Ballistic Recovery Systems, Inc. announced Wednesday at
AirVenture 2004 that it has received certification from the FAA on
a parachute system for the Cessna 182 aircraft, model years 1964 to
the present. In addition, the European Aviation Safety Agency
(EASA) also recently approved the BRS system for the Cessna 172,
further expanding the system's global reach in the aviation
In 1998, Cirrus Design Corporation certified the SR20. The
sleek, all-composite airframe was then, and remains, the only
FAA-certified aircraft to offer a parachute as standard equipment.
In 1999, the first full year of production, 11 aircraft were
By ANN Correspondent Kevin O'Brien
Another OEM customer Tuesday announced the Garmin G1000
integrated flight system will now be standard equipment on Bonanzas
and Barons starting next year. In a press conference attended by
both reporters and members of the American Bonanza Society,
Beechcraft committed totally to the Garmin glass panel.
Avidyne has announced that XM WX Satellite Weather service will
be available to operators of FlightMax EX500 Multifunction Display
(MFD) systems. In addition, Avidyne announced an attractive
limited-time upgrade program for EX500 owners to add XM WX.
233 Kts, FL230, 26 Minutes From Brake Release...
Wow! Part Three
The real estate along the ledge that borders the bottom side of
the length of the panel is used well. Starting at the left
hand side, a series of rocker switches (starting with Master/mags
and so forth) extends nearly all the way to the center
stack… where a VERY nicely designed trim indicator gives you
position data for each trim configuration… just the thing to
have when having to quickly reconfigure a bird in expectation of
Garmin has introduced the GNS 480 at Oshkosh, this
year. This marks the company’s latest addition to its
popular line of integrated panel-mount avionics. The GNS 480 will
be positioned between the GNS 430 and GNS 530.
Cirrus is bragging... again -- and for good reason. For the past
year, Cirrus Design Corporation has experienced record sales. In
fact, the company has logged a full 12 month cycle of sales
exceeding 40 new aircraft sales per month - some months exceeded 60
and 70 new aircraft sales. This week, Cirrus announced the sale of
their 350th new aircraft for the calendar year 2004.