En Route: Daher Announces ISR Configuration

Last month, Daher revealed a new ISR configuration of its TBM 910 and TBM 930 single-turboprop aircraft. The enhanced ISR capability for Daher’s current TBM family aircraft was announced during Eurosatory, an international defense and security show held in Paris.  This new TBM configuration is characterized by underwing hardpoints that enable the aircraft to be Read More

En Route: Pilatus Extends PC-12 Maintenance Intervals

Pilatus engineers recently developed and certified a new “PC-12 Master Maintenance Plan” to give owners greater flexibility with regard to the timing of required inspections and maintenance. The plan applies to all PC-12 Series, and is expected to reduce required maintenance labor by 20 to 40 percent. Based on a detailed analysis of in-service fleet Read More


In Response to Kevin Ware’s “It’s All About the Ice”  I just wanted to say I enjoyed Kevin Ware’s excellent and informative piece regarding icing in the Pacific Northwest (May 2018 issue). We may have passed in the dark at altitude in years gone by. I was the aviation manager for GTE for many years Read More


In Response to Kevin Ware’s “Higher Minimums” I always read your articles with interest however, the April article truly hit home. Very well written and thought out. I, like you, am a high time retired AF and airline pilot. I now fly King Airs and personally own a 340 that I love. You hit the Read More

FDS Avionics Intros Interactive 2D and 3D Maps for BizAv Passengers

In-flight entertainment and cabin management systems manufacturer FDS Avionics Corp., has rolled out two new moving maps for business and private aviation. The do 3D Moving Map provides an intensely detailed three-dimensional moving map experience. The 3D map can be configured to show different views and levels of detail up to 15 square meters, per Read More