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CILC bifold door installers take photos and videos of the now operational bifold door as it reaches the top of its near 22-foot clear opening.  Schweiss has shipped bifold doors to Costa Rica before, but this is the first large jet hangar door.

Schweiss Doors delivers first bifold corporate jet hangar door to Central America

FAIRFAX, Minn., December 12, 2018 – On a pleasant autumn Minnesota day, two representatives from CILC Central America Corporation, Costa Rica division, arrived for a couple days to tour the Schweiss Doors factory and place an order for a bifold liftstrap door. Jose Villegas, the CILC Compliance Manager, and Esteban Quiros, the Project Engineer, ordered […]

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The National Aviation Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Revealed

The NAHF Class of 2019, who will be inducted at the 57th Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony on September 28th, 2019 in Denver, CO, is a diverse group representing a broad range of enduring contributions to both the advancement of flight and manned exploration of space: Colonel Guion “Guy” S. Bluford, USAF (Ret)– Ph.D. aerospace engineer, fighter pilot, decorated […]

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EAA Warning All Aircraft Owners of Renewal Services

EAA: Beware Offers to Register Your Aiplane By Mary Grady , AVweb Contributing editor | November 26, 2018   EAA is warning its members, and other aircraft owners, to think twice before signing up for aircraft-renewal services that charge hefty fees. “These businesses essentially duplicate the same process that the FAA directly administers for a mere $5,” EAA […]

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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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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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Hartzell Receives STC for 2- & 3-Blade Composite Top Props for Maule STOL

Piqua, Ohio, Aug. 20, 2018 – Hartzell Propeller’s carbon fiber composite two and three-blade Trailblazer replacement props for Maule short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft have received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC). Hartzell’s 80-inch diameter Top Props can replace Hartzell and McCauley propellers on the backcountry aircraft. “Bush flying just gets better with the Hartzell Trailblazer pulling you out of […]

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Garmin® Navigation Database Expands to Include South America

Garmin® expands cost-effective navigation databases to include South America OLATHE, Kan. /August 14, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the addition of new, cost-effective Garmin Navigation Database information for South America. This database will soon be available in the newly expanded Americas OnePak, which offers coverage […]

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Garmin® Introduces the Latest Generation in Aviator Watches

Garmin® introduces the D2 Delta, the latest generation in aviator watches Three distinct sizes with internal music storage, Garmin Pay and optional wrist-based Pulse Oximeter OLATHE, Kan. /July 18, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the D2™ Delta PX, D2 Delta S and D2 Delta aviator […]

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Garmin® Announced the Addition of the GWX™ 75

Garmin® introduces the GWX 75 aviation Doppler weather radar Four-times more color contouring for superior weather analysis OLATHE, Kan. /July 18, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GWX™ 75, a new addition to its suite of weather radars. Intended for a wide range of aircraft, […]

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Schweiss Doors rescues Florida hangar owner

FAIRFAX, Minn., June 13, 2017 – Imagine walking out to your hangar to see its 74-foot door in a twisted heap, lying on the ground. Tom Vaughan, a manager at two Florida municipal airports, recently experienced this headache, discovering inferior hinges were the culprit. His next call was to Schweiss Doors. Vaughan says the door […]

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Shell Aviation Introduces Industry First Electric Pump Jet Refueller

London, 4 July 2018: Shell Aviation has announced the introduction of a first-of-its-kind electric pump jet refuelling vehicle in its operations at Stuttgart Airport, Germany. The vehicle significantly reduces diesel consumption during aircraft refuelling, supporting airports in their efforts to reduce emissions across their operations. This refueller is a part of Shell Aviation’s commitment to […]

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Airforms, Inc. Awarded FAA PMA Approval

Airforms, Inc. Awarded FAA PMA Approval for Cessna 206/207/210 Engine Mount Heat Shields WASILLA, ALASKA, 27-June-18– Airforms, Inc. announced today they have been awarded FAA PMA approval for engine mount isolator heat shields for the Cessna C206/207/210 family of aircraft (Continental powered).  The aluminum construction of the heat shields absorbs less heat than steel, and […]

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Aviation Exploring 2018 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Aviation Exploring Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients $65,000 in scholarships awarded to deserving Explorers Megan Ryan of Aviation Exploring Post 8 in Topeka, Kansas, has been awarded a $20,000 academic scholarship to be used toward earning a collegiate degree in aviation. Megan will be attending Liberty University this fall and plans to pursue a Bachelor of […]

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The Flying Musicians Association Announced the 2018 FMA Solo Scholarship Recipients

June 14, 2018, Fort Worth, TX:  The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) is proud to announce our 2018 FMA Solo scholarship recipients – John Laughman of Pleasant Hill, Ohio and Nathan Nothelle of Imlay City, Michigan. Nominations from all across the United States and Canada made the selection difficult. John Zapp, co-founder and President of FMA, […]

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The National Frame Building Association (NFBA) voted this rural farm hangar in Purcellville, Va., as a 2017 Building of the Year. A Schweiss 55-foot by 16-foot hydraulic door with tinted windows, faux porches and a faux sliding door give it a very distinct designer look.

Virginia Helicopter Hangar with Hydraulic Door Wins NFBA Award

FAIRFAX, Minn., June 7, 2018 – Fuog/InterBuild Inc. is no stranger to winning National Frame Building Association awards. During the last two decades, the Purcellville, Va., construction company has garnered four first-place awards for Building of the Year and numerous other second- and third-place awards. The Fuog/InterBuild reputation has also garnered the company “Superior Sales […]

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Boisterous Pilot and Rare Staggerwing in Fatal Accident

Pat Napolitano and the Beech D–17 Staggerwing he called Queenie were quite a couple. An irrepressible, obsessive, detail-oriented pilot and mechanic, Napolitano doted on the iconic and demanding starlet from aviation’s golden age, and he kept the fabric-covered biplane in pristine condition. Napolitano, an avionics salesman for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, crisscrossed the country with Queenie, visiting customers and […]

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History Meets Technology

US customer DeMase Trucking & Rigging moved recently this historical plane with a 3-axle double drop trailer from Faymonville. The historical plane is a 1946 Gloucester meteor. The world’s first jet fighter that has been used in the end of World War 2. It was 22′ wide without the wing tip. The plane was shipped […]

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Champion Aerospace Achieves UTC Supplier Gold Status

LIBERTY, SC – Champion Aerospace is proud to announce that UTC has recognized their superior performance by awarding Champion the UTC Supplier Gold status. UTC’s Supplier Gold program is a recognition program established to acknowledge superior performance over a 12 month period. According to Maria Valerio, VP, Supply Management, Pratt & Whitney, “Champion’s performance in the […]

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