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Value Added: Garmin Pilot Grows Feature Set for iOS and Android Mobile Devices

Garmin is pleased to announce the addition of new features for the Garmin Pilot application for Android and iOS mobile devices. Garmin Pilot 6.2 for Android incorporates approach chart overlays on the moving map, enhancements to stadium TFRs, glide range ring, logbook tracks and more, while the 9.1 version of Garmin Pilot for iOS adds…

Value Added: Sierra Nevada Corporation Introduces New King Air 350ER Enhancement Kit

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) recently demon­strated a suite of technologies, together called the King Air 350 Extended Range (ER) Mission Enhancement Kit. SNC teamed with Vector-Hawk Aerospace (VHA), a subsidiary government and military sales division of Blackhawk Modifications in Waco, Texas, and Advent Aircraft Systems, Inc. of Tulsa, Oklahoma to offer the Mission Enhancement Kit.…

Value Added: BLR Aerospace Names Four New Fixed-Wing Dealers

BLR Aerospace has four new additions to its fixed-wing dealer network for King Air and piston aircraft upgrades. The new dealers include AMK Aviation of Ontario, Canada; Rose Aircraft Services of Mena, Arkansas; Tiffin Aire of Tiffin, Ohio; and Upper Valley Aviation of British Columbia, Canada. BLR’s Winglet System is an aluminum wing tip, carbon…

Value Added: Straight Flight Joins Raisbeck Engineering’s Network of Dealers

Raisbeck Engineering has named Straight Flight, a subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation, as an authorized Raisbeck dealer in a move to strengthen and provide added value to Beechcraft King Air owners and operators. Located in Englewood, Colo. at Centennial Airport, Straight Flight has spent nearly 30 years in the aviation industry performing major repairs and…

Value Added: Increased Gross Weight Now Available for King Air 350

Aftermarket manufacturer CenTex Aerospace announced an addition to their line of STC-approved increased gross weight conversions called the Halo 350. With final approval expected December 2017, this new conversion for the Beechcraft King Air 350 increases the maximum takeoff weight from 15,000 to 15,950 pounds. King Air 350 operators will be able to load an…

Value Added: MT-Propeller 5-blade Receives Acceptance from INAC Venezuela for Beech King Air 350

MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH has received the Letter of Acceptance of the FAA STC #SA03525NY for the next generation 5-blade scimitar composite propeller on the Beech King Air 300/350 Series powered by the P&WC PT6A-60A engines. The installation is also certified by EASA, Transport Canada and ANAC Brazil. The new 5-blade MT-Propellers provide a performance improvement…

Value Added: Nextant Aerospace Completes Certification Testing on G90XT

Nextant Aerospace has completed certification trials for the King Air G90XT’s new single-lever engine control system, which should lead to FAA certification – expected in November with EASA accreditation following soon after. The system allows each engine to be controlled with one lever, leaving pitch control to the Fadec. The G90XT also offers a 20-knot…

Value Added: Garmin Announces New Connext Packages Offering Expanded Value and Increased Flexibility for Customers

Garmin International, Inc. recently announced expanded Connext weather and data service packages that provide additional cost-effective pricing tiers offering all-inclusive rate plans designed to suit operational needs for global weather and connectivity. Aircraft equipped with the GSR 56 satellite datalink transceiver and compatible avionics can take advantage of these new rate plans starting as low…

Value Added: Raisbeck Engineering to Acquire Butterfield Industries

Last month Raisbeck Engineering Inc. announced its decision to sign a definitive acquisition agreement with Butterfield Industries for all of its products and STCs. The deal was anticipated to close on or before October 31, 2017. Butterfield Industries produces FAA approved replacement parts for numerous King Air models. Key products include: PMA Direct Replacement Floorboards,…

Value Added: Raisbeck Engineering Receives STC Approval for Composite Five-Blade Swept Propellers

As announced in the last issue of King Air magazine, Raisbeck Engineering and Hartzell Propeller collaborated on a new composite five-blade swept propeller for the Beechcraft King Air 350, and it has recently received STC approval from the FAA. According to the companies, the composite five-blade swept propeller is designed to improve King Air comfort,…