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WELLINGTON, KS (Dec. 11, 2018) – Air Plains Services, a world leader in extreme performance upgrades for a variety of general aviation aircraft models, continued to see strong sales in 2018, while the addition of a number of key new products in the past few months is already setting up 2019 to be another robust year. “We’re completing another year of growth centered on our most popular products and services such as our XP engine upgrades,” said Mike Kelley, founder and owner of Air Plains Services. “We also developed several…
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It’s crucial to cover your airplane when it gets cold. Aircraft are made to last, but UV, water, and extreme change in temperatures can deteriorate the interior control surfaces and the engine itself. Bruce’s mission is to help preserve aircraft for years to come by providing a protective layer between the elements and the aircraft. All of Bruce's covers are designed to protect the surface from direct contact to UV, snow, and frost. Winter covers are made using a superior fabric called WeatherMax. This fabric does very well outdoors and…
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Priority positioning is just one of the many pre- and post-game services that Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is offering to owners and operators who make early reservations at its Atlanta Cobb County FBO location for the Big Game. Atlanta, GA. (December 05, 2018) —Hawthorne Global Aviation Services has announced the FBO has started taking priority parking reservations for Super Bowl LIII at its Atlanta Cobb County International Airport (KRYY) location. “Super Bowl week will draw a large number of business and private aircraft to Atlanta Cobb County International Airport,” stated…
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Replace the left wingtip light for 2020 compliance Nov. 28, 2018 – The day has finally come: uAvionix has received STC approval for skyBeacon. SkyBeacon is a zero-install ADS-B solution that mounts in under 10 minutes and offers the lowest total cost of ownership of any ADS-B Out solution. SkyBeacon features ADS-B Out, a WAAS GPS, altitude encoder, LED nav light and LED strobe. In addition, it has the largest Approved Model List (AML) of any UAT ADS-B Out solution, with 272 aircraft listed. What if my airplane isn’t on…
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Preferred Airparts is offering a free calendar to the first 50 Cessna Flyer Association members who request it. The 2019 calendar is another in their line of custom calendars, featuring unique aircraft photos. Please visit www.preferredairparts.com to fill out your calendar request. Reference Cessna Flyer Association as where you saw this offer. Please note that Preferred Airparts are only able to send the free calendars to US addresses only.
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New Richmond, WI – EPS Diesel has received supplemental funding which should allow them to complete FAA Certification and to obtain production certification for the Graflight 8 diesel engine. Regrettably, the company encountered delays in the past year, primarily due to funding and the lengthy software certification process. “This is a clean sheet design that incorporates a long list of innovations intended to enhance engine efficiency and reliability,” said Michael Fuchs, CEO of Engineered Power Systems (EPS). “Synthesizing all of the new technology with established procedures and materials created some…
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WELLINGTON, KS (Nov. 27, 2018) – Air Plains Services, a world leader in extreme performance upgrades for a variety of general aviation aircraft models, has been named an authorized Aspen Avionics dealer for general aviation aircraft. Aspen’s flagship product line is the Evolution Flight Display system, an innovative and affordable glass cockpit system available for certified general aviation (GA) aircraft. The Evolution system enables aircraft owners to upgrade their primary flight instrument “six pack” to glass cockpit technology all at once, or in stages. “We’re very excited to be able…
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Have you ever wanted to step over the velvet rope in a museum and inspect an aircraft up close? Aviation Relics invites aviation enthusiasts to not only touch – but to own a swatch of fabric from 7 famous aircraft in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum. Their site is offering aviation relic prints with 4-square-inch swatches of the original wing fabric – preserved from restorations by the Smithsonian and authenticated by them. The perfect Christmas gift for anyone interested in aviation. Certificate of Authenticity One of …
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Long-time, much-loved propellers upgraded. You can always spot a pilot by the old-time propeller hanging in the den. Now Sporty’s Wright Bros. Collection has updated these popular products in time for holiday giving. The six-foot Classic Wooden Propeller with brass edging is an authentic reproduction of that found on a World War I aircraft. The prop is hand-crafted from solid mahogany with brass-hammered edging around the blades and a detailed brass center hub. The propeller comes with its own hardware to make hanging simple. A simplified version of the 6-foot…
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November 14, 2018 - 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 GFC 500 is intended for single-engine piston aircraft, while the GFC 600 is intended for high performance piston single/twin-engine and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of speed and performance characteristics. New aircraft…
