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Hartzell Engine Tech Modernizes and Doubles Space for QAA Parts Distributor and MRO

Hartzell Engine Tech Modernizes and Doubles Space for QAA Parts Distributor and MRO

QAA General Manager Brandon Stewart cuts a ribbon to signal the reopening of the company's Tulsa operations. Quality Aircraft Accessories (QAA), which reports to Hartzell Engine Tech, has officially reopened its general aviation MRO and parts distribution facility, after fully modernizing and doubling the Tulsa operations footprint. At recent reopening ceremonies in Tulsa, Hartzell Engine Tech and QAA executives cut a ribbon to officially commemorate the expansion, which has taken more than a year to complete. The footprint of the facility has grown from 12,500 sq, ft, to a total…
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Garmin releases September 2022-June 2023 Pilot Training Catalog

Garmin releases September 2022-June 2023 Pilot Training Catalog

The Garmin Aviation Training team is excited to announce pilot training opportunities through June 2023. The attached training catalog provides information on pilot training offerings, including a description of self-study materials, eLearning courses and instructor-led classes offered for the GTN™/GTN™ Xi, G500/G600, G500/G600/G700 TXi™, G3X Touch™ and all Garmin integrated flight decks. Catalog Highlights: Additional classes: G1000/G1000 NXi with new location offering Our GTN & Flight Display class is being split into two classes – GTN/TXi and GTN/G3X Two newest eLearning courses: GFC™ 500 Autopilot Essentials G3X Touch™ Certified Essentials…
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Air Plains Services Offers New TRIG TX56 Nav/Com

Air Plains Services Offers New TRIG TX56 Nav/Com

Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades and an Authorized TRIG dealer, is now offering the new TRIG TX56 and TX57 stack Nav/Com unit. “The availability of the TRIG Nav/Com gives aircraft owners and flight schools a second option in the current market for new units,” said Eric Papon, manager of O&M Services for Air Plains. “It provides a lot of functionality in a small package and integrates smoothly with almost any panel.” Trig’s EASA and FAA certified TX56 and TX57 Nav/Com units are…
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Garmin receives GFC 500 autopilot certification in  additional aircraft models and offers virtual training course

Garmin receives GFC 500 autopilot certification in additional aircraft models and offers virtual training course

FAA-certified aircraft now include Cessna 172D, P172D, Commander 112B, 112TC/TC-A and 114 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 Cessna 172D/P172D model, Commander 112B, 112TC/TC-A and 114 models. The GFC 500 autopilot is intended for light piston aircraft while delivering superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance requirements when compared to older generation autopilot systems. The GFC 500 autopilot uniquely integrates with Garmin’s GI…
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EAA Education Center opens, creating educational opportunities for current pilots and young people

EAA Education Center opens, creating educational opportunities for current pilots and young people

The Experimental Aircraft Association opened its Education Center, originally known as Project 21, with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, July 12. The museum addition is a two-story, 30,000 square foot facility to further develop aviation education and training. “The education center was built to enhance aviation education for kids and pilots unlike any other facility.” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Part of EAA’s mission is to grow aviation participation by promoting the spirit of aviation and I think we are doing just that with…
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The 18th Annual Gathering at Waupaca Sponsors

The 18th Annual Gathering at Waupaca Sponsors

Thank you to our amazing 2022 sponsors of the 18th Annual Gathering at Waupaca. These businesses support General Aviation and help you keep your Cessna flying. The 18th Annual Gathering at Waupaca 2022 Sponsors Platinum/Bus Sponsors Mon/Tues: Tempest Plus: https://tempestplus.com/ AirVenture Booth 3021 Wed: Univair: http://www.univair.com AirVenture Booth 1001 Platinum Sponsor Wentworth: https://www.wentworthaircraft.com/ AirVenture Booth 2087 Silver Sponsor Teledyne Battery: www.gillbatteries.com Bronze Sponsor Eagle Fuel Cells: www.eaglefuelcells.com AirVenture Booth 3103 T-shirt Sponsor Continental Motors: http://www.continentalmotors.aero/ AirVenture Booth 229 Goodie Bag Sponsor Tanis: http://www.tanisaircraft.com/ AirVenture Booth 286 Banquet Sponsor Smooth Power…
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Nearly $1B in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Improving Airport Terminals across U.S.

