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EnerSys® Launches Hawker® SBS J-16 Battery for Commercial & General Aviation Applications

EnerSys® Launches Hawker® SBS J-16 Battery for Commercial & General Aviation Applications

READING, Pennsylvania, July 23, 2018 - EnerSys® (NYSE: ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, announces the launch of its Hawker® SBS J-16 battery specifically for general aviation owner / operators. Manufactured with proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, the Hawker® SBS J-16 battery provides extended life, low maintenance and superior aircraft battery performance in extreme temperatures and harsh environments. TPPL technology is applied to the manufacturing of flat plates made of 99.99 percent pure lead, not lead alloy. These pure lead plates are made…
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Garmin Pilot App Launches Real-Time Engine Data Display

Garmin Pilot App Launches Real-Time Engine Data Display

Garmin Pilot app launches real-time engine data display with play-back, best-in-class document viewer and more for Apple and Android mobile devices; adds weight and balance, weather enhancements and more OLATHE, Kan. /July 18, 2018/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced several new additions to the Garmin PilotTM feature set for Apple and Android mobile devices. Among the updates, wireless real-time display and play-back of engine data is available within Garmin Pilot via Flight Stream 510 when the app is paired with an…
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Dynon Adds to its Portable Avionics Line with Two Introductions

Dynon Adds to its Portable Avionics Line with Two Introductions

Dynon is excited to introduce the D3, the latest edition of its popular Pocket Panel EFIS, and the DRX, a portable, dual-band ADS-B traffic and weather receiver. Robert Hamilton, Dynon President, says, “Many pilots ask if we are replacing the popular D2, and the answer is yes! Our third generation D3 Pocket Panel portable EFIS adds new features like Synthetic Vision and a Touchscreen interface that customers consistently rank high on their wish lists, and all at a new lower price point. In addition to the D3 we are also…
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Record-Breaking Attendance Expected at the 14th Annual Gathering at Waupaca

Record-Breaking Attendance Expected at the 14th Annual Gathering at Waupaca

40+ Aviation companies step up with sponsorships, door prizes and seminars. Cessna Flyer and Piper Flyer Association members will be descending on Waupaca, WI for the 14th annual Gathering at Waupaca. Members from 20 states and Canada will spend the weekend relaxing, learning and mingling before boarding the air-conditioned motor coach to AirVenture on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with an optional night bus on Wednesday to accommodate viewing the night air show. Seminars for this year: Electronic Ignitions by Michael Kobylik, Electroair; Brake Systems by Vern Rogers, Parker Hannifin; De-icing…
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Sporty's Has Three Locations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

Sporty's Has Three Locations at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018

Sporty’s, Stratus and Wright Bros. Collection all exhibiting Sporty’s presence at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh has increased again. Sporty’s tent is bigger than last year and will provide a unique and interactive Oshkosh shopping experience for attendees. Located outside Hangar B in Outdoor Space #260, Sporty’s will set up its Oshkosh retail store chock-full of products to see and try and buy. “A popular feature of Sporty’s tent is our headset demo area,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “We’ve expanded the headset experience this year with both Bose and Lightspeed…
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Trig Announces TX56 and TX57 Nav/Com

Trig Announces TX56 and TX57 Nav/Com

The TX56/TX56A and TX57/TX57A – first preview of Trig’s slimline Nav/Com family Trig Avionics has announced plans for a future Nav/Com product family, which is expected to be available to pilots in early 2019. The first preview of the product is being made now, allowing pilots to see the newly designed TX56 Nav/Com. Using a slimline form factor and innovative features the TX56 will be easy to install and use. Trig plans to offer a special introductory list price of $ 3,195 ex. tax for the TX56A, the 760 channel…
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Superior Air Parts Educational Forums at Aeroshell Oshkosh 2018 Forum Series

Superior Air Parts Educational Forums at Aeroshell Oshkosh 2018 Forum Series

Superior’s V.P. product support, Bill Ross (A&P/IA) will present two forums: Owner’s Guide to Engine Operations and Maintenance, and Engine Leaning Made Simple at the AeroShell Tent (#450) during Oshkosh/AirVenture 2018. Coppell, TX (June 25, 2018) — Scott Hayes, vice president, sales and marketing for Superior Air Parts, Inc., announced today that the company has accepted an invitation to be a presenter during the new AeroShell Forum series during Oshkosh AirVenture 2018. AeroShell will host a series of forums on topics ranging from engine care to unleaded avgas. Follow them…
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Latest ATC Spinoff Proposal Meets Continued & Heavy Opposition

