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WeatherTAP.com has Partnered with EarthCast Technologies

    WeatherTAP.com has partnered with EarthCast Technologies (ECT) to offer its subscribers access to global forecast data with weatherTAP GLOBAL. Among other things, weatherTAP GLOBAL allows pilots and aviation professionals to see forecasted global turbulence, winds aloft and predictive radar and satellite for any location in the world. “Pilots can access weather forecasts for […]

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West Star Aviation named as an authorized dealer for SmartSky

West Star Aviation named as an authorized dealer for SmartSky 4G equipment sales and installation CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When the SmartSky 4G network takes flight later this year, West Star Aviation will participate as an authorized dealer for hardware sales and installation of SmartSky’s innovative technology. West Star will sell and install SmartSky equipment across […]

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Garmin® Team X Introduces New, Full Featured GMA™ 245/245R Audio Panels

Garmin® Team X introduces new, full featured GMA™ 245/245R audio panels Combines Bluetooth® wireless music, phone, 3D Audio and more OLATHE, Kan. /March 31, 2016/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GMA 245 and GMA 245R, all-digital, Bluetooth audio panels designed for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and […]

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Garmin® Unveils the Next Generation of All-in-One ADS-B Transponders

GTX 345/335 provide simple upgrade path for thousands of aircraft worldwide OLATHE, Kan. /February 9, 2016/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders that include Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link […]

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CUBCRAFTERS ANNOUNCES CARBON CUB FX BUILDER ASSIST PROGRAM

Yakima, Washington – June 22, 2015: Backcountry aircraft manufacturer CubCrafters has announced a new program designed to engage airplane buyers more intimately with their purchase. Carbon Cub FX Builder Assist immerses new owners in the construction of the aluminum, steel and composite parts that make up the Carbon Cub, allowing the customer to know their […]

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CUBCRAFTERS INTRODUCES NEW CARBON CUB EX-2

  Yakima, Washington – April 21, 2015: Backcountry aircraft manufacturer CubCrafters has announced an upgrade of its kit aircraft based on the popular Carbon Cub. The new Carbon Cub EX-2 improves on the Company’s Carbon Cub EX, an Experimental Amateur Built (E-AB) kit that features a lightweight airframe and powerful engine that provide formidable off-airport […]

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Lockheed Unveils Mach 6 Screamer – The SR-72 Blackbird Concept

The SR-71 pushed the boundaries of the modern airplane… the SR-72 shoves them right to the stratosphere Lockheed Martin has announced that they are actively working on a successor to the lauded SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance plane that promises to completely redefine the modern interpretation of military aircraft. The SR-71 was a product of the Cold […]

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The SKYLON space plane, as imagined by Reaction Engines. The company doesn't say when the actual space plane might be built.

One Step Closer to Space Travel: Uk Company Claims Rocket Engine Breakthrough

A British company has announced a breakthrough engine technology that could be used to power space planes. Developed by Reaction Engines Ltd. (REL), the new technology to be used in the Sabre (Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine) engine would enable aircraft to fly into orbit and back directly from a runway, and fly anywhere in the […]

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Pratt & Whitney to Develop Advanced Variable Speed Power Turbine for Army Rotorcraft

Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp., won a U.S. Army contract to research and develop an Advanced Variable-Speed Power Turbine (AVSPOT) able to meet the range and lift requirements for current and future force rotorcraft. The goal of the AVSPOT program, an initiative of the U.S. Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate in […]

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NASA, FAA Work out Spaceship Rules

NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration have worked out their division of labor for clearing a new generation of private-sector spaceships for liftoff — putting the aviation agency in charge of any crew-carrying spacecraft that launches and lands, but requiring the space agency’s additional signoff on any missions it’s paying for. The arrangement was set […]

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Panasonic Avionics Leases Telesat Capacity for In-flight Service

Panasonic Avionics Corp. will lease capacity on Telesat’s Telstar 11N satellite to provide commercial airline passengers with in-flight voice and data connectivity on the north and mid-Atlantic Ocean routes, Panasonic and Telesat announced June 13. Hamburg, Germany-based Panasonic Avionics is stitching together a global network of Ku-band satellite capacity to deliver its Global Communications Suite […]

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Hiring a Private Jumbo Aircraft to Be a Reality in India

Hiring the world’s biggest planes like Airbus 380 or Boeing 747 Jumbo will soon become a reality in India. UK-based air charter broker company Air Partner has joined hands with InterGlobe Established Private Limited (THE ESTD) – a subsidiary of InterGlobe Enterprises – to launch a range of private aviation products from small aircraft to […]

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Boeing Unveils Hydrogen-Powered Drone That Can Stay Airborne For Days

A new Boeing unmanned drone powered by liquid-hydrogen and designed to stay airborne for days has completed its first autonomous flight at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. During the 28-minute flight, the Phantom Eye reached an altitude of 4,080 feet (1,244 meters) with a cruising speed of 62 knots […]

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GE Factory Turns Airplane Engines into Gas Turbines

GE Energy, a subsidiary of General Electric, said Thursday it delivered 12 gas turbines made in Hungary from airplane engines  to a power plant in Israel. In a deal valued at $200 million, GE delivered the 50-megawatt aeroderivative gas turbines to Israeli Dorad Energy’s Ashkelon power plant. GE assembles the motors at its factory in […]

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Cessna Selects Garmin G5000 Flight Deck for New Citation Longitude

Cessna Aircraft Company officials have selected the Garmin G5000 integrated avionics system, from Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), for the company’s newest and longest-range business jet, the Citation Longitude. The G5000 provides a pilot interface with digital touch-screen controllers and multi-pane, widescreen displays with Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT) for situational […]

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The experimental aircraft "Solar Impules" takes off for its first transcontinental flight to Morocco from the airbase in Payerne, Switzerland.

Solar Plane Begins 1st Transcontinental Flight

An experimental solar-powered airplane took off from Switzerland on its first transcontinental flight Thursday, aiming to reach North Africa next week. Pilot Andre Borschberg planned to take the jumbo jet-size Solar Impulse plane on its first leg to Madrid, Spain, by Friday. His colleague Bertrand Piccard will take the helm of the aircraft for the […]

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Cessna Continues Single-Engine Aircraft Safety Education Initiative

Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is building on a proactive safety initiative started in 2011 designed to educate single engine owner/operators on new inspection procedures. The latest effort is aimed at 100 series single-engine piston aircraft owners around the world, and informs them about new supplemental aircraft inspection procedures that will […]

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Honda Reveals More HondaJet Details at EBACE

The HondaJet fuselage displayed this week at EBACE was a production article with the production interior and cockpit. Some changes are evident in the cabin, notably the removal of flip-down displays above each passenger seat. Cabin electronics technology is changing so fast, according to Honda Aircraft president and CEO Michimasa Fujino, that it made sense […]

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Banyan Air Services FBO Enables Gulfstream Business Jets to Send Avionics Health Data Wirelessly to Ground Personnel

Fixed-based operator (FBO) specialist Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is enabling pilots of Gulfstream G650 and G280 general aviation business jets to transmit aircraft health and monitoring information to maintenance personnel wirelessly from the Banyan ramp at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). Banyan has finished equipping its 80-acre campus at Fort Lauderdale Executive […]

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Bell 429 Twin Puts It Back In the Game In Europe’s Helo Market

Bell Helicopter believes it is poised to rebuild market share in Europe with sales for its latest 429 model, which is on show here at EBACE (Stand 7091). For several years, the European market’s requirements for twin-engine rotorcraft has favored rivals Eurocopter and AgustaWestland. “But now, with the 429, we have a twin that meets […]

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