EMS Satcom's new eNfusion HSD-Xi-a SwiftBroadband single channel extension terminal enables a second SwiftBroadband channel on the HSD440 high-speed data transceiver, providing more bandwidth for inflight office applications.

The combined system also offers "classic" services in an 8-plus-2 modular concept unit (MCU) form factor. First installation of an HSD-Xi terminal was on a US-based Bombardier Challenger 605.

The HSD-Xi high-speed data terminal operates in conjunction with the eNfusion HSD440 to provide an additional channel of Swift 64 services or a channel of Swift_Broad_band services. It allows users to switch automatically from SwiftBroadband to Swift 64 if required. In this mode it offers 3 channels of Swift 64 service.


Corporate Risk Intl (CRI) has opened an office in Hong Kong to manage operations and client relationships in the Asia Pacific region. The CRI (Asia) office will be headed by Senior VP & Dir Ops Gigi Woo and Senior VP of Security Risk Services David Wildman. Woo was formerly an exec dir and senior counsel at Goldman Sachs (Asia) where she provided legal advice to the investment banking division. Wildman was previously consul and Australian Federal Police (AFP) senior liaison officer for several North Asian jurisdictions.

L3 Avionics Systems has announced the appointment of Jay LaFoy as president. He joined L3 Avionics Systems in 1996 as dir of ops and has held a series of increasingly responsible positions there, including most recently exec VP. LaFoy will report to L3 Aviation Products Pres Kris Ganase.

SilverStone Group has added Nathan Predoehl as director of safety management systems (SMS) for its aviation risk services division. Most recently he was founder and president of Strato-Ops, a Nebraska-based consulting firm. Predoehl, an ATP/CFI with 10,000 hrs TT, is an IS-BAO auditor and implementer.

Gulfstream has promoted Neil Vernon to director, demo and corporate flight ops. In his new role he also oversees the Gulfstream airborne product support G100. Vernon was previously chief demonstration pilot for the company's large-cabin aircraft. He replaces Roc Miles, who retired on Apr 24.



Jul 22-25: ALEA (Airborne Law Enforcement Assn) Annual Conference and Exposition, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando FL. ALEA, 301-631-2406 or visit www.alea.org. Tiedowns

Jul 27-Aug 2: EAA (Experimental Aircraft Assn) AirVenture 2009, Oshkosh WI. EAA, 920-426-4800 or visit www.airventure.org.

Aug 13-15: Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE 2009), São Paulo SP, Brazil. ABAG, 55115-032-2727 or visit www. labace.aero.

Oct 20-22: NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention, Orlando FL. NBAA, 202-783-9000 or visit www. nbaa.org.

Oct 26-28: AAMS (Assn of Air Medical Services) Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC08), San Jose CA. AAMS, 703-836-8732 or visit www. aams.org.



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