Volume 28, Number 41c, October 8, 2021
Honeywell Introduces Anthem Flight Deck
Honeywell Aerospace debuted its new Anthem avionics suite on Tuesday, showcasing the system’s “always-on” cloud connectivity and scalable, customizable design. With a flexible software platform and interface “modeled after everyday smart devices,” Anthem’s features include a 3D runway overrun alerting[…]   Read this article
The King Of Cool: Tony Bennett Sings For The Cabin
Famed vocalist Tony Bennett performed his last show in August with singer Lady Gaga. As detailed in this 60 Minutes report, Bennett, 95, suffers from Alzheimer’s but, incredibly, he still recalls the American songbook well enough to sing it by[…]   Read this article
NASA Reassigns Starliner Crew
NASA has reassigned astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada from missions aboard Boeing’s Starliner to the SpaceX Crew-5 launch. Mann was previously assigned to NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test while Cassada was scheduled for the Starliner-1 mission. NASA noted that[…] Read this article

Textron Aviation Announces 10-Ship Order from Kansas State Salina
Kansas State University Salina will double its current fleet of Cessna 172 Skyhawks with an order for 10 new training aircraft announced on October 5 by Cessna parent Textron Aviation. The university’s Aerospace and Technology Campus, which operates more than[…] Read this article

Glider Rating Add-On: Upping Your Game
You took advantage of some free time to go flying over the weekend. It had been almost two months since your last flight, so you took the rental 172 around the pattern nearly a dozen times and got the rust[…] Read this article

Garmin Citation Excel/XLS G5000 Retrofit Program Reaches Milestone
Garmin announced on Wednesday that 10 percent of the Cessna Citation Excel and XLS business jet fleet has now been retrofitted with the company’s G5000 integrated flight deck upgrade. As previously reported by AVweb, the G5000 Citation Excel/XLS retrofit program[…] Read this article

FMA 2022 Solo Scholarship Program Nominations Open
The Flying Musicians Association (FMA) has announced that its 2022 Solo Scholarship Program is open for nominations. Now in its eighth year, the program offers scholarships to high school music students for flight training through their first solo as well[…] Read this article

Global Medical Response Orders 21 Airbus Helicopters
Global Medical Response (GMR) has placed a firm order for 21 Airbus helicopters with options for 23 additional aircraft. The order, which is part of an ongoing fleet expansion for GMR, includes aircraft from Airbus’ H125, H130 and H135 families.[…] Read this article