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Berry Aviation Opens New Maintenance Hangar in San Marcos, Texas

Berry Aviation has announced the grand opening of its 31,400-square-foot maintenance hangar in San Marcos, Texas. The company has been preparing for the maintenance hangar and received 10 new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 Class Ratings in late 2019. Its repair station certification includes airframe, powerplant, propeller…

Garmin® Unveils Fourth Generation GPS/NAV/COMM

Garmin International, Inc. announced the GTN™ 650Xi and GTN 750Xi, the next generation of in-flight navigation technology. Designed as a direct slide-in upgrade to the previous generation GTN 650/750, pilots can preserve their panel and modernize the cockpit with the new GTN 650Xi and GTN 750Xi. The all-in-one GPS/NAV/COMM boasts a feature-rich multifunction display and can integrate…

Illegal Charter Ops Warning, Big Changes Upcoming for Northeast Airspace and New  Resource Regarding OTC Meds

Illegal Charter Ops Warning, Big Changes Upcoming for Northeast Airspace and New Resource Regarding OTC Meds

FAA Warns About Illegal Charter Operations Recently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advised pilots and passengers to take caution regarding illegal charter operations, primarily those pilots soliciting flights for payment on web-based applications. Pilots and passengers are cautioned to avoid these types of situations and verify their air transportation provider is authorized by the FAA…

Unexpected Career – Chance encounter reveals flight path

Unexpected Career – Chance encounter reveals flight path

Growing up, Joe Casey had no idea he’d own an aircraft-related company one day. It was really a fluke that he discovered aviation at all. “When I graduated from college with my non-aviation degree, I didn’t have a plan of what I was going to do,” he explains. “I decided to drive halfway to the…

Industry Opposes H.R. 5423 and Changes Coming for NOTAMS

Aviation Industry Sends Letter in Opposition of Aircraft Noise Reduction Act In late December, several aviation industry groups* sent a letter to U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio and Ranking Member Sam Graves, as well as Subcommittee on Aviation Chairman Rick Larsen and Ranking Member Garret Graves, to state…

Raisbeck Composite 5-Blade Swept Propeller Receives STC Approval

In late 2019, Raisbeck Engineering, Inc., announced the company has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Composite Five-Blade Swept Propeller for the Beechcraft King Air 200 series aircraft. The STC approval allowed the company to begin deliveries to King Air 200 owners and operators immediately. Designed to…

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From Multi-Engine Turboprop Communiqué ME-TP-0018 Dated: December 2019 ATA 21 – King Air Cabin Air Exchange Rate Questions related to the cabin air exchange rate for the King Air 200 and B300 series have been received from ambulance platforms. The maximum cabin exchange rate for the King Air 200/B200/300 is up to 24 times per…

ADS-B Final Prep, NOTAM Improvement Bill Status and Response to UK Restricting Airport Access to BizAv

FAA Finalizing Items for ADS-B Implementation Operational Rollout of ADS-B Baseline Services Complete The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced earlier that it has completed the implementation of the ADS-B Baseline Services on schedule and ready for the Jan. 1, 2020 ADS-B aircraft equipage deadline. ADS-B is now operational at 155 airports, terminal radar approach control…

SRS Aviation Introduces Onboard Coffee Maker

SRS Aviation recently ann-ounced that it has received FAA TSO certification for its onboard coffee maker Jet Java, for all fixed wing aircraft. The coffee maker includes four different trays using K-cups®, coffee and tea, as well as one that provides hot water, with a 2½ minute brew time. Jet Java is a top-fill device…

NBAA Regional Forums for 2020

The dates and locations for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Regional Forums are as follows: Wednesday, Jan. 29 – West Palm Beach, FL (PBI) Thursday, March 5 – San Jose, CA (SJC) Wednesday, June 10 – White Plains, NY (HPN) “At NBAA’s regional forums, you can experience the excitement and energy of the business…