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Aero Has Record Attendance

By Paul Bertorelli | April 16, 2019 Following the trend at other aviation trade shows, attendance at last week’s Aero exhibition was up slightly over the previous year, according to show organizers. And a record 757 exhibitors showed their wares at Friedrichshafen, up 7% over 2018. While the weekly gate is a fraction of that at AirVenture or […]

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Meet the Female Refugee Who Flew Solo Around the World in a Single-Engine Airplane

BY LOUISE BEVAN April 8, 2019 Updated: April 8, 2019 Role model and aviation pioneer Shaesta Waiz overcame the perils of war to realize her dream, and now she’s helping fulfill the dreams of women everywhere. Especially if they want to fly airplanes. Waiz was born in Afghanistan, lives in Florida, and became the youngest woman to […]

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Piper Navajo and Navajo Chieftan added to the Top Prop lineup

Hartzell Adds Piper Navajo/Chieftain Propellers to Top Prop Program Piqua, Ohio, March 25, 2019 -- Hartzell Propeller has added replacement propellers for twin-engine Piper Navajo and Navajo Chieftains to the company's Top Prop lineup. "Hartzell Propeller is now offering attractive pricing on new three-blade propellers for twin-engine Piper Navajo and Navajo Chieftains," said Hartzell Propeller […]

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JJ Frigge Named Executive Vice President and General Manager

Piqua, Ohio, March 25, 2019 -- Hartzell Propeller has named JJ Frigge as Executive Vice President and General Manager. In his expanded role, he will be the company's business leader with a focus on long-term strategy. "JJ earned this promotion by combining strong personal talents and values with hard work, great judgement, and a deep […]

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Legend Skip Koss was a great friend to the aviation community

It is with great sadness that Concorde Battery Corporation announces the passing of Edward “Skip” Koss, long time Vice President of Marketing and great friend of the Aviation Industry. Skip was surrounded by family at his Redlands, California home March 19, 2019 at the time of his passing. Skip is survived by two sisters, nine […]

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AOPA scholarship deadline is April 2

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR AOPA SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIPS IS APRIL 2 March 18, 2019 | By Alyssa J. Cobb _____________________________________________________________________________________ Time is running out to apply for AOPA’s You Can Fly scholarships that could help you earn your initial pilot certificate or get started on advanced […]

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Aircraft Spruce opens a new location in Chicago

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. announced that on March 1, 2019 they opened a distribution warehouse in West Chicago, IL, located in a 52,000 sq. ft. warehouse situated between Du Page and Aurora airports. Aircraft Spruce Midwest will provide lower shipping charges and faster delivery to customers throughout the central portion of the United States. […]

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Shaw Aerox® offers 20% off promotion during Sun 'n Fun 2019

Shaw Aerox®, LLC will be Offering a 20% off Promotion for all Portable Oxygen Systems and Components Purchased during SUN n FUN 2019 Bonita Springs, FL & Lakeland, FL, March 14, 2019 Shaw Aerox® Aviation Oxygen Systems will be offering a promotion of 20% off the list price for portable oxygen systems and components purchased […]

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Garmin® earns best supplier award from Embraer for the tenth time

OLATHE, Kan. /March 12, 2019/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced it was awarded its 10th best supplier of the year award at the annual Embraer Suppliers Conference, which was held at Embraer’s facility in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, on February 28, 2019. Garmin was named the […]

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Garmin® expands aviation database coverage and capabilities in Australia

OLATHE, Kan. /March 5, 2019/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced it has received approval of a CASR 175.C Data Service Provider (DSP) certificate from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), enabling expanded aviation database coverage in Australia. In addition to the integration of Airservices Australia data into […]

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50 Years of Apollo to be Celebrated

  Apollo 9 50th Anniversary Celebration Set for March 13 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum! Apollo 9, which paved the way for later lunar exploration – including the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing – kicks off a year-long international celebration of 50 Years of Apollo at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.  Don’t miss out! San […]

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Garmin GFC 500 and GFC 600 autopilots approved for additional aircraft models

February 28, 2019 - 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. The […]

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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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MT-Propeller seeks repair station Service Manager

Aircraft Propeller Repair Station Service Manager MT- Propeller • Deland, Florida, USA Position Type: Permanent APPLY Job Description: Reports to: Company Vice President/General Manager MT-Propeller is one of the largest manufactures of aircraft propellers worldwide, having over twenty thousand composite propellers in the field, all the while continuing to manufacture propellers for aviation market place, for […]

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Concorde Battery Corporation makes donation to local Crossville, TN high school

Trade-A-Plane had the privilege to be part of the Concorde IA Renewal Series on February 23, 2019. This was an FAA approved IA refresher training event and offered for free to those who attended. You can find similar events on their website. As there is continuous talk in the aviation industry regarding pilot shortages, there […]

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The once roaring airfield, previously known as Meigs Field, could possibly be revived

Could Meigs Field make a comeback? Longshot mayoral candidate supports reopening the Chicago aiport. It’s alive! Or at least it might be, should Chicagoans elect mayoral candidate Willie Wilson in the city’s upcoming 2019 election. Reopening one of the most iconic general aviation airports in the country, formerly known as Meigs Field, is on the […]

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When completed in the summer of 2019, the 10,000 square foot expansion will enable the company to consolidate its engineering and management teams into new office space, while freeing up additional space for expanding the production floor.

Hartzell Engine Technologies Breaks Ground on Expansion

Hartzell Engine Technologies Celebrate the Ground Breaking of an Addition to its Montgomery. Alabama Headquarters   Montgomery, AL (February 12, 2019) — Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), announced today that the company has held the official ground breaking of the 10,000 square foot addition to its headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. When completed, […]

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G1000® NXi upgrade available for the Citation Mustang

Garmin® announces availability of the G1000 NXi upgrade for the Citation Mustang OLATHE, Kan. /February 7, 2019/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the certification and availability of the G1000® NXi integrated flight deck upgrade for the Cessna Citation Mustang. The G1000 NXi offers a number of […]

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The Schweiss hydraulic one-piece door gives the hangar a nice clean look and locks up tight to protect the chemicals and equipment stored inside. Leimbach Construction Inc. of Fort Pierre, S.D., received an award from Chief Buildings for construction of the 100-foot by 140-foot Agtegra hangar. They also installed the hydraulic doors.

Schweiss Doors hydraulic drive-thru doors help speed up crop operation

Agtegra Coop award-winning aerial spray hangar sports 70-foot drive-thru hydraulic doors from Schweiss   FAIRFAX, Minn., February 5, 2019 – Agtegra Cooperative has expanded its service area to reach rural customers in 60 communities throughout North and South Dakota. One of those communities is Harrold, S.D., home of the Harrold Municipal Airport, site of Agtegra’s […]

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Red Bull Air Race Championship Selects Hartzell Propeller Again

Mike Goulian and Team "Kiss the Bricks" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Where They Won in 2018   Piqua, Ohio, Feb. 4, 2019 -- Hartzell Propeller will be the 2019 propeller technical partner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for yet another year. It is the sixth year in a row that Hartzell Propeller […]

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