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Garmin Pilot app adds new terminal environment NOTAM alerts and graphical runway closures

Garmin Pilot app adds new terminal environment NOTAM alerts and graphical runway closures

Airspace depiction in Europe also improved with ICAO airspace classification colors Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., is pleased to announce the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot™ app on iPad® or iPhone® mobile devices. These new enhancements to Garmin Pilot include graphical depiction of runway and airport closures on the dynamic map. Alerts for terminal environment NOTAMs have been added throughout the Garmin Pilot app to enable pilots to quickly view any pertinent NOTAMs. Especially beneficial to pilots flying in Europe, this update also adds…
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TCW Tehnologies Announces Approval of an STC-AML for its  Integrated Battery Back-up System (IBBS)

TCW Tehnologies Announces Approval of an STC-AML for its Integrated Battery Back-up System (IBBS)

TCW Technologies is pleased to announce the issuance of a Supplemental Type Certification (STC) under an extensive Approved Model List (AML) for its Integrated Battery Back-up System (IBBS). This STC-AML allows for the installation of the IBBS in nearly 100 of the most popular models of GA aircraft from Piper, Cessna, Mooney, Beechcraft, and Grumman. TCW’s Integrated Battery Back-up System (IBBS) provides critical back-up power for EFIS, GPS Navigators, Autopilots and Engine Monitoring Systems utilized in today’s modern instrument panels. The patented technology within the IBBS system provides power to…
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Cessna Citation Longitude achieves EASA certification

Cessna Citation Longitude achieves EASA certification

 – Textron Aviation today announced its flagship Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet achieved certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for customer deliveries to begin in the region. The Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet is designed, produced and delivered by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. “In the second half of last year we saw a substantial increase in super-midsize flight activity across Europe as individuals relied on these products as a transportation solution,” said Tom Perry, vice president of Sales, EMEA,…
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Hartzell Propeller Expands Heating Options With Acquisition of Tanis Aircraft Products

Hartzell Propeller Expands Heating Options With Acquisition of Tanis Aircraft Products

Adds Engine, Cabin Heating Systems to Prop De-Ice Hartzell Propeller has purchased the assets of Tanis Aircraft Products, a leading manufacturer of engine preheat systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, with facilities in Minnesota. The Tanis brand will become part of Hartzell Propeller’s heated products, which now includes systems for propeller de-ice, piston engine preheat, turbine engine preheat, helicopter preheat, battery, avionics, and cabin preheat. “The Hartzell family of companies, which is investing heavily in the future of general aviation, is broadening our offerings in heated products with this…
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FREE - Engine Resource Guide

FREE - Engine Resource Guide

The Ulitmate Engine Resource Guide is here and it's free for you to download anytime. Please share it with your friends. This is our way to say Thank You to all of our supporters. Enjoy! https://bluetoad.com/publication/?m=66557&l=1&p=&pn=
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Garmin receives additional GFC 500 autopilot certifications

Garmin receives additional GFC 500 autopilot certifications

Certified aircraft now include Beech 35 H/J/K/M, Cessna 210 D/E/F and T210F, and early model Mooney M20 C/D/E Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the GFC™ 500 Autopilot in additional aircraft to include the Beech H/J/K/M 35 Bonanza, Cessna 210 D/E/F and T210F, and pre-1965 Mooney M20 C/D/E aircraft. The GFC 500 Autopilot is intended for light piston aircraft while delivering superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs when compared to older…
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Hartzell & RAF Agreement Highlights Recreational Flying at EAA 2021

Hartzell & RAF Agreement Highlights Recreational Flying at EAA 2021

Member Discounts for Backcountry Props Hartzell Propeller's agreement with the Recreational Aviation Foundation, that provides special $1,000 discounts on all new Hartzell backcountry propellers sold to RAF members, will be featured at EAA AirVenture 2021. RAF is a national organization headquartered in Bozeman, Mont. and dedicated to preserving, improving, and creating airstrips for recreational access. “Highlighting this exclusive offer to RAF members is a great way for Hartzell Propeller to return to participating in public aviation venues following the hiatus brought about by the pandemic," said JJ Frigge, company president.…
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McFarlane Aviation, Inc. Partners with C J Aviation Inc.

McFarlane Aviation, Inc. Partners with C J Aviation Inc.

