Hartzell Propeller has received Supplemental Type Certificate approval from the FAA for installation of the company’s new Swept-Tip Trailblazer propellers on all Aviat Husky utility aircraft.
BrightLine Bags has reconfigured the Flex System, its modular gear-bag product line.
LoPresti Aviation has released an upgrade on the BoomBeam HID light kit for Citation. The BoomBeam HID lights are approved for the recognition, landing and taxi lights.
“LoPresti has been in the BoomBeam lighting business for Citation’s for many years,” says Curt LoPresti, President of LoPresti Aviation. “Over these years we have constantly improved and updated our product. We now offer our newest Next Generation 85 watt systems for Citation. These new 85 watt units offer more than 10 times the range of the standard lights. This is an important safety enhancement. Our business model requires that we only produce the highest performing products. LoPresti means high performance and that is what we offer.”
LACHUTE, Quebec, Canada — Just a year and a half after the first flight of the prototype SAM aircraft, President Thierry Zibi has put the company up for sale.
Why, after so much work – design, fixturing, successful flight test, certification, and orders – would that be a good time to sell the company? Zibi says, “I came to the realization that I love designing airplanes, but I am not so keen on running a production company.”
The Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) has long recognized the need for qualified commercial helicopter pilots and helicopter maintenance technicians — the current shortage is very real and many experienced pilots and maintenance technicians are nearing retirement age. HFI annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s vertical aviation industry.
DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) named architect Steve Brown as the winner of the Ivonette Wright Miller Award at its 2014 annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26.
NAHA also awarded its Wick Wright Award to the Dayton Foundation and its PROPS (Partner Recognition of Phenomenal Support) Award to Dayton History.
RENO, Nevada — The most beautiful, pristine and historical aircraft have graced the east end of Reno-Stead Airport for the last 16 years as contestants in the annual National Aviation Heritage Invitational. The Invitational is held in conjunction every year with the National Championship Air Races.
The Invitational gives aircraft owners and restorers the opportunity to bring their skillfully restored aircraft to the high desert of northern Nevada and compete for the prestigious Neil A. Armstrong Aviation Heritage Trophy.
Trig Avionics has received FAA STC approval of its TT31 transponder with Garmin’s GNS 400W and 500W series of GPS navigators.
Trig’s TT31 transponder is a plug and play retro-fit for the KT76A and KT78A — and it’s also ADS-B Out capable too, according to company officials.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) reports the 2014 A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of the Year Award will be presented to Rachael Manzer, the STEM coach at the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School in East Hartford, Connecticut.