Nearly $1B in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding Improving Airport Terminals across U.S.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award nearly $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to 85 airports across the country to improve terminals of all sizes. The grants expand capacity at our nation’s airport terminals, increase energy efficiency, promote competition and provide greater accessibility for individuals with disabilities. Two grants will also be awarded to build new air traffic control towers. “Americans deserve modern airports that meet the needs of their families and growing passenger demand. Funded through President Biden’s Bipartisan…
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JOINT INDUSTRY/FAA STATEMENT FOLLOWING EAGLE MEETINGS

JOINT INDUSTRY/FAA STATEMENT FOLLOWING EAGLE MEETINGS

FREDERICK, Md., June 27, 2022 – The following was issued by the leaders of the EAGLE (Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions) initiative following the June 2022 stakeholder update: To advance the common vision of completely eliminating the use of lead in general aviation fuel, a comprehensive update was provided on June 23 to all stakeholders and interested parties by leaders and working groups of the industry/government EAGLE initiative. EAGLE (Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions) was developed with one clear goal: eliminate lead from all aviation fuel by 2030 without negatively…
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U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Regulatory and Guidance Library

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Regulatory and Guidance Library

On July 18th 2022, the FAA will be decommissioning the following databases housed on the Regulatory Guidance Library (RGL): Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIB) SAIB documents will change their naming convention from AIR-YY-## to YYYY-## Airworthiness Directives: Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (AD NPRM) After this date, SAIB and AD NPRM documents will only be available on the newly developed Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS). In our next communication, we will provide guides with detailed instructions on how to locate SAIB and AD NPRMs in DRS. In the meantime, please use the …
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Air Plains Services returns to EAA AirVenture in July

Air Plains Services returns to EAA AirVenture in July

Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, announced today that company representatives will return to EAA’s 2022 AirVenture in Oshkosh to meet with aircraft owners interested in the company’s popular Cessna piston engine and avionics upgrades. “Oshkosh is the heart of the general aviation industry, bringing in thousands of owners and enthusiasts from around the world every year,” said Katie Church, president of Air Plains. “We had a great time last summer, both developing new customers and meeting with many current customers, and we’re…
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Registration now open for Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

Registration now open for Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

Half-day sessions include top flight instructors in new EAA Education Center Registration is now open to the expanded Pilot Proficiency Center sessions during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, to be held in the new EAA Education Center adjacent to the EAA Aviation Museum. These half-day clinics allow pilots to increase their knowledge, hone their abilities, and network with other passionate pilots while helping them become safer and better-informed aviators. The 69th edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. Registration for the…
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Garmin celebrates a milestone of  more than 25,000 integrated flight deck deliveries

Garmin celebrates a milestone of more than 25,000 integrated flight deck deliveries

Generations of today’s pilots have flown behind the industry’s most trusted avionics for tens of millions of flight hours Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today celebrated the delivery of over 25,000 integrated flight decks, including forward-fit and retrofit solutions for general and business aviation, rotorcraft, military and government, and regional aircraft markets. Garmin avionics have revolutionized the aviation industry for nearly two decades, ushering in the era of fully integrated flight decks for light aircraft while also expanding the capabilities of turbine aircraft. Recognized for…
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ADDITIONAL PMA GRANTED FOR THE INSTALLATION OF REAR SHOULDER RESTRAINTS (CESSNA MODELS 170, 172, 175, 180, 182, and 185)

ADDITIONAL PMA GRANTED FOR THE INSTALLATION OF REAR SHOULDER RESTRAINTS (CESSNA MODELS 170, 172, 175, 180, 182, and 185)

