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Vividia VA-150 Two-Way Articulating Borescope now available

Vividia VA-150 Two-Way Articulating Borescope now available

Vividia VA-150 Two-Way Articulating Borescope has 2.7" LCD monitor and 80cm long 6.0mm diameter waterproof probe. The tiny probe camera can be bended in two directions and the maximum bending angle to each direction is around 175 degree. The resolution of the camera is 640x480 and the focus range is around 20mm to 50mm. There are 6 LED lights around lens. The 2.7" LCD monitor can take pictures and videos, and files are saved on a SD card. Vividia VA-150 Two-Way Articulating Videoscope is ideal for detailed visual inspection in…
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Air Serv International Receives ISTAT Foundation Grant for COVID-19 Relief in Navajo Nation

Air Serv International Receives ISTAT Foundation Grant for COVID-19 Relief in Navajo Nation

Phoenix, AZ. Phoenix-based Caravan operator Westwind Air Service, has generously donated a transport flight to the Navajo and Hopi Airlift Program coordinated by Air Serv International. The flight, which employed the use of a Cessna 206 and carried approximately 1,000lbs, delivered virus-fighting supplies to Chinle, Arizona, where they were distributed to adjacent communities by local volunteers. The time-sensitive cargo, which would have taken a volunteer driver approximately two days round trip due to travel and curfew restrictions, was delivered within a matter of hours. Air Serv, which also operates Caravans…
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Air Plains Services now offers drop-in EIS for Lycoming 180 hp pistons

Air Plains Services now offers drop-in EIS for Lycoming 180 hp pistons

Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, announced today it is offering the newly certified Lycoming Electronic Ignition System for its Lycoming 180 hp engines. The Lycoming EIS is a drop-in replacement for one mag, requires no maintenance through TBO and provides precise starts every time. “The new Lycoming EIS is designed and tested to provide trouble-free operation and installation is not an issue,” said Katie Church, head of Air Plains marketing. “We’re offering it now as a stand-alone replacement of one mag and…
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Air Plains Services adds Alpha Systems AOA product line

Air Plains Services adds Alpha Systems AOA product line

Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, announced today the addition of Alpha Systems AOA products as an authorized dealer, offering the company’s full line of stand-alone angle of attack systems for a variety general aviation aircraft, including most Cessna piston models. “We have been very impressed with the performance and reliability of the kits from Alpha Systems AOA and we’re very happy to add them to our growing lineup of avionics and aircraft systems,” said Eric Papon, Air Plains avionics service manager. “They…
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Airforms, Inc. Awarded FAA PMA Approval for C208/208B Crew Ladder Components

Airforms, Inc. Awarded FAA PMA Approval for C208/208B Crew Ladder Components

Airforms, Inc. announced today they have been awarded FAA PMA approvals for a number of the components for the C208/208B Crew Ladder Assembly. According to company officials, the approved parts include left hand & right hand Upper and Lower Arm Assembles, Upper and Lower Step Assemblies, Bracket Assemblies, Spacers and even replacement tread for the steps. The Airforms components are direct replacements for the OEM parts, and are interchangeable with the parts in the original ladder assemblies Airforms has long been known for engineering products that provide a superior service…
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Garmin Pilot adds configurable tab bar, Live Track Log and route data downloads

Garmin Pilot adds configurable tab bar, Live Track Log and route data downloads

Garmin is pleased to announce new features and enhancements have been added to the Garmin Pilot application on Apple mobile devices. The latest Garmin Pilot update adds a new configurable tab bar along the bottom of the application, offering easy access to commonly used features and functions within the app. Also new, a Live Track Log overlays a checkered line on the moving map that displays the track of the current flight, particularly useful for post-flight analysis. The addition of Route Data and Chart Downloads also helps to ensure pilots…
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Wilco issues COVID-19 and Airventure statement

