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Airforms Offers Replacement Parts for PA31

Airforms Offers Replacement Parts for PA31

Continuing their program of providing replacement parts for popular aircraft models, Airforms, Inc., is offering PA-31 owners new engine baffle kits for the PA31-310, the PA31-325 and the PA31-350. The assemblies include all metal parts required along with new seal material to insure excellent air flow to all parts of the engine. They are also offering new cabin door latches to replace worn or bent door latches.

One of the benefits of installing a new engine baffle kit is that the FAA has accepted the new baffle seals as an Alternative Means of Compliance (AMOC) to terminate the 50-hour seal inspections required by AD93-23-13. Each Kit includes a copy of the AMOC letter from the FAA’s Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office (ACO).

Airforms replacement parts for all type certified aircraft are considerably less expensive than parts purchased from the original manufacturer.  To learn more about Airforms’ Engine Baffle Kits, and their replacement door latches, visit Airforms.biz or call 1(907) 357-8244.


EAA celebrates 30th anniversary of Young Eagles program with EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 activities

EAA celebrates 30th anniversary of Young Eagles program with EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022 activities

Historic youth aviation education program kicked off at Oshkosh in 1992

The EAA Young Eagles program, the largest youth aviation program ever created, will celebrate its 30th anniversary during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, the event where the program began in 1992. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The AirVenture activities include flights, forums, and recognition throughout the week, which will kick off a full year of 30th anniversary commemorations. Special focus on Young Eagles will take place on Thursday, July 28.

“Over the past three decades, more than 50,000 volunteer EAA-member pilots have flown nearly 2.3 million young people, with thousands of those Young Eagles inspired to pursue their own aviation dreams and careers,” said David Leiting, EAA’s Eagles Programs Manager. “At Oshkosh this year, we want to recognize those volunteers, build on the program’s successes, encourage new pilots to get involved, and celebrate the lives that have been influenced by the Young Eagles program.”

Among the activities scheduled for July 28 are:

·         Young Eagles flights in the Ford Tri-Motor and Bell 47 helicopter with young people chosen through local EAA chapters

·         An 1:30 p.m. group photo on Boeing Plaza that day, open to all previous Young Eagles, Young Eagles pilots, and volunteers

·         A ceremonial 30th anniversary Young Eagles flight prior to the afternoon air show, recognizing the impact of the program on the aviation community

·         An evening program at EAA’s Theater in the Woods, featuring noteworthy Young Eagles, scholarship recipients, and other special guests

Throughout the week, the goal is to fly at least 30 Young Eagles during AirVenture. Additional flights will take place in EAA’s powered parachute in the Fun Fly Zone. An expanded Young Eagles presence on the grounds all week will include a pavilion adjacent to the Learn to Fly Center and prop cards available for any airplane at Oshkosh that has been used to fly Young Eagles. Additional activities will be announced as they are confirmed.

After the Young Eagles program’s introduction at a Washington, D.C., news conference in May 1992, the first flights took place on July 31, 1992, during that year’s EAA Fly-In Convention. The initial flights were piloted by EAA president Tom Poberezny and Young Eagles’ first chairman, pilot and Academy Award-winning actor Cliff Robertson. To learn more about the Young Eagles program, visit www.YoungEagles.org.

Continental Aerospace Technologies™ Receives EASA Approval to Extend the CD-300 Time Between Replacement

Continental Aerospace Technologies™ Receives EASA Approval to Extend the CD-300 Time Between Replacement

Continental®, a subsidiary of Continental Aerospace Technologies Holding Limited (HKEX: 232.HK), announced today that the Time Between Replacement (TBR) for the CD-300 has been extended to 2,000 hours. The powerful 300hp Jet-A piston engine was announced on an airframe application in 2019 with an initial TBR of 1,200 hours or 12 years and a commitment to increase the TBR hours. The Continental® team worked in concert with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and is proud to fulfill this product enhancement commitment for our customers and partners.

Since the heavy-fuel CD-300 engine was launched, Continental® has worked diligently to achieve this product life extension. Continental’s engineering team invested countless hours strenuously testing the largest Jet-A engine, verifying its reliability and endurance while ensuring that all components meet the highest quality standards.

Along with the TBR extension, Continental® examined additional ways to increase the value of this fuel-efficient engine that burns 34.9 liters per hour which equates to 9.2 gallons per hour in an economy cruise setting. After a thorough review of the engine components, the gearbox replacement will also change from being replaced every 600 hours to ‘on condition’. Operators must perform routine oil changes, but these enhancements will reduce overall engine maintenance costs and provide more uptime for pilots.

“Continental is working continuously to improve the quality and robustness of our engines and parts,” said Dr. David Dörner, Vice President of Global Research and Development. “These product improvements are a testament to Continental’s commitment to advancing general aviation engine technology and customer value. With 9 million flight hours accumulated on our Jet-A engines, we believe that the Jet-A engine is a viable powerplant option for today’s operators and the more sustainable future of GA.”


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