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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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Construction crews dug X-shaped trenches in the runway at Meigs Field in 2003. Photo by Mike Fizer.

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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Whelen Engineering to Acquire LoPresti Aviation

  Whelen and LoPresti announce an alliance that positions the companies to boost competitiveness and better serve customers in an era of rapid change within the industry. Chester, Connecticut – February 1, 2019 - Whelen Engineering Company announced today that it completed an acquisition and spin-off of its Aviation Division with LoPresti Aviation. Whelen’s Aviation Division […]

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Back up to speed and European model introduced to North America

FLIGHT DESIGN BACK UP TO SPEED EUROPEAN MODEL INTRODUCED TO NORTH AMERICA January 31, 2019 | By Jim Moore Flight Design has left its financial troubles behind, bringing a speedy model popular in Europe to the American market with plans to announce details of a long-awaited four-seater in April. Tom Peghiny, president of Flight Design USA […]

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Are You Ready for Only One Pilot in Your Cockpit?: Hal, Is That You?

Originally Published on June 29, 2018 What it means to “pilot” a commercial airplane has shifted over the years, and a current proposal is challenging the unique relationship pilots have with their airplanes. Let’s begin with what hasn’t changed. Most pilots begin by learning raw airmanship skills in basic training airplanes. They spend hundreds of […]

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Garmin® announces availability of the GPS 3000

Garmin® announces availability of the GPS 3000, enabling ADS-B and WAAS/SBAS operational capabilityRecently certified as an ADS-B position source for the Embraer E135/E145 and Legacy 600/650 OLATHE, Kan. /January 30, 2019/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the availability of the GPS 3000, a high-integrity GPS position […]

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Lawrence pilot donates training time

An area pilot has given more than 500 young people a free demonstration airplane ride as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program. Among the more than 50,000 volunteers around the world who have donated their time and aircraft to the effort is James Drake of Lawrence. All pilots in the Young Eagles […]

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Garmin® TeamX introduces the GTR 200B comm radio with Bluetooth® intercom designed for experimental aircraft

OLATHE, Kan. /January 16, 2019/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GTR 200B, a comm radio and Bluetooth-enabled intercom designed specifically for experimental and amateur-built aircraft. In addition to advanced auto-squelch, stereo intercom, alert inputs, standby frequency monitoring and more, Bluetooth connectivity allows pilots to connect a […]

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Collaboration to create the world's busiest airport each year

10,000 Airplanes, 1,000 Processes, One Goal:The Power of Collaboration January 2019 By Brian Wierzbinski Executive Vice President/CFO, Experimental Aircraft Association As we enter 2019, many of us see a big, open frontier, ready to be developed with the results and events we want to accomplish during the coming year. At same time, we see a […]

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Aircraft Spruce to be at the Copperstate Fly-in

    Buckeye Municipal Airport (KBXK) in conjunction with the Buckeye Air Fair will be hosting the fly-in on February 8, 9 & 10, 2019. Come and enjoy this FREE event and be sure to stop by the Spruce booth! Along with traditional features such as: Educational Forums, Aircraft Displays, Aviation Vendors, Youth Activities and […]

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Garmin announces Q1 2019 aviation webinars

January 8, 2019 - Garmin is pleased to announce aviation webinars through the first-half of 2019. Ranging from Garmin Pilot tips and tricks, cost-effective autopilot upgrades to low-cost avionics solutions, these free webinars offer pilots and customers with a broad overview of the latest Garmin has to offer, while also providing a general operational overview […]

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Plane-Power announces the re-introduction of factory new six-phase aircraft alternators

    Montgomery, AL (January 8, 2019) — Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), makers of the Plane-Power brand of alternators, announced today that the company has re-introduced factory new versions of its models C28-150, C14-100 and ALT-FLX series of FAA-PMA certified, six-phase, belt- and gear-driven alternators. “We are very happy to announce […]

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Merrill said he was tempted to get a Schweiss Doors hydraulic door but decided to go with the bifold door because he is able to park closer to it.

Tennessee barn hangar holds replica of Spirit of Columbus

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FAIRFAX, Minn., January 3, 2019 – Driving up and seeing Dick Merrill’s wood-frame barn the first time, you’d never guess that it is almost exclusively used to hangar his 180 Cessna Spirit of Columbus and that over half of the end wall has a bifold door on it. The […]

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