Gulf Coast Avionics

Gulf Coast Avionics and Pacific Coast Avionics Appointed Exclusive Dealers of REXON RHP-530

  GULF COAST AVIONICS AND PACIFIC COAST AVIONICS ARE APPOINTED THE EXCLUSIVE NORTH AMERICAN DEALERS FOR THE NEW AIR BAND HANDHELD RADIO FROM REXON TECHNOLOGY CORP. New lightweight handheld air band radio offers 760 VHF COM channels, 200 NAV channels and optional Bluetooth wireless connectivity to compatible headsets. Lakeland, FL (May 08, 2017)  — Rick Garcia, President […]

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Extensive Garmin Upgrade Completed on a Pilatus PC-9 Turboprop

GULF COAST AVIONICS HAS COMPLETED AN EXTENSIVE GARMIN TOUCHSCREEN AVIONICS UPGRADE ON A HIGH-PERFORMANCE PILATUS PC-9 TURBOPROP This is the third Pilatus PC-9 that Gulf Coast Avionics has upgraded and the first to feature dual Garmin G3X Touch large-format touchscreen displays. Lakeland, FL (May 03, 2017)  — Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics announced […]

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Pacific Coast Avionics Expands with New Hangar

New hangar is to help the growing company keep up with increases in all areas of its avionics business including the rapidly growing demand for ADS-B installations. Portland, OR (May 02, 2017)  — Dewey Conroy, Vice President and COO, Pacific Coast Avionics, announced today that the company has completed a new 5,000 square foot hangar expansion […]

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Hartzell Trailblazer Composite Prop Receives STC for Cessna Cardinals

Piqua, Ohio, May 2, 2017 – Hartzell Propeller’s composite Trailblazer prop has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Cessna Cardinals. The approval covers retractable gear normally aspirated and turbonormalized C-177RG Cardinals with IO-360s and IO-390s engines. “Our testing found the Trailblazer two-blade prop to have excellent performance. Its light weight and the composite materials […]

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Garmin

Garmin® Announces G5000H Upgrade Program for the Sikorsky S-70 and UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters

OLATHE, Kan. /April 26, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the availability of the G5000H integrated flight deck upgrade for the existing fleet of Sikorsky S-70 and UH-60A/L Black Hawk helicopters through Global Aviation Solutions (GAS). The G5000H modernizes the cockpit, offers key safety enhancements, improves […]

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2017 Sun ‘n Fun by the Numbers

APRIL 24, 2017 BY GENERAL AVIATION NEWS STAFF LEAVE A COMMENT The 43rd annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo was the best fly-in SUN ‘n FUN has ever had, according to officials, who just released the following numbers: Approximately 200,000 guests attended from over 60 countries; Brazil, Canada and United Kingdom once again had […]

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Pilots cleared to start process to fly under BasicMed as of May 1

AOPA BasicMed Course & FAA Medical Exam Checklist Now Available

  FREDERICK, MD – The wait to get ready for BasicMed is over – the FAA has released the official BasicMed Comprehensive Medical Examination Checklist that pilots must fill out and have completed by a state-licensed physician. It has also published a link to the free online AOPA Self-Assesment Course that satisfies the requirement for pilots to […]

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New Arizona Show to Launch in May

Organizers hope an airport that became the end of the line for, and still hosts, a few Beechcraft Starships will help launch a new general aviation show. The U.S. Flight Expo has invited vendors, pilots, and enthusiasts May 3 through 6 to the recently spruced-up airport in Marana, Arizona, for a trade show with ambitions […]

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GULFSTREAM G280 SURPASSES 60 WORLD SPEED RECORDS

High-Performing Gulfstream G280 Surpasses 60 World Speed Records Only Aircraft In Class Capable of Singapore-to-Melbourne Flight   April 18, 2017  SAVANNAH, Georgia, April 18, 2017 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s super mid-size Gulfstream G280 recently completed two missions en route to and from the 2017 Avalon Airshow, each achieving a city-pair world speed record. The G280 […]

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Aspen Avionics to Provide Display for the Last Airworthy F-4 Phantom in the United States

Albuquerque, NM, April 17, 2017: Aspen Avionics announced today that it is donating an Evolution Pro 1000 Primary Flight Display to the Collings Foundation for installation in the last airworthy F-4 Phantom in the United States. Since 1999, the Phantom has been operated, along with other Viet Nam-era aircraft by the Collings Foundation. It is […]

