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What is the focus of your stand?
Interior upgrades are our main focus. These
include the Enhanced Vision System (EVS),
which uses multispectral infrared cameras
when flying in low to very-low visibility to
enhance landing capabilities. Watch for a key
announcement at the show.
Customers are also showing considerable
interest in our two-in-one solution (TIOS)
accommodating two antennas in place of
one. The tail-mounted radome reduces drag
and noise associated with other fuselagemounted
antennas. The antennas most
notably associated with the TIOS radome
are Ka-, Ku- and L-band. We accomplished
our second TIOS Ka-band installation this
summer. All systems are ground- and flightchecked
first time right out of the box; no
rework or troubleshooting was required.
How do these innovations respond
to current industry challenges?
Today’s business aviation cockpit and cabin
require the highest levels of connectivity. New
systems deliver the reliability, security, speed
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and value needed by flight operations.
At the same time, passengers are able to
conduct business, make calls or stream
a movie even as they travel overseas.
What trends are impacting you?
The requirement for flight departments
to complete ADS-B Out installations by
31 December 2019 has driven
demand for our turnkey
services. We’ve upgraded our
search efforts to locate
hard-to-find parts required
for compliance. Also,
customers’ new insistence
on Ka-band connectivity
has caused a rapid increase
in additionally quoted Ka-band
satcom installations for 2019 and 2020.
What are you focussing on
for future developments?
Our strong, continued business growth
means we will be expanding our facility
in Ardmore, Oklahoma, so watch for more
details on that. We’re experiencing demand
in every area of our MRO services for Boeing
and other VVIP corporate aircraft: avionics,
interior refurbishments and modifications,
maintenance and paint services. We believe
this escalation is more than just a result of
marketplace forces, but also stems from King
Aerospace’s unique customer focus.
We treat customers like family and
do what we say – no excuses.
Several Dassault Aviation aircraft will be on
static display, and there will also be a full-size
mock-up of the 6X, the company’s largest and
newest aircraft in development.
“The 6X is a real breakthrough and game
changer for the industry, because it has the
largest cross-section of any purpose-built
business jet,” says Vadim Feldzer, head of global
communications and marketing for civil aircraft
at Dassault Aviation. “It is important for our
guests at the NBAA show to see and experience
for themselves the tremendous comfort and
spaciousness of the cabin. The full-size mock-up
also allows you to really appreciate the
brightness of the cabin, which is due to the
skylight and extra-large cabin windows.”
Feldzer says development of the 6X is
progressing very well, and Dassault plans to
assemble the first aircraft by early 2020, and
for it to enter service in 2022.
Dassault is bringing the 8X, 900LX and
2000LXS to the static display. The 8X is a largecabin
jet with a range of 6,450 nautical miles
(11,945km). Meanwhile, the 900LX has new
winglets and connectivity services and a fully
redesigned and quieter cabin. The 2000LXS will
also be on display. The 2000 model was designed
with the North American market in mind.