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2019 GTN training

Garmin® announces new 2019 aviation training events

November 14, 2018 – Garmin is pleased to announce expanded pilot training opportunities for 2019 to include additional classes throughout the United States and more instructor-led courses. These training classes are available for the G3X Touch, GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight display systems, Garmin Integrated Flight Decks, and […]

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Garmin GFC 500 and GFC 600 Autopilots Approved for Additional Aircraft Models

November 14, 2018 – Garmin is pleased to announce it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) in several aircraft models for the GFC 500 and GFC 600 autopilots. The GFC 500 and GFC 600 deliver superior in-flight characteristics, self-monitoring capabilities and minimal maintenance needs when compared to older generation autopilot systems. […]

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Eviation Hartzell

Hartzell Providing Customized, Optimized Props for Eviation’s Electric Commuter

  Pique, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2018 – Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric air mobility solutions, has selected Hartzell Propeller, Inc. as a development partner for Eviation’s debut aircraft, the all-electric Alice. With zero-emissions and 100 percent battery-electric solution, the Alice Aircraft will be test flown at the 53rd Paris Air Show in June […]

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Hartzell Propeller Appoints Wuhan Hangda Aero as Service, Support Center in China

Piqua, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2018 – Hartzell Propeller appointed the Wuhan Hangda Aero & Technology Development Co., LTD as a Service and Support Center in the People’s Republic of China. Wuhan Hangda Aero is located in Dongxihu District of Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei Province, China. It was founded in 2000 and established as […]

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Precision Aircraft Tools by McFarlane

Baldwin City, KS, November 1, 2018: McFarlane’s precision aircraft tools. McFarlane offers a wide-range of durable, precision tools for the aviation industry at an affordable price. From balancing a prop to replacing a hinge bearing, mechanics rely on quality, reliable tools. Recent products include a longer vacuum pump wrench (P/N TOOL133-L), complete control wrench set […]

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Champion Cirrus SR-22 Kit – An Aircraft Spruce Exclusive

SLICK KIT AND SLICKSTART MAGNETO START BOOSTER KIT FOR CIRRUS SR-22 This complete PMA and STC kit for the Cirrus SR22 packages a K6380-32 Ignition Kit with magnetos, harness, and plugs with a SS1001 SureSTART ignition booster. Improve your engine starting hot or cold SlickStart™ unleashes a firestorm of ignition energy to get your engine […]

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BUY YOUR 2019 EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH TICKETS

Purchase your EAA AirVenture Oshkosh admissions, camping, parking, and merchandise in advance! Please select an option to continue Buy Tickets at Member Rate         Buy Tickets at Nonmember Rate Note: If your EAA membership is not current, please click here to renew, and allow 48 hours for processing before purchasing your tickets at […]

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Six General Aviation Associations Release Industry Related Best Practices

‘Know Before You Go’ helps GA pilots make informed decisions EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 31, 2018) — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), along with five additional major aviation associations, today jointly released the “Know Before You Go” best business practices. The joint release lays out a series of communications best practices, including […]

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GFC 500 Autopilot Approval for Beechcraft Bonanza and Debonair

Garmin receives approval for the GFC 500 autopilot in the Beechcraft Bonanza and Debonair October 26, 2018 – Garmin is pleased to announce it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the GFC 500 autopilot for select Beechcraft Bonanza and Debonair aircraft. Intended for piston single-engine aircraft, the GFC 500 delivers superior in-flight […]

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Respected Aero-Cable Corp. Door Cables and Vacuum Pump Cooling Kits now Owned and Manufactured by McFarlane Aviation Products

  Now manufactured by McFarlane Aviation Products, Aero-Cable Corp Door Cables and Vacuum Pump Cooling Kits! Baldwin City, KS, October 22, 2018: McFarlane Aviation Products now proudly owns and manufactures both the door cables and vacuum pump cooling kits previously manufactured by Aero-Cable Corp. of Illinois. The already well-known and respected line of Aero-Cable Corp […]