Alpha Aviation recently received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval to re-establish production of Cessna article 0511232-4 Strap as Alpha Aviation, Inc. article AAI-0511232-4. PMA article AAI-0511232-4 will be produced under Alpha Aviation’s production authorization and made available to owners and operators of early Cessna Model 170, 172, 175, 180, 182, and 185 series aircraft, per the approved model list, for the purpose of facilitating the installation of 3pt rear passenger restraints in the above referenced aircraft. The installation authority and procedures are provided by the FAA approved Cessna Service Kits SK170-12C,…
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EarthX Lithium Batteries Announces STC’s

EarthX Lithium Batteries Announces STC’s

The lead acid battery is one of the oldest remaining technologies used in General Aviation aircraft. Since 1859, the construction of the battery has slightly evolved, from the original flooded batteries (FLA) to the Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) to Gel batteries, but the technology is basically the same. If you own or operate a certified General Aviation aircraft, you had no choice but to use a lead acid battery starter battery. Until now. Times are changing. EarthX has 12V and 24V FAA approved TSO’s batteries and now has attained STC’s…
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AEROX AVIATION OXYGEN SYSTEMS® ACQUIRES  SKY-OX® AVIATION OXYGEN

AEROX AVIATION OXYGEN SYSTEMS® ACQUIRES SKY-OX® AVIATION OXYGEN

O2 Aero Acquisitions and Aerox® Aviation Oxygen Systems today announced that Aerox® has acquired the aviation oxygen assets of Air Craft Industries Inc. dba Sky-Ox®. The acquisition gives Aerox® additional breadth to its line of portable oxygen systems for cargo, commercial, and business and general aviation users as well as Supplemental Type Certificates for installed oxygen systems for a range of general aviation aircraft models. “Our acquisition of Sky-Ox® will allow us to provide our customers with more options for oxygen systems for their aircraft,” said O2 Aero Managing Director…
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Wipaire Announces International Authorized Installation and Service Center in Australia

Wipaire Announces International Authorized Installation and Service Center in Australia

Wipaire has entered into an agreement with Premiair Aviation as its international Authorized Installation and Service Center (AI&SC) for Wipline Floats and Wipaire products. Premiair is part of Textron Aviation’s service network with three service centers across Australia. As an AI&SC, Premiair can provide installation and maintenance for Wipline 8750A and 8750S floats, and designated Wipaire modifications for Cessna Caravan models such as Single Point Fueling, extended baggage compartment and Aurora Interiors.“As we expand global support of our products, Premiair was our first choice in representation in Australia. There are…
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Hartzell Propeller Transitions Engineering and Flight Safety Leadership from Bruce Hanke to Doug Washburn

Hartzell Propeller Transitions Engineering and Flight Safety Leadership from Bruce Hanke to Doug Washburn

VP Bruce Hanke Retiring After 20 Years Hartzell Propeller, the leading aircraft propeller manufacturer, has implemented an engineering leadership transition. Vice President of Engineering and Flight Safety Bruce Hanke is retiring in July, with his duties being assumed by 21-year veteran GE Aviation engineering leader Doug Washburn, who recently joined Hartzell Propeller. “Bruce Hanke, with over four decades of engineering and leadership experience, leaves a legacy of many achievements during his 20 years at Hartzell,” said Hartzell Propeller President JJ Frigge. “Bruce’s accomplishments include development of composite-bladed propellers, light weight…
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Garmin secures title sponsorship for Kansas City Air Show

Garmin secures title sponsorship for Kansas City Air Show

Garmin KC Air Show to take flight Sept. 3-4, 2022 featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today announced it has entered into a multi-year title sponsorship with the Kansas City (KC) Air Show. Beginning in 2022, the region’s premier air show experience will be rebranded as the Garmin Kansas City Air Show with full integration of the Garmin brand and on-site representation through 2024. The 2022 Garmin KC Air Show is expected to attract more than 50,000 guests at New…
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Garmin Pilot 10.7 adds new graphical taxiway and apron NOTAMs

