Industry Round-up: June 8, 2018
This week, AVweb’s weekly news roundup found reports of pre-Oshkosh warbird displays, leadership changes at Sun ‘n Fun, new avionics update technology for business pilots and a fresh Boeing 777 for an aviation holding company. For anyone travelling to Oshkosh this year, the Commemorative Air Force will be returning to the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport for Janesville Warbird Weekend 2018 in Janesville, Wisconsin, the weekend before AirVenture. Running July 21-22, the event will feature a variety of warbirds on display, ground tours, WWII re-enactors and airplane rides. Admission for a single-day ground tour ticket is $10 per person or $20 for families with children under 18. In other airshow news, Sun ‘n Fun is making some changes to its board of directors. After six and a half years, Bob Knight has stepped down as the chairman of the organization. Dr. Harley Richards has been elected to fill the position.
On the commercial aviation side of things, Jeppesen, in partnership with Bad Elf, introduced its wireless flight data transfer system for business aviation pilots. According to the company, multiple business aviation avionics platforms are now supported by Jeppesen Distribution Manager flight data update software and Bad Elf Turbine edition hardware. Finally, Boeing announced that it has delivered a Boeing 777-300ER to AviaAM Financial Leasing China, an aviation holding company that acquires, leases and sells commercial aircraft. The aircraft was delivered to AviaAM on June 1 at Boeing’s Seattle facility.