KAMENZ, Germany — Last fall, Flight Design, manufacturer of the CT-series of Light-Sport Aircraft, promised to fly its new, four-seater called C4 by the opening of the Aero Friedrichshafen show. On Friday, April 9, the company achieved that goal. The weekend was spent reviewing initial results and preparing to set up at the event that starts April 15. [Read more…]
The third annual California Aviation Day will take place Wednesday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the north steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento. This event provides an opportunity for the public and the industry to come together and celebrate the variety and vitality of aviation in California, according to organizers. [Read more…]
The 58th annual Aircraft Electronic Association International Convention & Trade Show, which took place April 8-11 in Dallas, Texas, attracted 1,897 attendees with more than 350 avionics repair shops and more than 20 countries represented. The attendance figure breaks the event’s previous high mark of 1,873 attendees back in 2005, a year in which the event also took place in Dallas. [Read more…]
Stratus ESG, a 1090 Extended Squitter (ES) all-in-one ADS-B Out solution with certified WAAS GPS, was recently introduced by Appareo.
Priced at $3,490, which includes the transponder, GPS antenna and install kit, the Stratus ESG is a panel-mounted 1090ES transponder with a built-in WAAS GPS. It will provide pilots with a solution to comply with the 2020 ADS-B mandate and seamless integration with their Stratus ADS-B portable receivers and ForeFlight Mobile app, according to Appareo officials. [Read more…]
As more pilots are turning to websites and apps for their pre-flight planning, the FAA is making changes to the way its flight service stations operate.
According to a report at the National Business Aviation Association website, the plan calls for axing little-used services and eliminating redundancies — all aimed at cutting costs and improving efficiency. [Read more…]
L-3 Aviation Products‘ Lynx NGT-9000 MultiLink Surveillance System (MSS) models have received Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization from the FAA. The Lynx NGT-9000 is a touchscreen, dual-mode 1090 and 978 MHz Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) transponder that is capable of displaying ADS-B traffic and weather. [Read more…]