Garmin (NYSE: GRMN), announces it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certification (STC) for the GFC™ 600 autopilot in the King Air 200 series of aircraft. The GFC 600 digital autopilot is designed for high-performance piston single- and twin-engine aircraft. It also provides an advanced autopilot solution for both jet and turbine aircraft that have a wide range of speed and performance characteristics.
Duncan Aviation announces that Phil Suglia is the new vice president of Modifications and Completions at the company’s full-service facility in Provo, UT. In this new role, Suglia will be responsible for the Interior, Avionics Install, and Avionics line teams in Provo, in addition to serving on the company’s senior management team. Suglia was previously located at Duncan Aviation’s facility in Battle Creek, MI, where he was responsible for Duncan Aviation regional managers located throughout the world.
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Satcom Direct, a business-aviation solutions provider, completes installation of the first Plane Simple® Ka-band antenna on a business jet. Equipped on the company’s SD Gulfstream G550, the prototype terminal, consisting of only two line-replaceable units (LRUs) — the tail-mount antenna and SD Modem Unit — is testing the advanced technology hardware’s compatibility with Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX inflight broadband service, powered by its Global Xpress constellation.
The Av8 Group adds a second CMMS (coordinate measuring machine system) to its manufacturing process of PMA parts, providing a more efficient measure of larger parts and increasing the efficiency and value of the company’s landing-gear overhaul process. Located in Houston, TX, Av8 Group, an FAA and EASA Authorized Repair Station and FAA PMA authority, specializes in the overhaul and repair of corporate aircraft landing-gear assemblies and components.