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KIRKLAND, Wash. (November 2018) – Icom Inc. (Headquarters: Hirano, Osaka, Japan/President: Masataka Harima) has entered into a partnership with Iridium Communications Inc. (Headquarters: McLean, Virginia., USA/CEO: Matthew J. Desch) to develop and sell a new satellite Push-To-Talk (PTT) communications product for the Iridium® network. In a smart collaboration of both companies’ core competencies, Icom’s radio expertise and Iridium’s satellite expertise, the partnership will provide a professional radio communications solution which will enable users to communicate wherever they are on the earth. The Satellite PTT radio is a professional radio communications…
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‘World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration’ on July 22-28 includes lower student prices EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 31, 2018) — Advance purchase admission tickets and camping credentials are now available for the 67th annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in on July 22-28, 2019 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The advance purchase option provides greater convenience for those traveling to “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” EAA members and the general public can now purchase tickets via a secure website and speed through the admissions process upon arrival in Oshkosh. Daily…
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October 31, 2018 - Garmin is pleased to announce the addition of several aviation webinars through the end of the year. 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 of its vast product line. Autopilot Retrofits The GFC 500 and GFC 600 retrofit autopilots offer reduced maintenance, as well as safety- enhancing capabilities such as Garmin Electronic Stability Protection…
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Ray Foundation supplying $1 million for program to work through EAA chapters EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 11, 2018) — A new Experimental Aircraft Association program will provide up to $10,000 each for an initial class of 90 to 100 young people who are pursuing flight training, thanks to the Ray Foundation of Naples, Florida. The Ray Foundation has provided $1 million to fund the Ray Aviation Scholarship Fund, which seeks to improve the flight training success rate from the current 20 percent level to 80 percent. The…
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Are your door strap end plates broken, loose or barely hanging on? The original Cessna OEM end plates were from Chrysler Corporation back in the day. They are made of plastic and break easily. But now an upgrade is available! Aviation Creations manufactures and sells billet aluminum, brushed finish, direct replacements for you Cessna 172, 182, 206, 207, 337 and 400 series aircraft door strap end plates. Easy install; one screw will hold them in position. For only $300.00 you’ll have a set of 4. Then you’re done. You’ll be…
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WELLINGTON, KS (Oct. 22, 2018) – The FAA has renewed its $500 rebate program for qualified ADS-B systems installed prior to its January 2020 deadline and Air Plains Services, a world leader in extreme performance upgrades for a variety of general aviation aircraft models, has open installation slots over the next year and several certified ADS-B options to choose from, including Appareo’s Stratus. “Here is a second chance to receive a $500 rebate on the cost of installing the ADS-B system that is mandated by the government for access to…
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South St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 22, 2018 - BRS Aerospace has named another five Cessna Parachute System Authorized Installation Centers in North America and South Africa to handle whole aircraft parachute installations on the Cessna 172 and 182 aircraft fleets. BRS offers a whole aircraft parachute system for Cessna 182s manufactured in 1964 and newer and Cessna 172s manufactured in 1966 and newer. "The BRS ballistic recovery system for owners and operators of Cessna 172s and 182s is very comparable to systems on the world's best-selling single-engine piston powered aircraft,"…
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Oct 26-27— Jack Edwards Airport (KJKA), Gulf Shores, AL. AOPA’s two-day fly-in starts with workshops and a Barnstormers Party on Friday. The main fly-in events continue Saturday, with a pancake breakfast, free seminars, lunch, an exhibit hall and much more. Relax on the beach, spot bottle-nose dolphins on a dolphin cruse, take in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach fishing charters, and check out nearby golf courses while you are in town for AOPA’s Fly-In. Sign up, book your rooms and fly in to Alabama's beautiful Gulf Coast. Call (251) 967-3968…
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Sometimes the biggest news to come out of an AOPA Regional Fly-in is the event’s attendance numbers, but the audience at AOPA President Mark Baker’s Pilot Town Hall presentation during AOPA’s 2018 Carbondale, Illinois, Fly-in on Oct. 6 may have been the first to hear some much bigger developments. “I talked with the FAA administrator yesterday,” Baker said. “He was comfortable with me telling you there’s going to be another $500 rebate [for installing Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Out].” The FAA has mandated ADS-B for flights after Jan. 1, 2020, generally in…
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OLATHE, Kan./October 10, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the initial phase of integration between the Garmin Pilot™ app and the popular FltPlan.com web portal. As a result of Garmin’s acquisition of FltPlan.com in August, both companies have made rapid progress in merging portfolios. Beginning next week, pilots will be able to use FltPlan.com for pre-flight planning and filing, and automatically view the same flight plan within the Garmin Pilot app on Apple mobile devices. This announcement represents the first of…
