OKC tornado fund to assist aviation community victims

In the face of a frightening afternoon across the Oklahoma City region, while a massive killer tornado was ripping through their homes, the folks at AIC Title Service were continuing to solve problems for aircraft owners that were depending on them.

By the end of the day, the full scope of what had happened began to settle over them. Several of the staff and escrow agents had lost portions of their homes, or had relatives wiped out. Others took in friends that lost everything.

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Company launches to scatter ashes

It’s not uncommon to scatter ashes from airplanes, but a new company in Boulder has taken final disposition of cremated remains to a new level. Launching a high-performance glider aircraft near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Aerial Tribute provides access to stratospheric thermals, which ascend to altitudes so high as to allow some of the ashes to remain in the upper atmosphere forever, company officials claim.

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Rotax picks TL elektronic for engine monitoring system

OSHKOSH — BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG, the Austrian company that produces the Rotax engine, signed a long-term contract at last week’s AirVenture with TL elektronic of the Czech Republic to supply its glass cockpit Engine Monitoring System for the new Rotax 912 iS engine.

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December 19 digital edition available

The digital edition of the December 19 edition of General Aviation News is now available. Click here to read it now.

First Sikorsky S61 with ‘glass cockpit’

Vector Aerospace has test-flown the Sikorsky S61 equipped with a fully-integrated “glass cockpit,” or Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) from SAGEM Avionics. [Read more...]