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“For years, pilots of certified aircraft have been forced to choose between maintaining their outdated, legacy instrumentation or upgrading their panel with expensive, piecemeal avionics upgrades,” company officials said in a prepared release.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…]
With the FAA mandate for ADS-B Out fast approaching — required Jan. 1, 2020, in most airspace where a transponder is required today — aircraft owners need to understand the options.
That’s why the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has on its website an ADS-B selection tool, which will help aircraft owners determine the best solutions for your aircraft and where you fly.
AVweb is reporting that the FAA has published its final Airworthiness Directive for certain NavWorx ADS-B devices. The final AD requires owners to remove, disable or modify the ADS–B unit.
The FAA said the unsafe condition in the units “relates to the potential for the NavWorx unit to incorrectly report its own position to other aircraft and to ATC, by 0.2 nautical miles (NM) or more, without providing an alert.” The units “mislead ATC and nearby aircraft by broadcasting a SIL [Source Integrity Level] of 3 that they have not been shown to meet.” The AD “addresses that potential unsafe condition,” according to FAA officials.
Read the full AVweb report here.
The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its first-quarter 2017 Avionics Market Report, which shows that in the first three months of the year, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to more than $566 million.
The figure represented a 0.01% increase in sales compared to the first quarter of 2016, according to AEA officials. [Read more…]
The FAA wants you to know these 10 things about ADS-B: [Read more…]
By CLIFTON STROUD, FAA
Tens of thousands of general aviation pilots are already enjoying added safety benefits, enhanced situational awareness and more peace of mind from Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) long before the 2020 deadline to equip.
To encourage more aircraft owners to equip soon and avoid long waits for installation at repair shops as the deadline nears, the FAA is offering — for a limited time — a $500 rebate for completed ADS-B installations in fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft. [Read more…]