Garmin Pilot 10.7 adds new graphical taxiway and apron NOTAMs

Garmin is excited to announce that the latest update (v10.7) for Garmin Pilot is available now. Among many other new features, the latest update now graphically displays taxiway and apron closures on the dynamic map – as well as SafeTaxi diagrams. 10.7 update highlights: Dynamic map enhancements: Our dynamic map has been optimized to change the visibility and size of navigation data, airspace boundary depictions and airport icons as the user zooms and pans around the map. When combined, these enhancements provide a clearer view of essential navigation data, airports, …
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EAA celebrates 30th anniversary of Young Eagles program with EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 activities

EAA celebrates 30th anniversary of Young Eagles program with EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 activities

Historic youth aviation education program kicked off at Oshkosh in 1992 The EAA Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation program ever created, will celebrate its 30th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, the event where the program began in 1992. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The AirVenture activities include flights, forums, and recognition throughout the week, which will kick off a full year of 30th anniversary commemorations. Special focus on Young Eagles will take place on Thursday, July 28. “Over the…
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Continental Aerospace Technologies™ Receives EASA Approval to Extend the CD-300 Time Between Replacement

Continental Aerospace Technologies™ Receives EASA Approval to Extend the CD-300 Time Between Replacement

Continental®, a subsidiary of Continental Aerospace Technologies Holding Limited (HKEX: 232.HK), announced today that the Time Between Replacement (TBR) for the CD-300 has been extended to 2,000 hours. The powerful 300hp Jet-A piston engine was announced on an airframe application in 2019 with an initial TBR of 1,200 hours or 12 years and a commitment to increase the TBR hours. The Continental® team worked in concert with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and is proud to fulfill this product enhancement commitment for our customers and partners. Since the heavy-fuel…
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Hartzell Propeller Adds Mitch Heaton to Lead Technology Initiatives for Advanced Air Mobility

Hartzell Propeller Adds Mitch Heaton to Lead Technology Initiatives for Advanced Air Mobility

Hartzell Propeller has appointed Mitch Heaton as director, Business Development and New Technology to further the company’s programs involving advanced air mobility (AAM). His focus will be on developing propellers for eVTOL, eSTOL, electric, hybrid and hydrogen-powered aircraft. Using an innovative blend of sophisticated engineering analytics, certification skills, and world-class manufacturing technologies, Hartzell is working closely with several OEMs within these emerging industries to fine-tune their propeller applications. Hartzell has dedicated tens of thousands of engineering and development hours to electric, hybrid, and hydrogen-powered aircraft since 2019 and it continues…
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GULF COAST AVIONICS HAS RECEIVED GARMIN’S PRESTIGIOUS PLATINUM DEALER AWARD FOR THE 24TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

GULF COAST AVIONICS HAS RECEIVED GARMIN’S PRESTIGIOUS PLATINUM DEALER AWARD FOR THE 24TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Gulf Coast Avionics was appointed as Garmin’s first avionics dealer in 1994 and has achieved Platinum Dealer status since the award’s inception in 1998 Rick Garcia, Gulf Coast Avionics, President and CEO, announced today that the company had received Garmin’s 2022 Platinum Dealer Award in recognition for its outstanding sales of the company’s aviation products. The award presentation was held during the recent Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) convention in New Orleans. “Even after winning the Platinum Award for 24 years in a row, the accomplishment is just as meaningful to…
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Garmin expands its cost-effective navigation database solutions  to non-WAAS GNS navigators

Garmin expands its cost-effective navigation database solutions to non-WAAS GNS navigators

Keep databases current with the most convenient and affordable options for all Garmin GNS owners Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced that it has expanded the availability of its Garmin Navigation Database to include non-WAAS GNS navigators. The Garmin Navigation Database is available for a variety of Garmin avionics, including WAAS GNS navigators, and offers a trusted and convenient solution to incorporate the latest navigation information. Ready to support both VFR and IFR flights, the Garmin Navigation Database includes instrument procedures, frequencies, airport data and more.…
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Garmin introduces D2 Mach 1, a premium  aviator smartwatch with a vibrant AMOLED display

