General aviation news archive for March 2011
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Violent storm shuts down Florida's Sun 'n Fun for the day
31 Mar 11
A tornado hit the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida at around noon on Thursday, forcing organisers to close down the event for the rest of the day.
Garmin brings AC-U-KWIK data to portable avionics
31 Mar 11
Garmin announced today that it will be offering AC-U-KWIK Airport Directory data on its aera 550/560 and GPSMAP® 695/696 portable aviation devices.
Tecnam announces launch of P2012 Traveller
31 Mar 11
Tecnam today announced the launch of the Tecnam P2012 Traveller, an eleven-seat 'next generation' twin that is powered by Lycoming engines.
Cirrus release 10th anniversary edition of SR22
30 Mar 11
Ten years ago, Cirrus made history when it released the SR22, which remains to this day the world's best-selling single-engine aircraft.
Waddington Airshow reveals more of its line-up
28 Mar 11, Waddington
The mighty Vulcan XH558 has been booked for both days of the RAF Waddington International Airshow, which this year takes place from 2-3 July.
New padded panel system protects horizontal surfaces
28 Mar 11
Building on the success of its foam edge covers, US company Trisoft Covers has introduced a range of interlocking panels to cover wings and horizontal stabilizers, protecting them from dropped tools, flashlights, spray cans, and any other objects that could fall onto thin metal and painted surfaces.
CAA reporting system defines ‘Just Culture'
25 Mar 11
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published updated guidance to accompany its Mandatory Occurrence Reporting Scheme (MOR) including, for the first time, a formal definition of ‘Just Culture’ reporting.
New Garmin touchscreen avionics certified and ready to fly
24 Mar 11
Garmin announced today that their new GTN 650 and GTN 750 series of panel-mount units are now certified and approved for installation in hundreds of makes and models of general aviation aircraft.
GA forum meets CAA to discuss key issues such as Olympics
24 Mar 11, Denham
The London 2012 airspace restrictions were amongst a number of key topics discussed at a recent meeting between general aviation bodies and the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) at Denham Aerodrome.
Pilots attempt to set new record in SEP aircraft
22 Mar 11
Record-breaking pilots Jacques Callies and Gilles Khaïat will attempt to set a new record in June when they plan to fly from New York to the 2011 Cannes Air Show in under 24 hours, in a Mooney Ovation2 GX - without supplemental fuel equipment.
Jeppesen and Dynon Avionics team up to provide industry-leading nav data
22 Mar 11
Jeppesen and Dynon Avionics have teamed up to provide Jeppesen NavData and obstacle services for the Dynon Avionics SkyView.
Commemorative t-shirts to help fund Vulcan refuel
21 Mar 11, Lyneham
With £15,000 needed to fly the last flying Vulcan out of Lyneham to her new home, plans are underway to design a special commemorative t-shirt to raise much-needed funds.
Cessna to announce next generation of single-engine piston aircraft
15 Mar 11
Cessna is set to announce the next generation of the Corvalis high-performance single-engine piston aircraft at this year's Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida.
Garmin GMA 350 audio panel offers voice recognition and 3D sound
15 Mar 11
Garmin has announced the release of its GMA 350 audio panel for fixed wing aircraft, and GMA 350H for rotorcraft - both marking an industry first by incorporating voice recognition and 3D spatial audio processing.
CAA explains potential impact of EU legislation on UK licence holders
10 Mar 11
The Civil Aviation Authority has updated its advice to UK pilots on the expected effects of European legislation due to come into force in April 2012.
Cessna delivers its first international Skycatcher
8 Mar 11
Cessna Aircraft Company has made the first international delivery of a Model 162 Skycatcher to a customer in Australia. The aircraft will be displayed at the Australian International Airshow, Avalon 2011, in early March 2011.
Power Flow introduces progressive rebates for Mooney owners
7 Mar 11
Power Flow Systems, manufacturer of high performance tuned exhaust systems, has launched a progressive rebate program for 180 and 200 hp Mooney aircraft owners. The amount of the discount will depend on the number of Mooney owners who buy a tuned exhaust.
Dynon Avionics and Vertical Power announce SkyView support for VP-X
7 Mar 11
Dynon Avionics has revealed that they will be adding integrated support for the Vertical Power VP-X Pro and VP-X Sport electronic circuit breaker systems within their SkyView Glass Panel displays.
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