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Cessna Will Offer Epic Optix’s Low-Cost HUD »

Head-up displays, once and still the stuff of airline and military cockpits, will soon be an option in Cessna’s single-engine aircraft line. Cessna will offer the new Epic Optix Eagle HUD, a low-cost combiner display that’s capable of projecting not just basic flight data, but all kinds of imagery that any tablet can output. More

Update: Dynon's Full Panel Installs For 172s On Track »

Following a March STC announcement, Dynon President Robert Hamilton told AVweb Friday that interest is building in the full-panel Skyview HDX upgrade for Cessna 172F through 172S models. “It’s an overnight sensation that only took eight years,” said Hamilton during an interview at Sun ‘n Fun. You can listen to a podcast of our conversation here. More

King Schools Moves To Online-Only Courses »

John and Martha King of King Schools announced at Sun ‘N Fun that all of their pilot courses will now be delivered entirely online. Until now, the courses have also been available on discs. In addition to internet access, the online pilot courses will be accessible through the KING Companion App. More

Electric Trainers Arrive In California »

Four electric-powered Pipistrel Alpha Electro aircraft have arrived in southern California, ready to be put into service as trainers, but the regulatory structure for that to happen is not yet in place. “We are flying all four aircraft and are currently focused on working to understand how to successfully tailor a flight training program to the aircraft,” Joseph Oldham, technical advisor to the Sustainable Aviation Project, told AVweb this week. More

AmSafe Introduces New Seatbelt Airbag Kit »

AmSafe has introduced a new universally applicable seatbelt airbag kit for normal category Part 23 aircraft. In a podcast with AVweb, AmSafe Technical Support Manager James Crupi said they hope to have FAA approval for the product, which they’re calling the State of the Art Restraint System (SOARS) by May 2018. More

LAMA Works On LSA Initiatives With FAA »

The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) is having good luck working with the FAA on initiatives to benefit the LSA community, according to LAMA Chairman of the Board and President Dan Johnson. In this podcast, Johnson spoke with AVweb about LAMA’s process in developing these initiatives and how the association has been coordinating with the FAA. More

New Flight College Inks Deal With Tecnam »

Young aspiring airline pilots have a new option for earning a degree while moving right into the regional airlines through the newly formed International School of Aerospace, which has selected the Tecnam P2008 as the primary training aircraft. More

TKM Offers Drop-in KX155 Replacement »

BendixKing's venerable KX155 remains a gold-plated standard for navcomms, but it's long overdue for replacement. At Sun 'n Fun 2018, TKM announced its MX155 digital navcomm, a pin-for-pin replacement for the KX155 that owners can slide right into the tray. TKM's Vic Casebolt told AVweb this week in this video that the MX155 has been in development for three years and will be ready to ship in May. Price has not been fixed, but Casebolt cited a target of around $4,000. More

Boeing Invests In Hypersonic Engine »

HorizonX, the Boeing “innovation cell” that launched about a year ago, has invested in its first U.K. company, Reaction Engines Ltd., Boeing announced on Wednesday. Reaction is known for its “Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine” (Sabre), a hybrid engine that blends jet and rocket technology. The engine is capable of Mach 5 in air-breathing mode and Mach 25 in rocket mode for space flight, Boeing said. More

Sun 'n Fun Job Fair Finds A Hot Hiring Market »

As hiring in aerospace heats up, a job fair at Sun ‘n Fun 2018 this week connected dozens of would-be pilots, mechanics and technicians with companies eager to put them to work. The job fair was sponsored by JSFirm, a well-known online job listing service that has more than 4000 openings posted. And it’s adding more every day. More