Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) has inked an exclusive agreement with Rockwell Collins to provide Synthetic Vision upgrades for all Pro Line 21-equipped Hawker and Beechcraft platforms.
The Avfuel-branded network of FBOs has expanded with the addition of Baer Air FBO Services, operating at Florida’s Melbourne International Airport (MLB). A division of Baer Air, Inc., an FAA-certified charter service, Baer Air FBO will now offer Avfuel products and solutions in addition to the range of services already provided.
StandardAero has further expanded its network of Mobile Service Teams (MST) throughout North America, bringing the total number to 11, with a total of 12 planned by year end.
This from the Hindustan Times: Two days after the poor pass percentage in the written tests shocked thousands of student pilots and co-pilots aspiring to become commanders, the aviation safety regulator that conducts the nationwide examination said the results posted on its website were inaccurate owing to a software glitch. The story notes that according to the incorrect results, less than 4% of the 4,000 candidates that appeared for the commercial pilots license (CPL) examination passed, while all the 1,000-odd first officers appearing for the Airline Transport Pilot License (ALTP), or the license to operate flights as a commander, failed in all the subjects.
This January, attendees of the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo looking for what’s new and cutting edge in the LSA world will have plenty to see. SeaMax America, Pipistrel USA, U.S. Sport Aircraft, and Flight Design USA will all have new aircraft on display.
Soloy Aviation Solutions has developed a repair and overhaul procedure for the composite turbine air inlet assembly installed on several Rolls Royce 250-B17 turbine conversions.
The Elsie MacGill Northern Lights (EMNL) award is accepting nominations for its fourth annual awards. Named after Elsie MacGill, the first Canadian female aircraft designer, the award’s mission is to recognize excellence and to inspire women to enter the aviation and aerospace industries in Canada. The EMNL awards honor outstanding women in aviation and aerospace who have demonstrated determination, perseverance, leadership and courage throughout their careers.
Island City Flying Service, the FBO at Florida’s Key West International Airport (EYW) has joined the Avfuel network of FBOs, offering Avfuel products including AVTRIP rewards, Avfuel Contract Fuel and more.
Teaching someone to fly is always a challenge. Now imagine that the person you are teaching is disabled.
It happens every day, thanks to Able Flight, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Charles Stites, a pilot who believes that the life-changing experience of learning to fly is best shared, which is why he created an organization to award scholarships to help people with disabilities pursue flight training.
Many years ago, when I was working as a television news reporter, I spent a day in a wheelchair so that I could get an idea of what it was like to be disabled for a story on the American With Disabilities Act. I remember how challenging it was to use a water fountain, get in and out of a car or an elevator, even maneuver in an office. These were all things I did everyday without thinking. I wondered if I would have a similar experience if I flew the Sky Arrow 600 with hand controls.