New This Week


AVweb’s search of aviation news around the world found a partnership between Envoy Air and ATP Flight School, new features for the Garmin Pilot app, EASA engine certification for the Bell 505 helicopter, and national recognition for two aerospace organizations. Garmin is bringing enhanced flight plan filing capabilities to Garmin Pilot, which now incorporates the option to file flight plans directly with Lockheed Martin Flight Services. Bell Helicopter and Turbomeca announced that Turbomeca has received EASA engine type certification for its Arrius 2R engine that powers the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Officially launched at the 2013 Paris Air Show alongside the Bell 505, the Arrius 2R has followed a fast development schedule.

Envoy Air Inc. has finalized an agreement with ATP Flight School that paves the way for its participation in ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program. This program allows ATP graduate flight instructors to receive up to $11,000 of their ATP training costs paid for by Envoy, in exchange for agreeing to fly for Envoy after earning the requisite number of hours. The National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) announced that it has selected the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) as the recipients of the Dr. Mervin K. Strickler Aerospace Education Award, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the field of aerospace education.