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-- Owners of the XGPS150 can trade it in for $50 after purchasing new XGPS170 GPS +ADS-B Weather and Traffic Receiver --

Palm Springs, CA. (October 9, 2012)Dual Electronics today announced a trade-in program for current owners of the XGPS150 and the XGPS150A Universal Bluetooth GPS Receivers, who want to step up to the new XGPS170 GPS + ADS-B Weather & Traffic Receiver. Under the terms of this trade-in program, consumers, who send back their XGPS150/XGPS150A products along with a proof of purchase of a new XGPS170 will receive a $50 trade-in check from Dual Electronics. Detailed rules and a trade-in form are available on

The XGPS170 features the same high-accuracy WAAS GPS as the XGPS150/150A, and adds an ADS-B receiver for weather and traffic data. The XGPS170 works with a growing number of electronic flight bag (EFB) apps on iPad and Android tablets, and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to two tablets simultaneously, leaving both tablets free to connect to other WiFi devices.

“Since we announced the XGPS170, our current customers have expressed high interest in the new model and this trade-in program will make it easier for them to step up,” said Greg Lukins, Vice President, Business Development, Dual Electronics. “The new XGPS170 offers the same quality performance, ease of use and convenience that pilots have come to appreciate about the XGPS150, making it an ideal upgrade for those who want to add weather and traffic reception,” added Lukins.

The new XGPS170 will be available to consumers in early November, and it will retail at $799.


About Dual

Dual Electronics Corporation, a subsidiary of the Namsung Corporation, is based in Heathrow, FL. Dual offers a wide selection of mobile electronics, marine electronics, home audio loudspeakers and portable GPS products. For further information visit

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks, whether claimed or registered, are the exclusive property of their respective owners.



American Airlines’ 737 to depart, arrive at AirVenture grounds as part of ‘Salute to Veterans’
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (June 26, 2012) — EAA, American Airlines, and Old Glory Honor Flight, Inc., have joined together once again to give World War II veterans the opportunity to visit the powerful memorials dedicated in their honor with an Old Glory Honor Flight departing from EAA AirVenture 2012 on Friday, July 27.

The 60th annual edition of “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will take place July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The Old Glory Honor Flight is just one of the endless attractions, activities and forums as part of “Salute to Veterans Day,” presented by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, on July 27.

On the morning of Friday, July 27, the special American Airlines yellow-ribbon 737 aircraft, “Flagship Liberty,” will fly approximately 80 World War II veterans from the AirVenture grounds to Washington, D.C. After a reception greeting them at Reagan National Airport, the veterans will be taken on a day-long tour of memorials honoring the sacrifices they made preserving freedom, including the World War II Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.

“All of us at American Airlines are excited to be a part of this year’s EAA AirVenture, and especially to have the opportunity to fly some of our nation’s greatest treasures – World War II veterans – to see their memorial in Washington, D.C.,” said Captain Jim Palmersheim, Director of Veterans Military Programs for American Airlines. “American has a long history of supporting our troops, veterans, and their families. It is an honor to serve the members of ‘The Greatest Generation’ who have given so much for this country.”

The Old Glory Honor Flight veterans will return to AirVenture on Friday for a scheduled arrival shortly after 6 p.m., when they will be greeted by thousands of AirVenture attendees on Phillips 66 Plaza and receive a welcome home reception that many did not receive more than 60 years ago. "We at Old Glory Honor Flight live by the motto that it is never too late to say 'thank you,' and we are honored to be conducting our third annual AirVenture Honor Flight in partnership with EAA and American Airlines," said Drew MacDonald, President of Old Glory Honor Flight, Inc. “It is truly a unique and spectacular way of showing our admiration, respect and gratitude for America's military veterans."

The Old Glory Honor Flight, the Northeast Wisconsin hub of the Honor Flight Network, recognizes World War II veterans for sacrifices and achievements by providing a memorable, safe, and rewarding tour of Washington, D.C., memorials at no cost. Additional information on the Old Glory Honor Flight is available at

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit Immediate news is available at

Sierra Industries receives Mexican government DGAC approval for aircraft inspections, service and modifications

UVALDE, TX – April 20, 2012 – Joining a select group of approved aircraft service centers in the United States, Sierra Industries has been certified by the Mexican government aviation agency to service Mexican-registered aircraft. The Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC) presented certificate no. CO-038/12 to Sierra Industries representatives on April 4, permitting the company to inspect, repair and modify a wide variety of aircraft from piston singles to cabin-class business jets.