Latest ATC Spinoff Proposal Meets Continued & Heavy Opposition

EAA joins other leading GA organizations in criticizing proposal EAA AVIATION CENTER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin – (June 21, 2018) – Today, six associations representing the general aviation industry issued a statement strongly opposing the Trump Administration for including in its government reorganization proposal a failed idea to privatize the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) air traffic control services. “There is a large and diverse chorus of opposition to the idea of privatizing our air traffic control system, including congressional leaders from both political parties, more than 100 aviation organizations, over 100…
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Superior Air Parts 2018 Oshkosh Forum Series

Superior Air Parts 2018 Oshkosh Forum Series

Six Days. 18 Forums. When: Monday thru Saturday at 9:30, 11:00 and 12:30 Where: Superior Air Parts Tent #257 New for 2018: Select Superior Air Parts Forums Qualify for FAA A&P I/A Renewal Credit! Monday, July 23 9:30: Engine Leaning Made Simple. Presented by Superior Air Parts 11:00: Maximizing Engine Longevity. Presented by RAM Aircraft 12:30: Engine Longevity and Reliability. Presented by CamGuard Tuesday, July 24 9:30: Compression Testing Aircraft Engines and Maximizing Cylinder Life. Presented by Superior Air Parts 11:00: Maximizing Aircraft Break Performance and Longevity. Presented by Aviation…
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Airforms, Inc. Awarded PMA for Cessna 206/207/210 Engine Mount Heat Shields

Airforms, Inc. Awarded PMA for Cessna 206/207/210 Engine Mount Heat Shields

WASILLA, ALASKA, 3-May-18– Airforms, Inc. announced today they have been awarded FAA PMA approval for engine mount isolator heat shields for the Cessna C206/207/210 family of aircraft (Continental powered). The aluminum construction of the heat shields absorbs less heat than steel, and a ceramic powder coating on one side inhibits heat transfer to the flexible isolators. According to company officials there is a sizeable fleet of 1986 and prior Cessna 206’s as well as 207’s and 210’s that increasingly benefit from additional aftermarket PMA support. They further state that these…
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Curtis Superior Valve Co. Offers Aluminum Oil Quick Drain Valve for Lycoming Engine

Curtis Superior Valve Co. Offers Aluminum Oil Quick Drain Valve for Lycoming Engine

Curtis Superior Valve Co. Inc. has been a manufacturer of oil and fuel valves for the aviation industry for over 70 years. Curtis is proud to announce that they have received FAA PMA approval for the CCB-38000 low profile, aluminum oil quick drain valve. This drain valve fits most Lycoming engines. When installed, the valve extends slightly more than the drain plug installed by Lycoming. The valve was designed specifically for retractable gear aircraft and twin engine aircraft with close fit cowling; however, it will fit any Lycoming engine where…
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Airforms, Inc. Awarded STC for Cessna 208/208B Passenger Airstair Step

Airforms, Inc. Awarded STC for Cessna 208/208B Passenger Airstair Step

WASILLA, ALASKA, 5-April-2018 – Adding to their growing list of FAA Approved products available in support of the world’s Cessna Caravan fleets, Airforms, Inc. has announced FAA STC approval for part number AF2617076-1. This component is a step approved to replace any one of the three Cessna steps in the passenger airstair door on both the C208 & C208B models. The step is a direct replacements for Cessna P/N’s 2617076-1, 2617076-10 or 2617076-11. Airforms step is engineered for increased longevity and is constructed solely from aluminum to eliminate the incidence…
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Air Plains Services Invites Regional Flyers to its Open House/Fly-In

Air Plains Services Invites Regional Flyers to its Open House/Fly-In

WELLINGTON, KS (May 21, 2018) – Air Plains Services, a world leader in extreme performance upgrades for a variety of general aviation aircraft models, today announced it is hosting a regional open house/fly-in on July 13 at its facility in Wellington for current and prospective customers. The event, open from 5 to 7 pm, will offer inspection of the company’s signature XP line of high horsepower engine upgrades for Cessna 180, 182 and 172 model aircraft, as well as feature information on the wide range of Air Plains products and…
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Arsenal of Democracy Opens May 24 at EAA Aviation Museum

Arsenal of Democracy Opens May 24 at EAA Aviation Museum

New touring exhibit highlights home front contributions to World War II EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (May 21, 2018) — The EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh on May 24 opens a new special exhibit – Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy, presented by national touring exhibit sponsor HP with additional support provided by Citi. Produced by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, the exhibit follows the industrial journey that took the United States from a nation perilously unprepared for war to a global superpower that led the Allies…
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Pick Up Your Aircraft Spruce Orders at Our Airventure Booth

