Garmin celebrates 10th anniversary of G1000

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Garmin is celebrating  the 10th anniversary of delivering the G1000 Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) to customers.

The first announcement of the G1000 IFD was in March 2003, when Cessna announced the selection of G1000 for the Citation Mustang, which was in development at the time. Additional announcements by a variety of aircraft manufacturers followed and the first customer deliveries of the G1000 IFD began in June 2004, by both Cessna and Diamond Aircraft in their single-engine product lines.

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FreeFlight Oshkosh drawing includes ADS-B transceiver

FreeFlight Systems has launched the “Wrangle A RANGR” promotion for U.S.-registered aircraft owners, offering a grand prize of RANGR FDL-978-XVR ADS-B Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) at no charge, a $3,000 installation credit, and an iPad Mini. The drawing also includes a second prize of a $399 iPad Mini or a third prize of a $249 Pebble Steele watch.

Aircraft owners can view promotion details and enter to participate in the drawing to be held on Aug. 1 at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., at WinaRangr.com. Participants do not have to be present at the drawing to win.

Approved for installation in most general aviation aircraft, the RANGR FDL-978-XVR provides full ADS-B Out rule compliance using existing Mode A/C or Mode S transponders. The system also receives ADS-B In FIS-B graphical weather, TIS-B traffic and other data for display on Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) supporting the industry-standard Capstone Protocol.

Traffic data can be shown on Garmin GNS 400/500 series units and any display that complies with the ARINC 735B standard for Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI).

The WiFi module also supports weather and traffic display on an Apple iPad.

“Our “Wrangle A RANGR” promotion adds a fun, exciting and rewarding approach to equipping your aircraft for ADS-B,” said Tim Taylor, president and CEO of FreeFlight Systems. “It’s a great way for U.S. aircraft owners to learn more about their equipage options and maybe even take a giant step toward getting all of the benefits of NextGen as soon as possible.”

Founded in 2001 and based in Texas, FreeFlight Systems pioneered the first certified aviation WAAS GPS receiver and the first rule-compliant UAT ADS-B system.

For more information: FreeFlightSystems.com

Cincinnati Avionics simplifies ADS-B

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Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast doesn’t roll off the tongue, and neither does ADS-B. But when it comes to what this system means for you and your aircraft, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

CincinnatiADSBCincinnati Avionics wants to make the decision easier, so it has compiled information on ADS-B to answer all the questions you may have that you can access at CincinnatiAvionics.com/ADSB.

When it comes time to update your panel to accommodate ADS-B, you can view available ADS-B avionics along with a description of the capabilities of each piece of equipment.

“Our experience developing and enhancing Stratus put us in the forefront early on of ADS-B experts,” said Cincinnati Avionics President Chuck Gallagher. “We have smoothed the transition to ADS-B for dozens of aircraft owners. We’re patient; we’re thorough; we will do it right the first time.”

Aircraft owners have until 2020 to update their panels, but it makes sense to start the process now at Cincinnati Avionics, company officials said.

Free consultations are available – talk one-on-one with a fellow pilot – by calling 513-735-9595 or emailing Avionics@Sportys.com.

Max-Viz 1500 Enhanced Vision approved for Pilatus PC-12s

The FAA recently issued a Supplemental Type Certificate to allow installation of Astronics Corporation’s Max-Viz 1500 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on single-engine Pilatus PC-12 aircraft equipped with video-capable Multi Function Displays.

Astronics Corp. manufactures the Astronics Max-Viz 1500 Enhanced Vision System, which allows pilots to see more clearly at night and up to eight to 10 times farther than the unaided human eye in many obscured visibility conditions.

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First-quarter avionics report released

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Aircraft Electronics Association released its first-quarter 2014 Avionics Market Report, which shows that in the first three months of the year, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to more than $651 million.

That amount shows an 11.2% increase in sales compared to the first-quarter 2013 amount of more than $586 million.

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