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The Importance of Fully Implementing NextGen and Canada’s ATC User Fees Increase

NBAA’s Bolen Speaks to Senate Committee regarding NextGen The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently released that President and CEO Ed Bolen told members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation’s Subcommittee on Aviation and Space that full implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is critical to maintaining America’s lead…

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From Mandatory Service Bulletin MTB-34-02 Navigation – FDSA Software Update Date: September 13, 2019 Effectivity: King Air Model C90GTi, Serial Numbers LJ-2129 through LJ-2169; Super King Air Model B200GT, Serial Number BY-207, BY-239, BY-250 through BY-364; Super King Air Model B200CGT, Serial Number BZ-1; Super King Air Model B300, FL-954, FL-1010, FL-1031 through FL-1203; Super…

New FAA Admin, PLANE Act Support and International Flight Plan Format Adopted

New FAA Admin, PLANE Act Support and International Flight Plan Format Adopted

Steve Dickson New FAA Administrator On August 12, 2019 Steve Dickson was sworn in as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator after being confirmed for a five-year term by the U.S. Senate July 24. Dickson recently retired from Delta Air Lines as the senior vice president of Flight Operations where he was responsible for the…

King Air Academy Adds New Simulator

The King Air Academy (KAA) announced a new addition to its simulators will be added in September – a full-motion, dual GTN750-equipped simulator with optional Garmin 600s or traditional round gauges. The simulator will join KAA’s new full-motion G1000/G1000NXi simulator, both providing model-specific King Air initial and recurrent training. The academy prides itself on providing…

Garmin Pilot™ Introduces New FltPlan.com Integration

Garmin announced new features and enhancements within the Garmin Pilot application for Apple mobile devices. FltPlan.com integration now includes electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eAPIS) and Pre-departure Clearances (PDC) within the United States. U.S. pilots who have purchased premium services within FltPlan.com can now access PDC services within the Garmin Pilot app. Pre-departure clearances (PDCs)…

Modesto City-County Airport FBO Changes Ownership, Name

The lone service provider at California’s Modesto City-County Airport, Sky Trek Aviation, has changed ownership for the first time in more than three decades. Longtime customers Matt Bosco and Dan Kimmel have purchased the business and changed its name to Modesto Jet Center. Plans are being made to refurbish the Avfuel-branded facility’s 1,500-square-foot terminal, which…

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From Mandatory Service Letter MTL-32-01, Rev. 1 Landing Gear – Inspect the Steering Support Bracket for Incorrect Bolts Original Date: May 30, 2019 Revision Date: July 24, 2019 Reason for Revision: Updates the Effectivity as follows: Adds defined King Air B300 airplanes. NOTE: This revision replaces the original issue of MTL-32-01 in its entirety. Revision…

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…