October 2015

From the Flight Deck: Old-School

From the Flight Deck: Old-School

I was talking with a flight attendant the other day about changes in the airline business; water cooler talk–or, in Part 121 parlance, “sit-time” talk. We have about an hour between flights to “sit” – if we don’t have to change planes and move thirty or forty gates away, that is. When we keep the same Read More

En Route: Pacific Coast Avionics Upgrades Piper Meridian to Garmin Glass and Touchscreens

New-generation custom panel upgrade includes dual Garmin G500 EFIS units, GTN 750 touch-screen GPS/COM/NAV and GDL 88 ADS-B UAT Dewey Conroy, Pacific Coast Avionics’ Vice President and COO, announced August 3rd that the company has completed a next-generation Garmin panel upgrade on a Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian turboprop. Conroy said that the Meridian is owned by Darren Read More

En Route: Flightsafety is building a King Air 350 full-flight simulator equipped with Rockwell Collins  Pro Line Fusion Avionics

FlightSafety International has announced that it is building a full-flight simulator for the King Air 350 aircraft. The new FlightSafety FS1000full-flight simulator will be equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system. “FlightSafety is pleased to increase the support we provide owners and operators of King Air aircraft,” said Steve Gross, Vice Read More

En Route: Quest Aircraft Planning Kodiak Factory Expansion

Quest Aircraft Company has developed plans to expand its Sandpoint, Idaho factory. The company is adding approximately 75,000 square feet to its KODIAK production facility. Construction is slated to begin in August, with a targeted completion by the end of the year. “We are very pleased that the increased worldwide demand for the KODIAK necessitates Read More

En Route: Gulf Coast Avionics Completes Garmin G1000 Panel Upgrade On A Colombian Army King Air B200

The first-of-its-kind project was done in collaboration with Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica Colombiana in Bogotá, Colombia. Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics Corporation recently completed its first Garmin G1000 panel upgrade on a Colombian Air Army King Air B200. “This project had many unique aspects to it,” Garcia said. “It was our Read More