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Blackhawk Modifications Announces Promotions

Blackhawk Modifications, a leading provider of Pratt & Whitney new engine upgrades, is pleased to announce promotions in their senior management team. Bob Kromer will be the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Dealer Relations, a newly created position to help cultivate business opportunities. Edwin Black has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. More

Garmin To Host Aviation Open House

Garmin is pleased to extend an invitation to our customers and media to attend our first annual Garmin Aviation Open House on Thursday, June 11th from 4:00-7:00 PM CDT. Pilots are welcome visit Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, Kansas to learn more about Garmin, tour our product reliability lab, manufacturing and repair facilities and flight simulator lab. More

AEA Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Aircraft Electronics Association's Educational Foundation announced the names of 24 individuals who were awarded individual scholarships worth more than $125,000 for the 2015-16 academic year. More

Kickstarter Series Explores 100 Flying Films

Based in the Pacific Northwest town of Grants Pass, an action sports filmmaker announces a new kind of project: Fly Local 100: 100 short films about 100 people, groups and companies who love to fly. More

AOPA's Platt Wins Racing Aces Training Scholarship

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's Central Southwest Regional Manager, Yasmina Platt, was awarded the $2,500 Racing Aces Aviation Scholarship for Women. The announcement of the winner at the Angel Flight Network event in West Houston Airport (KIWS) on May 16, was a surprise for Platt who was at the event representing AOPA. Racing Aces Pilot, Dianna Stanger, presented the award to her. More

Blackhawk XP Engine Upgrades Available For Caravans

Blackhawk Modifications announces that FAA Certification is imminent for a Pratt & Whitney PT6A-140 new engine upgrade for the Cessna 208 Caravan and 208B Grand Caravan. This is the same 867 horsepower engine currently used by Cessna on the Caravan EX. More

NASA Cohosts Forum on Managing Expanding UAS Traffic

NASA and the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) are partnering to cosponsor the 2015 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Management Convention: A New Era in Aviation, July 28-30, at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. More

Latvia To Host Baltic Business Aviation Forum

The 4th Baltic Business Aviation Forum will be held on August 6-7, 2015 in Jurmala, Latvia. The Forum gathers business aviation professionals to discuss the latest industry trends and challenges, and to share expertise and best practices. More

GAMA Announces Scholarship Awards

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the winners of two prestigious $2,000 scholarships awarded annually to recognize excellence among high school and university students pursuing aviation education. More

ACSS's T3CAS and XS-950 Certified By Airbus

ACSS, an L-3 & Thales Company, announced today that its XS-950 Mode S Transponder and T3CAS(R) Surveillance System have been certified by Airbus to DO-260B, the highest level of ADS-B Out capability. More

Kaolin Aviation Offers FWF Kits for ULPower

Kaolin Aviation has contracted to design and produce firewall-forward (FWF) kits for popular kit-built aircraft, to make the choice of ULPower engines easier, when the OEM airframer has not yet developed a FWF installation. More

Lone Star UAS Center Partnerships Cover Skies, Borders and Forest Fires

Texas' borders, skies, and fire prevention efforts are now linked with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi to test unmanned aircraft at the Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (LSUASC) of Excellence and Innovation. The Center recently announced collaborations with NASA, the Texas A&M Forest Service, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. More

NAHF Opens Call For Entries For Crossfield Award

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) is seeking entries for the 29th Annual A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of the Year Award, which includes a $5,000 cash stipend to the recipient. More