Cirrus offers new braking system as aftermarket upgrade

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DULUTH, Minn.  — Cirrus Aircraft now offers its Performance Braking System for owners of Generation 3 and newer aircraft from Cirrus Direct.

All 2014 Cirrus SR22T, SR22 and SR20 model aircraft come equipped with the new Performance Braking System. In addition to making this system available for Generation 3 and newer aircraft, Cirrus is continuing to work on a Performance Braking System upgrade for earlier model aircraft in the field.

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Raisbeck unveils EPIC Performance Package for King Airs

SEATTLE — Raisbeck Engineering is unveiling a newly certified EPIC Performance Package for the in-service King Air C90GTx fleet of nearly 150 airplanes.

The improved performance comes from Raisbeck’s Swept Blade Turbofan Propellers, combined with Dual Aft Body Strakes, and takes advantage of the low-speed contribution of the factory installed winglets on that specific model, company officials explain.

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Additional pilot now allowed on homebuilt first flights

The FAA recently released AC 90-116, the Additional Pilot Program (APP) for Phase I flight testing, of homebuilt aircraft, which allows homebuilders to have a qualified additional pilot on board during Phase I flights.

Before this program, builders were only permitted to have “required crew” aboard for initial flights, which usually meant that every Phase I experimental-amateur built (E-AB) aircraft was legally required to be flown solo, according to officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association.

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