Press Releases

Oshkosh, WI June 24, 2017 – Leading aircraft insurance broker, Aviation Insurance Resources (AIR), announced today the results of the 2nd annual “Get into the AIR” aviation scholarship. AIR received applications from pilots and student pilots from all walks of life, each with remarkable stories. Only one scholarship was slated for 2017, however, two very deserving individuals stood out prompting AIR to reward two scholarships this year.

July 21, 2017 - With six out of ten announcements so far revealed, The Abingdon Co. is on a roll for their biggest year yet. Celebrating its 10 Year Anniversary with a monthly statement promoting new products and advances in the company, The Abingdon Co. will be showcasing never-before-seen products at the 2017 EAA Airventure.

Oshkosh, WI, July 20, 2017 — Send Solutions, the manufacturer of Airtext, a low cost aviation communication text messaging product, has announced the launch customer for its latest new program, Fleetlink - a fleet management and messaging tool. PlaneSense, Inc., manages the world’s largest civilian fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft and a rapidly expanding jet program, serving the United States, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Bermuda and part of Canada. Send Solutions will be demonstrating Airtext and Fleetlink at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from July 24-30.

Wichita, KS — Yingling Aviation’s comprehensively remanufactured light single engine airplane, the  Ascend 172, with a new updated panel and avionics suite featuring Garmin’s recently-announced GFC 500 autopilot, will be on display at the Garmin exhibit during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture 2017, July 24-30 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  The revitalized N172UF sports a new panel with dual, flush-mounted Garmin G5 Electronic Flight Instruments and a new Garmin GFC 500 solid state attitude-based (AHRS-derived) autopilot situated at the bottom of the center stack. It also features Garmin’s GMA 350 audio panel, GTN 650 GPS/NAV/COM, GNC 255A NAV/COM, and GTX 345 ADS-B In/Out Transponder. The updated panel configuration, along with others offered in the Ascend by Yingling, eliminates the need for a vacuum pump.  N172UF will be on display throughout the show.

Springdale, AR July 20, 2017 - TruTrak Flight Systems is pleased to announce that together with EAA, they have completed the STC of the Vizion autopilot system.  The STC was awarded on July 19, 2017.  This is the first autopilot manufactured by TruTrak to be approved for certified aircraft.

SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, JULY 19, 2017 – American Legend Aircraft Company announced the availability of its new Super Legend XP. The enhanced performance version of the company’s Legend Cub incorporates a number of features making the Super Legend XP the most capable newly manufactured Cub available today.

Torrance, CA — On 14 July 2017, Robinson Helicopter Company added the TB17 Lithium-ion battery to its R66 options. TB17 by True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument, offers substantial weight savings, improved starter performance and longer life.

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – Civil Air Patrol will provide assistance at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture fly-in at Wittman Regional Airport Oshkosh, Wisconsin, as part of National Blue Beret from July 17-31.

EarthX, Inc. is proud and excited to announce that Van’s Aircraft is using the EarthX lithium battery in their newest plane offering, in the Rotax 912iS equipped RV-12iS!  After an extensive redesign, this plane will be revealed at the Oshkosh 2017 show!

Roanoke, Texas (July 13, 2017) - (AirVenture Booth C30) announced today that over 30 companies are registered to participate in EAA's week-long Job Fair, being held as part of the famed EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention on July 24-30.