New This Week


AVweb‘s search of news in aviation found announcements from Boeing, King Schools, Future and Active Pilot Advisors and Pacific Propeller International.Boeing has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its industry-leading touchscreen flight displays for all five flight deck displays on the new Boeing 777X. The advanced touchscreen capability will make the flight deck more intuitive for pilots and more efficient for flight operations. Pilots who want to get full utility from the Garmin GTN 650 or 750 can now connect with King Schools and take the “Garmin GTN Essentials” online course on their computer, tablet or smartphone. Garmin’s GTN Essentials course is hosted on the King Schools iLearn pilot education platform.

The Future and Active Pilot Advisors (FAPA) and industry sponsors like Piedmont, Aerosim Flight Academy, Ameriflight, SkyWest and ExpressJet will gather for the next jobs forum, this Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Hilton Newark Penn Station.FAPA’s forum, created to connect future airline pilots with the resources they need to successfully win their first, or their next, cockpit position, is open to anyone interested in meeting with airline or flight school representatives.The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration has awarded Pacific Propeller International (PPI) a five-year support contract to provide overhaul services for the Hamilton Sundstrand 54H60-77 propeller assembly and components. The five-year contract consists of a one-year base, followed by four single-year options. The contract value is nearly four million dollars for the Kent, Washington-based company if all options are exercised.