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Cessna Debuts Full-Scale Denali Turboprop Mockup At AirVenture

Cessna shows off full-scale Denali turboprop cabin and cockpit mockup at AirVenture 2018.

AmSafe Introduces New Seatbelt Airbag Kit

AmSafe has introduced a new universally applicable seatbelt airbag kit for normal category Part 23 aircraft. In a podcast with AVweb, AmSafe Technical Support Manager James Crupi said they hope to have FAA approval for the product, which theyre calling the State of the Art Restraint System (SOARS) by May 2018.

Portable Cabin Coolers: Comfort From Ice

While number four for takeoff on a 95-degree day, windows and doors open to catch any puff of moving air, every pilot ever minted has wished for air conditioning. With installed units starting at over $4500 and eating up at least 50 pounds of useful load, most owners are willing to sweat a bit and then climb to cooler air.

Daher Offers Transformer Lav for TBM Line

As the single-engine turboprop market grows ever more competitive, Daher will try to keep ahead of the competition with a quick-change interior lavatory option for the TBM line. Daher announced the option at AirVenture 2016 and said it would be available next year on new-production aircraft.

Podcast: Making Old King Airs New Again

Innova Aerospace is taking 50-year-old King Airs and bringing them into the 21st century with new GE engines and a three-screen touchpad avionics suite. Innova's David Meske spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at AirVenture 2016.

Aftermarket Plastic: Betters OEMs in Price

There are plenty of options for replacing old plastic components. Save money and install them yourself, but dont expect a fit thats exactly like an OEM part.

Your Refurb: Upgrading the Interior

One of the centerpieces of any aircraft refurb is upgrading the interior. It can be as basic as recovering the seats, but usually involves a complete redo of the headliner, side panels, carpet and upholstery. As the insulation is often stripped out and replaced as well, it's a good time to install soundproofing.

Refurb of the Month: Don Toy’s Cessna 150F

With refurbs gaining momentum, we're seeing more restoration of modest airplanes, especially Cessna 150s, which are among the most economical airplanes to own and fly. Don Toy of Homesteand, Iowa, recently sent us this report on his refurb.

Refurb of the Month: Larry Gettleman’s Skyhawk

Cessna 172s may be not be fast or sexy, but there are plenty of them out there and prices reflect that supply. There are also lots of aftermarket mods for these airplanes. Larry Gettleman of Louisville, Ky., put that to work in his refurb of this month's "Refurbished Aircraft the Month."

Video: Raisbeck’s Lear 60 Baggage Pod

The Lear 60 is a fast, affordable business jet. But like most airplanes, it could do well with additional baggage space. Raisbeck Engineering, a well-known STC house, has developed just such a product. AVweb takes a look at it in this brief product video.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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How Daher Builds the TBM Turboprop

Daher's factory in Tarbes, France, is one of the most modern aerospace facilities in the world. In this long-form video, AVweb explains...