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At a news conference at the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo, Sporty's introduced a breakdown assistance program to aid pilots stuck with mechanical issues at unfamiliar airports.
Through its association with Mike Busch's Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management, the Breakdown Assistance Program allows pilots to call a toll-free number any time, day and night, to connect with mechanics to get advice about maintenance issues.
Navhouse Corporation via Aviation Pros
Navhouse Corporation recently announced that it has received certification from Honeywell International Inc. as an authorized repair facility to sustain its avionics products for aircraft operators and third party MRO providers on a global basis. This authorization includes Honeywell's inertial navigation systems such as the HG1050, HG1103, HG1150, HG2001 and HG2030 product lines. This is a Level III Service Authority, enabling Navhouse to perform both component level (SRU) and system level (LRU) sustainment activities.
NATA via Aviation Pros
Recently, the National Air Transportation Association announced the recipients of the 2016 Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) Employer Recognition Awards. These awards are presented annually to companies that provide qualified new and recurrent AMT training to their employees. Award winners receive either a one, three or five-star award depending on the percentage of employed AMTs meeting the training requirements.
Mxi Technologies via Aviation Pros
Mxi Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, announced today that Copa Airlines (Copa) — the flag carrier of Panama and one of the largest and fastest growing airlines in Latin America and the Caribbean — has selected the Maintenix system for its enterprise-wide fleet maintenance management.
Recently named "Mexico and Central America's Leading Airline" at the 2015 World Travel Awards, Copa Airlines is committed to enabling greater operational efficiencies within its fleet maintenance management practices.
Many aircraft owners will soon be able to install non-certified avionics in their Part 23 certified airplanes in a development that should be a boon to pilots looking to upgrade their panels on the cheap. It's being hailed as a "breakthrough" by EAA and the FAA (and it really is) but the blockbuster news also has a number of legacy avionics manufacturers scratching their heads.
The Seattle Times
The Federal Aviation Administration recently certified a composite airplane built in Washington state, just a year after its first flight. It's not a Boeing airliner.
The Merlin, a two-seater fun airplane for weekend recreational fliers who can afford its $150,000 price tag, is just 22 feet long with a wingspan of 32 feet.
Yet it's a huge step for Glasair Aviation, located among a bunch of other small aviation businesses at the sleepy municipal airport in Arlington.
A new all-composite light twin built in Ukraine made its first appearance at Sun 'n Fun this week. The four-seat Softex Aero V24 is being sold in the U.S. as an experimental, with a builder-assist center in Washington, company representative Dara Voss told AVweb at the show. About eight of the aircraft have been sold since 2014, Voss said. With a Lycoming engine, he added, the airplanes are for sale at $550,000, or a show special price of $375,000.
Rocky Mountain Telegram
It was a project so big, Karl Stoltzfus said, he wasn't thrilled about undertaking it.
But facing the prospect that the first plane known as Air Force One — the aircraft that shuttled President Dwight Eisenhower around the globe — could wind up on the scrap heap, it was a project he couldn't resist.
Stoltzfus has had the plane, originally called Columbine II, flown from Marana Regional Airport in Marana, Arizona, to Dynamic Aviation's headquarters in Bridgewater.
Swift Fuels has signed a deal with global aviation fuel wholesaler Avfuel Corporation to distribute its 94 MON unleaded aviation fuel. The company announced the deal during Sun 'n Fun and says the deal is "a framework agreement to serve as a template allowing equitable distribution processes amongst the major avgas distributors for Swift 94 MON Avgas, and any future avgas replacements." Avfuel has 600 branded FBOs in the U.S. and distributes to more than 3,000 FBOs worldwide.
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