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Rockwell Collins Offers FlightAware’s AireonSM Space-based ADS-B Flight Tracking

Rockwell Collins is now offering AireonSM space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) flight tracking to its business aviation customers, a first for the company. The flight tracking solution is the result of integrating Rockwell Collins’ ARINCDirectSM solution and FlightAware’s terrestrial ADS-B network. The Aireon network is hosted on the Iridium NEXT constellation of satellites,…

Aircraft Belts Inc. Now Offers King Air 350/350i Replacement Restraints

Aircraft Belts, Inc. (ABI) is now offering complete OEM substitute four-point crew and three-point passenger restraints for the King Air 350 and 350i series aircraft. The ABI restraints are TSO-approved and considered functionally similar substitute equipment sufficient to replace the original equipment as a minor alteration. ABI offers: Custom Design – length, color*, fittings and…

Advent Aircraft Systems Granted STC for Reduced Take-Off Field Length for King Air B300/B300C

Advent Aircraft Systems has received FAA approval of a revision to the Aircraft Flight Manual (AFM) for King Air B300/B300C aircraft equipped with the Advent eABS™.  The revision offers up to seven percent reduction in Take-Off Field Length (TOFL) at higher, hotter and/or heavier conditions due to improvements in accelerate-stop performance. This reduction can equate…

CenTex Offers King Air 200 HST Package

CenTex Aerospace is offering a King Air 200 HST package that combines the Halo 275 and ST120 saddle tank conversion kits. The package is priced at $260,000 (not including installation) which the company says provides a savings of $25,500. The HST package supports the King Air 200 with high-flotation landing gear with an MTOW of…

ForeFlight Adds PDC and D-ATIS

ForeFlight, in partnership with Satcom Direct, now delivers mobile Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC) and Digital Automated Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS) at the busiest airports in the United States. PDCs are official text clearances issued for U.S. IFR flight plans, and include the filed route, the cleared altitude, transponder code, departure frequency and any special instructions. It…

Garmin acquires FltPlan.com

Garmin® recently announced that it acquired Flight Plan LLC (FltPlan), a privately-held provider of electronic flight planning, scheduling and trip support services, including the popular website FltPlan.com and mobile application FltPlan Go. FltPlan is one of the largest flight planning companies in the world, creating more than 6.3 million flight plans annually. With 19 years…

Texas Aircraft Propeller & Accessories Named Hartzell Recommended Facility

Hartzell Propeller Inc. named Texas Aircraft Propeller & Accessories, an industry leader in propeller and governor overhaul, repair and sales, as a Recommended Service Facility. The company is based at Pearland Regional Airport (KLVJ) near Houston. As a Hartzell Recommended Service Facility, Texas Aircraft Propeller & Accessories has heavily invested in tooling, equipment and training.…

Mid-South Avionics awarded Rockwell Collins dealership

Mid-South Avionics was recently awarded a Rockwell Collins dealership, to go along with their Garmin, L3, Avidyne and more certificates, giving King Air owners another solution for their day-to-day avionics needs. The company was purchased in June 2017 by Rhett Hart and moved to Bessemer, Alabama (KEKY), where he also owns The Aircraft Maintenance Company,…

Pro Line Fusion upgrade for King Air B200 and B300 series now certified in Europe

Pro Line Fusion upgrade for King Air B200 and B300 series now certified in Europe

Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion® avionics upgrade for Pro Line II-equipped King Air B200 and B300 series aircraft has been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The upgrade previously was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2016. JetSupport B.V., headquartered in Amsterdam, is the first European dealer to complete a Pro…

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…