In May, the Mexican government is expected to issue a ruling restricting maintenance services for Mexican-registered aircraft to facilities located within Mexico, with the exception of a limited number of DGAC-certified facilities outside the country’s borders. Located some 50 miles from the Mexico-Texas border and less than 250 miles from Monterrey, Sierra’s Uvalde facility is ideally positioned to allow convenient access to Mexican-based aircraft.

Enjoying nearly 30 years of aircraft service and modification experience, Sierra Industries’ location at Uvalde’s Garner Field Airport offers true “one-stop shop” capabilities including PMA parts manufacturing. in-house avionics support and on-field paint and interior specialists. Numerous Sierra employees are bilingual in Spanish and English, helping to facilitate communications with south-of-the-border aircraft owners and operators.

A number of Mexican-registered aircraft already enjoy one or more of Sierra’s well-known Citation performance modifications, such as FJ44 re-engining and Eagle/Longwing airframe upgrades. The DGAC certification ensures that those owners can continue to utilize Sierra’s expert service for their upgraded aircraft and new modification clients can count on after-the-sale support without undue regulatory restrictions.

For more information, please contact me at your convenience.

   Jim Gerrish
   Manager of Creative Marketing
   Sierra Industries, Ltd.
   830-278-4481 ext. 226

Sensenich Celebrates 80 years - with 80% off

Sensenich Celebrates 80 years – with 80% off

Sensenich Celebrates 80 Years in business with 80% off

Sensenich Propeller will be celebrating 80 years in business at the Airventure Oshkosh 2012 fly-in this year, by giving one of its next 80 customers an 80% discount on his or her new prop.

"I hate gimmicks," says company President Don Rowell, "but hey, this is a birthday celebration; and who wouldn't want 80% off?"

To be eligible, a private customer (not an airframe manufacturer or OEM) must be one of the first 80 to buy and pay for a Sensenich prop between the close of Sun 'n Fun and the opening of Oshkosh. Any new or rebuilt Sensenich prop purchased from the factory -- wood, metal, or composite -- is eligible. The winner will be drawn at Sensenich's Press Conference at Airventure (date to be confirmed soon, and will be seen in the official show schedule); the winner need not be present to win.

Sensenich has manufactured props for the industry since 1932, and its lineup now encompasses propellers for airboats and UAVs, along with traditional aviation, in classic wood, metal, and industry-leading ground-adjustable composite props in two- or three-blade configurations, for engines including many experimental powerplants, plus Rotax, Jabiru, Continental, and Lycoming engines up to 320 cubic inches -- with more on the way.

What does Sensenich plan for its 90th celebration? Rowell says, "We'll have to wait and see."


Press Release - Michael Donahoe Joins JetBrokers, Inc.

Chesterfield, Missouri - JetBrokers, Inc. is extremely pleased to announce that it has created a dedicated Market Research Analysis Program to its Professional Brokerage Service. This new program is headed by Mr. Michael Donahoe, Jr, Research Director. Michael’s duties at JetBrokers include the development and reporting of accurate business aviation market research, as well as the collation of time-critical market information that is relevant to both buying and selling JetBrokers clients. Michael is based in our Manhattan, New York office.

Michael’s notable business aviation career started in 2001in Scottsdale, Arizona by learning the aircraft brokerage and aircraft research business from the bottom-up. In 2009 he spearheaded the promotion and development of an Anti-Terrorism Aerial Surveillance System centered on the use of the venerable Beechcraft King Air as the delivery platform.

Now Michael is bringing a plethora of business aircraft brokerage experience to JetBrokers having previously excelled in aircraft sales, advertising, positioning, management, contracts, evaluations, presentations, demonstrations, parts distribution, aircraft maintenance management, trade-show promotion, static display, test and demonstration flight administration, log book auditing, market trending analysis, business development and aircraft transaction closings. “Michael is a valuable addition to our company” says Tom Crowell, Jr, the President of JetBrokers, Inc.

Since the company was founded in 1993, JetBrokers has grown into one of the largest independent, professional Aircraft Brokerage Firms in the United States. JetBrokers is staffed with industry professionals that together bring well over 300 years of cumulative aircraft selling experience. Past and present clients include Fortune 500/200/100 companies, to individual business men, and women. Many clients are based outside of the United States. JetBrokers has sales offices in St. Louis, Chicago, Austin, Detroit, New York, Farnborough, Geneva and Berlin. Over the past near-two decades JetBrokers has successfully closed more than 600 turbine, jet aircraft and helicopter transactions; in total a combined value of more than $1 Billion U.S. Dollars. Twelve full-time aircraft brokers now staff our eight regional offices.

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