LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — In July, August and September, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to $614,406,537.56 according to the most recent Avionics Market Report released by the Aircraft Electronics Association. For the first nine months of the year, sales total $1,918,282,585.36.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — An FAA-sponsored “call to action” summit to encourage the aviation industry to equip to meet the Jan. 1, 2020, deadline for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) brought general aviation advocates out in force, with one message: The costs outweigh the benefits for GA pilots.
Results from an online survey indicate that general aviation pilots value ADS-B In traffic and weather services as a tool to increase situational awareness, decision-making capability, and general safety of flight.
According to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1,407 pilots responded to the survey, including many readers of General Aviation News. [Read more…]
Garmin has introduced the GDL 84 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) datalink, which is the latest addition to Garmin’s lineup of certified ADS-B solutions.
The GDL 84 provides an all-inclusive, minimally intrusive solution for aircraft owners looking to satisfy the requirements of NextGen, while providing the benefits offered by ADS-B In without the need to significantly modify the panel of the aircraft or the need for a multifunction display, according to Garmin officials.
MYGOFLIGHT, maker of iPad and tablet gear for pilots, will showcase a working prototype of a Heads Up Display (HUD) for aviation at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention Oct. 21-23 in Orlando.
Efforts are underway to have the first production article in early 2015, according to company officials.
Garmin and Jeppesen have introduced the RNP AR NavData Service, a new tool for pilots utilizing Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures. The new service automates time-consuming data validation processes that are required for RNP AR flights, according to company officials.
Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display system, has received FAA certification for its Evolution VFR PFD, a glass panel display designed specifically for pilots flying in the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) environment. Deliveries begin this month.