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MCFARLANE AVIATION PRODUCTS PARTNERS WITH VANCE STREET CAPITAL

MCFARLANE AVIATION PRODUCTS PARTNERS WITH VANCE STREET CAPITAL

McFarlane Aviation Products, a diversified aerospace manufacturer and supplier, announced its partnership with Vance Street Capital LLC today. A Los Angeles-based private equity firm, Vance Street invests in middle-market businesses as a strategy for growth. Vance Street’s mission is to partner with entrepreneurial management teams to help scale their business, drive growth, and further enhance the solutions they are providing their customers. “We are excited to team with Vance Street and accelerate our aviation products growth. We will continue to build upon the high-quality product lines that we have developed…
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AvFab Receives TSO Approval On STOWAWAY Medical Stretcher

AvFab Receives TSO Approval On STOWAWAY Medical Stretcher

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently announced they have received Technical Standard Orders (FAA TSO-C39b Type 2) approval for the installation of their multi-airframe STOWAWAY medical stretcher for use in all Beechcraft King Air, Cessna Caravan, Pilatus PC-12, and Kodiak 100 aircraft. Several models of STOWAWAY are available, including one version that adjusts to installation in all four aircraft. AvFab’s STOWAWAY Medical Stretcher Kit provides an operator with the option of transporting an ill or injured, non-critical patient. These stretchers are ideal as an economical alternative to complete Medevac systems for the…
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Garmin achieves significant milestone in its G5000 retrofit program for Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS aircraft

Garmin achieves significant milestone in its G5000 retrofit program for Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS aircraft

Ten percent of the eligible Citation Excel/XLS fleet now updated with a G5000 integrated flight deck Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that 10% of the ever-popular Cessna Citation Excel and XLS business jet fleet has now been retrofitted with Garmin’s G5000® integrated flight deck upgrade. The G5000 integrated avionics suite modernizes the cockpit with additional capabilities, significantly reduces operational costs, increases situational awareness of the flight crew and solves long-term concerns related to legacy avionics parts obsolescence. “We are thrilled that so many…
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EAA to honor 2020 and 2021 Halls of Fame inductees on Nov. 11

EAA to honor 2020 and 2021 Halls of Fame inductees on Nov. 11

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Twelve individuals who contributed greatly to recreational aviation will be honored on November 11 as they are inducted into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame during a ceremony and dinner at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh. The large group of individuals represents the Hall of Fame classes of 2020 and 2021, as the 2020 induction ceremony was canceled due to the COVID pandemic. The 2021 inductees include: - · EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame: Flo and Bob Irwin (posthumous) · International Aerobatic…
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McFarlane Aviation Products Acquires QMI, Inc. Product Lines

McFarlane Aviation Products Acquires QMI, Inc. Product Lines

McFarlane Aviation has announced its acquisition of QMI, Inc’s designs, patents, and manufacturing rights. QMI, Inc. (www.cessnarepairs.com) is most well known for their 'common-sense' repair solution for the tail cone reinforcement angle issue discussed in Cessna Owner Advisory: SEL-55-01 and AD2020-21-22. Earlier this year, McFarlane partnered with QMI as the sole distributor for their STC'd Tail Cone Angle Replacement Kit and their STC'd Trim Wheel for Cessna 180, 182, 185s. "We were very pleased with the quality of product, the benefit it brings to our customers, and the innovative thinking…
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Textron Aviation announces order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft to support Kansas State University’s growing pilot training enrollment

Textron Aviation announces order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft to support Kansas State University’s growing pilot training enrollment

-- Textron Aviation today announced an order for 10 Cessna Skyhawk piston aircraft for the Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus, expanding the school’s fleet of Skyhawk aircraft to 20. The aircraft will help support the university’s growing enrollment in its pilot training programs. The Cessna Skyhawk is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company. “Textron Aviation remains committed to supporting the training and development of the next generation of pilots, and our continued strong relationship with Kansas State is a critical element…
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Cockpit Organizer – Cessna 172 - 182 (205, 206, 210, 337)

Cockpit Organizer – Cessna 172 - 182 (205, 206, 210, 337)

A great way to get organized. The Cockpit Organizer easily slides between the front seats to add additional storage within easy reach. It will fit many Cessna 182 Skylane, Cessna 205 Skywagon, Cessna 206 Stationair, Cessna 210 Centurions, and others with this available space. 18″ long, 12″ tall, and 4.25″ wide. Perfect gift for: Airplane Owner – Increases the value of the cockpit. Student Pilot – Keep everything close at hand. Aircraft Renter – Easily slides in and out between the front seats. Put it on your Christmas list. Watch…
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The Bagage Organizer

The Bagage Organizer

Make your life a little easier - There are some events that stress a pilot out—for example, needing a jump start, dealing with a broken belt, blown tubes, a bad spark plug, not having an extra quart or two of oil, and needing a tool but not having a tool kit readily available. You really don't want to toss all the items into a box or leave them sliding around the back of the plane. So, Steve designed a purpose-built baggage compartment organizer for pilots like you. The Baggage Organizer…
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Garmin announces GFC 600 autopilot certification for select Piper Meridian aircraft & they also receive Smart Rudder Bias certification for GFC 600-equipped Cessna 414A aircraft

