Industry Round-up, May 17, 2019


Image: Innovative Solutions & Support

AVweb’s weekly news roundup found reports on an STC for a King Air autothrottle, FAA-PMA approval for Nicrocraft Cirrus SR22 heat exchanger and muffler, discounts for certain FlightSimExpo attendees and a simulator sponsorship for US Aviation Academy. It also uncovered announcements of a new owner for Ft. Langley Air, a sales director appointment at DAES, a partnership to build sustainable landing spots and new flight playback software at Ryanair.

Innovative Solutions & Support Inc. has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) to retrofit its patented ThrustSense Autothrottle in King Air models. According to the company, ThrustSense computes thrust, holds selected speed/torque and implements appropriate limit protection. Wall Colmonoy Aerobraze Oklahoma City has announced FAA-PMA approval for its Nicrocraft Cirrus SR22 heat exchanger and muffler. Both are constructed of heat resistant 321 stainless steel with Inconel alloy baffles.

FlightSimExpo and Gelim Aviation have teamed up to offer discounts of up to 75% for students at local Orlando flight schools and Central Florida high schools interested in attending FlightSimExpo 2019. The event will take place at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida, on June 7-9. US Aviation Academy has announced that is has been awarded FAA Level C certification and sponsorship for its King Air C-90 full motion, full flight simulator. The Texas-based academy has been operating the simulator under FAA sponsorship by the manufacturer.

British Columbia-based Ft. Langley Air has announced that it is now owned by Scott McIntosh. The company, which offers floatplane instruction and custom charter services, has also added two Cessna 180 float planes and two DHC-2 Beavers to its fleet. Marc Medeiros has joined DAES Group as their new Sales Director Aviation Equipment Americas. Medeiros has worked in senior business development and sales roles at companies including Rockwell Collins, Mid-Continent Avionics, and Zodiac Services.

Transcend Air Corporation and Lily Helipads have formed a partnership to build sustainable, zero-emission, barge-based landing spots for aircraft such as Transcend’s Vy 400 VTOL concept. The companies intend to locate the solar-powered “vertipads” on the water adjacent to city centers. Ryanair has signed a six-year agreement with France-based software company CEFA Aviation to implement CEFA’s Aviation Mobile Services (AMS). The cloud-based CEFA AMS will allow Ryanair pilots view real-world flight recorder data-based re-creations of their flights.