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The Vertex Company Awarded $230 Million Contract for C-12 Huron Aircraft Support

The Vertex Company Awarded $230 Million Contract for C-12 Huron Aircraft Support

It's a big win for the Vertex Company, who announced this week they had been awarded a contract valued up to $230 million to provide contractor logistics support the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps' fleet of C-12 Huron Aircraft. The contract was awar

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Flying by Active Volcanoes: King Air Photo Gallery from Guatemala

Flying by Active Volcanoes: King Air Photo Gallery from Guatemala

We received some incredible photos from reader Marco Lima this week and wanted to share. Marco is a pilot who flies King Air based out of Guatemala, Central America (MGGT). He informed us that the country has 33 volcanoes, 3 of which are active (and

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Wheels Up Looks to Achieve Profitability by 2024

Wheels Up Looks to Achieve Profitability by 2024

Private on-demand aviation company Wheels Up announced this month financial results for the second quarter, which ended June 30, 2022. Notes from the year-over-year results include:Revenue increased 49% year-over-year to $425.5 millionStrong demand w

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Lead Plane Indeed

Lead Plane Indeed

The King Air 200 is extremely versatile. Seen below, as a lead plane in fire aviation tactics. (Photo by Kari Greer) The King Air is the only platform the U.S. Forest Service uses for its lead plane missions, shown in this photo. The King A

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Marsh Brothers Aviation Announces New King Air Flap Roller Upgrade

Marsh Brothers Aviation Announces New King Air Flap Roller Upgrade

Canada’s Marsh Brothers Aviation announced this week it has incorporated its proprietary thermoplastic polymer bearing AeroTough® GF (grease-free) technology into a new flap roller upgrade kit for the Beechcraft King Air light aircraft range.The King

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Textron Aviation Attends LABACE, Celebrates 40 Year Partnership with TAM Aviação Executive

Textron Aviation Attends LABACE, Celebrates 40 Year Partnership with TAM Aviação Executive

Textron Aviation and its longtime regional channel partner TAM Aviação Executiva marked 40 years of partnership at Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) 2022 in São Paulo, Brazil. The two companies have been working togeth

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A Hero's Welcome Home: Tour de France Winner's King Air Intercepted by Danish Air Force Fighter Jets

A Hero's Welcome Home: Tour de France Winner's King Air Intercepted by Danish Air Force Fighter Jets

There are some unusual country customs and traditions out there. Denmark's consists of dispatching fighter jets to intercept athletes flying home after winning a major sports event. Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard, winner of this year's Tour de Fr

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Olive Ann Beech Honored with 75th Anniversary Special Edition Bonanza

Olive Ann Beech Honored with 75th Anniversary Special Edition Bonanza

Fans at EAA AirVenture were able to get a closer look at the 75th anniversary Beechcraft Bonanza honoring the legendary Olive Ann Beech.The special edition aircraft is inspired by “Mrs. Beech Blue,” a custom color Olive Ann adopted on the advice of f

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Upcoming Textron Aviation Maintenance Webinars (Tuesday, August 2nd, Thursday, August 11th)

Upcoming Textron Aviation Maintenance Webinars (Tuesday, August 2nd, Thursday, August 11th)

Textron Aviation has announced several upcoming webinar times for those interested in learning about the company's Service Management tool. Each webinar will feature the same information - the multiple time slots are meant to better accommodate diffe

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Tamarack Aerospace Finishes King Air 350 Smartwing Winglet Flight Evaluation

Tamarack Aerospace Finishes King Air 350 Smartwing Winglet Flight Evaluation

Tamarack Aerospace recently announced that the company has completed the flight evaluation phase for the Performance SMARTWING modified King Air 350, and the news from the test is good.Tamarack was able to confirm many of the benefits of the system.

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750th Garmin Integrated Flight Deck for King Air Installed

750th Garmin Integrated Flight Deck for King Air Installed

A hearty congratulations to Garmin who recently celebrated the delivery of its 750th G1000®/G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade for King Air aircraft. Certified and introduced in 2007, the G1000 retrofit program modernized the King Air cock

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King Air Gathering 2022 Wrap Up - Returning Home

King Air Gathering 2022 Wrap Up - Returning Home

“It feels like returning home” was a common refrain heard over the course of the King Air Gathering 2022, which took place at the Beechcraft Heritage Museum from May 12-15.And truly, it did. The grounds of the Beechcraft Heritage Museum was an ideal

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