Jeppesen has reached an agreement to provide its Airport Mapping Database to Universal Avionics‘ new InSight Display System, providing the general aviation market with airport diagrams and other information to enhance operational efficiency. Jeppesen will provide Airport Mapping Database information, digital charts, NavData navigation information and cultural data services for the InSight Display System. [Read more…]
FreeFlight Systems has introduced its Model 1201C SBAS/GNSS sensor. As an ADS-B rule-compliant position source, the 1201C SBAS/GNSS sensor meets the performance requirements of GPS certification, according to company officials.
The 1201C has been designed to replace the 1201, the first SBAS/GNSS sensor to receive FAA TSO authorization. [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…]
Trig Avionics has introduced the latest additions to its line of radios: The TY96A and TY97A.
Both are slimline 760 channel VHF radios with 25kHz spacing. They include the same pilot friendly features as the TY96 and TY97 and are designed for pilots flying outside 8.33kHz mandated airspace, according to company officials. [Read more…]
Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA), the 2017-2018 edition of the Pilot’s Guide to Avionics will be unveiled at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh at AEA’s booth in Hangar B.
By Clifton Stroud, FAA NextGen Outreach and Reporting
Adrian Eichhorn is passionate about aviation. When he isn’t flying as a first officer with JetBlue based out of Boston, he’s flying his 1962 P35 Beechcraft V-Tail Bonanza based at Manassas Regional Airport, close to his home in Northern Virginia.
Eichhorn bought the Bonanza in 1988 and has completely rebuilt it over the years, doing most of the work himself. The effort included a completely rebuilt engine, a specially modified large cargo door, and a custom-designed avionics panel with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and In.
He is a huge believer in the numerous safety benefits of ADS-B Out and In. [Read more…]