OSHKOSH — Aspen Avionics reported on opening day of AirVenture that it has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval of Connected Pilot, the first in the series of the company’s Connected Panel product line that provides a wireless link between certified instrument panel avionics and portable smart devices. FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for Connected Pilot is imminent, company officials said, so with TSO in hand Aspen has begun production and shipment of Connected Pilot units.
Guardian Avionics will launch its newest product, the Aero 454, at this week’s AirVenture in Oshkosh.
The Aero 454 receives data from your airplane’s Garmin GPS units (430, 530, 650, 750, G900, G1000) and re-transmits it simultaneously to as many as three iPad/tablet devices held by pilots or passengers.
Dynon has introduced the SV-ADSB-470 UAT Band Traffic and Weather Receiver for the SkyView system. This remotely mounted receiver module integrates with the SkyView system to provide access to weather and traffic information on top of the detailed navigational information SkyView already provides, company officials said.
Garmin has unveiled the GWX 70, a new solid-state weather radar that brings advanced Doppler-enabled features to general aviation aircraft.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.