Instrument pilots looking to improve their knowledge and skills beyond those gained from formal training and checkrides may be interested in joining–or even starting–a local chapter of the newly founded IMC Club. The Club’s intent is to bring together seasoned and new instrument pilots to share experiences of IFR flights, avionics operation and ATC procedures.
Aviation International News » March 2010
Edelman Leather of New Milford, Conn., has introduced a touch of metal to a new line of leather goods for private jet interiors. As Edelman puts it, it has added a sprinkling of gold dust–“just enough to add glamour.” The line comes in 10 variants, including Metallic Dream Cow, Pitch Brown, Night Life Demi Cow Volcanic Ash and City Lights Goldini.
List Components and Furniture of Austria has begun deliveries of executive interior furnishings for the Pilatus PC-12 NG (Next Generation).
AAR, an aviation products and services provider, has joined with Cheadle-based Quest International in the UK to develop and distribute Quest’s AirManager, an active air filtration and sterilization system designed to eliminate potentially harmful airborne contaminants. The agreement names AAR an authorized distributor of AirManager.
Aviation services and aircraft interiors provider Duncan Aviation of Lincoln, Neb.,
is offering an upgrade option to the new PreFlite Security System by Securaplane of Tucson, Ariz.
For their successful collaboration on the new Falcon 7X interior option, Dassault Falcon and BMW Group’s DesignworksUSA have been awarded the prestigious “Good Design” award for 2009, given by The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design.
Maintenance, completion and refurbishment specialist Flying Colours delivered its first Challenger 850 green completion in December and the program is ramping up, according to director of sales and marketing Sean Gillespie.
Six more Challenger 850s are in the completion pipeline at the company’s Peterborough, Ontario facility and at JetCorp, its U.S.-based company in St. Louis.
Canada’s Field Aviation has been picked to produce and install custom-designed interiors for two new Bombardier Q400s under a contract with Avitrade Belgium on behalf of its ultimate customer.
Audio International plans to begin deliveries of its new ethernet-based Platinum
HD cabin-management system in the second quarter of this year.
Before Eclipse Aviation declared bankruptcy and ended production of the Eclipse 500 in late 2008, the company manufactured about 260 of the very light twinjets.
Of these, some 30 were equipped with Avio NG avionics. At press time, seven aircraft had been upgraded for full flight-into-known-icing (FIKI) and Avio NG 1.5 avionics. It’s fair to assume that eventually all of the remaining “NG airplanes” will be upgraded.