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ADS-B News/Updates and Changes for IFR Clearances at Non-Tower Airports

ADS-B News/Updates and Changes for IFR Clearances at Non-Tower Airports

ADS-B Preflight Requirement The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will issue a NOTAM that will largely exempt general aviation operators from an ADS-B preflight requirement after the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline. The NOTAM exempts ADS-B Out transmitters that use WAAS GPS receivers as a position source from the preflight requirement and states specifically: “It is not…

Blackhawk Receives FAA Approval of New Engine Upgrade Program for KA300

Blackhawk Aerospace announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for both the 14,000 and 12,500 lb. gross weight versions of the King Air 300. This upgrade removes the standard 1050 shaft horsepower (SHP) PT6A-60A engines and Hartzell 4-blade metal propellers and replaces them…

ForeFlight’s Release 11.6 has Major Enhancements

ForeFlight 11.6 includes enrichments including 3D Review which puts you in the cockpit with a pilot’s-eye view; Map Annotations lets you take notes on the fly; Checklist Speak turns ForeFlight into a helpful co-pilot, and more. 3D Review The newest addition to ForeFlight’s suite of 3D capabilities lets you follow the path of a planned or recorded…

Hampton Aviation Becomes IS&S Authorized Dealer and Installer

Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) has named Hampton Aviation as a IS&S authorized dealer and installer. The IS&S Autothrottle (A/T), ThrustSense, is a full regime autothrottle from takeoff to landing phases of flight including go around. In addition, the system incorporates engine and speed exceedance protection. Think FADEC functionality with low speed and highspeed protection…

Textron Aviation Announces New Aircraft Maintenance Data Hub

Textron Aviation recently announced a new Aircraft Maintenance Data Hub for owners and operators of Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft. The new data hub will be available in summer 2019 and will offer a more comprehensive record of all aircraft maintenance performed on Textron Aviation products by working with multiple industry tracking system providers. The…

Garmin adds Latest FIS-B Weather Products to the GTN 650/750 series

Garmin is pleased to announce several new enhancements and the addition of new features within the GTN 650/750 series touch-screen navigators. With the latest software update and a compatible ADS-B In receiver, pilots can now view new FIS-B weather products on the GTN. These features and more are available immediately from Garmin Authorized Dealers. This…

CAT Receives EASA Approval for Operating Weight Increase for B300 and B300C

Commuter Air Technology (CAT) has received design change approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Operating Weight Increase (OWI) STC.  Under the certificate, CAT is now fully authorized to sell their proprietary OWI – also known as the CAT 350 Operational Gross Weight Increase (GWI) – to European operators of King Air B300…

PWI Signs JAG Aviation as Authorized Installation Center

PWI’s new partnership with JAG Aviation out of McGregor, Texas increases the PWI LED product line reach further into the Texas market. PWI is looking forward to this joint venture that will help accelerate growth in this area. JAG Aviation is a Fixed Based Operator (FBO) that has been in business over 18 years. They…

Gogo is First Inflight Connectivity Provider to Announce a 5G Network for Aviation

Gogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, announced its plans to build a 5G network for aviation. The new ATG network will be designed for use on business aviation aircraft, commercial regional jets, and smaller mainline jets operating within the contiguous United States and Canada. Gogo expects the network…