Avionics

Budget IFR Upgrades: Used Garmin 430W Wins »

But put a sharp pencil on new equipment first. Expect sizable cost overruns to replace supporting accessories and for adding ADS-B equipment. More

Flying The TBM 930 »

Daher's new TBM 930 is equipped with the Garmin G3000, the latest glass panel technology that also includes the most sophisticated electronic stability protection package we've seen. In this AVweb video, Paul Bertorelli checks it out with Daher's Nic Chabbert. More

Enhanced Flight Vision System Rules Delayed »

The FAA has pushed back by a week the effective date of new rules allowing increased use of enhanced flight vision systems (EFVS) during takeoff and landing. More

FAA Clarifies ADS-B Mandate For Non-Electrical Aircraft »

The FAA has clarified the upcoming ADS-B Out rules regarding aircraft without electrical systems, elaborating on the current FARs regarding transponders. The ADS-B rule, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020, to mandate position-reporting equipment in airspace where transponders are now required, will not apply to “aircraft originally certificated without an electrical system but which have subsequently had batteries or electric starters installed." More

2020 Avionics Intros New ADS B »

Although the ADS-B market is choked with options, 2020 Avionics is showing off a new portable unit at the Sport Aviation Expo at Sebring this week. AVweb talked to Steve Cagle about the product. More

EAA, Dynon Expand STC Program For GA Aircraft »

Four more aircraft makes are now approved for the EAA/Dynon avionics Supplemental Type Certificate program. Owners of some Beechcraft, Grumman, Maule and Mooney models can now purchase the STC and install the two Dynon electronic flight information systems, EAA announced this week. More

Podcast: EAA On New PMA Process »

EAA and the FAA are building on the STC awarded to EAA allowing installation of experimental Dynon avionics in certified aircraft. EAA's Sean Elliott spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles on a Jan. 17 meeting that could set the course for more affordable access to new technology by certified aircraft owners. More

NASA To Test New Approach System »

NASA said this week they are ready to start airborne tests of new cockpit technology that aims to help air traffic controllers manage landings more efficiently. After years of research and lab tests, a full airborne demo of the system is scheduled to fly later this month over Washington state. The flight crews will be using software developed by NASA that directs pilots to fly at a certain speed and maintain a precise spacing with an aircraft flying ahead of them, all the way down to the runway. More

Garmin's New G1000 NXi »

This week, Garmin unveiled its follow-on product for the popular G1000 EFIS suite. It's called the G1000 NXi and Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano took a demo flight in Garmin's King Air to sample the new system. More