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Blackhawk Announces New XR Upgrade Kit for the King Air 350 Series

Blackhawk Aerospace announced the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of their new XR Upgrade Kit for the King Air 350 series. The XR Kit optimizes a stock King Air 350 series aircraft by increasing Max Gross Takeoff Weight to 16,500 pounds and maintaining a Basic Aircraft Empty Weight that is 220…

FAA Approves Additional PWI LED Lights for King Airs

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the PMAs (Parts Manufacturing Approval) of PWI’s LED lighting for use in additional aircraft, including King Airs. The 1495 bulb replacement LED reading light was approved for the Beechcraft King Air B200T and B200CT and the 1308 LED replacement reading light in the King Air C90, C90A, C90GT, E90,…

ForeFlight Offering Live Global Traffic through FlightAware

ForeFlight, in partnership with FlightAware, is now providing live global traffic streaming for all customers with the Internet Traffic feature. Integrated with the same Traffic map layer used for ADS-B devices, Internet Traffic is available any time you have an internet connection and are on the ground, as well as when connected to inflight Wi-Fi…

Garmin Pilot App Has New Features on Apple Mobile Devices

The Garmin Pilot app on Apple mobile devices. New enhancements to the document viewer allow customers to configure folders so they can more easily organize documents such as pilot’s guides, cockpit reference guides and more, within the app. Additional features include the display of elevation information in the radial menu, night mode on approach charts,…

Constant Aviation Treating Aircraft with MicroShield 360 at over 150 Airports

Constant Aviation says it is working around the clock to treat business and private aircraft with MicroShield 360, an FDA-approved* antimicrobial shield. Application crews are now present at more than 150 airports nationwide, and technicians have streamlined the process to less than two hours even on large-cabin aircraft. “We recognize the urgency operators have to treat their…

Elliott Aviation Mobile Maintenance Capabilities to Include Inspections

Due to recent uncertain events with COVID-19, Elliott Aviation has announced its mobile maintenance capabilities are available for aircraft inspections and due items. The company’s mobile maintenance teams are available for maintenance events for the King Air, as well as the Beechjet/Hawker 400XP, Challenger, Citation, Hawker, Phenom, Premier and TBM aircraft. “We understand how challenging…

King Air Book II Now Available

King Air expert Tom Clements has published a second book sharing his vast knowledge of the King Air. Titled “King Air Book II,” it is a compilation of all of the articles that he has written for King Air magazine. They are indexed according to topic, making it easy to find areas of interest. In addition,…

King Air Parts Now More Accessible in Africa and Surrounding Region

Professional Aviation Associates has signed National Airways Corporation (NAC), the largest general aviation company in Africa as a distributor for the company. NAC will continue distributing all types of parts and consumable supplies, but now with a specific focus on the Beechcraft 1900, King Air and Embraer 120 parts for Professional Aviation Associates. Inventory from Professional…

Flight Deck Technology and Tools Now Available on Garmin Pilot app

In mid-February Garmin International, Inc. announced the addition of new features within the Garmin Pilot™ app that incorporate professional IFR navigation tools found within Garmin avionics. Pilots can experience a near-seamless transition between Garmin avionics and the Garmin Pilot app when performing common functions, such as loading and activating instrument approach procedures, departures and arrivals…

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…