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Avionics training Sun Flight Publishing Inc. now offers a web site exclusively focused on avionics training for both pilots and technicians, www.SunFlightAvionics.com . The web site gathers avionics training products from the entire industry, allowing...


Avionics training
Sun Flight Publishing Inc. now offers a web site exclusively focused on avionics training for both pilots and technicians, www.SunFlightAvionics.com. The web site gathers avionics training products from the entire industry, allowing comparison-shopping from a single web location.

A pilot or technician can choose books, videos/DVDs, downloadable simulators, cockpit checklists, and computer-based training courses. Offering more than 100 avionics training products at discount prices, the online catalog provides full product descriptions and customer reviews. Free downloads include factory manuals, articles, and publications.

Rotax standardized training
The official factory-authorized information-education-support web site for ROTAX aircraft engines, www.Rotax-Owner.com, now offers global Rotax training and independent ROTAX maintenance technician programs (iRMT). These new factory programs are designed to establish a global standard for Rotax aircraft engine training resulting in a new class of independent ROTAX maintenance technicians to service ROTAX products worldwide. Each technician will receive a specific rating appropriate to the training that is successfully completed i.e.: service, maintenance, heavy maintenance, overhaul, etc. For more information visit www.Rotax-Owner.com.

Dallas Airmotive new turbine center
Dallas Airmotive plans to open a regional turbine center (RTC) in the Pittsburgh, PA, area by the end of January 2008. The RTC will be situated at Washington County Airport (AFJ), about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh International Airport.

The 5,300-square-foot facility will initially provide hot section inspection services for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A and JT15D engines, fan repairs on JT15D, and power section repair on PT6A. The RTC will also offer field service support for aircraft operating these engine makes as well as the PW300 and PW500. RTC operations will be managed by Jason Chambers, a four-year veteran of Dallas Airmotive.

McKechnie acquires American Turbo
McKechnie Aerospace has acquired American Turbo Systems, the Tucson, AZ-based FAA certified repair station (#GV7R40J) for commercial and military APUs as well as a manufacturer of military ground carts. It will continue to operate as American Turbo Systems, becoming part of McKechnie Aerospace’s subsidiary Hartwell Corp.’s aftermarket support group. Hartwell, a leading latching system and component manufacturer, has been ramping up its traditional and nontraditional commercial aftermarket support activities the last three years.

Maintenance textbook available
Avotek Information Resources (Avotek) announces the publication of “Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Second Edition.” This book is part of Avotek’s AMT series, consisting of four textbooks that cover the FAA curriculum requirements for A&P training. The volume covers the following topics: reciprocating engines, reciprocating engine systems, turbine engines, turbine engine systems, and propeller systems.

Hundreds of illustrations, color photographs, and charts make this an easy-to-understand learning tool for both the novice and the experienced professional. For more information visit www.avotekbooks.com.

Alliant receives STC for flight deck
Avidyne Corp. and S-TEC Corp. have received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA to retrofit the Alliant Integrated Flight Deck into Cessna Conquest II (441) twin-engine turboprop aircraft. The Alliant Integrated Flight Deck package includes dual-redundant Avidyne EXP5000 10.4-inch primary flight displays (PFDs), Avidyne EX500 multi-function display (MFD), the S-TEC IntelliFlight 2100 digital autopilot, Mid-Continent 2-inch standby instruments, and interfaces to most popular traffic, terrain, lightning, radar, and radar altimeter systems. The Conquest II is the third model that combines Avidyne’s Envision series of retrofit integrated flight deck products and S-TEC’s IntelliFlight 2100 Digital Flight Control System, joining Beechcraft’s King Air 90 and 200-series airplanes.

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