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AVweb‘s search of news in aviation found announcements from AOPA, Garmin, Simhawk and Jeppesen. AOPAannounced the recipients of the AOPA Flight Training Excellence Awards at Redbird Migration Flight Training Conference in San Marcos, Texas. The awards are based on the results of the 2016 Flight Training Poll and recognize and celebrate those who provide a customer experience that supports student pilots and facilitates their entry into all aspects of the aviation community.Garmin International Inc. announced it will expand its portfolio of integrated flight deck upgrades to now include a G5000 modernization program for the popular Citation Excel and Citation XLS. The Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) is targeted for approval in late 2018 and will be available from select Garmin dealers, as well as Textron Aviation Service Centers.

Simhawk Inc. announced the launch of its online marketplace for buyers and sellers of flight simulator time and training services. The marketplace, which brings the benefits of the on-demand economy to the world of simulator training, can be accessed online at and is focused on providing customers with a more efficient way to buy and sell simulator time and training.Jeppesen has teamed with TUI Group, the European charter and scheduled airline service operator, to enhance dispatch operations and training through an integrated in-house program available for airlines and other operators. Together, Jeppesen’s eAcademy program streamlines recurrent dispatch training for operators, while on the job training programs from TUI GOC establishes a complete theory and practical learning environment that is ICAO and EASA-compliant.