Garmin announces GFC 600 autopilot certification for select Piper Meridian aircraft & they also receive Smart Rudder Bias certification for GFC 600-equipped Cessna 414A aircraft

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the GFC™ 600 autopilot in the Piper Meridian (PA-46-500TP)1. Additionally, Smart Rudder Bias2 is now certified for Cessna 414A aircraft equipped with the GFC 600 autopilot, further growing the list of compatible aircraft to offer this safety-enhancing technology. Full-featured autopilot The GFC 600 digital autopilot is intended for piston single/twin-engine and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of speed and performance characteristics, and provides a long list…
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Cessna Caravan Gets Pants

Cessna Caravan Gets Pants

Wichita, Kansas - Whind LLC introduces wheel pants for the Cessna Caravan series, a simple, efficient performance enhancement. Flight testing has shown a cruise speed improvement of up to seven knots, depending on initial configuration. Full STC approval is underway, with completion and first delivery expected in 4Q 2021. Like the Caravan itself, the wheel pants are durable and low-maintenance. Randy Whitson, CEO of Whind LLC says, “you won’t find a ‘no step’ placard on these wheel pants”. Made for easy maintenance, the modular design creates easy access and interchangeable,…
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Airpart Supply Ltd. Named Factory Authorized Distributor for Airforms, Inc.

Airpart Supply Ltd. Named Factory Authorized Distributor for Airforms, Inc.

Wasilla, AK - Airforms, Inc. has added Airpart Supply Ltd. in High Wycombe, UK to their growing list of stocking distributors around the world. As their name implies, Airpart Supply carries a vast array of parts, systems and avionics equipment for General and Airline Aviation. They ship products daily to owners, operators and mechanics in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. They have been importing large shipments of parts from Airforms over the past half year and can now offer virtually everything in the Airforms catalogs. “Airforms is…
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Garmin achieves EASA approval of the latest G1000 NXi system enhancements for Citation Mustangs FacebookTwitterEmailCopy Link

Garmin achieves EASA approval of the latest G1000 NXi system enhancements for Citation Mustangs FacebookTwitterEmailCopy Link

Garmin announced European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of G1000® NXi updates for Citation Mustang aircraft to allow owners and operators to upgrade many key avionics 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 operators to retain dual diversity transponder systems in addition to the benefits of an ADS-B “In”…
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2021 WIPAIRE POKER RUN

2021 WIPAIRE POKER RUN

JOIN YOUR SEAPLANE FRIENDS FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL WIPAIRE POKER RUN! Location: Maddens on Gull Lake Date: September 17, 2021 In conjunction with this year’s Seaplane Safety Seminar, Wipaire is hosting our second Wipaire Poker Run fundraiser for MSPA. Show your support and find out if you really are lucky! ENTRY DETAILS: $100 per player $50 for each additional hand, up to 4 hands per person CASH ONLY – Collected at Sign-in EVENT DETAILS: 9:00 AM registration opens 9:30 AM pilot briefing 10 AM first plane out Maps of the…
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Garmin announces new pilot training opportunities through Spring 2022

Garmin announces new pilot training opportunities through Spring 2022

In-person pilot training returns to Garmin headquarters this August Garmin® International, Inc.® is pleased to announce its pilot training opportunities through June 2022 including a return to in-person instructor led courses beginning in August 2021. Healthy workplace practices are in place for the health and well-being of Garmin customers and associates. A variety of pilot training opportunities are available ranging from self-study materials, webinars, eLearning courses and instructor-led training offered for the GTN™ Series, G500/G600, TXi™Series, G3X Touch™, and Garmin integrated flight decks. Professional instructor-led training Instructor-led classroom training returns…
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Ryan Latham Appointed President of AWI-AMI; Within Hartzell Family of Companies

Ryan Latham Appointed President of AWI-AMI; Within Hartzell Family of Companies

Ryan Latham has been named president of Aerospace Welding Incorporated and Aerospace Manufacturing Incorporated (AWI-AMI) aviation companies within the Hartzell family of companies. He brings more than 25 years of manufacturing experience and a proven track record in aerospace leadership to the operation located in Eagan, Minn. “We are pleased that Ryan has assumed the AWI-AMI business unit leadership responsibilities,” said Joe Brown, COO of Tailwind Technologies, the holding company of the Hartzell family of companies. “His direct industry expertise and battle tested leadership as a U.S. Army officer in…
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Kelly Aero, LLC Introduces New Line of General Aviation Magnetos

Kelly Aero, LLC Introduces New Line of General Aviation Magnetos

Kelly Aero, LLC is proud to introduce an All New - FAA/PMA approved direct replacement line of four and six cylinder magnetos. With a foundation of over 35 years of manufacturing FAA/PMA replacement magneto parts as well as overhauling magnetos, the new magneto design incorporates component improvements that revitalizes quality and value for general aviation magnetos. “We have manufactured millions of magneto parts and we have overhauled well over 100,000 magnetos over our history,” stated Kelly Aero President/CEO Jeffrey Kelly, “introducing a new direct replacement Kelly Magneto further cements our…
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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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