The C145 Beta-3 is the most stringent category for Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) navigation receivers and the C146 Delta-4 category allows these receivers to provide precision approach guidance signals to the autopilot and instrument displays to execute a Localizer Precision with Vertical (LPV) approach, according to officials with the Montreal-based company.
Rolls-Royce will provide an annual stipend of $1,500 for each of the winners’ four years of college.
Weather Underground, an online weather service, now has free high definition radar maps available on its flagship website WunderGround.com.
The data originates from Terminal Doppler Weather Radar systems that the FAA has in place for 45 airports across the U.S. to enable air traffic control to help airplanes come and go safely. This high-resolution data has generally not been available to the public until now, according to company officials.
As corporate flight departments shake their heads over the furor created by U.S. auto executives flying in corporate jets to Washington, D.C., support for business aviation came this week from an unusual source: The Warbird Beer Show.
Internet radio talk show hosts Dave Holmes and Greg Muir usually get more kudos for their banter than anything else. “Sidney and Scratch,” hosts of The Warbird Beer Show, are known for covering all types of aviation and space stories, usually with an ample dose of humor.
A recent show, however, featured a serious segment on the true value of business aviation. Regarding the “business jet furor,” Holmes said, “Business jets are tools and not toys. They’re not frivolous assets that need to be parked.”
International Jet Aviation Services, Inc. based at Denver’s Centennial Airport (APA), has added a King Air C90 to its all turbine-powered fleet.
The six-passenger turbo-prop features new paint and recently refurbished interior with club seating. The aircraft has numerous upgrades, including a Raisbeck EPIC package, company officials said.
Eric Hinson will join FlightSafety International as executive vice president Jan. 5, 2009.
Hinson is president and CEO of Piaggio America, the U.S. subsidiary of the Italian business aircraft manufacturer. He also serves on the board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
Stephen McGee has accepted the position of avionics manager with US Avionics in Denton, Texas.
As manager, McGee will be responsible for business development and sales, installations, warranty issues, repairs, autopilots and reconditioning of all types of communication and avionics equipment. He also will oversee avionics maintenance of the fleet of 25 aircraft utilized by the flight training program in the US Flight Academy in Denton and other facilities.