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Garmin Expands Aircraft Approvals for the  GFC 600 and GFC 500

Garmin Expands Aircraft Approvals for the GFC 600 and GFC 500

The Bonanza/Debonair (C33, E33, F33, G33), Cessna 210 and Grumman AA-5 series will soon be approved for the GFC 500 autopilot, while the Beechcraft Baron (58P, 58TC) and Cessna 208B will be eligible for the GFC 600. Between the two autopilots, Garmin has completed 10 STC’s in the last year, with more to follow.  The Read More

Avidyne Receives STC Certification for IFD 550  in Select Citation 525s

Avidyne Receives STC Certification for IFD 550 in Select Citation 525s

The STC provides installation approval of Avidyne’s dual hybrid-touchscreen IFD550/540 Series FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems in Cessna CitationJet 525/525A models with Collins Pro Line 21 and the FGC-3000 Digital Flight Control System. The upgrade also includes compliance with the ADS-B mandate. “Upgrading to the Avidyne IFD Series gives these CJ owners significant new capabilities that extend the Read More

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

Lightspeed Offers Gift Card Give-away

Lightspeed Aviation has announced that it will put $14,500 worth of gift cards in the hands of 100 lucky pilots this spring. By registering a Lightspeed Zulu 3 headset, partici­pants are automatically entered into one of four drawings to take place between April 17, 2018 and May 29, 2018. Each winner will be awarded a Read More