Volume 28, Number 26c, June 25, 2021
SkyDisplay HUD Earns STC Approval
MyGoFlight has received supplemental type certificate (STC) approval from the FAA for its SkyDisplay head-up display (HUD), the company announced at the 2021 Aircraft Electronics Association convention on Tuesday. Designed for Part 23 aircraft, the SkyDisplay system is made up of an aircraft interface device (AID), which reads the aircraft’s[…]   Read this article
FAA OKs AEA Apprenticeship Program
The FAA has officially determined that the Aircraft Electronics Association’s (AEA) avionics technician apprenticeship program satisfies regulatory requirements for the issuance of a repairman’s certificate. FAA Aircraft Maintenance Division manager Jackie Black announced the agency’s decision on Wednesday at the 64th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Dallas,[…]   Read this article
U.S. Army King Air Logs 50,000 Hours
A Beechcraft King Air 300 twin-engine turboprop currently being flown by the U.S. Army has passed its 50,000th flight hour, according to an announcement from Textron Aviation on Thursday. The aircraft was delivered in 1987 and has been part of the Army’s fleet since 2009. It operates as a Medium[…] Read this article

Nine Numbers You Need To Know
Aviation is a numbers-oriented activity. Sure; we can more or less safely operate an aircraft by disregarding some of them, but if we intend to aviate with some degree of reliability and repeatability—not to mention professionalism—we need to do it precisely, which means using some metric against which to measure[…] Read this article

Blackhawk Launches Avionics-Oriented Business
Blackhawk Aerospace has announced that it is entering the avionics market with the official launch of its new Blackhawk Aerospace Technologies (BAT) business. BAT was created as part the company’s acquisition of Columbia Avionics & Aircraft Services, which took place in May 2021. Based at Missouri’s Columbia Regional Airport (KCOU),[…] Read this article

Melroy Sworn In As NASA Deputy Administrator
Former astronaut and retired U.S. Air Force officer Pam Melroy was sworn in as NASA Deputy Administrator during a ceremony at the agency’s Washington headquarters on Monday. Melroy was nominated for the position in April and confirmed by the Senate on June 17. Selected as an astronaut candidate in 1994,[…] Read this article

Garmin Upgrades TXi EIS With New Features For Turbine/Piston Twins
Garmin International has announced that its TXi engine indication system (EIS) is now available for select twin turboprop aircraft, including the Cessna 425, the Beechcraft King Air 90 series and some variants of the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-powered Piper Cheyenne. The TXi EIS has engine timers, exceedance recordings and dynamic engine indications, as well[…] Read this article