May 2016

On the Go (climbing out)

On the Go (climbing out)

One of the most perilous conditions confronting a pilot is making the ol’ switcheroo from landing to climbing out. The aircraft starts in a low-power, high-drag configuration, flying with a limited amount of airspeed, near the ground or possibly already on it. The conclusion, if successful, is to be in climb power and drag configuration, Read More

En Route: Hartzell Engine Technologies announces the purchase of the SKy-Tec brand of high performance starters and solenoids.

Acquisition of the Sky-Tec products further demonstrates Hartzell Engine Technologies’ commitment to excellence in manufacturing and support of general aviation aircraft starters and solenoids. On April 5, 2016, Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC announced the company’s acquisition of the Sky-Tec brand of high performance aircraft starters and solenoids. “We are ecstatic to have successfully completed the Read More

En Route: Piper Aircraft Repositions M-Class Product Line

Piper Aircraft has announced the repositioning of the M-Class product line in anticipation of the certification of the M600, which is expected to take place in Q3 of this year. As part of the product repositioning, Piper Aircraft has reduced the price of the M500 from $2,264,000 to $1,990,000. Additionally, the newly-upgraded executive interior will Read More

En Route: Sierra Industries introduces engine lifespan extension for Pratt & Whitney JT15D fanjet family

Addressing the concerns of many owners and operators of Pratt & Whitney powered aircraft, Sierra Industries announced in late 2015 the creation of an affordable alternative to expensive engine overhauls every 3,500 hours. Known as the Fanjet Life EXtension (FLEXTM) program, this FAA-approved maintenance and inspection program can provide many years of additional service at Read More