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Thu, Dec 03, 2020

The King Air Line Expands Again

Textron Aviation Introduces the King Air 260

Textron Aviation is launching the Beechcraft King Air 260 turboprop. Featuring advancements to the cockpit and improvements in the cabin, the King Air 260 reflects the company beliefs that it has made substantial investments to its current products. Assembly production for the King Air 260 is already underway, and certification and deliveries are expected in early 2021. The announcement comes on the heels of the recently introduced Beechcraft King Air 360. The King Air 360 achieved FAA type certification in October, and customer deliveries are underway.

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Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Tamarack Opening Transformation Center In Aiken, SC

Company Reports That Other Expansion Plans Are In The Works

Tamarack Aerospace Group is adding a Transformation Center at the Aiken Regional Airport (KAIK), South Carolina. This Transformation Center will offer Active Winglet installations to clients in 10 days or less. The Center will be associated with aviation veteran Mike Laver’s Carolina Turbine Support, which has brokered, serviced, and ferried aircraft worldwide for decades. Laver also has a long history as a vendor for the USAF. “Tamarack continues to grow, with concrete plans for long-term expansion involving many different kinds of airframes, from business jets, to commercial single aisle aircraft, to military planes. The new East Coast Transformation Center’s location and capabilities fit perfectly with our expansion plans,” according to Tamarack’s Founder and CEO Nick Guida.

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Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Gogo Vision 360 Unveiled

Premium Moving Map from FlightPath3D Now Available

Gogo has introduced Gogo Vision 360 - a premium IFE service that features a suite of new services, including an upgraded 3D moving map. Available with the newly released AVANCE 4.2 software update, Gogo Vision 360 is available for activation via a call to Gogo customer care as a new service or as a free upgrade for existing Gogo Vision customers with a Gogo AVANCE L5, L3 or SCS system installed on their aircraft. Activation will occur automatically over the air with no downtime required. Gogo Vision 360 offers unlimited streaming of on-demand movies, TV programming and news, along with digital magazines and a state-of-the-art 3D moving map, all at a fixed monthly price eliminating the unpredictability and often high costs associated with inflight streaming video and audio.

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Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Certificated: Five-bladed Airbus H145 Blessed By FAA

First Deliveries In North America Expected Shortly

The new five-bladed H145 helicopter has received its certification from the FAA. This type certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggle capability. This newest version of the H145 family received EASA certification this past summer and was delivered to launch customer Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation in September. The first five-bladed H145 delivery in the US is set to take place in early 2021.

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Thu, Dec 03, 2020

Embraer Touts Phenom 100EV Avionics Upgrades

There Are Currently Over 390 Units In Operation

In 2020, Embraer delivered a series of avionics enhancements to the Phenom 100EV. These enhancements include Emergency Descent Mode, Graphical Weight and Balance, ADS-B In, Coupled Go-Around, TOLD, and PERF, among others. These latest product upgrades are centered on pilot experience. Originally introduced on the Phenom 300E, the new avionics load for the Phenom 100EV consists of a hardware update to the G3000 Prodigy Touch avionics suite, offering even more processing power and enhanced resolution displays, as well as a new software update.

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Thu, Dec 03, 2020

New Safety Manager e-Training Program Introduced

Baldwin Safety & Compliance Continues to Expand Automated IEP and ER ALERT Enhancements

Baldwin Safety and Compliance has released a new e-Training program for Safety Managers. The self-paced virtual program covers key safety management system (SMS) topics and results in a certification for the Safety Manager with an on-going recurrent component available. Jason Starke, "Our goal was to not only provide the 'what' portion of the Safety Manager's responsibilities but to also demonstrate the 'how' to implement an effective Safety Management system. We take a personal approach to the training through instructor presentations and interactions with assignments to make it as collaborative as possible. We are excited to add this new program to our virtual training offerings."

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Wed, Dec 02, 2020

Universal Avionics Announces 5 New InSight Display System Solutions

Recent Efforts Include Falcon 900B, Falcon 50, Hawker 800XP, Gulfstream G-III, and MD 902 Explorer

Universal Avionics (UA) has confirmed five new InSight Display System aircraft solutions. In addition to the company’s established Citation VII InSight solution, recent developments with the Falcon 900B, Falcon 50, Hawker 800XP, Gulfstream G-III, and MD 902 Explorer are reflective of the system’s growing market acceptance. Dror Yahav, UA Chief Executive Officer, said, “The adoption of the InSight Integrated Flight Deck Solution by many high-end business jet operators is a recognition of its quality and advanced features. InSight provides advanced capabilities and is a growth path to seamless integration with our most innovative products, such as the ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision System and future connectivity capabilities.”

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Wed, Dec 02, 2020

Gogo Completes Sale of Commercial Aviation Business to Intelsat

'Financially Stronger Gogo' Well Positioned to Drive Growth In BizAv

Gogo has completed the sale of its Commercial Aviation (CA) business to a subsidiary of Intelsat S.A. for $400 million in cash. Gogo will continue as a publicly traded company, now singularly focused on leveraging its ATG network and proprietary spectrum to serve the business aviation market. The proceeds from the transaction significantly strengthen Gogo's financial position by reducing its net debt position and enhancing the company's ability to invest in growth opportunities, including Gogo 5G.

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Wed, Dec 02, 2020

Thales and StandardAero Test 4-Axis Autopilot Airbus AS350 and H125's

Certification Approval Is Expected Mid-2021

Thales and StandardAero have announced the successful first flight test of a revolutionary compact autopilot system. The milestone lays the groundwork for this important phase of the STC process and the launch of an autopilot solution to the light helicopter market by mid-2021. Flight testing, which will continue throughout this winter at StandardAero’s Langley, British Columbia, Canada facility, demonstrates Thales’ and StandardAero’s intent to develop and certify a compact, advanced 4-axis helicopter Autopilot System. Earlier this year, StandardAero/Thales previously announced that WeatherTech has agreed to be its launch customer. The Autopilot will initially be certified for installation on both the Airbus AS350 and H125 helicopter platforms.

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Wed, Dec 02, 2020

Airflow Partners With Verdego Aero Explores Hybrid-Electric Powertrain

VerdeGo Aero's Diesel Hybrid System Combines A 180KW Generator With A High-Power Battery Pack

Airflow has partnered with VerdeGo Aero to team up and explore using the VerdeGo Aero hybrid-electric powertrain system in the Airflow eSTOL (electric Short Takeoff and Landing) aircraft. VerdeGo Aero's diesel (Jet-A) hybrid system combines a 180KW generator with a high-power battery pack that reduces emissions and fuel burn by 35% compared to conventional turbine powertrains. Integrating VerdeGo's hybrid-electric powertrain to the eSTOL platform enhances the aircraft's mission capabilities by extending range to four to ten times that of a battery-electric system.

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