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Garmin® introduces the G5 electronic flight instrument as a DG/HSI in certificated aircraft

Garmin® Introduces The G5 Electronic Flight Instrument as a DG/HSI in Certificated Aircraft

OLATHE, Kan. /March 29, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument for installation as a replacement directional gyro (DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) in type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft. When paired with select VHF NAV/COMMs or GPS navigators, […]

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Aerocet™ receives TSO (Technical Standard Order) approval on 6750 straight floats

Aerocet™ receives TSO (Technical Standard Order) approval on 6750 straight floats April 04, 2017 (PRIEST RIVER, ID) World-leading aerospace design, product development and manufacturing company Aerocet™ is pleased to announce that Aerocet™, Inc. today announces it has received FAA approval on their 6750 straight aircraft floats to Technical Standard Order TSO-C27 for Twin Seaplane Floats. […]

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Garmin Pilot™ Application Expands Features, Capabilities and Global Reach

  OLATHE, Kan. /April 4, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced several global enhancements and an expanded feature set for the Garmin Pilot application on Apple and Android mobile devices. European IFR auto-routing and flight plan filing, improved airspace classifications, the wireless transfer of Jeppesen charts […]

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Lycoming

Lycoming Announces AERO Friedrichshafen Activities

Lycoming Announces AERO Friedrichshafen Activities Friedrichshafen, Germany – 04 April 2017 – Lycoming Engines, an operating division of Avco Corporation, announces their 2017 AERO Friedrichshafen activities. Visit the Lycoming booth in Hall A3-115 to view our engines and talk to members of the Lycoming team. AERO Friedrichshafen Forum: Join Michael Kraft, Lycoming Engines Senior Vice […]

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TruTrak offering PMA’d install kits for C172 and C177

TruTrak offering PMA’d install kits for C172 and C177

    Springdale, AR April 3, 2017 – TruTrak Flight Systems is pleased to announce that they are now offering PMA’d autopilot install kits for the Cessna 172 F through R models and the Cessna 177.  EAA was awarded the STC for the install kits on March 28.  TruTrak received their Low Risk PMA, on […]

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Hartzell Trailblazer Composite Prop Receives Supplemental Type Certificate for Super Cubs

Hartzell Trailblazer Prop Receives STC for Super Cubs

  Piqua, Ohio, April 3, 2017 – Hartzell Propeller’s 83-inch composite Trailblazer propeller has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Super Cub PA-12 and PA-18 aircraft. The announcement is being made this week by the company at Sun ‘n Fun in Lakeland, Fla., and AERO Friedrichshafen in Germany. Hartzell Propeller worked closely with Professional […]

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Aspen donates Evolution Pro 1000 Primary Flight Display (PFD) to replace original instrumentation in Viet Nam-era fighter

Aspen Avionics takes $1,000 off VFR Primary Flight Display

  FAA-certified and ADS-B display capable VFR primary flight display provides more functionality and options at a price normally associated with non-certified avionics   Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In, Lakeland, FL, April 3, 2017: Aspen Avionics (Hangar C, booth 10-12) announced today it is offering Aspen’s industry leading FAA-TSO and STC certified VFR primary flight display (PFD) […]

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Pilots cleared to start process to fly under BasicMed as of May 1

AOPA calls for NTSB Internal Review Over Suspected Speculation in Accident Report Conclusions.

  AOPA CALLS FOR NTSB INTERNAL REVIEW OVER SUSPECTED SPECULATION IN ACCIDENT REPORT CONCLUSIONS FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to conduct an internal review to examine why the independent safety agency has approved “speculative probable cause reports related to general aviation accidents” despite […]

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Garmin® TeamX Introduces New G3X™ Touch Display for Experimental Aircraft

  OLATHE, Kan. /March 29, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced a new addition to the G3X Touch glass flight display family, the 7-inch G3X Touch portrait display. For first generation G3X customers, the new 7-inch portrait display offers an easy upgrade path as the existing […]

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Garmin® Brings Home Theater Sound Quality to the Cockpit

OLATHE, Kan. /March 29, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GMA 345 and GMA 342 all-digital audio panels designed for fixed-wing aircraft. The GMA 345 features Bluetooth® audio connectivity and a front-mounted USB charging port, while the GMA 342 contains a dedicated 3.5mm audio jack […]

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