The United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship recently approved the avionics technician apprenticeship program created by the Aircraft Electronics Association.[Read more…]
So you have ADS-B installed in time for the mandate that took effect Jan. 1, 2020, requiring ADS-B Out in certain controlled airspace. But are you sure it’s working properly?
The mandate requires aircraft owners to use equipment meeting the requirements of FAR Part 91.225 and 91.227 when flying in what the FAA is calling “rule airspace.”[Read more…]
The Aircraft Electronics Association will award more than 20 scholarships totaling more than $100,000 for the 2020-21 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as students from AEA member companies.
Numerous scholarships are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each. Scholarship applications are available online. Deadline to submit an application is April 1, 2020.
Since its inception, the AEA scholarship program has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships.
FreeFlight Systems’ new RAD-45 radar altimeter display has been certified and is now available for installation.
“The RAD-45 provides critical inflight information to the pilot, which is especially important when there are no visual cues to the landscape surrounding the airport or the flight path,” company officials said.[Read more…]
With the ADS-B Out mandate going into effect Jan. 1, 2020, aircraft owners are encouraged to test their equipment to ensure it is in compliance.
That’s because if you upgraded to ADS-B prior to 2015, it’s likely the transponders were manufactured to the DO-260/260A standard, which was an earlier requirement for flying in Australia and other parts of the world.
However, the version the FAA adopted for the flying in United States airspace is DO-260B.[Read more…]
Garmin has received FAA STC approval — as well as European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) validation — for the GTX 335D and GTX 345D.
These diversity transponders provide ADS-B Out coverage and visibility, while operating throughout the global airspace system.
GTX 335D offers ADS-B Out, while the GTX 345D provides ADS-B Out, as well as dual-link ADS-B In traffic and weather for display on compatible avionics and mobile devices.[Read more…]
Total number of all aircraft equipped before the Jan. 1, 2020, mandate requiring ADS-B Out in certain airspace is 111,400, according to the agency.[Read more…]
What happens to pilots flying without ADS-B after the Jan. 1, 2020, mandate takes effect?
You can find out during a free webinar Dec. 10, 2019, that will be live-streamed from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association headquarters at 6 p.m. Eastern time.[Read more…]
“BendixKing is quickly returning to the general aviation leadership position it held in the past with its dynamic products and programs, and we’re excited now to be a part of that growth,” said Eric Papon, Air Plains avionics service manager. “We already have a customer signed up for an AeroVue installation, so we know our relationship with BendixKing is going to be popular with our customers.”[Read more…]
Avionics sales topped $2.2 billion in first nine months of 2019, a 14.3% increase from the same time a year ago.
During the third-quarter months of July, August, and September, sales increased 14.9% compared to the same time frame a year ago, according to the latest Avionics Market Report from the Aircraft Electronics Association.
“The business and general aviation avionics industry has now seen an increase in year-over-year sales for 11 consecutive quarters,” said AEA President and CEO Mike Adamson.[Read more…]