Avionics

FAA Expands Enhanced Vision Capabilities »

The FAA published a final rule on Tuesday that will allow operators to use an enhanced-vision flight system to descend all the way to the runway, under certain conditions. Currently, the FAA allows pilots to depend on enhanced vision in lieu of natural vision only to 100 feet above the runway, and only under certain straight-in landing procedures. The new rule requires pilots to be flying straight-in procedures on an instrument flight plan. More

MyGoFlight SkyDisplay »

Head up displays have been in military and commercial aircraft for decades but MyGoFlight is developing a system that is small enough and inexpensive enough for use in light aircraft. CEO Charlie Schneider walked AVweb through the SkyDisplay. More

FAA Decertifies NavWorx ADS-B Units »

An ongoing dispute between NavWorx and the FAA over the company’s ADS-B navigation units escalated today, as the FAA issued an emergency order suspending the company’s authorization to manufacture the units. The FAA says it has the authority to inspect suppliers’ “quality systems, facilities, technical data, and products to determine whether they meet safety standards,” but NavWorx has “declined on repeated occasions to allow FAA personnel to conduct the required inspections.” More

Podcast: 'Finding Carla' -- Tragedy Leads To Lives Saved »

They say aviation regulations are written in blood, and Alaska pilot Ross Nixon tells a story that makes that clear -- when a family was lost in a California crash in 1957, it was ultimately determined they might have survived if only they'd been found in time. Thanks to that somber event, says Nixon, general aviation aircraft now carry ELTs. More

ADS-B Rebates Up And Running »

The FAA’s long-awaited ADS-B rebate program is now online, and despite a few first-day glitches with the system early Monday morning that were quickly smoothed out, it’s been getting plenty of takers. “We’re up to 1,360 applicants as of the end of the day on Tuesday,” David Gray, the FAA’s program manager for ADS-B, told AVweb Wednesday afternoon. It’s hard to predict if that rate will continue, grow, or decrease, Gray said, but he added it’s in the best interest of aircraft owners to start the process sooner rather than later. More

Fly By Wire For Light Aircraft »

Diamond Aircraft has been working on sophisticated fly-by-wire systems for light aircraft for several years and much of that work goes on at the University of Stuttgart. AVweb recently visited and shot this video on the research being done. More

Dynon Skyview HDX Tour »

Dynon has continued to improve its Skyview EFIS suite, this time with added features in the new HDX model. More