Wilco issues COVID-19 and Airventure statement

Wilco Vice President Mike Hattrup announced today that Wilco will offer all customers, both website and phone, a discount as a result of the canceled 2020 Airventure. Wilco’s Covid-19 Response and Airventure 2020 Wilco Inc. is not alone in missing many events this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize the impact this will have on the aviation community and we will greatly miss seeing our friends and customers in Oshkosh. However, we do not feel that those of us who have had their plans disrupted should…
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GARMIN® GI 275 ADDS GFC 500 AUTOPILOT COMPATIBILITY

GARMIN® GI 275 ADDS GFC 500 AUTOPILOT COMPATIBILITY

OLATHE, Kan./July 14, 2020/Business Wire – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GI 275 electronic flight instrument can now be interfaced with the GFC™ 500 autopilot to deliver superior in-flight performance and added redundancy when multiple GI 275’s are installed in an aircraft. In addition to GFC 500 compatibility, the GI 275 can serve as a replacement attitude indicator and/or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) to legacy Century II/III autopilots. Additional features of the latest GI 275 upgrade include the display of outside air…
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FREE WEBINARS

FREE WEBINARS

FREE WEBINARS for Cessna owners and pilots! Get maintenance tips AND get entered for a chance to WIN A $50 Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. GIFT CERTIFICATE. Join us for free webinars providing tips about engine cylinders, batteries, spark plugs, painting your own airplane, and maintaining logbooks to optimize the value of your Cessna.Cessna Flyer Association – Cessna support, delivered!https://www.cessnaflyer.org/ 17/07/202011:00Anatomy of a Cylinder - Bill Rosshttps://us02web.zoom.us/…/regist…/WN_xWdJ1JuNRO63YUtgSsGQVA… 17/07/2020 13:00 Spark Plug Design and Maintenance - Vince Bechtel https://us02web.zoom.us/…/register/WN_s4oGkKFKQsGYE5Lm4AILSg 18/07/202011:00Lead-acid aircraft battery airworthiness. What does it mean? -Chris Holderhttps://us02web.zoom.us/…/regist…/WN_qho-DfgERi6wqkwPolgulQ… 18/07/202013:00Logbooks 101…
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HARTZELL ENGINE PARTNERS WITH CONTINENTAL AEROSPACE TO BE THE EXCLUSIVE PROVIDER OF NEW STARTER ADAPTERS.

HARTZELL ENGINE PARTNERS WITH CONTINENTAL AEROSPACE TO BE THE EXCLUSIVE PROVIDER OF NEW STARTER ADAPTERS.

 As of July 01, 2020, Hartzell Engine Technologies is the exclusive manufacturer of starter adapters for all Continental Aerospace Technologies factory-new, rebuilt, and factory overhauled engines. — Representatives of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET) announced today that the company had begun a supplier partnership with Continental Aerospace Technologies to manufacture a line of starter adapters for current and legacy-series Continental piston aircraft engines. “As part of the new agreement, we have been working closely with Continental to complete an engineering transition of the current units,” Keith Bagley, President, Hartzell Engine Technologies…
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10% off a Heatshield

10% off a Heatshield

Order a Heatshield and get 10% off your order. DISCOUNT CODE: HEAT20 Expires 7/31/2020 Bruce’s Heatshields are designed to be form fitting and a perfect solution for those on the go. They are easy to install, light-weight, compact and includes a storage bag. Protect your avionics and upholstery from harmful UV-rays. Offer Here
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Air Plains Services salutes the Cessna 172 – 65 years and still going

Air Plains Services salutes the Cessna 172 – 65 years and still going

Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, salutes the iconic Cessna 172 Skyhawk, celebrating 65 years since its first flight, and still going strong. “We are very happy to pay tribute to the storied history of the incredible Cessna 172, marking 65 years since its first flight in June 1955,” said Mike Kelley, founder and owner of Air Plains Services. “I am proud to say we’ve been supporting this airplane for more than 40 of those years from our shop in Wellington, so we…
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Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems and Aithre Announce Agreement to Bundle Altus Meso Tank Monitoring Products with Aerox Portable Oxygen Systems.

Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems and Aithre Announce Agreement to Bundle Altus Meso Tank Monitoring Products with Aerox Portable Oxygen Systems.

Aithre and Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems today announced a collaboration agreement to integrate Aithre wireless monitoring technology into Aerox’s line of portable oxygen tanks for general aviation users. The agreement also establishes Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems as an authorized distributor for the entire Aithre product line. Under the terms of the agreement, Aerox will be the exclusive bundler of the Altus Meso wireless portable oxygen tank monitoring system for new portable oxygen systems. Aithre and Aerox will also cobrand the Aithre iOS tank monitoring app that links the Altus Meso…
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Air Plains Services Introduces Improved PMA Airbox Support Bracket

Air Plains Services Introduces Improved PMA Airbox Support Bracket

 Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, announced today it has gained Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration for an improved Cessna 172 airbox support bracket providing a tighter fit and longer service life than the original part. “Our new, adjustable airbox bracket, developed after decades of experience replacing factory brackets, removes a lot of the stress that came from production variability,” said Shane O’Day, an Air Plains engineer. “If you’re replacing a damaged bracket or airbox, we think our new…
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NEW - Biodegradable StrutWipe

NEW - Biodegradable StrutWipe

Cleaning Landing Gear Struts Just Got Easier and Greener! - The maker of StrutWipe, K&M Industry, is proud to announce a low cost, earth-friendly, biodegradable StrutWipe to clean landing gear struts. In collaboration with Renewable Lubricants Inc in Hartville, Ohio USA, we have created a hydraulic cleaning wipe that is 100% compatible with MIL-PRF-5606H! As the photo shows, MIL-PRF-5606 and MIL-PRF-32073 are homogenous compatible. The hydraulic fluid developed by Renewable Lubricants Inc is the child of years of research with the U.S. Army to engineer an environmentally friendly, plant-based hydraulic…
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Chart it All Donates to Support Front Line Workers

Chart it All Donates to Support Front Line Workers

Chart it All Donates to Support Front Line Workers One-of-a-kind face masks protecting Central Florida first responders DELAND, FL (April 27, 2020) — The Spring of 2020 will be remembered for the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic. History will mark the tragic loss of life, social-distancing isolation and economic hardships suffered by billions around the world. But for many, its legacy will be the selfless acts of those who helped hold communities together. Songstress Alicia Keys crooned her appreciation in a simple but powerful tribute, Good Job, that implored…
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BRS Aerospace Parachute Systems for the Cessna 172 and 182

BRS Aerospace Parachute Systems for the Cessna 172 and 182

BRS Aerospace Parachute Systems for the Cessna 172 and 182 Enhance the safety of your aircraft, for you and more importantly, your loved ones by installing a BRS Parachute System into your Cessna 172 or 182 today. BRS Aerospace has been the world leaders in Whole Airframe Rescue Systems since 1981, with over 30,000 parachute systems sold and 424 lives saved. The parachute system easily installs into the baggage compartment with no major structural modifications needed. The installation can be performed by your local A&P or with one of BRS…
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HARTZELL ENGINE TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES THAT AIRCRAFT SPRUCE & SPECIALTY WAS APPOINTED AS THE COMPANY’S EXCLUSIVE INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR  FOR NORTH AMERICA

HARTZELL ENGINE TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES THAT AIRCRAFT SPRUCE & SPECIALTY WAS APPOINTED AS THE COMPANY’S EXCLUSIVE INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR FOR NORTH AMERICA

HET brands that are now available exclusively through Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company, and its subsidiary, Aero Performance include all new and remanufactured products include Sky-Tec starters, Plane-Power alternators, JanitrolAero heaters, Fuelcraft fuel pumps, and AeroForce turbochargers. Representatives of Hartzell Engine Technologies, Inc. (HET), announced today that the company has just appointed Aircraft Spruce &Specialty Company, and its subsidiary, Aero Performance as the exclusive independent distributor of its family of brands in North America. “It’s been our plan since Hartzell Engine Technologies acquired Quality Aircraft Accessories earlier this year to…
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Dear Valued Aerox Customers