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Tickets on sale beginning October 11 at 9 a.m. CDT EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 5, 2018) — Frank Borman and Jim Lovell, who 50 years ago captured the world’s imagination as two of the first humans to orbit the moon, will recount that famed mission as special guests at EAA’s annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet on Friday, December 7, at the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh. The evening will be hosted by former NASA space shuttle commander Charlie Precourt. The banquet is held each December at EAA…
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Several Cessna Models Get New Powerplant Options Air Plains Services announced three new engine STCs for Cessna piston singles during the AOPA Regional Fly-In at Santa Fe, New Mexico. Two of the STCs are for installation of Lycoming IO-540. The addition of these three STCs—a 260-horsepower upgrade for Cessna 182S and T models, a 260-hp upgrade for Cessna 182RGs, and a 180-hp upgrade for Cessna 172R models—gives Air Plains one of the industry’s widest ranges of engine upgrades for Cessna’s most popular single-engine piston aircraft, the company said. As with…
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The Original and World's Finest Aircraft Covers for Airplanes, Jets, Helicopters, Gliders and QEC Off-link Jet Engines Why an Insulated Engine Cover? Whether your plane is in a hangar, on the ramp, or out in the rough country, a subfreezing cold start can do more engine wear damage than almost anything we can think of. What Types of Covers Do we Offer? Fully Enclosed These covers offer the most protection and make most sense for use with a pre-heater. Essentially, the entire engine cowling is covered. Partially Enclosed This is…
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Edinburgh based Trig Avionics Limited has announced plans to move its regulatory HQ to the Netherlands, as part of its planned European expansion. From Spring 2019 production and certification of Trig products will be controlled from the Trig office in the Netherlands. These new regulatory arrangements will ensure that Trig products can be purchased with confidence. This change in compliance, will mean Trig products are unaffected by any potential disruption caused by Brexit aviation restrictions (as reported in news media). Earlier this year, Trig announced plans for a new office…
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Aircraft Spruce has announced the opening of it’s newest location is Wasilla, AK on September 17th, 2018. This exciting development gives the parts supplier a local presence in the active flying community of Alaska for the first time in company history. The company plans to inventory the branch with all of the latest and greatest items pilot’s, mechanics, or aircraft owners might need. “Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company has been serving the Alaskan general aviation market since 1965 by shipping orders from our California and Georgia warehouses. We will still…
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Baldwin City, KS, September 21, 2018: McFarlane Aviation Products has approval on new complete fuel selector valve assemblies. For years, McFarlane has been repairing Cessna fuel selector valves in an effort to keep everyone flying safely and affordably. Now they have taken this experience and their expert knowledge to the drawing board and developed replacement fuel selector valves for the Cessna 170, 172, 175, and 177 aircraft. They won’t stop here. Expect approvals soon covering more airframes! Ben Strahm and Andy Pritchard, both A&P technicians at McFarlane, found corrosion to…
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Baldwin City, KS, September 5, 2018: McFarlane Aviation Products is excited to announce new approvals for Cessna Aircraft! McFarlane now has FAA-PMA approval for improved cowl flap hinges for Cessna 172, 180, 182, and 185 aircraft. “Cowl flap hinges wear out due to aerodynamic vibration and vibration of the engine cowling. A lot of high frequency engine vibration is transmitted to the cowling through the baffle seal material” stated Andy Pritchard, McFarlane IA technician. “This vibration and related hinge wear would be reduced if McFarlane’s low friction Cowl Saver® baffle…
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Baldwin City, KS, September 4, 2018: McFarlane Aviation Products is excited to announce new approvals for Cessna Aircraft! McFarlane has announced more FAA-PMA replacement parts found on the Cessna nose gear! Torque link stop lugs and the attachment hardware found on Cessna 150 thru 207 aircraft are now available from McFarlane. All of these components may be purchased individually or in convenient kits. Worn and distorted stop lugs allow for overextension of the nose strut which damages costly internal components and can cause inconsistent in-flight rudder rigging and nose gear…
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$75 million plan will modernize infrastructure MOBILE, ALA. – Continental Motors Group Ltd. (CMG), an AVIC International Holding (HK) LTD company (HKEX: 232.HK), announced that the foundation work for its new manufacturing facility has started. Blue Marlin is the code name for a significant investment program that focuses on the future of Continental Motors Group. It is a multifaceted project that includes building a greenfield manufacturing and office building in Mobile, Alabama—where CMG has based its operations for over 50 years, thus renewing its commitment to the local community and…
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Smooth Power, LLC has been recently named Master Distributor for the lower 48 states for the Electroair electronic ignition systems which serves both certified and experimental aircraft. Smooth Power has been a successful distributor since mid-2015. Through aggressive product stocking, heavy air and type show attendance, and lots of miles traveled, Smooth Power has positioned itself as the number one Electroair distributor in the country. Smooth Power is owned and operated by Darrell and Rhonda Pool. This team has worked together in the aviation industry for more than sixteen years…
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