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.
North Star Group has released a free FAA Acronyms Mobile App, which includes a searchable list of many of the commonly used acronyms used by the FAA and the aviation industry.