more about the utility of the iPad. "Flying with the iPad" is scheduled for Friday, July 29, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. and repeated on Saturday, July 30, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Both forums will be presented in the NATCA 08 forum building.