Dear Valued Aerox Customers

 As the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop globally, Aerox is taking appropriate steps to safeguard our employees. This and our direct support of the global air ambulance industry allows us to continue to ship our products globally. In the event you are taking some time off to work on some aircraft projects and since we didn't get to meet with you this year at Sun n Fun, we wanted to remind you that you may still reach our customer service and technical support teams directly through numerous channels, email, phone…
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AOPA RELEASES STATE-BY-STATE GUIDE FOR PILOTS

AOPA RELEASES STATE-BY-STATE GUIDE FOR PILOTS

FREDERICK, Md., April 29, 2020—The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has published a state-by-state resource to help alleviate some of the burdensome research pilots might be forced to do to understand if they can continue flying in their state. Many pilots have been grounded and unsure of how to navigate the latest requirements on general aviation flying while under mandatory stay-at-home orders in several states and territories. The FAA is requiring airports that receive federal grants to remain open unless they have obtained specific FAA approval to close. But the…
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Sporty’s commitment to our customers

Sporty’s commitment to our customers

On behalf of Sporty’s,We know you, like us, have never seen times exactly like these before. Almost 19 years ago, just after 9/11, we were grounded temporarily but were soon allowed back into our aircraft and the sky. Now we are free to fly, but with the shutdown of restaurants and many other businesses we are faced with nowhere to go.We are taking this opportunity to provide an update on Sporty’s status during the COVID-19 outbreak and make you aware of the steps we are taking to ensure you, our…
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TRACPLUS:  COVID-19: Offering certainty in uncertain times

TRACPLUS: COVID-19: Offering certainty in uncertain times

In the last three months, we have witnessed unprecedented events brought upon by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). TracPlus CEO, Trevor McIntyre, looks at the steps the company is taking to protect and offer certainty to our customers in this unsettling time. Dear customers and friends of TracPlus, In the last three months, we have witnessed unprecedented events brought upon by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our hearts are with those who have been affected by this global crisis. We want to assure you that in the face of adversity, your safety…
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Continental Aerospace Technologies™ announces Robert J. Stoppek as Chief Executive Officer and President

Continental Aerospace Technologies™ announces Robert J. Stoppek as Chief Executive Officer and President

Continental®, an AVIC International Holding (HK) LTD company (HKEX: 232.HK), announced today that Robert J. Stoppek has been named as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President. Stoppek was formerly the CEO for Waukesha Engine, part of the former GE Distributed Power business prior to joining Continental®.“We are pleased to welcome Robert as our new CEO,” said Mr. Fu Fangxing, Chairman of the Board for Continental Aerospace Technologies Limited. “Robert is an experienced CEO who has excelled at navigating along a strategic-tactical continuum and is well-positioned to lead Continental’s continued…
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Air Plains Services Gains PMA for Cessna Airbox Gasket

Air Plains Services Gains PMA for Cessna Airbox Gasket

Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, has gained Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration to manufacture new replacement airbox gaskets for a variety of Cessna single-engine piston aircraft. “This was a natural extension of our popular airbox PMA and repair business,” said Katie Church, head of sales and marketing for Air Plains. “Airbox assemblies should be checked often since they’re subject to a lot of vibration, and replacing the gasket with our new PMA version is easy and inexpensive. A…
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Wilco issues COVID-19 and Sun-n-Fun statement

Wilco issues COVID-19 and Sun-n-Fun statement

Wichita, KS – (March 18, 2019) – Wilco Vice President Mike Hattrup announced today that Wilco will offer all customers, both website and phone, a discount as a result of the postponed 2020 Sun-n-Fun Aerospace Expo. Wilco’s Covid-19 Response and Sun-n-Fun 2020 Wilco Inc. does not anticipate being able to participate in the rescheduled SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo in Lakeland FL this year. We recognize the impact this will have on the aviation community and we will greatly miss seeing our friends and customers at the Expo. However, we…
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Alpha Aviation Inc Announces CESSNA 172L thru 172Q, 172RG Rear Seat Shoulder Harness Upgrade

