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ForeFlight Introduces 3D View

ForeFlight recently introduced a new interactive airport familiarization tool for its Mobile Integrated Flight app. Called “Airport 3D View” the company says it simulates airport environments around the world by using the company’s mapping and synthetic vision platform to combine high-resolution terrain with aerial imagery. 3D View lets users pan and zoom 360 degrees around…

Apex Aviation Receives Certification from Mexican Government

Apex Aviation of Henderson, Nevada, is now authorized to conduct repair and maintenance activities on aircraft registered in Mexico. The Mexican Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC ) issued Approved Maintenance Organization Validation Certificate Number CO-192/18 to the service center. This is the equivalent of a United States FAA Part 145 Repair Station certification, which the…

King Air Academy Adds Full-Motion G1000NXi Simulator

The King Air Academy (KAA) based at Phoenix, Arizona, (KDVT) recently added a full-motion Garmin G1000NXi simulator to their group of training tools. Focused exclusively on the King Air model of aircraft, KAA provides personalized training based on the pilot’s experience and centered around today’s flying environment including WAAS approaches through static and motion simulators…

Garmin Announces Aviation Webinar Offerings

Garmin has announced its avia­tion webinars through the first-half of 2019. Ranging from Garmin Pilot tips and tricks, cost-effective autopilot upgrades to low-cost avionics solutions, the company says the free webinars offer pilots and customers with a broad overview of the latest Garmin has to offer, while also providing a general operational overview of its…

FreeFight Systems Names Hampton Aviation as an Authorized Dealer/Installer

NextGen avionics leader Free­Flight Systems announced that it had named Hampton Aviation of Mena, Arkansas, to the company’s network of authorized dealers and installers. FreeFlight Systems designs, manufactures, sells and supports avionics systems that improve the safety, efficiency and affordability of flying. For the King Air and twin turboprop market, FreeFlight Systems designed the Avail…

Executive Aircraft Maintenance Relocates to PHX

Executive Aircraft Maintenance (EAM) has relocated from Arizona’s Scottsdale Airport to a larger facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The Class III FAA Part 145 repair station will now be a tenant of Swift Aviation at Sky Harbor and occupy a 40,000-square-foot hangar. With the increase in space, the company plans to focus on larger…

Jet Shades Offers First Removable Sun Protective Panels for Pilots

Jet Shades, the exclusive manufacturer of removable tinted cockpit window panels, now offers a complete line of standard solutions to protect pilots from heat, glare and ultraviolet rays while flying. The panels fit almost every private aircraft model and can be custom-made. Jet Shades are “push-in-place” tinted window panels made to cover the top portion…

Ice Shield Launches new Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Installation Application for Wing Boots

Ice Shield De-Icing Systems has announced the launch of Ice Shield PSATM, a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) installation application that will reduce installation labor and allow minimal aircraft downtime when replacing wing de-ice boots, a Peel.Stick.Fly.™ Ice Shield’s PSA product line will provide a faster, neater and easier installation compared to the traditional contact cement…

Textron Aviation Expands Service in Canada

Textron Aviation recently announced it has established Textron Aviation Canada, Ltd., a new wholly-owned subsidiary focused on expanding the company’s service network. The first phase of the expansion includes the acquisition of assets of Aspect Aircraft Maintenance, Inc., an aircraft maintenance and repair provider in Calgary, Canada, where a Textron Aviation Mobile Service Unit (MSU) currently operates,…

Garmin Announces 2019 Aviation Training Events

Garmin has announced expanded pilot training opportunities for 2019 to include additional classes throughout the United States and more instructor-led courses. These training classes include GTN 650/750 touch-screen navigator series, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight display systems, Garmin Integrated Flight Decks, and the GWX aviation weather radar. The training provides pilots with a…