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FlightSafety Introduces PT6 Familiarization Training for Pilots

FlightSafety International recently announced a new PT6 engine familiarization training program for pilots. The aviation training company says the new PT6 training will provide pilots who fly PT6-powered turboprop aircraft with the operating fundamentals. The course includes basic theory, engine to airframe interface, and best practices while operating the engine. It will also be beneficial…

CoolView Replacement Windows Now Available for King Airs

Lee Aerospace now has FAA/PMA-approved CoolView replacement windows available for the King Air. CoolView’s advanced thin metallic composite barrier system is engineered to block up to 62.8 percent of the infrared rays or heat coming through the windows. In addition, the windows block virtually all (99 percent) ultraviolet rays. This process is internal, within the…

Rockwell Collins Names Hampton Aviation as Authorized Dealer

Rockwell Collins recently ann­ounced that Hampton Aviation of Mena, Arkansas, has joined its network of authorized dealers and installers. Since 2003, Hampton Aviation has been the premier King Air inspection and repairs facility for the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy. The maintenance facilities capabilities include complete inspections, heavy structural repair and maintenance, spar replacement…

Garmin Expands Navigation Databases to include South America

Garmin has announced the addition of new, cost-effective Garmin Navigation Database information for South America. This database will soon be available in the newly expanded Americas OnePak, which offers coverage in North, Central and South America and provides database updates across all Garmin avionics and a portable in a single aircraft. New to South America,…

Blackhawk XP Engine+ Upgrades Receives FAA Approval for FAST Engine Monitoring Solution

Blackhawk Modifications recently announced Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) completion of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) allowing the installation and operation of their Flight Data Acquisition, Storage and Transmission System (FAST™) on Blackhawk-equipped King Air 200/300 series aircraft. In addition to the FAA signoff, the FAST solution has also gained EASA and TCCA approval for…

Value Added: West Star Aviation Launches Maintenance Portal for Customers

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that it has launched a maintenance event portal for their customers as the latest tool to stay connected while their aircraft is in service. The new portal was driven by the input of West Star’s customers and will make communication between customers and West Star quicker and more…

Value Added: Raisbeck Announces STC Approval for Beechcraft King Air 300/300LW Propellers

Raisbeck Engineering, Inc. announced it has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the company’s five-blade composite swept propeller and four-blade aluminum swept propeller for the Beechcraft King Air 300/300LW aircraft. The company says the propellers provide added performance, efficiency and a quieter cabin. The advanced design of the…

Value Added: MT-Propeller’s 5-bladed MTV-27 Turboprop Series Increases TBO

MT-Propeller has announced that the TBO for all 5-bladed MT-Propellers MTV-27 series has increased to 4,000 hours or six years, whatever comes first. This overhaul interval is one of the longest in the industry standard. The company says there is no intermediate main­tenance, like re-greasing bearings and filing blades, needed with the MT system, which…

Value Added: CenTex announces King Air 200 HST Package

CenTex Aerospace has introduced an addition to their lineup of King Air conversions called the King Air 200 HST Package, which combines the Halo 275 and ST120 Saddle Tank conversions. The company states that the package offers unprecedented performance at an unbeatable price – the kit price of $260,000 (does not include installation) provides a…

Value Added: Garmin International recently had several announcements:

Introduction of GWX 75 Aviation Doppler Weather Radar The GWX™ 75 is a new addition to Garmin’s suite of weather radars. Intended for a wide range of aircraft, the Doppler-based, solid-state GWX 75 incorporates exceptional range and a new, enhanced color palette that features more color contouring than traditional weather radar on the market. Optional…