Garmin introduces D2 Mach 1, a premium aviator smartwatch with a vibrant AMOLED display

Merging style and aviation functionality so you’re ready for your next flight Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today announced the D2™ Mach 1 GPS aviator smartwatch with classic pilot watch styling and a bright AMOLED touchscreen display that offers advanced tools for flying – plus health and fitness features – to help pilots and aviation enthusiasts accelerate their adventures. With a battery life of up to 11 days, pilots can rely on the D2 Mach 1 around the clock to keep tabs on the weather,…
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Continental Aerospace Technologies™ Appoints Karen Hong as Chief Executive Officer and President

Continental Aerospace Technologies™ Appoints Karen Hong as Chief Executive Officer and President

Continental announced today that Karen Hong has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President, effective March 11, 2022. Hong was previously named as the interim CEO in September 2021 while serving as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Before joining Continental, Hong held multiple executive positions at Chrysler Automotive, which is now Stellantis, and was recently the Global CFO for Joyson Safety Systems in Michigan. “Karen brings with her a wealth of knowledge and global experiences that have prepared her to lead the Continental organization,” said Mr.…
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Garmin achieves additional GFC 500 autopilot certifications,  including the first light twin aircraft

Garmin achieves additional GFC 500 autopilot certifications, including the first light twin aircraft

Certified aircraft now includes select Cessna 206 and Piper PA-30/39 models 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 select Robertson STOL (short takeoff or landing) equipped Cessna 206 models and Piper Twin Comanche PA-30/39 models. The GFC 500 autopilot is intended for light piston aircraft while delivering superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance requirements when compared to older generation autopilot systems. New aircraft models…
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Hartzell Names Arrow Aviation as Propeller Service, Support Center in India

Hartzell Names Arrow Aviation as Propeller Service, Support Center in India

Propeller Overhaul Workshop Located in Kolkata Hartzell Propeller has appointed Arrow Aviation Pvt. Ltd. as a Service and Support Center in India. Arrow Aviation’s propeller overhauling workshop and its head office are located in Kolkata. It also has locations in Delhi, Mumbai and the UAE. Arrow Aviation provides product support services for airframes, tooling, avionics and instruments, brakes and wheels, consumables and lubricants, ground support equipment, landing gears, rotables, tires, and windows. Samir Gupta, Principal Owner of Arrow Aviation said, “We are proud to become a part of the Hartzell…
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Garmin receives certification for the  GFC 600 digital autopilot in Cessna 310R aircraft

Garmin receives certification for the GFC 600 digital autopilot in Cessna 310R aircraft

Garmin announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the GFC™ 600 autopilot in the Cessna 310R1. Additionally, Smart Rudder Bias2 is now certified for Cessna 310R 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 of existing general aviation aircraft with a simple, lightweight,…
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Increased Demand for Polymer Fuel Cap Washers Leads to Partnership Between Marsh Brothers Aviation and Gallagher Aviation

Increased Demand for Polymer Fuel Cap Washers Leads to Partnership Between Marsh Brothers Aviation and Gallagher Aviation

Canada’s Marsh Brothers Aviation, the leading supplier of advanced polymer materials to the general aviation sector, has appointed Gallagher Aviation to distribute the company’s pioneering self-lubricating polymer fuel cap washers to pilots, manufacturers, and maintainers in the United States. Cincinnati-based Gallagher Aviation will initially focus on Marsh Brothers’ ground-breaking AeroTough® range of fuel cap washers but the agreement could be extended to include other product lines. Nicholas Choo-Son, Director of Business Development, Marsh Brothers Aviation, said: Our vision is to be the global leader in the revolutionary use of non-metallic…
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