En Route: Certification Imminent for Pilatus PC-24

En Route: Certification Imminent for Pilatus PC-24

Pilatus expects to obtain certification for its PC-24 light jet from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA in December 2017. First customer aircraft is scheduled by yearend. The Pilatus PC-24 development project has now entered its final certification phase, with the three PC-24 prototypes having flown 1,250 flights and 2,000 hours thus Read More

Raisbeck Certifies Five-Blade Prop for King Air 350

Raisbeck Certifies Five-Blade Prop for King Air 350

Raisbeck Engineering has received Supple­mental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the FAA for its new Composite five-blade swept propeller for the Beechcraft King Air 350. The composite propeller, designed to improve King Air comfort, performance and efficiency, was developed in collaboration with Hartzell Propeller. At 106 inches in diameter, Raisbeck’s propeller reduces weight and contributes Read More

En Route: Honeywell’s New iPad App Optimizes Routes

Honeywell has released its latest flight planning application GoDirect Flight Bag Pro. Pilots can create and file flight plans for easy reference, calculate and compare aircraft cruise modes to increase performance, and access real-time weather updates to ensure the aircraft arrives at the destination on time. GoDirect Flight Bag Pro is available via an iPad Read More

Twin & Turbine’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Twin & Turbine’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you are looking to drop a hint, buy a gift for your favorite pilot or simply treat yourself, Twin & Turbine is here to help. There are plenty of pilot-oriented gadgets and gizmos out there, so we narrowed the field down to 12 unique gifts for the owner-pilot (and those who travel along) at Read More

NBAA 2017: A Show of Strength

As I write this, the 2017 NBAA Convention is drawing to a close. This year’s show was held in Las Vegas, which was still reeling from the horrific shooting at an outdoor music festival that left 58 dead and 500 injured just one week before. There was a subdued, but determined feeling among the Las Read More