Alpha Aviation Inc Announces CESSNA 172L thru 172Q, 172RG Rear Seat Shoulder Harness Upgrade

CESSNA 172L thru 172Q, 172RG REAR SEAT SHOULDER HARNESS UPGRADE. This upgrade is applicable to Cessna 100 series aircraft models 1971 172L thru 1985 172Q (SN 17259224 – 17276515), and model 172RG aircraft that are not equipped with 3-point diagonal rear shoulder harnesses. The aircraft models referenced above are factory equipped with nut plates mounted aft and outboard of each rear seat that will allow for the installation of shoulder harnesses. This installation will require a log-book entry signed by an appropriately rated mechanic. The restraints are available in kit…
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Alpha Aviation Inc Announces CESSNA 150, 150A thru 150K, DUAL OVER THE SHOULDER HARNESS UPGRADE

Alpha Aviation Inc Announces CESSNA 150, 150A thru 150K, DUAL OVER THE SHOULDER HARNESS UPGRADE

CESSNA 150, 150A thru 150K, DUAL OVER THE SHOULDER HARNESS UPGRADE This upgrade is applicable to Cessna 150 and 150A thru K aircraft (SN 17001 – 15072003) that are not equipped with shoulder harnesses. The aircraft models referenced above are factory equipped with rear spar nut plates directly aft of each pilot position that will allow for the installation of a dual over the shoulder harness. This installation will require a logbook entry signed by an appropriately rated mechanic. The restraints are available in kit form and include 1 (one)…
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SUPERIOR AIR PARTS’ RESPONSE TO THE RECENT NPRM ISSUED BY THE FAA REGARDING CERTAIN CRANKSHAFTS IN LYCOMING-360 STYLE RECIPROCATING ENGINES

SUPERIOR AIR PARTS’ RESPONSE TO THE RECENT NPRM ISSUED BY THE FAA REGARDING CERTAIN CRANKSHAFTS IN LYCOMING-360 STYLE RECIPROCATING ENGINES

Superior Air Parts is totally committed to the safety of its customers and is working closely with the FAA to determine the root cause and best course of action. Coppell, TX (February 25, 2020) — Representatives of Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the company is aware of the FAA’s recent notice of proposed rulemaking (NRPM) concerning a proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for Superior Air Parts (SAP) model O-360, IO-360 reciprocating engines, and certain Lycoming Engines model AEIO-360, IO-360, and O-360-series reciprocating engines. “Unfortunately, we were only informed of…
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Air Plains Services featuring new avionics lines at AOPA Fly-In in San Marcos

Air Plains Services featuring new avionics lines at AOPA Fly-In in San Marcos

WELLINGTON, KS (February 25, 2020) – Air Plains Services, a world leader in general aviation engine and avionics upgrades, will feature its newest avionics packages as well as its industry leading line of Cessna engine upgrade STCs at the AOPA Fly-In in San Marcos, Texas, May 29-30. “We’ve added new lines of avionics components in the past year as well as new parts and services we are eager to share with customers in San Marcos,” said Katie Church, head of marketing for Air Plains. “We are very excited to showcase…
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Service Bulletin SB-10, Revision A

Service Bulletin SB-10, Revision A

Procedures specified in this service bulletin must be accomplished in accordance with accepted methods of aircraft maintenance and applicable government regulations. Appropriate log book entries must be made. COPYRIGHT © 2020 Page 1 of 7 I. SUBJECT This service bulletin addresses material defects found in some of the extruded material used in McFarlane Aviation, Inc (McFarlane). aileron hinge assembly, P/N: MC0523816-1. An inspection method to identify the defective material and the corrective actions are given in this document. The affected aileron hinge is used in Cessna aircraft models 150, 152,…
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