McFarlane and C J Aviation partner to better serve the General Aviation Marketplace McFarlane announced today they have acquired an interest in C J Aviation, a leading FAA-PMA manufacturer and overhaul facility for Fuel Pumps, Hydraulic Pumps, and Airshow Smoke Pumps. C J Aviation operates their FAA Certified Repair Station and manufacturing facility out of Miami, FL in close proximity to the Miami Executive Airport. Charlie and Joy-Anna Duffie founded the company over 30 years ago and have built a well-respected brand that is known for their innovative quality products,…
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Improving Your Aircraft Engine Operations and Extend Engine Life.

Improving Your Aircraft Engine Operations and Extend Engine Life.

AirVenture 2021 Bill Ross will be holding a special forum on Improving Your Aircraft Engine Operations and Extend Engine Life. This invitation is for our members and AirVenture attendees. Seating is limited and it will fill up fast. Be ready to ask questions and learn from the expert. - Free to attend Monday, July 26th at 13:00. Please see the map for the location.
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Garmin announces updates to the GI 275 electronic flight instrument

Garmin announces updates to the GI 275 electronic flight instrument

STC approval now includes transponder control, simpler GPSS mode switching, and original G500 support Garmin International today announced that its updates for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument have been granted supplemental type certificate (STC) approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These updates add several enhancements and new capabilities to GI 275, including the option to control basic settings of the GTX™ 345 or GTX 345R transponders directly from a GI 275. Other new features include easier switching between GPSS and heading modes with third-party autopilots, plus the capability…
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Continental Aerospace Technologies™ announces Sanjib Kumar as Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President

Continental Aerospace Technologies™ announces Sanjib Kumar as Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President

Continental announced today that Sanjib Kumar has been named as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Executive Vice President. Sanjib was formerly the Senior Director of Business Development, Strategy, and Program Management for Business/General Aviation and OEM Services business unit in the Boeing Global Services division of The Boeing Company before joining Continental®“We are thrilled to welcome Sanjib to Continental as our Head of Commercial and Technology,” said Robert Stoppek, CEO & President. “We are fortunate to welcome someone of his caliber to our organization. Sanjib brings a wealth of…
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Garmin achieves additional GFC 600 digital autopilot certification

Garmin achieves additional GFC 600 digital autopilot certification

Cessna 441 aircraft now able to receive the modern and advanced retrofit autopilot solution. Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for theGFC™ 600 digital autopilot in Cessna 441 aircraft. The GFC 600 digital autopilot designed for high performance piston single and twin-engine aircraft, and also provides an advanced autopilot solution for both jet and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of speed and performance characteristics. The GFC 600 certification for the Cessna 441…
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Garmin announces updates to FltPlan SMS, safety management system

Garmin announces updates to FltPlan SMS, safety management system

Garmin Ltd is pleased to announce new updates to the FltPlan safety management system (SMS) that include enhancements to the risk/hazard reports allowing flight crews and ground personnel to more easily report items that added risk to their flight operations. The modernized user interface provides a simple step-by-step process to collect essential information and enables safety managers with a structured means of safety risk management reporting and decision making. The more in-depth reporting structure allows flight departments to further improve their safety culture initiatives. FltPlan SMS now offers six categories…
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New Features Added to the Genesys Aerosystems S-TEC 3100

New Features Added to the Genesys Aerosystems S-TEC 3100

New update unlocks more capabilities in advanced digital autopilot Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced today the TSO approval of a new update to the S-TEC 3100 that brings additional features and enhancements to their popular digital autopilot. The new Version 1.4 update comprises of both software and hardware changes to the S-TEC 3100. The new hardware features a white backlit display perfect for bright sunlit panels or steep viewing angles. An updated bezel accompanies the change in display and features an optional VNAV button or menu (MNU) button. Please…
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Air Plains Services taking appointments to meet at EAA AirVenture 2021

Air Plains Services taking appointments to meet at EAA AirVenture 2021

– Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, announced today it will have company representatives at AirVenture 2021 to meet with customers interested in engine or avionics upgrades or new products for Cessna 100-series pistons. “We’re excited to be in Oshkosh this summer for AirVenture, chatting with owners seeking more information on our line of high-horsepower engine upgrades, new avionics or any of our custom products,” said Katie Church, head of customer relations and marketing at Air Plains. While the company will not have…
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Garmin Autoland wins prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy

Garmin Autoland wins prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy

The 109th annual award recognizes Garmin with the greatest accomplishment of 2020 in aeronautics or astronautics. Garmin Ltd. announced that Garmin Autoland has been awarded the 2020 Robert J. Collier Trophy for the world’s first certified autonomous system designed to activate during an emergency to safely fly and land an aircraft without human intervention1. The Collier Trophy has been the benchmark of aerospace achievement for over a century and is awarded annually by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) to recognize “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with…
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Wide range of U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command aircraft coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

