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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…

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…