Garmin Announces Availability of the G1000 NXi Upgrade for the Citation Mustang

Garmin International has gotten certification and is announcing availability of the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade for the Cessna Citation Mustang. Garmin says the G1000 NXi offers a number of new and enhanced features, including wireless cockpit connectivity, split-screen capability, SurfaceWatch, visual approaches and map overlay within the horizontal situation indicator (HSI). The Supplemental…

Bird Strikes More Common Than Thought, Cause a Billion in Damages

A report in USA Today says bird strikes are more common than ever in spite of dramatic accidents like the US Airways “Miracle on the Hudson” event. “Civilian flights based in the USA reported 14,661 collisions with wildlife in 2018, a USA TODAY analysis of Federal Aviation Administration data shows. That’s more than 40 a day, tying…

Garsite Progress Acquires Kansas Operations

Garsite Progress, an entity formed by AFI Partners, announced the acquisition of Garsite and Progress Tank, U.S.-based manufacturers of aviation refueling and liquid waste transportation equipment. “Garsite and Progress have a combined history of 160 years of experience as the industry leaders in both aviation refueling and liquid waste equipment manufacturing,” E.J. Antonio, managing partner of…

Indiana Man Died in Accident at Avionics Company

A man in Indiana died in an accident at an avionics company near Fort Wayne International Airport. Reports say 57-year-old Kenyon Disbrow of Ossian was pronounced dead at the scene Tuesday, January 29, from “blunt force injuries.” The local sheriff’s department said the death occurred at Premier Avionics at the Fort Wayne Aero Center. The…

Sherwin-Williams New Color Program Enables Users to Use More Colors More Ways

Sherwin-Williams Aerospace is introducing its most comprehensive color selection program to design specifiers and paint shops in the aviation marketplace. The new Exterior and Interior Color Selector books and fan deck sets provide more colors – especially effect options, selectors with larger chip sizes (some as much as 50 percent), and improved chip quality with…

Cobham Signs Contract with Boeing for Cockpit Connectivity Solution

Cobham and Boeing have signed a Technical Service Agreement (TSA) for the certification of the AVIATOR 200S system on the Boeing 777X and 737 MAX airplanes. The agreement provides a Boeing line fit option for Aviator 200S, which provides Inmarsat’s new generation SwiftBroadband Safety (SB-S) service to airline customers worldwide. Cobham’s AVIATOR 200S product offers…

MEKCO Group Launches Newly Designed Website

MEKCO Group has launched a newly designed website to precisely communicate all of their services while providing a database search function for accessible parts and repair capabilities. MEKCO says the new website was a priority in continuing to clearly convey the company’s core competencies and capabilities. MEKCO Group has invested in the expansion and development…

Kaman Measuring Announces KD-5100 Differential Measurement System

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products announced the availability of its KD-5100 differential measurement system, which provides resolution to a nanometer of positional change. With its stable design, extremely small size, and low power consumption, Kaman says the KD-5100 is ideal for night vision systems, precision telescope positioning, fast steering mirrors (FSM) for space-based…

Oaktree Makes $100 Million Commitment to American Corporate Airport Partners, a Strategic Partnership between Oaktree and Western

Western LLC (“Western”) and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”) and Connor Capital SB, LLC (“Connor Capital”) have entered into a strategic partnership to form American Corporate Airport Partners, LLC (“ACAP”), to develop, build, finance and manage corporate and business aviation infrastructure assets at airports across the U.S. ACAP is backed by an…

West Star Aviation Completes Hangar at ALN

West Star Aviation has completed construction of a new 60,000 sq. ft. hangar at its East Alton, Ill. (ALN) location. The hangar is now operational and accepting customers for service. The hangar features 40,000 sq. ft. of hangar space and 20,000 sq ft. of back shop and office space which will support the company’s growth…