Pick Up Your Aircraft Spruce Orders at Our Airventure Booth

Place your order over $100 online or by phone and pick up at The AirVenture Show Oshkosh in our booth. Orders for pick up must be placed by noon Monday July 16th EST and they will be brought to the show on our truck at no additional cost to you. All orders must be paid by credit card at the time the order is placed, and any products not in stock can be processed as a standard backorder following the show. Please visit www.aircraftspruce.com for complete Oshkosh preorder service details.…
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GAMA Publishes 2018 First Quarter Aircraft Shipment Data

GAMA Publishes 2018 First Quarter Aircraft Shipment Data

Washington, DC — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published the first quarter 2018 aircraft shipment report. The overall delivery of airplanes and rotorcraft rose compared to the same quarter of 2017, but with some mixed performance within the types. “We are pleased to see the industry is, overall, trending positively,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “Training needs are driving the demands in the rotorcraft segment, while a stabilizing used market, overall global economic growth and aviation innovation are driving the other segment increases. We expect the…
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AOPA World Mastercard Rewards Pilots

AOPA World Mastercard Rewards Pilots

AOPA and Commerce Bank have come together to offer an exclusive AOPA credit card. The card offers 4 percent cash back1 for select AOPA purchases; 3 percent cash back1 for all purchases at select AOPA partners including Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., Aero-Space Reports, Jeppesen®, Sirius XM® Aviation, PilotWorkshops, and Sporty’s® Pilot Shop; 2 percent cash back1 for fixed-based operator (FBO) purchases, aviation and auto fuel costs, ride sharing and taxi costs; and 1 percent cash back1 for all other purchases*. Cash back1 is applied as a statement credit. Cardholders…
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Bose Introduces the New Proflight Aviation Headset

Bose Introduces the New Proflight Aviation Headset

Lightweight, Comfortable, Three Levels of User Selectable Active Noise Cancellation April 10, 2018 - Bose, a leader in premium aviation headsets, introduced its new active noise cancelling headset for the flight deck, the Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset. Designed for the professional pilot, the ProFlight is the industry's smallest, quietest, and most comfortable active noise cancelling communication headset, and joins the acclaimed Bose A20' in the company's aviation headset line. With more than 30 U.S. design and utility patents, the Bose ProFlight Headset features a lightweight and comfortable in-ear configuration, three…
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TRIG Avionics Spring Special

TRIG Avionics Spring Special

Start the flying season with a Trig Avionics spring promotion deal. As the weather starts to improve the flying season is getting underway. Right now Trig Avionics is offering a Spring promotional deal that will enhance your flying experience and serve as a great investment for your aircraft. Customers looking to update their stack radio in certified aircraft should consider the Trig TY96A stack VHF radio. Packed with pilot friendly features, at only 1.3” inches high this slimline 760 channel radio will take minimal space in your avionics stack. The…
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Guardian Avionics Increases smartPanel Mount Options

Guardian Avionics Increases smartPanel Mount Options

All smartPanel Mounts Approved for Installation in FAA Certified Aircraft Under NORSEE Authorization Tucson, Arizona – Guardian Avionics, announces the addition of new flush panel mount models for the Apple iPhone X and Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch models to the smartPanel Mount line of mounting solutions to install an iPad or iPhone within the instrument panel on any FAA Certified Part 23 or experimental aircraft. The smartPanel line already includes mounts for the Apple iPad Pro (12.9”), the Apple iPad 9.7-inch models, iPad Mini, and the Apple iPhone 6/7/8 and…
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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ Director of Sales Joins Aircraft Electronics Association Board of Directors

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ Director of Sales Joins Aircraft Electronics Association Board of Directors

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced David Copeland, the company’s Director of Sales, has been elected to the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Board of Directors. Seven new members, including Copeland, will serve a three-year term beginning this month. “I’m honored to support AEA and their membership,” said Copeland. “As a team, we share a common goal of exploring new perspectives and applying our unique experiences to further the success of our industry. We’re all very excited about what’s next for aviation!” The AEA Board of Directors governs the worldwide organization.…
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61,000 Women Participate during the 8th Annual Women of Aviation Worldwide Week

61,000 Women Participate during the 8th Annual Women of Aviation Worldwide Week

12,408 Women and Girls of All Ages Take Flight for the First Time at 8th annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week Participation in the 8th annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week grew by more than 15% year-over-year reaching more than 61,000 in 2018. The Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) received post-WOAW event reports from 179 organizers in 33 countries and validated 12,408 Fly It Forward® flight reports – reports submitted by women and girls who went on their first flight experience on a small aircraft from March 5…
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Red Bull Air Race Championship Picks Hartzell Propeller for 5th Year

