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King Air Insurance Discounts

King Air Insurance Discounts

King Air owners frequently ask me about available discounts for their insurance program. This has become more prevalent as the insurance market continues to show signs of hardening – coverages are becoming less negotiable, rates are slightly increasing and underwriters are becoming more critical of an operator’s risk profile. In the May 2018 issue of…

Stearman – The Early Days Part Two

Stearman – The Early Days Part Two

In 1927, Stearman Aircraft, Inc. struggled to meet demand for its Sport Commercial Model C2 biplane, but operators carrying the mail by air were soon clamoring for the Model C2M. According to records held by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Stearman Aircraft, Inc., designated the airplanes built in California using constructor (serial) numbers 101-104. These…

Garmin Adds More Functionality to FltLogic Service

Garmin recently added an FBO fuel price comparison feature and filters for developing flight department reports to subscribers of its FltLogic scheduling program. The new features are available immediately on FltLogic, which integrates with the free FltPlan electronic flight planning and filing website. According to the company, the new contract fuel pricing feature will help operators…

ForeFlight Introduces 3D View

ForeFlight recently introduced a new interactive airport familiarization tool for its Mobile Integrated Flight app. Called “Airport 3D View” the company says it simulates airport environments around the world by using the company’s mapping and synthetic vision platform to combine high-resolution terrain with aerial imagery. 3D View lets users pan and zoom 360 degrees around…

Apex Aviation Receives Certification from Mexican Government

Apex Aviation of Henderson, Nevada, is now authorized to conduct repair and maintenance activities on aircraft registered in Mexico. The Mexican Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC ) issued Approved Maintenance Organization Validation Certificate Number CO-192/18 to the service center. This is the equivalent of a United States FAA Part 145 Repair Station certification, which the…

King Air Academy Adds Full-Motion G1000NXi Simulator

The King Air Academy (KAA) based at Phoenix, Arizona, (KDVT) recently added a full-motion Garmin G1000NXi simulator to their group of training tools. Focused exclusively on the King Air model of aircraft, KAA provides personalized training based on the pilot’s experience and centered around today’s flying environment including WAAS approaches through static and motion simulators…

From Multi-Engine Turboprop Communiqué # ME-TP-0011:

From Multi-Engine Turboprop Communiqué # ME-TP-0011: Dated: February 2019 ATA 00 – Model 90, 200 and 300 Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Textron Aviation has recently made a number of Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) documents available on the txtavsupport.com website. These ICAs are for factory installed supplemental type certificates (STCs) installed in recent production aircraft…