A pair of avionics companies have gotten together to offer pilots new options for adding moving maps, weather data, and ADS-B to their cockpits. Adventure Pilot and SkyGuardTWX have bundled the new iFly 720 GPS with the Vision-Pro ADS-B.
Midway Through The Air Show Season, Sequestration Remains The Main Topic For Discussion
As the North American air show community approaches the halfway point of the 2013 air show season, sequestration continues to be the main topic of conversation within the industry. Within the last several days, three different shows have made sequestration-related announcements about their 2013 events.
Does Not Require Connection To Existing Pitot-Static System
A new Probe-Based Angle-of-Attack System, based on our popular and proven AOA System with over two thousand installations, has been introduced by Advanced Flight Systems. The new instrument adds still another option for those wanting the added safety of an Advanced Flight AOA.
Enhanced Vision System II/Head-Up Display II Provide Operational Credit
The FAA has certified Gulfstream's Enhanced Vision System (EVS) II and Head-Up Display (HUD) II for the new G280 business jet. The systems allow pilots to see terrain, runways, taxiways and possible obstructions in low-visibility conditions. The FAA certification means the enhanced flight vision system, which has been integrated with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics and HUD II, provides operational credit.
Company Says Conversion From A Cruiser To A Motorglider Takes Ten Minutes
Pipistrel is releasing the first of the new Pipistrel Sinus FLEX aircraft to the U.S. market this week at AirVenture. Based on the standard Pipistrel Sinus aircraft with a 50-foot wingspan the Sinus FLEX has the ability to remove the outer wingtips and fit smaller wingtips to configure the aircraft the same as the 40 foot Virus aircraft. The option essentially gives you to aircraft in one.
Europe, Canada, Brazil Approve Software Enhancements For GTN 750
Garmin has received several new international validations including approval in Europe for the King Air 300/350 G1000 upgrade as well as the more recent software enhancements for the GTN 750 and 650 series in Europe, Canada, and Brazil.
Will Complete The Term Of Chuck Freeland, Who Passed Away
In accordance with the Aircraft Electronics Association’s bylaws, Gary Harpster, AEA chairman of the board, recently appointed Kim Stephenson of L-3 Aviation Products as the international secretary of the board. Stephenson will complete the unexpired term of Chuck Freeland, who passed away in June following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Jetcraft Corporation Introduces HUD Vision Access Based On Kollsman Technology
A new HUD system has been made available for installation on Bombardier's Challenger 604 airplanes. Last month, Kollsman announced that the FAA had awarded a "lower landing credit" approved supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Kollsman enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) for the CL604.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will not be attending Oshkosh this year. And while he had a previous family engagement made months in advance, it is at the very least unfortunate timing given the ultimatum handed to EAA over air traffic control services for the show.
Sonex Aircraft, LLC announced today that Kit Reservation Deposits are now being accepted for the SubSonex Personal Jet. A $10,000 refundable deposit will allow SubSonex customers to receive position numbers for the first kit deliveries, anticipated to commence mid-year, 2014. Sonex also announced that an introductory price of $125,000 will be guaranteed for the first ten Kit Reservation Deposit holders.
Free commemorative shirts, guest appearances from top pilots and legendary aircraft are all part of The Mooney Aviation Company’s AirVenture line-up as it celebrates th 60th anniversary of when Mooney began to manufacture its legendary M20 fleet of fast, safe, and efficient airplanes.
Letter Sent To Customers, Vendors, Business Partners By CEO Peter Maurer
Diamond (Canada) CEO Peter Maurer has sent a letter to the company's customers, vendors, and business partners to say there are positive developments to report, but "it isn’t quite smooth sailing" following layoffs that occurred in February.
Updated Version Allows Overlays On Moving Map Page
Garmin has released an updated version of the Garmin Pilot app for the iPad and iPhone that incorporates the display of both terrain and obstacles on Garmin’s dynamic navigation maps, VFR Sectionals, IFR high and low en-route charts. The terrain and obstacle overlays also include visual alerting of potential hazards and projected impact points.
"We have maintained our piston aircraft operations in London, Ontario, while making significant reductions to expenses. Unfortunately this also means that some traditional activities, including a factory presence at EAA AirVenture 2013, have been curtailed." Source: Letter from Diamond Canada CEO Peter Maurer.