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AVweb‘s search of news in aviation found announcements from Yingling Aviation,, Gulf Coast Avionics and Dallas Airmotive ahead of next week’s AirVenture 2016 show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.After unveiling the comprehensively remanufactured Ascend 172 light single engine aircraft at last year’s AirVenture Fly-In and Convention, Yingling Aviation has taken another significant step in narrowing the gap between new and renovated airplanes by incorporating a number of customer-inspired enhancements into the 2016 version of the airplane they are displaying at and Interceptor Aviation Inc. have created the Meyers 200 Air Racing Team and are encouraging existing Meyers 200 aircraft owners and operators to participate in the upcoming AirVenture Cup Air Race and three additional events in this summer’s Sport Air Racing League (SARL) slate to “get the most out of the performance of the Meyers 200 and enjoy the airplane’s design.”

Rick Garcia, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Avionics, announced that the company has completed an avionics upgrade on a Pilatus PC-9 single-engine turboprop. The updated aircraft will be on display at the Pilatus Aircraft (Main Aircraft Display areas 124-139) pavilion during Oshkosh AirVenture 2016. “This is one of those unique types of projects our engineers and installers really enjoy working on,” Garcia said.Dallas Airmotive announced that its new test facility at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has been correlated for Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW200 series engines and Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine lines. It is certified and has begun to test rotorcraft engines. Dallas Airmotive is the only P&WC Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the P&WC PW200 and PW210 engines in the Americas.