Garmin introduces GWX 70

Garmin has unveiled the GWX 70, a new solid-state weather radar that brings advanced Doppler-enabled features to general aviation aircraft.

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AirSatOne debuts Flightstream AOC

AirSatOne Optimizes SatCom with Flightstream AOC.

AirSatOne has introduced the Flightstream AOC aviation SatCom Optimizer and Hotspot billing solution.

The portable Flightstream AOC is designed to enhance aircraft SatCom internet systems by giving the user an overall faster experience while at the same time reducing data usage by up to 80%. [Read more...]

Baron Mobile Link updated

Baron Services’s Mobile Link device now provides up to four mobile devices with the ability to simultaneously connect to and receive XM WX graphical weather data. This upgrade is the main feature in the free Firmware 2.2 update, which is available immediately for current subscribers.

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics adds controller

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics announces the addition of Lindsay Koster, CPA, as controller. Koster will be responsible for the company’s financial reporting and management of the accounting department.

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ADS-B’s two-for-one deal

This is the 11th in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots.

Sounds like a sale doesn’t it? Well, not really. Instead, it’s a reference to the FAA’s decision as part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) to use two different “systems” within the ADS-B environment, so everyone on both sides of the aisle would be happy.

This is how it came down: The big boys on top, the transport carriers, have been using the newer Mode S 1090ES (Extended Squitter) transponder system that we discussed last month for some time know. Perfectly understandable since they have all the necessary attributes to work in the proposed ADS-B system environment.

But — don’t you just hate those buts? — the Mode S transponders have some limitations.

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10th anniversary Pilot’s Guide to Avionics to debut at Oshkosh

The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association’s Pilot’s Guide to Avionics debuts July 23-39 in Oshkosh, Wis., during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture. The free Pilot’s Guide is available at the AEA’s AirVenture booth, No. 2035/36, Hangar B.

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iFly GPS upgraded

Adventure Pilot has released its Version 7 Software Update for the iFly GPS. New features include Terrain/Obstructions, an Active Alerting System, Vertical Flight Planning, and more, company officials said.

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Avidyne adds to plug-and-play avionics stack

Avidyne Corp. has introduced the IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system with touch screen user interface, adding to its line of plug-and-play avionics.

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Baker Aviation buys AeroMech

Baker Aviation Maintenance recently purchased AeroMech. As part of the agreement, Baker will now operate at two locations: Meacham International Airport (FTW) in Forth Worth, Texas, and Addison Airport (ADS), in Dallas.

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New engine monitoring system for the iPad unveiled

A year after releasing the first iPad compatible Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS-G mini), Levil Technology has now unveiled engine monitoring capabilities with the introduction of the iLevil for mobile devices.

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