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King Air Gathering V Being Rescheduled for 2021

King Air Gathering V Being Rescheduled for 2021

The King Air Gathering organizers have announced that this year’s gathering is being rescheduled, with new 2021 dates being determined in the next few weeks (we’ll update when they are). Press release below:Press release from King Air Gathering Organ

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Blackhawk Announces New XR Upgrade Kit for the King Air 350 Series

Blackhawk Announces New XR Upgrade Kit for the King Air 350 Series

Blackhawk Aerospace announced this week the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of their new XR Upgrade Kit for the King Air 350 Series.The XR Kit optimizes a stock King Air 350 series aircraft

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“See” Through the Fog and Rain – Vu Systems Launches Vu Cube

“See” Through the Fog and Rain – Vu Systems Launches Vu Cube

Vu Systems announced this week that it’s passive millimeter-wave (PMMW) sensor, the Vu Cube, has completed the developmental phase with all flight testing required to validate being finished. The sensor allows much further visibility use over tradit

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New Zealand Air Force Receives Specially Modified King Air 350

New Zealand Air Force Receives Specially Modified King Air 350

This week, the Royal New Zealand Air Force received a specially modified King Air 350, the fourth of a four aircraft ten-year contract with Australia-based Hawker Pacific.The King Air will be apart of the RNZAF’s 42 Squardron which is based at Ohakea

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Textron Aviation Contracted for Two King Air 350CER for U.S. Border Patrol

Textron Aviation Contracted for Two King Air 350CER for U.S. Border Patrol

Textron Aviation announced today they were awarded a contract for two additional Beechcraft King Air 350CER turboprop aircraft for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO). After mission modifications by Sierr

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Cessna SkyCourier Welcomed to Textron Aviation Twin Turboprop Family

Cessna SkyCourier Welcomed to Textron Aviation Twin Turboprop Family

A new twin turboprop has been added to the Textron Aviation family with the Cessna Skycourier. Textron Aviation Inc., announced this week the successful first flight of its new twin utility turboprop, the Cessna SkyCourier. The milestone flight

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Textron Aviation Postpones Trade Show Participation, Extends Furloughs

Textron Aviation released a letter this month to the company’s customer base noting that due to the coronavirus pandemic, participation would be postponed in upcoming industry trade shows and events, including EAA AirVenture and NBAA-BACE.Additionall

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The King Air Book Volume II eBook Released

The King Air Book Volume II eBook Released

The eBook version of The King Air Book – Volume II has now been released. The book cost $19.95 and can be ordered here.We covered the announcement of the paperback version back in February. Original announcement post from author Tom Clements: “It is

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Wheels Up Acquires Gama Aviation, Fleet Grows to Over 300 Planes

Wheels Up Acquires Gama Aviation, Fleet Grows to Over 300 Planes

Wheels Up announced this March that they had acquired Gama Aviation LLC (doing business as Gama Aviation Signature), a private aviation services company that provides aircraft management, private jet charter, and ancillary support for its managed air

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Textron Aviation Webinar – Thursday April 2nd 2020 – Gogo Wifi and the Cabin Experience

In this webinar, connectivity experts from Textron Aviation and Gogo Business Aviation share the ins and outs of inflight connectivity including a deep dive into the AVANCE platform and your options as a customer.Topics include: What the AVANCE plat

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Textron Aviation Furloughs 7,000 Employees

Textron Aviation Furloughs 7,000 Employees

Textron Aviation announced this March a plan to furlough 7,000 Wichita workers over four weeks. Employees will not be paid during this time, but Textron has noted employees can use vacation and earned time off during the furlough. Textron issued

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ME-TP-0019 Model Communique

ME-TP-0019 Model Communique

Textron Aviation has released the ME-TP-0019 Model Communique; it can be viewed here (a Textron Aviation account is required, registration is free). Highlights are listed below, view the communique for full details. Chapters include: 05: Flamm

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