Current Issue – King Air Magazine

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From Mandatory Service Letter MTL-32-01 Landing Gear – Inspect the Steering Support Bracket for Incorrect Bolts Date: May 30, 2019 Effectivity: King Air 90 (applicable variants within defined LJ serial range), Serial Numbers LJ-1964 through LJ-2139; King Air B200GT, Serial Numbers BY-75 through BY-298; King Air 200C/B200C, Serial Numbers BL-154 through BL-170; King Air 200/B200,…

PWI Signs JAG Aviation as Authorized Installation Center

PWI’s new partnership with JAG Aviation out of McGregor, Texas increases the PWI LED product line reach further into the Texas market. PWI is looking forward to this joint venture that will help accelerate growth in this area. JAG Aviation is a Fixed Based Operator (FBO) that has been in business over 18 years. They…

Gogo is First Inflight Connectivity Provider to Announce a 5G Network for Aviation

Gogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, announced its plans to build a 5G network for aviation. The new ATG network will be designed for use on business aviation aircraft, commercial regional jets, and smaller mainline jets operating within the contiguous United States and Canada. Gogo expects the network…

CAT Receives EASA Approval for Operating Weight Increase for B300 and B300C

Commuter Air Technology (CAT) has received design change approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Operating Weight Increase (OWI) STC.  Under the certificate, CAT is now fully authorized to sell their proprietary OWI – also known as the CAT 350 Operational Gross Weight Increase (GWI) – to European operators of King Air B300…

Garmin adds Latest FIS-B Weather Products to the GTN 650/750 series

Garmin is pleased to announce several new enhancements and the addition of new features within the GTN 650/750 series touch-screen navigators. With the latest software update and a compatible ADS-B In receiver, pilots can now view new FIS-B weather products on the GTN. These features and more are available immediately from Garmin Authorized Dealers. This…

Textron Aviation Announces New Aircraft Maintenance Data Hub

Textron Aviation recently announced a new Aircraft Maintenance Data Hub for owners and operators of Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker aircraft. The new data hub will be available in summer 2019 and will offer a more comprehensive record of all aircraft maintenance performed on Textron Aviation products by working with multiple industry tracking system providers. The…

AirVenture Oshkosh – Everything Aeronautical

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) annual fly-in and convention is more than just a global showcase of aviation innovation – it’s also the world’s largest air show dedicated to promoting the thrill of flight. The founding of the EAA by Paul H. Poberezny Jan. 26, 1953, led to a gathering of 21 airplanes and 150…

Ferrying BB-294 to Malaysia ­– Part I

In 1977 I had left Beech Aircraft Corporation’s Training Center in Wichita and transferred to the factory-owned Beechcraft West retail facility in Hayward and Fresno, California, as an aircraft salesman. Although Hayward would be my home for the next 10 years, my first months were mostly spent in Fresno. Why? Because Larry Hall, the head…

It’s All About Safety: Agenda and Speakers Set for King Air Gathering IV, September 26-29, 2019

The agenda for the safety-themed King Air Gathering IV (KAG IV), being held Sept. 26-29, 2019, in Fredericksburg, Texas, has come together with an outstanding variety of speakers and topics. On Thursday, Sept. 26, KAG IV attendees will fly in to Gillespie County Airport (T82) where the Hangar Hotel Conference Center is located right on…

New Satellite-based ADS-B Receivers – A Boost for ATC and Safety

In early January, the eighth and final SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenburg AFB in California on a mission for Iridium Communications. Seven of those eight rockets carried 10 Iridium NEXT satellites with the final carrying just five, 66 in all. Each satellite placed itself into a low-earth orbit replacing Iridium’s original satellite-phone…

Eden at Sunrise – Flying to and Touring Acadia National Park, Maine

I quickly silenced the alarm that began chirping at precisely 4 a.m. Even as a morning person, forcing myself from a cozy bed while my wife and kids continued to snooze contently re­quired extra motivation at that hour. The reward was looming just outside the door and would unfold over the next 90 minutes. Dressed…