Foreflight to use Jeppesen’s IFR charts

Jeppesen and Foreflight are continuing to integrate their products with Jeppesen’s data-driven global enroute IFR charts now available within ForeFlight Mobile app. It gives pilots in business and General Aviation the option to fly anywhere in the world using ForeFlight Mobile with Jeppesen’s enroute map data. ForeFlight customers who have purchased or linked Jeppesen chart coverages can now download Jeppesen’s …

Garmin revamps G500 and G600 flight displays

Garmin has completely revamped its G500 and G600 glass cockpit displays – and added a third model, the G700. The new generation of flight displays carry the TXi suffix, are all touchscreen controlled and are available in two sizes, 10.6in and 7in. The 10.6in unit can operate as a primary flight display (PFD), multi function display (MFD) and as an …

Garmin launches weather radar with threat assessment

Garmin has launched a new weather radar, the GWX 80, that includes automatic atmospheric threat assessment to help reduce pilot workload in the cockpit. It’s intended for business, commercial and military aircraft but we’ve seen Garmin technology make its way through to light aircraft in the past. The Doppler-based GWX 80 has automatic 3D volumetric scanning, predictive wind shear detection, …

France Air Expo 2018, Paris

Name of eventFrance Air Expo Date7 – 9 June 2018 PPR Required?Yes Event website Get tickets Business & General Aviation Show, held annually. in 2018, it will be at Le Bourget Airport, Paris

Project Phoenix launched to restore Panshanger

Three years since Hertfordshire’s historic Panshanger Aerodrome closed its gates, a campaign spearheaded by the local community has won the backing of celebrity aviators, politicians and business leaders determined to see flying resume at the site. Dubbed Project Phoenix, Panshanger Community Airfield’s plan is to restore the aerodrome to flying operations and also to regain its status as a vital …

Blackpool Council buys back Blackpool Airport

Blackpool Council has today completed the purchase of the Blackpool Airport site, bringing the company back into full public ownership for the first time in 13 years. The council, which was previously a 5% shareholder in the airport, has this morning (Wednesday, 13 September) signed a £4.25m deal with previous owners Balfour Beatty to fully take over the operating company …

8.33: what happens after 1 January 2018?

What happens after the 1st of January 2018 if you haven’t managed to change the radio in your aircraft to one that’s compliant with the regulation requiring 8.33kHz frequency spacing? Can you continue to fly, or what? We put the question to the CAA… “Something to note is that carriage of radio is not mandated on all flights,” said Bob …

Hartzell’s new prop for Cessna Cardinal

Aviation companies are beginning to talk about products they intend to debut at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event later this month, and on eof the first is Hartzell Propeller. The US company has received an STC for its two-blade aluminum scimitar propeller to replace the factory standard prop for Cessna 177RG Cardinal and Reims F177RG aircraft powered by IO-360-A1B6(D) …

Electric eFusion aircraft flies above Goodwood

The electric powered eFusion two-seat training aircraft from Hungary’s Magnus Aircraft was on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The e-Fusion is powered by an electrical system from Siemens, which has also brought along its electric Extra 330LE aerobatic aircraft. Siemens UK chief executive Juergen Maier was so enthused he went for a flight in the eFusion and posted …

Shaesta sets off on round-the-world flight

Afghan refugee Shaesta Waiz fled to the USA with her family to escape the brutal 1980s Soviet-Afghan war but now she’s living the American Dream. This week she set off on a solo round-the-world flight, the headline act for an initiative she has created called ‘Dreams Soar’. Shaesta’s flight will be more than 25,000 miles, with 30 stops in 18 …