Wide range of U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command aircraft coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021

Flying demonstrations and ground displays featured July 28-August 1 The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) will bring a wide spectrum of its aircraft designed for unique missions as part of its presence at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, which takes place July 26-August 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. “As we’ve solidified the roster of aircraft from AFSOC this year, the variety of aircraft coming to Oshkosh is truly impressive,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programming, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “Each…
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Garmin announces G1000 NXi upgrade opportunities for Citation Mustang owners and operators

Garmin announces G1000 NXi upgrade opportunities for Citation Mustang owners and operators

System enhancements available for aircraft with existing G1000 NXi installations and those looking to upgrade. Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced G1000® NXi updates for Citation Mustang aircraft to allow owners and operators to upgrade many key aircraft systems. Available for both fielded G1000 NXi installations and those looking to upgrade their aircraft, these upgrades include the addition of the GWX™ 75 advanced weather radar and new datalink weather and communications capability for operators via the GSR 56. Other new enhancements include the ability for…
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STC Permits Texas Turbine to Offer Either Hartzell’s Composite or Aluminum Props

STC Permits Texas Turbine to Offer Either Hartzell’s Composite or Aluminum Props

For Converted 950 Shaft Horsepower Supervans Texas Turbine Conversions, working with Hartzell Propeller, has FAA approval to allow Supervan conversion customers to choose either structural composite props or more economical aluminum props as part of their conversion package. “Now Cessna Caravan owners and operators with the Supervan turboprop conversion can choose between a 110-inch diameter structural composite prop, or the more economical 109.5 diameter aluminum option. Both propellers are four-blade and offer a 60 pound or 25 pound weight savings, respectively, over the original Supervan propeller,” said Hartzell Propeller President…
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Airforms Offering Replacement Crew Ladders for Caravans

Airforms Offering Replacement Crew Ladders for Caravans

Airforms has received FAA PMA approval for manufacturing Crew Ladder Assemblies for most Cessna Caravan C208 and C208B/EX models. The Airforms replacement part number is AF2606033-41-1, and it covers the crew ladders for the pilot’s and co-pilot’s sides. Produced with superior bushing material in the upper and lower arm assemblies to eliminate galvanic corrosion issues and precision machined for the finest fit and finish, Airforms’ ladders are available now for a fraction of the OEM replacement costs. They are all completely primed. All components of the new ladders are interchangeable…
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Garmin announces first turbofan certification  for GFC 600 digital autopilot

Garmin announces first turbofan certification for GFC 600 digital autopilot

The GFC 600 now offers Cessna CitationJet owners and operators a cutting-edge autopilot upgrade. Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the GFC™ 600 digital autopilot in select Cessna CitationJet 525 models1, the first jet certification for this popular autopilot solution. The GFC 600 digital autopilot delivers superior in-flight characteristics and new operational capabilities such as autopilot-coupled Vertical Navigation (VNAV) descent, auto Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) switching, fully coupled go-around capability and much…
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The COVID Effect on Aircraft Tire Supply: Before, Now and Future.

The COVID Effect on Aircraft Tire Supply: Before, Now and Future.

We all have had some hard times in this past year in this pandemic: scurrying to find common household items like Lysol, 409, and even toilet paper. Whether these were caused by panic buying by the public in this Covid pandemic or as a direct result of workforce shortages on production lines, the shortages were, at least, temporary and the supply chain caught up quite quickly with most of these commodities. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the of our everyday LSA, glider and general aviation components, including tires.…
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Marine / Avionics Update from Icom America

Marine / Avionics Update from Icom America

Icom America announces changes within the Marine and Avionics divisions. David McLain, our seasoned Marine and Avionics Senior Sales Manager, is leaving Icom to pursue new opportunities. We wish David all the best! Ray Novak (N9JA), Senior Sales Manager of Icom’s Amateur division, adds the Marine and Avionics divisions to his roster. Ray has an extensive background in the amateur radio industry spanning 32+ years. Ray began his career at Icom with the Technical Support Team, and for the last ten years, has been the lead for the Amateur Division.…
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Airforms Donates New Baffle Kit to AOPA Sweepstakes Airplane

