NextGen technology launched in western Colorado

DENVER – The FAA and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have activated new NextGen technology that will help pilots address inclement weather around Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ) in western Colorado.

The technology, known as Wide Area Multilateration (WAM), improves safety and efficiency by allowing air traffic controllers to track aircraft in mountainous areas that are outside radar coverage, FAA officials explain.

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Registration opens for AEA Convention

Featuring more than 75 hours of avionics technical training courses and an exhibit hall with new avionics technologies coming to market in 2013, the 56th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show will convene in Las Vegas, March 25-28, 2013, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center.

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Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck 2.0 debuts

Jeppesen has introduced Jeppesen Mobile FliteDeck version 2.0 for iPad, including the recently introduced iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini.

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Astronics Max-Viz-1500 STC for King Airs expanded

Astronics Corp. recently received an amended Supplemental Type Certificate expanding the number of Beechcraft King Air aircraft that can be equipped with the Astronics Max-Viz-1500 enhanced vision system to include all King Air models equipped with any video-capable multi function display.

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2-inch Glass Standby Display unveiled by Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has introduced a 2- x 5-inch standby display. The MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM) is a self-contained, solid-state instrument that provides attitude, altitude, airspeed and slip information to the pilot during normal operation or in the case of primary instrument failure, company officials said.

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MGL Avionics integrates Sandia Mode-C Transponder

TORRANCE, Calif. — MGL Avionics has integrated the Sandia Aerospace STX 165R Remote Mode-C transponder with the its EFIS systems for Experimental and Light-Sport Aircraft, including the MGL Avionics XTreme EFIS; MGL Avionics Odyssey EFIS; MGL Avionics Voyager EFIS; and MGL Avionics iEFIS Touchscreen EFIS.

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Autopilot approved for WACO

WACO Classic Aircraft has won FAA approval of the S-TEC System 55X autopilot STC for installation in the WACO YMF-F5C and 5D.

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Pilot’s Guide to Avionics free at NBAA

Distribution of the 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association’s Pilot’s Guide to Avionics continues Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Orlando, Fla., during the 65th annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Meeting & Convention. The free Pilot’s Guide will be available from AEA staff at booth No. 2591.

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Burt Rutan’s Boomerang flies with UAV Navigation avionics

OSHKOSH — UAV Navigation reports that Burt Rutan’s Boomerang twin-engine, asymmetric plane has been fitted with an Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) which runs on the company’s AP04OEM2 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)/Inertial Navigation System (INS).

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Video series explaining future air navigation systems released

Duncan Aviation recently released a series of videos explaining Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS). This four-par series briefs pilots and aircraft owners on the evolution of FANS, how FANS operates, certification and upcoming mandates. [Read more...]