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Inspections – Task Overlap – Double Dipping

Inspections – Task Overlap – Double Dipping

Years ago, a friend of mine got a $120,000 bill for maintenance – double of what he was expecting – and he faxed it to me. First off, I saw eight items that required the aircraft to be on jacks for proper compliance. The shop had charged him labor to jack and unjack the aircraft…

Canada has New Fuel Tax, Welcome to House GA Caucus Launch and Sharing Safety Data

New Fuel Tax in Canada Authorized through the Green­house Gas Pollution Pricing Act, Canada is implementing a new fuel surcharge for aircraft. Operators, including those that are international, who fly or do business in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan must register with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), which will extend to including Nunavut and…

Why Feather at Shutdown?

It’s going to do it anyway, right? Since the feathering springs and blade counterweights are always trying to move the propeller blades to high pitch – and the extreme of high pitch is the feathered position – and propeller oil pressure is what prevents the springs and counterweights from succeeding in their job, then as…

A New Beginning –  Part Three

A New Beginning – Part Three

“Get pilots to the front!” That was the cry of Lieutenant General Barton K. Yount, head of the United States Army Air Forces Training Command (AAFTC), as 1942 dawned. He had been hand-picked by General Henry H. Arnold for the job and Yount was doing everything within his power to accelerate flight training at the…

FAA Awards STC for ThrustSense Autothrottle on King Air

Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc. (IS&S) has received the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its patented ThrustSense® Autothrottle for retrofit on the King Air. ThrustSense, which provides FADEC like engine protection, is a full regime autothrottle from takeoff to landing phases of flight, including go-around that allows the pilot to automatically…

Garmin Offers New Upgrades for G1000 NXi-equipped King Airs

Garmin announced that it has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for new features and upgrades for the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck in the King Air 200/250/300/350 series aircraft. A new, Bluetooth-enabled audio panel for the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck in the King Air offers an expanded feature set alongside innovative sound quality. Home…

Raisbeck Names Baker Aviation as Authorized Dealer

Raisbeck Engineering, Inc., a leading provider of performance enhancement systems for the King Air, has added Baker Aviation of Fort Worth, Texas, to its global network of Authorized Dealers. Established in 2008, Baker Aviation is a full-service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company headquartered at Meacham International Airport (KFTW) in Fort Worth. FAA Part 145…

PWI Announces New Installation Centers

American Aviation of Brooksville, Florida, B & G Aviation of Georgetown, Texas, and Fieldtech Avionics and Instruments, Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas, have all been designated Auth-orized Installation Centers for all of PWI’s LED lighting products. PWI manufactures several interior lights for Beechcraft King Air aircraft and has in-house ability to design, engineer and manufacture…

From Mandatory Service Letter MTL- 76-01

Engine Controls – Power Control Cable Inspection Date: May 2019 Effectivity: Super King Air B300, Serial Numbers FL-1071 through FL-1078, FL-1084 and FL-1086 through FL-1089; Super King Air B300C, Serial Numbers FM-68 and FM-69 Reason: To inspect the power control cable for corrosion under the deice boot. Description: This service document provides instructions to inspect…