Archive | April, 2017

Garmin® Announces G5000H Upgrade Program for the Sikorsky S-70 and UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters

OLATHE, Kan. /April 26, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the availability of the G5000H integrated flight deck upgrade for the existing fleet of Sikorsky S-70 and UH-60A/L Black Hawk helicopters through Global Aviation Solutions (GAS). The G5000H modernizes the cockpit, offers key safety enhancements, improves […]

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2017 Sun 'n Fun by the Numbers

APRIL 24, 2017 BY GENERAL AVIATION NEWS STAFF LEAVE A COMMENT The 43rd annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo was the best fly-in SUN ‘n FUN has ever had, according to officials, who just released the following numbers: Approximately 200,000 guests attended from over 60 countries; Brazil, Canada and United Kingdom once again had […]

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AOPA BasicMed Course & FAA Medical Exam Checklist Now Available

  FREDERICK, MD – The wait to get ready for BasicMed is over – the FAA has released the official BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist that pilots must fill out and have completed by a state-licensed physician. It has also published a link to the free online AOPA Self-Assesment Course that satisfies the requirement for pilots to […]

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New Arizona Show to Launch in May

Organizers hope an airport that became the end of the line for, and still hosts, a few Beechcraft Starships will help launch a new general aviation show. The U.S. Flight Expo has invited vendors, pilots, and enthusiasts May 3 through 6 to the recently spruced-up airport in Marana, Arizona, for a trade show with ambitions […]

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High-Performing Gulfstream G280 Surpasses 60 World Speed Records Only Aircraft In Class Capable of Singapore-to-Melbourne Flight   April 18, 2017  SAVANNAH, Georgia, April 18, 2017 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s super mid-size Gulfstream G280 recently completed two missions en route to and from the 2017 Avalon Airshow, each achieving a city-pair world speed record. The G280 […]

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Aspen Avionics to Provide Display for the Last Airworthy F-4 Phantom in the United States

Albuquerque, NM, April 17, 2017: Aspen Avionics announced today that it is donating an Evolution Pro 1000 Primary Flight Display to the Collings Foundation for installation in the last airworthy F-4 Phantom in the United States. Since 1999, the Phantom has been operated, along with other Viet Nam-era aircraft by the Collings Foundation. It is […]

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Garmin® introduces the G5 electronic flight instrument as a DG/HSI in certificated aircraft

Garmin® Introduces The G5 Electronic Flight Instrument as a DG/HSI in Certificated Aircraft

OLATHE, Kan. /March 29, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument for installation as a replacement directional gyro (DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) in type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft. When paired with select VHF NAV/COMMs or GPS navigators, […]

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Aerocet™ receives TSO (Technical Standard Order) approval on 6750 straight floats

Aerocet™ receives TSO (Technical Standard Order) approval on 6750 straight floats April 04, 2017 (PRIEST RIVER, ID) World-leading aerospace design, product development and manufacturing company Aerocet™ is pleased to announce that Aerocet™, Inc. today announces it has received FAA approval on their 6750 straight aircraft floats to Technical Standard Order TSO-C27 for Twin Seaplane Floats. […]

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Garmin Pilot™ Application Expands Features, Capabilities and Global Reach

  OLATHE, Kan. /April 4, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced several global enhancements and an expanded feature set for the Garmin Pilot application on Apple and Android mobile devices. European IFR auto-routing and flight plan filing, improved airspace classifications, the wireless transfer of Jeppesen charts […]

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Lycoming Announces AERO Friedrichshafen Activities

Lycoming Announces AERO Friedrichshafen Activities Friedrichshafen, Germany – 04 April 2017 – Lycoming Engines, an operating division of Avco Corporation, announces their 2017 AERO Friedrichshafen activities. Visit the Lycoming booth in Hall A3-115 to view our engines and talk to members of the Lycoming team. AERO Friedrichshafen Forum: Join Michael Kraft, Lycoming Engines Senior Vice […]

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TruTrak offering PMA’d install kits for C172 and C177

    Springdale, AR April 3, 2017 - TruTrak Flight Systems is pleased to announce that they are now offering PMA’d autopilot install kits for the Cessna 172 F through R models and the Cessna 177.  EAA was awarded the STC for the install kits on March 28.  TruTrak received their Low Risk PMA, on […]

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Hartzell Trailblazer Composite Prop Receives Supplemental Type Certificate for Super Cubs

Hartzell Trailblazer Prop Receives STC for Super Cubs

  Piqua, Ohio, April 3, 2017 - Hartzell Propeller's 83-inch composite Trailblazer propeller has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Super Cub PA-12 and PA-18 aircraft. The announcement is being made this week by the company at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., and AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany. Hartzell Propeller worked closely with Professional […]

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Aspen donates Evolution Pro 1000 Primary Flight Display (PFD) to replace original instrumentation in Viet Nam-era fighter

Aspen Avionics takes $1,000 off VFR Primary Flight Display

  FAA-certified and ADS-B display capable VFR primary flight display provides more functionality and options at a price normally associated with non-certified avionics   Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, Lakeland, FL, April 3, 2017: Aspen Avionics (Hangar C, booth 10-12) announced today it is offering Aspen’s industry leading FAA-TSO and STC certified VFR primary flight display (PFD) […]

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