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DTi Announces ADS-B Wire Protection Install Kit

DTi is partnering with EDMO to facilitate FAA-mandated ADS-B aircraft upgrades. Southborough, MA October 16, 2018 – With the FAA-mandated 2020 ADS-B upgrade fast approaching, Device Technologies, Inc. (DTi), a leading manufacturer of wire protection grommet edging, announces the availability of a NEW ADS-B Wire Protection Install Kit that includes its industry-preferred and FAA approved […]

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M500 G1000 NXi

G1000 NXi Upgrade for Piper M500

Garmin announces the G1000 NXi upgrade for the Piper M500 October 4, 2018— Garmin is pleased to announce another addition to its portfolio of G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrades to now include G1000-equipped Piper M500 aircraft. Significant performance enhancements accompany unique features such as SurfaceWatch, visual approaches, geographical map overlay within the HSI and […]

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Bell and Garmin Sign Teaming Agreement for On-Demand Mobility Avionics Systems

Fort Worth, TX (October 2, 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed teaming agreement with Garmin International, Inc. on the development and integration of the autonomous vehicle management computer (VMC) systems to support Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. “At Bell, we believe a convergence of technological advancements is […]

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Jet Aviation Acquires KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

October 1, 2018 Jet Aviation announced today that it has completed its acquisition of KLM Jet Center, a leading provider of comprehensive FBO/Handling services at Amsterdam and Rotterdam International Airports. With a new flagship operation and presence at two of Europe’s top airports, the KLM Jet Center acquisition represents a significant step in strengthening Jet Aviation’s position […]

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USFS Sherpa

Garmin® G950 NXi Integrated Flight Deck Certified for United States Forest Service Fleet of Sherpa Aircraft

  OLATHE, Kan. /September 26, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the certification of the G950™ NXi integrated flight deck for the United States Forest Service (USFS) fleet of Sherpa aircraft (Shorts SD3-60). The installation and certification was completed by Field Aerospace in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. […]

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Aircraft Spruce is Now Open in Alaska

Aircraft Spruce has announced the opening of it’s newest location is Wasilla, AK on September 17th, 2018. This exciting development gives the parts supplier a local presence in the active flying community of Alaska for the first time in company history. The company plans to inventory the branch with all of the latest and greatest […]

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New McFarlane FAA-PMA Fuel Selector Valves and Parts for Cessna 170, 172, 175, & 177

Baldwin City, KS, September 21, 2018: McFarlane Aviation Products has approval on new complete fuel selector valve assemblies!       For years, McFarlane has been repairing Cessna fuel selector valves in an effort to keep everyone flying safely and affordably. Now they have taken this experience and their expert knowledge to the drawing board […]

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Trade-A-Plane has Partnered to Join the JSFirm.com Job Distribution Network

          Abbey Hutter Marketing Coordinator 724-547-6203 abbey@jsfirm.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JSfirm.com Partners with Acclaimed Pilot Resource, Trade-A-Plane Roanoke, Texas (September 19, 2018) – JSfirm.com, an aviation-only job website with resume database access, is excited to announce Trade-A-Plane as the newest partner to join the JSfirm.com Job Distribution Network. Abbey Hutter, marketing […]

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The ‘pilot shortage’ seems similar to the truck driver ‘shortage’

Is the Pilot Shortage Similar to the Truck Driver Shortage?

Last week, I was listening to a radio program called “Marketplace” when they mentioned a  “pilot shortage.” I did not expect the segment about airline pilots to resonate with me as much as it did. The issues they were discussing were a pilot shortage, an unwillingness to pay for accomplished pilots, and the prospect of technology alleviating […]

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Hartzell Appoints Texas-Based Recommended Service Facility

  Piqua, Ohio, Sept. 18, 2018 – 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 in a modern facility at Pearland Regional Airport (KLVJ), near Houston. “We are especially delighted to have Texas Aircraft Propeller […]

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