Garmin’s winter series of product webinars

If you’re thinking of upgrading your aircraft’s avionics over the winter, a good place to start the information gathering and planning process is one of Garmin’s aviation webinars being run over the next few weeks. The webinars (seminars on the web) range from Garmin Pilot tips and tricks, cost-effective autopilot upgrades to low-cost avionics solutions. The times quoted are US …

Safran unveils electric motor for hybrid and electric aircraft

French electronics and engine company Safran has revealed its first electric motor for future hybrid and electric aircraft. The ENGINeUS 45 motor has a continuous power of 45kW (60hp) and is on show at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which opened today in Orlando, Florida. It has built-in, dedicated control electronics with an energy efficiency of over 94%, …

France Air Expo, Lyon

Name of eventFrance Air Expo Date13 – 15 June 2019 LocationEUREXPO de Lyon, Lyon, France PPR Required?Yes Event website France Air Expo Lyon, the only General Aviation Exhibition in France, will open its doors from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th of June 2019 at Eurexpo, Lyon-Bron. The event brings together the major players in General and Business Aviation  to show …

Promote GA say cross-party MPs after US fact-finding tour

Much more can be done to promote General Aviation and develop high-tech jobs and skills were the conclusions of a party of MPs who went to the US recently on a fact-finding mission. The trip, organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG GA), also visited the EAA AirVenture event to learn more about the US’s thriving grassroots …

NBAA 2018, Orlando, Florida

Name of eventNBAA 2018 Date16 – 18 October 2018 Location9800 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819, USA PPR Required?No Event website Annual conference and exhibition of the US National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).

Class D airspace approved for Farnborough

The already hugely complicated airspace in the south-east of England will become even more difficult from next summer when a new Class D airspace zone around TAG Farnborough Airport is introduced. In addition, there will be two blocks of Class E airspace with mandatory ‘Transponder Mandatory Zones’ (TMZ) status. This is the airspace change approved by the CAA after a …

Honda announces upgraded HondaJet Elite

Honda Aircraft Company revealed a new upgraded aircraft, the HondaJet Elite, at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) being staged at Geneva Airport, Switzerland. The HondaJet Elite has an extended range of an additional 17% (+396km) and is equipped with a newly developed noise attenuating inlet structure that lines each engine and greatly reduces high frequency noise …

Jeppesen teams with Bad Elf for wireless data transfers

Jeppesen has tied up with Bad Elf, a provider of aviation hardware and software solutions, to create a wireless data transfer system for aircraft owners and operators. “Previously, many aircraft operators needed to update data cards offsite, which often meant working a long distance from their aircraft due to a dependency on traditional landline PC technology,” said Mike Abbott, director, …

Cranfield’s Air Park plans approved

Outline planning permission has been granted for a new Air Park at Cranfield Airport. The Air Park will help Cranfield University, which owns and operates the airport, fulfill its ambition to develop a state-of-the-art airport for private jets and to help maintain the airport for its research. The plans show new aircraft hangars, business aviation terminal, new office space, a …

Biggin Hill tells flying schools to quit

All the flying schools on Biggin Hill Airport have been given six months’ notice to stop flight training at the airport. The shock news came on the same day that the Airport received planning permission for a 56-bedroom hotel on a site adjacent to the location of EFG Flying School and The Lookout Cafe. Anoop Singh Bamrah and Shonu Bamrah, …