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King Air Family  Expands – Meet the Beechcraft King Air 260

King Air Family Expands – Meet the Beechcraft King Air 260

With an occupancy of up to nine, a maximum range of 1,720 nautical miles and a top cruise speed of 310 ktas, the Beechcraft King Air 200 series aircraft has long been the aircraft of choice for customers around the world. Textron Aviation says the King Air 260 combines the platform’s rich history of rugged…

G1000 NXi Integrated with Blackhawk Engine+ Upgrade for King Air 300 and 350

Garmin® International, Inc. recently announced that the G1000® NXi flight deck is now available for integration with the Blackhawk Aerospace XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for the King Air 300 and King Air 350, adding a significant benefit to those looking to maximize these aircraft. Additionally, Garmin has expanded its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to now…

Aircraft Interior Disinfection SAIB, FAA and EC Expand  Collaboration

Aircraft Interior Disinfection SAIB, FAA and EC Expand Collaboration

FAA Issues SAIB Regarding Aircraft Interior Disinfection In early November, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued  Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) NM-20-27 regarding Aircraft Interior Disinfection. Although it was primarily focused to transport category airplanes, the SAIB states “the information and guidelines may also apply to other categories of aircraft.” With increased frequency of use…

Garmin Adds New eLearning Courses for G1000 NXi Integrated Flight Deck

Garmin Adds New eLearning Courses for G1000 NXi Integrated Flight Deck

Garmin® International Inc. recently announced two new eLearning training courses for the G1000® NXi. These training courses are available in a virtual eLearning format allowing pilots to learn at their own pace, with the G1000 NXi Fundamentals eLearning Course providing a foundational understanding of the system, while the G1000 NXi Essentials eLearning Course is focused…

Raisbeck Names Intercontinental Jet Service Corp. as Authorized Dealer

Raisbeck Engineering Inc. announced the addition of Intercontinental Jet Service Corp. (IJSC) to its global network of Authorized Dealers. With this appointment, IJSC brings its extensive range of MRO services and expertise to the Beechcraft King Air market for which Raisbeck offers time-proven performance, safety and comfort enhancement systems. Intercontinental Jet Service is an Federal…

MT-Propeller Receives TCCA Canada Approval of 5-blade Composite Props for Beech 99/100

MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH has received the Acceptance of their EASA STC for the Quiet Fan Jet composite propeller MTV-27 on the Beech 99/100 series by TCCA Canada. The U.S. FAA STC is in progress. The company says the installation of the 5-blade MTV-27 Propellers on the Beech 99/100 series provide the following advantages: Takeoff improvement…

ForeFlight’s Latest Release Includes Cloud Forecasts and 3D Traffic

ForeFlight 12.10, which was recently released, includes a powerful new forecast weather layer in three different places: on the map, in Profile View and in 3D Preview. The Clouds layer provides a 24-hour forecast of cloud coverage from the ground to 63,000 feet, with sliders to view different forecast periods and altitudes. And like the…

King Air 360 Comments

In reference to the article announcing the King Air 360 in the September 2020 issue of King Air magazine, I started flying King Airs a little over 30 years ago before going into the airline industry. Due to 9/11, I was furloughed in December 2001 from the airlines. During that time, I received my BE-350 type…

GA Coalition & CARES Act, CBAA Joins SAF, and NextGen Advisory Committee

GA Coalition Urges Lawmakers for Additional Relief Through CARES Act A coalition of general aviation (GA) associations recently sent a letter urging lawmakers to build on the success of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act by providing additional targeted relief that ensures business aviation and the country’s airports can continue to deliver…

King Air 360/360ER Receives Certification

Textron Aviation announced in early October that it had achieved Type Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its newest flagship twin turboprop Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER aircraft, with customer deliveries to commence in the coming weeks. The company says the newly upgraded aircraft offers technological advancements in the cockpit, a redesigned cabin and…