Airforms Donates New Baffle Kit to AOPA Sweepstakes Airplane

Airforms, Inc. has donated a baffle kit to the AOPA Sweepstakes Aircraft. The Grumman AA5B Tiger selected for the Sweepstakes, is being powered by a Lycoming 0-360 zero-time, factory rebuilt engine. The new set of baffles designed for that engine has already been mounted by JA Air Center in Sugar Grove, IL. Baffle kits, with good seals, are essential for proper engine cooling. Airforms, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of new engine baffle kits, having shipped over 5,000 kits for over 60 certified aircraft models. For more information on baffle…
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SUPERIOR AIR PARTS ANNOUNCES THAT IT IS BRINGING BACK ITS POPULAR FORUM SERIES FOR OSHKOSH/AIRVENTURE 2021

SUPERIOR AIR PARTS ANNOUNCES THAT IT IS BRINGING BACK ITS POPULAR FORUM SERIES FOR OSHKOSH/AIRVENTURE 2021

The popular forum series will be held at 10:00 Monday through Saturday at Superior’s outdoor exhibit (#257/#258) across from Hangar B. Scott Hayes, vice president, sales and marketing for Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the company is again hosting its series of 45-minute educational forums during Oshkosh AirVenture 2021. “The Superior Air Parts forums have become an important part of Oshkosh/AirVenture to so many of our customers. So, we are extremely happy to be able to again host our popular forums during Oshkosh/AirVenture 2021,” Hayes said. “I know…
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EAA begins ‘Project 21’ museum expansion for year-round aviation education and training

EAA begins ‘Project 21’ museum expansion for year-round aviation education and training

EAA Aviation Center addition to open at AirVenture 2022 The Experimental Aircraft Association’s “Project 21” initiative, including the first expansion of the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh in more than 20 years, will bring year-round aviation education and training to current and future aviators. Groundbreaking for the two-story, 30,000 square foot facility, connected to the EAA Aviation Museum, took place on Monday, April 26, with EAA and community leaders present. “While the EAA Aviation Museum highlights more than a century of accomplishments in personal flight, a major part of EAA’s…
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Garmin announces GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar with automated weather threat analysis technology

Garmin announces GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar with automated weather threat analysis technology

Simplified weather depiction helps reduce pilot workload and enhance situational awareness Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GWX™ 8000 StormOptix weather radar that delivers an extensive weather threat analysis and depiction to the cockpit. The system reduces pilot workload by providing an automated clear representation of weather by using an enhanced color palette now offering 16 colors, 3D volumetric scanning, hail and lightning prediction, advanced ground clutter suppression, and optional predictive wind shear detection. The GWX 8000 StormOptix weather radar provides pilots with…
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Garmin announces updated eLearning course for TXi flight displays

Garmin announces updated eLearning course for TXi flight displays

TXi Essentials 2.0 eLearning course helps pilots become familiar with new features and capabilities Garmin® International, Inc., is pleased to announce the TXi™ Essentials 2.0 eLearning course, a new pilot training opportunity that provides comprehensive instruction on the fundamental operation of the TXi touchscreen flight display. Designed for pilots new to the system, experienced pilots looking for recurrent training on their avionics, or pilots returning to flying after some time off, this updated course offers best practices for operational use, including instruction on features included in recent software updates as…
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DUAL ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSTEMS REPLACES THE 4CYL. DUAL MAGNETO

DUAL ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSTEMS REPLACES THE 4CYL. DUAL MAGNETO

YOU ASKED – ELECTROAIR DELIVERED! DUAL ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSTEMS REPLACES THE 4CYL. DUAL MAGNETO Part Number: EIS-42000D Price: $4,995.00 + core deposit* • Each electronic ignition is completely independent from the other. One system uses our MTH and the other uses a crankshaft trigger mechanism. • Supplemental back-up power is required. • 10-15% Fuel Savings • NO repetitive inspections required! Parts good for TBO of engine and beyond! • NO A.D. Notes! • Smoother running engine • Factory Support: 248-674-3433 • Sales: 281-728-8732 *$1,000 core deposit will be refunded when…
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Aerox® Aviation Oxygen Systems Celebrates Fortieth Anniversary and One-Year of New Ownership

Aerox® Aviation Oxygen Systems Celebrates Fortieth Anniversary and One-Year of New Ownership

Aerox® Aviation Oxygen Systems of Bonita Springs Florida comes back to an energized Sun n’ Fun Aerospace Expo celebrating its fortieth year as well as its one-year anniversary of ownership by pilot and entrepreneur Scott Ashton. Aerox is exhibiting at booth A-098 and highlighting its entire “Oxygen Made Easy” product line. Oxygen Made Easy Aerox® has announced several new easy to use, high performance oxygen systems that will be highlighted at the show. From Ashton’s deep connection with Aerox® customers as a pilot and CFI, the PrO2 Plus® Flight Bag…
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