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October 22, 2023

Aircraft Upset Prevention Initiative Undertaken

APS Partners with Leading Aviation Safety Auditors

2023’S NBAA-BACE event saw Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), a Mesa, Arizona-based provider of aviation safety training, announce its collaboration with leading aviation safety auditors, Wyvern LTD, Safety Operating Systems (SOS), Aviation Safety Compliance (ASC), and Aviation Safety Solutions (AvSafety). The five concerns jointly champion Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) programs, the principal and most effective means by which to train pilots to recognize and effectively contend with Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I)—broadly considered the contemporary aviation industry’s primary fatal threat. The newly-announced collaboration underscores a common aspiration to

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Universal Avionics Extends Connected FMS Offering

UA-APG Partnership Adds Performance Package

Universal Avionics (UA), by dint of a newly-announced partnership with Aircraft Performance Group (APG), has introduced Performance Package capabilities for FlightPartner Connected Avionics. The new package fully-integrates with the Connected FMS’s extant workflows and relies on APG’s performance for take-off and engine-out calculations, obstacle analysis, landing factors, and more. APG’s engine allows for accurate weight-and-balance calculations—by which aircraft fuel-consumption may be reduced, aircraft ground-handling enhanced, and the overall efficiency of flight operations improved.

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Avcenter Pocatello Unveils New Hangar Facility

Gem State FBO Adds Jewel of a Hangar

Founded in 1979 and headquartered on Idaho’s Pocatello Regional Airport (PIH),  Avcenter is a full-service FBO with foci in air charters, flight instruction, aircraft maintenance and rental, and fuel sales. In October 2023, Avcenter completed a new state-of-the-art, thirty-thousand-square-foot, heated hangar facility. Sufficiently capacious to accommodate aircraft as large as Gulfstream’s G700 and Bombardier’s Global 7500, the new hangar offers prospective occupants short- and long-term lease options.

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CarlisleIT Debuts Innovative Avionics Coaxial Cables

The Able in Cable

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT) a division of Carlisle Companies, has debuted its ECS Lightning series avionics coax, which adds two new 50 Ω coaxial cables to its existing trusted lineup of ECS avionics cables. CarlisleIT has innovated its avionics coax solutions to provide maximum performance in an extremely low weight cable. The two cables have silver-coated copper-clad aluminum conductors and helical aluminum shields to decrease the weight of the coax and minimize attenuation. The Lightning series cables bring your signals through loud and clear without adding unwanted pounds.

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AB Jets Acquires Three Bombardier Challenger 3500 Aircraft

Memphis Part 135 Operator Enters Super Mid-Size Market

AB Jets has acquired three Bombardier Challenger 3500 aircraft, with a contractual option to order a fourth such machine by the end of 2023. AB Jets founder and co-owner Andrew Bettis set forth: “This fleet expansion represents a milestone in AB Jets’ history. We’re pleased to meet our clients’ demands with a new category of aircraft in the Challenger 3500. These super mid-size jets will bring an extended range and comfort to our fleet, increasing our ability to service our clientele.”

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DART Aerospace - United Rotorcraft Partnership Announced

Companies to Collaborate on Super Puma Firefighting System

In humankind’s relentless battle against wildfires, time is a fleeting and precious commodity. Cognizant of such, DART Aerospace has entered into a partnership with United Rotorcraft by which the two concerns will develop an advanced aerial fire-fighting system optimized for Airbus’s Super Puma family of helicopters. The new aerial firefighting system comprises a fixed, external, 1,056-gallon, belly-mounted water tank, and appropriate cockpit controls. United Rotorcraft will also develop multi-mission equipment packages to extend the year-round value of the helicopter platform for operator-specific requirements. Key project objectives include FAA, EASA, and Transport Canada Sup

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Honeywell to Develop Ground-Control Station for Supernal

Hyundai AAM Subsidiary Readies for Flight-Testing

Honeywell Aerospace, the ubiquitous North Carolina-headquartered maker of aero-engines, avionics, and bleeding-edge aeronautical technologies, has collaborated with Hyundai Motor Group subsidiary Supernal for purpose of developing a ground-control station supportive of pilotless Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) operations. A U.S.-based maker of eVTOL aircraft, Supernal, as stated in the company’s literature, intends to ply Hyundai’s automotive manufacturing heritage and know-how to the development and production of Advanced Air Mobility vehicles.

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SmartSky Achieves Key Milestones

Patented and Optimized Synthesis of 5G and LTE Technologies

SmartSky, the innovative Air-To-Ground (ATG) inflight connectivity provider, has reported several key commercial milestones since announcing nationwide coverage at NBAA 2022. The compnay's next-generation network of 319 towers provides dense, overlapping coverage nationwide and extending more than 150-miles offshore. The network is delivering the continuous connection necessary to utilize high-bandwidth applications in the cloud, video calls, live-streaming news and entertainment, and even online gaming.

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