CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Montague Corporation, a manufacturer in full-size folding bikes for 25 years, knows what pilots are looking for in a bike: low maintenance, a suitable range of gears, adjustable handle bar height, fenders, and the ability to fold for easy stowage in the hold of a plane. Thanks to the Boston 8, the private pilot can have it all, company officials said.
AUSTIN, Texas – DAC International has received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approvals (PMA) for the company’s GDC62 Radio Altimeter Interface Unit and the GDC66 Fuel Quantity Adapter Unit.
Mia, a Yucatan black howler monkey hit by a car in Bermudian Landing, will get a second chance at life after being airlifted to the Wildtracks Primate Rehabilitation Centre in Sarteneja.
The flight, arranged through LightHawk, a volunteer conservation aviation group based in the United States, brought the howler money to the center in northern Belize for rest, recuperation, and, hopefully, restoration to the wild in a few weeks time, said Wildtracks’ co-founder Zoe Walker.
Single-engine Cessnas and a former Coast Guard HH-52 helicopter will continue to line one of the most unique classrooms within the Los Angeles Unified School District, thanks to a $100,000 donation. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation Center had been facing closure or relocation after 40 years at Van Nuys Airport because of budget cuts and a rent increase. The donation will keep the program open for another year.
Lightspeed Aviation has released FlightLink 1.2, an upgrade to its free app that turns iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches into cockpit voice recorders. The new version includes a file compression feature that makes audio files both smaller and compatible with a wider variety of audio management software.
LoPresti Aviation has been granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the BoomBeam High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting Systems for the Cessna Citation 680 and 750.
Soloy Aviation Solutions has received STC approval for a LED based aircraft lighting kit for the Cessna 206G and 206H model aircraft.
OXNARD, Calif. — AeroComputers has hired Mikael Via to fill the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Via comes to AeroComputers from Glasair Aviation in Washington, where he was president and CEO.
Cirrus Aircraft recently unveiled its latest SR22 and SR22T models — dubbed Generation 5 — with a host of improvements, dominated by a 200-pound increase in the airplanes’ load carrying capability.
Increasing the certified gross weight to 3,600 pounds increases the flexibility of the airplanes, according to Dale Klapmeier, Cirrus co-founder and CEO. “It’s the most asked for improvement from our customers,” he said.