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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…

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…

ADS-B News and Alcohol Testing During Ramp Inspections Has Started in Some Countries

ADS-B News and Alcohol Testing During Ramp Inspections Has Started in Some Countries

Aviation Groups Worry a Recent FAA Policy Statement on Actions for Non-equipped ADS-B Out Operators Caused Confusion On April 1, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a Statement of Policy establishing its course of action for issuing air traffic control (ATC) authorization to those operating aircraft that are not equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)…

FlightSafety and TRU Partner to Provide Textron Aviation Training

FlightSafety International and TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. company, have formed a new company called FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training. This new joint venture will provide training services for Textron Aviation’s broad product line of business and general aviation aircraft. “We’re pleased that FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training will offer our customers more flexible training…

Raisbeck Expands Dealer Network in Texas with Aerospace Instrument Support

Raisbeck Engineering, Inc. (REI) announced that Aerospace Instrument Support Inc. (AIS) has joined Raisbeck’s global network of Authorized Dealers. Located at the Denton Airport in Denton, Texas, Aerospace Instrument Support specializes in providing aircraft maintenance and avionics installation/support as well as major aircraft modifications for business class aircraft. AIS recently completed modifications of 10 factory…

Baker Aviation Now Dealer for BLR Aerospace King Air Upgrades

  Baker Aviation, a full-service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in Fort Worth, Texas, announced it is now a recognized dealer for the BLR Aerospace line of King Air winglets, winglet LED upgrades, de-ice boots and Whisper Prop® products. The company said they continue to look for ways to provide more value-added services to…