New This Week
AVweb's search of aviation news around the world found announcements from Sonex Aircraft, The Squawk App, Parkland College and Advent Aircraft Systems. Sonex Aircraft announced its latest aircraft development project: Sonex and Waiex B-Models, offering more room and comfort, more panel space, more fuel, more engine choices, and more standard features combined with reduced build time. Pilots who are getting rid of paper now find themselves tied to multiple mobile devices. The Squawk App keeps track of pilot squawks and current aircraft time, on a free phone app. For aircraft operators, the Squawk App delivers structured, useful information by email.
To help resupply American air carriers with well-trained pilots, the Institute of Aviation announced signing a guaranteed interview agreement with Republic Airways. "For years, many aviation experts have warned of an impending shortage of pilots for airlines as current pilots reach retirement age," said Sybil Phillips, Director of the Institute of Aviation. Advent Aircraft Systems, in collaboration with Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., has received FAA approval of its advanced-technology GPS/digital anti-skid braking system (Advent eABStm) for installation on Beechcraft King Air B300 series aircraft.