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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

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

Daher-sponsored Parasol Replica Joins EAA Aviation Museum  

If you attended AirVenture 2017, you may have admired a full-sized Morane-Saulnier Type L “Parasol” airplane on display in the Daher/Socata exhibit area. Daher has announced that this hand-built aircraft will join the EAA Aviation Museum collection in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The flightworthy replica aircraft originally was planned for a return to France. However, the company Read More