As of Sept, 1, 2017, rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment is now on board more than 40,000 aircraft flying in the United States.
The FAA estimates that 100,000 to 160,000 general aviation aircraft will need to be equipped with ADS-B Out before the Jan. 1, 2020, mandate. The FAA is also offering a $500 rebate to offset an owner’s cost on an eligible aircraft until midnight Sept. 18, 2017. [Read more…]
FARGO, North Dakota — Appareo has added to its Stratus family of cost-effective, easily-installed certified avionics for general aviation.
Just like Stratus ESG, the company’s flagship transponder, the new Stratus ES is a certified 1090 Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out transponder designed with the common 1.65” form factor to easily replace existing transponders.
While Stratus ESG includes built-in WAAS GPS for all-in-one-box 2020 compliance, Stratus ES was designed without GPS to provide affordable ADS-B Out to aircraft that are already equipped with WAAS GPS. [Read more…]
LEE’S SUMMIT, MISSOURI — The Aircraft Electronics Association‘s second-quarter 2017 Avionics Market Report shows that worldwide general aviation avionics sales topped $1.14 billion in the first six months of 2017.
The represented a 2.7% increase in year-over-year sales compared to the first six months of 2016 amount of $1.11 billion, AEA officials note.
Sales during the second-quarter months of April, May and June in 2017 were $578,793,718.45, a 5.4% increase compared to the 2016 second-quarter sales of $549,161,254.23. [Read more…]
uAvionix Corporation has introduced SkyBeacon, which the company claims is the world’s first zero-install ADS-B Out solution meeting the FAA’s 2020 ADS-B mandate.
SkyBeacon combines the LED navigation light technology with an ultra-compact Universal Access Transceiver ADS-B Out solution. With this solution, installation of ADS-B is as simple as changing a lightbulb, according to company officials. [Read more…]
On opening day of EAA AirVenture 2017, Dynon unveiled its Dynon Certified line of products.
“For years, pilots of certified aircraft have been forced to choose between maintaining their outdated, legacy instrumentation or upgrading their panel with expensive, piecemeal avionics upgrades,” company officials said in a prepared release. “That changes now: The upcoming certification of Dynon’s flagship SkyView HDX system represents a breakthrough in the availability of affordable retrofit avionics solutions for type certificated aircraft.” [Read more…]
SOUTH SAINT PAUL, Minnesota – Wipaire is doubling the FAA’s $500 ADS-B rebate for GA aircraft owners.
Wipaire’s additional $500 rebate, which can be paired with the FAA program for a total of $1,000, is available to U.S.-registered single-engine piston fixed-wing manned airplanes registered before Jan. 1, 2016. [Read more…]