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Video of new ADS-B Webinar now available free online


John Zimmerman from Sporty's Pilot Shop recently presented a webinar on ADS-B and how it affects general aviation pilots. Learn how the system works, and how pilots can take advantage of the... ...… Read more ...

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Dassault Expanding Little Rock Completion Facilities


Dassault Falcon Jet announced yesterday that it will increase the size of its completion center in Little Rock, Ark., “to accommodate future Falcons,” the first of which will likely be the Falcon SMS... ...… Read more ...

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Garmin Pilot for Android extends its lead with new features


Garmin is one of the few app developers that seems firmly committed to making both iOS and Android apps for pilots. A new update to their Pilot app extends its lead as the most complete Android app... ...… Read more ...

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Caring for your iPad battery


One of the most under-appreciated features of the iPad is its fantastic battery life. But there are a number of things you can do to improve the performance of your iPad battery and keep it in top... ...… Read more ...

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Jeppesen App Links iPad To Honeywell Avionics


Jeppesen introduced the aviation industry’s first integrated navigation data service (INDS) iPad solution, which allows for a direct connection–via Wi-Fi–between the Apple tablet and an aircraft’s... ...… Read more ...

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EASA OKs Bombardier Enhanced Vision System in Challenger 605


The Bombardier Enhanced Vision System in the Challenger 605 received EASA certification last week. This system, which is already certified by Transport Canada and the FAA, consists of a head-up... ...… Read more ...

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WingX Pro Tip: How to use FlightShare


WingX Pro recently added a new feature that allows pilots to quickly share flight plans between multiple devices running the app. This feature, called FlightShare, is very useful for two pilot crews... ...… Read more ...

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WingX Pro Tip: How to use FlightShare


WingX Pro recently added a new feature that allows pilots to quickly share flight plans between multiple devices running the app. This feature, called FlightShare, is very useful for two pilot crews... ...… Read more ...

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Congress Rescues Controllers, Small Towers and Flies Home


In the space of less than 24 hours in late April, Congress passed a bill that staved off air traffic controller furloughs and produced “found” money to keep low-activity contract control towers... ...… Read more ...

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New TAS and Tcas I Added to Garmin Traffic Lineup


Garmin’s new GTS 825 TAS (traffic advisory system) and GTS 855 Tcas I (traffic alert and collision avoidance system) had already received FAA technical standard order approval when they were... ...… Read more ...

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Synthetic Vision with Infrared Becomes Helicopter’s SmartView


Aircraft synthetic-vision systems (SVS), when combined with GPS, gyros, accelerometers and terrain and obstacle databases, provide pilots with a colorful, animated depiction of the world outside the... ...… Read more ...

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Sporty’s Offers iPad EFB Approval Process


Business jet operators needing FAA approval to use Apple’s iPad running the ForeFlight mobile app can now sign up for Sporty’s Easy Approval system. For $799, the Sporty’s team will help jet... ...… Read more ...

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Avidyne Adds Bonanza to Autopilot Approvals


The FAA issued a supplemental type certificate (STC) to Avidyne covering installation of the company’s DFC90 autopilot in 25 Beechcraft Bonanza models. The STC requires interfacing with the Aspen... ...… Read more ...

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Lufthansa Technik Combines AVOD And BYOD On Bombardier’s Challenger 350


Bombardier has selected Lufthansa Technik’s nice HD cabin management and in-flight entertainment system for its upgraded Challenger 350, thus adding audio and video on-demand distribution to... ...… Read more ...

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Odyssey Aerospace Components Shows VIP Cabinetry At EBACE


Denton, Texas-based Odyssey Aerospace Components is excited to bring samples of its VVIP 747-8 interior cabinetry to EBACE 2013. At Booth 1027 attendees can closely examine the quality of the... ...… Read more ...

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Video of new Flying with the iPad Seminar now available


A video recording of Sporty's recent Flying with the iPad seminar is now available to watch free online. This 50 minute presentation covers a wide variety of topics for iPad pilots, including how to... ...… Read more ...

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Jeppesen Introduces New Flight Planning Capabilities


Jeppesen (Booth 1351) has teamed up with Honeywell to develop what it claims is the first integrated navigation data service (INDS) data manager application for the iPad. It will be available later... ...… Read more ...

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Cyber Risk Real for Bizav Operators, Says Collins


Rockwell Collins is warning that there are considerable risks that operators run when hooking up various web-based systems, Wi-Fi, satcoms–in fact anything where they are opening up ways for would-be... ...… Read more ...

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Sennheiser Announces More Comfortable Active-noise-canceling Pilot’s Headset


Sennheiser announced its new HMEC 26-2 active-noise-canceling pilot’s headset this week at EBACE. An upgrade from the HMEC 26, its new NoiseGard headset features improved wearing comfort, optimum... ...… Read more ...

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Cobham Certifies Aviator Satcom For Citation II


Cobham Satcom (formerly Thrane & Thrane, Booth 2107) has announced that its Aviator 300 SwiftBroadband solution has been approved by EASA under a supplemental type certificate (STC) for... ...… Read more ...

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