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October 18, 2023

Gogo 5G Selected by Canada’s Largest Fractional Operator

AirSprint Becomes Gogo’s First Canadian 5G Customer

AirSprint Private Aviation, a leading Canadian fractional operator, will begin upgrading its Cessna Citation CJ3+ and Embraer aircraft to Gogo 5G—thereby earning the Calgary, Alberta-based concern the distinction of being Gogo’s first Canadian fleet customer.

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Textron Aviation Delivers 100th King Air 360

It’s Good to be King …

Textron Aviation, the Wichita, Kansas-based parent company of Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Bell Helicopter, Lycoming Engines, and Pipistrel, has delivered the one-hundredth Beechcraft King Air 360 twin-turboprop to longtime Textron Aviation customer Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC). The delivery evinces the hegemony with which the King Air name has been synonymous since the 1960s.

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ForeFlight Announces New Capabilities at NBAA-BACE

Boeing Subsidiary Debuts Oceanic Plotting & Fleet Tracking

ForeFlight, a Boeing company, has announced two upcoming products at the 2023 NBAA Business Aviation Exhibition & Convention: Oceanic Plotting and Fleet Tracking. ForeFlight representatives will be providing product demonstrations of both new capabilities during the show at booth C9017. Customers who are interested can register to receive additional information and trials once the products become available.

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power Support NBAA Coverage

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power NBAA-BACE 2023 Booth #C11417

True Blue Power Lithium Battery Upgrade for ALL Pilatus PC-12 Models True Blue Power Lithium-ion Aircraft Batteries will be on display in the True Blue Power and Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics booth, #C11417, throughout NBAA- BACE, October 17 – 19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. True Blue Power’s Gen5 TB40 (40 amp-hour) Lithium-ion Battery is FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approved for installation on all models of the

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Business Aviation Finance Market to Grow

So Says Airbus …

According to a new study commissioned by Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ), eight out of ten (82-percent) U.S.-based business aviation financiers and private jet brokers expect access to business aviation financing to increase over the next three-years, with 17-percent expecting it to stay the same and only one-percent predicting a decline.

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Honeywell Expands Navigation Database Service

FMS Guided Visual Procedures Offered as Stand-Alone Option

Honeywell Aerospace, the storied North Carolina-headquartered maker of aero-engines, avionics, and bleeding-edge aeronautical technologies, is expanding its premium Navigation database subscription service to offer Flight Management System Guided Visual procedures as a stand-alone option. FMS Guided Visual procedures were initially offered only as part of the broader Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required (RNP-AR) Navigation database subscription.

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PWK Airport Announces Sky Harbour Hangar Campus Development

Proposed Campus to Headquarter Business Aircraft Operators

Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) and Sky Harbour Group have entered into an agreement by which the two entities will work together to develop a Sky Harbour Home Base campus at PWK, the Chicagoland area’s  leading General Aviation airport. The Sky Harbour campus, to be developed on approximately 25 acres, is expected to create or sustain hundreds of local jobs and generate approximately $550-million in economic benefits. The campus will offer “the best home base in business aviation” to house approximately twenty of the Chicago area’s top corporate and privately-owned business jets in private hangars, with line-services dedicated exclusively to based tenants, off

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-18-135

During A Banner Tow Operation, The Pilot Seat Broke, And He Slid Aft About A Foot

On September 3, 2023, about 1420 Pacific daylight time, a Piper PA-18-135, N7199K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Compton, California. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 banner tow flight. The pilot reported that shortly after takeoff, during a banner tow operation, the pilot seat broke, and he slid aft about a foot. The airplane  pitched up in a nose high attitude, causing him to further slide aft. Unable to push the flight control stick forward, he let go of the flight controls and used the crossbeam to pull himself forward.

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