Red Bull Air Race Championship Picks Hartzell Propeller for 5th Year

Hartzell Propeller will be the 2018 propeller technical partner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship for the fifth consecutive year. Hartzell is providing its three-blade structural composite propeller known as "The Claw," carbon fiber composite spinners and lightweight governors to every Red Bull Air Race team. In addition, Hartzell supplies personnel for complete propeller technical support and maintenance services for all of the entrants in the races throughout the world. Hartzell Propeller Executive Vice President JJ Frigge said, "We are delighted that for the fifth consecutive year, Red…
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Follow the D-Day Squadron's Journey as they Prepare to Cross the Atlantic for Daks Over Normandy in June 2019

Follow the D-Day Squadron's Journey as they Prepare to Cross the Atlantic for Daks Over Normandy in June 2019

The D-Day Squadron is the American contingent participating in the Daks Over Normandy flyover crossing the English Channel to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019. The skies will be filled with dozens of meticulously restored C-47 aircraft and hundreds of paratroopers billowing through the sky in authentic Allied uniforms and World War II military-style parachutes. Daks Over Normandy will be the largest assembly of these authentic War aircraft and paratroopers since that fateful day on June 6, 1944, all to honor the service and sacrifice of…
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New EAA DVD Saves You Time and Money on Aircraft Preventive Maintenance

New EAA DVD Saves You Time and Money on Aircraft Preventive Maintenance

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (April 13, 2017) — A new how-to video from the Experimental Aircraft Association gives certificated aircraft owners a better understanding of preventive maintenance and ways to save money by personally completing some of the tasks. Aircraft Ownership: Understanding Owner Preventive Maintenance is a multi-part video series combined on one DVD. It shows certificated aircraft owners how to legally maintain an aircraft in accordance with FAA preventive maintenance regulations. “There are many tasks that a certificated aircraft owner can do that are completely legal under…
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CiES Magnetic Fuel Level Senders Available at Aircraft Spruce & Specialty

CiES Magnetic Fuel Level Senders Available at Aircraft Spruce & Specialty

The CiES digital fuel quantity system utilizes a high technology sensor system that allows repeatable accurate measurement of fuel in aircraft tank. This high technology and patented sensor system allows fuel measurements down to a change in fuel level to less than 0.03 of an inch. This measurement represents much less than 10ths of a gallon of AVGAS or Jet A. The non-contact measurement method insures a lifetime of operation providing the same consistent fuel level output in the cockpit with modern digital fuel indication. Find CiES’s entire aviation line…
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Upcoming Nomination Deadline for the  Robert J. Collier Trophy

Upcoming Nomination Deadline for the Robert J. Collier Trophy

Part of NAA's mission is identifying and recognizing those who have contributed to the "art, sport and science of aviation and space flight in the United States." NAA presents more than a dozen awards throughout each year to honor achievements in aviation and space. The nomination period for the Collier Trophy is now open through January 31, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Berry at 703-416-4888, Ext. 104 or email . Robert J. Collier Trophy Awarded annually "for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America,…
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Continental Motors named Manufacturer of the Year

Continental Motors named Manufacturer of the Year

Mobile, Alabama, December 12, 2017 — Continental Motors Group (CMG) announced today that the Mobile Chamber of Commerce named Continental Motors Inc., its North American manufacturing center, as “Manufacturer of the Year” for 2017. This annual award recognizes companies for their economic growth and commitment to the local community. “Continental has long been the cornerstone of our ever-growing aviation sector," said Troy Wayman, the Chamber's Vice-President of Economic Development, Mobile Chamber of Commerce. "Their world-class engines and reputation shine a spotlight on Mobile on the international stage. Continental has played…
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Air Plains Services Passes Milestone – 2,500th 180 HP Kit for Cessna 172s

Air Plains Services Passes Milestone – 2,500th 180 HP Kit for Cessna 172s

Air Plains Services, a world leader in extreme performance upgrades for a variety of general aviation aircraft models, marked a major milestone in September with its 2,500th 180 HP engine upgrade for Cessna 172 piston aircraft. The milestone 172XP Extreme Performance engine upgrade was installed on N733EA, a 1977 Cessna 172N. “The rate of climb with the new O360 engine is fantastic and the customer service at Air Plains was really great,” said Brandon Johnson, who spends his work hours flying international hops in a G550 for a Fortune 100…
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Add Before Flight: New Icom Handheld

Add Before Flight: New Icom Handheld

Head in the right direction with Icom’s new A25 Series. A powerful air band VHF radio, the A25 series expands communication coverage and enhances aircraft safety. Output power has increased to 6W (PEP). Plus, its easy-to-use interface and large 2.3-inch LCD display combine to provide stress-free programing and easy in-flight operation. Choose between two versions, NAV/COM or COM only. The new A25 series is full of features that are on a pilot’s must-have list. The “Flip-Flop” channel feature allows pilots to store the last 10 channels used, and easily switch…
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