Avionics

ForeFlight's Improved Maps »

At AirVenture 2016, ForeFlight rolled out its new version 8, which includes rapidly scalable, data-driven map technology. Ahead of the show, AVweb took a look at it. More

ForeFlight Rolls Out Improved Maps In Version 8 »

Today ForeFlight announced ForeFlight 8, an update to the popular IOS app that CEO Tyson Weihs says, “Might be our biggest release since 2011.” That year marked ForeFlight's first release designed specifically for the iPad. The most obvious change is in mapping. Pilots using ForeFlight spend the majority of their time with a sectional or IFR en route chart as the background, over which they see their aircraft, route, weather and more. ForeFlight 8 changes this. More

Garmin Announces STC For Its Experimental G5 Flight Instrument »

Garmin announced at AirVenture 2016 a comprehensive AML-STC for its previously released experimental G5 EFI. The instrument will be suitable for installation and use as a primary attitude instrument in a wide variety of aircraft under 6000 pounds. More

EAA Expands Dynon D10A STC »

As AirVenture 2016 opens, EAA has announced that is has expanded its STC allowing installation of the Dynon D10A in certified aircraft to include more models and types, with yet more aircraft expected to be added as the program matures. EAA announced the program, which it calls the Accessible Safety STC, at Sun 'n Fun in April. It allows owners of named certified aircraft to install the heretofore uncertified Dynon EFIS D10A in their panels. More

FAA Eases Safety Gear Approvals »

Following on its successful effort to encourage the use of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft by simplifying the approval procedure, the FAA says it will expand its expedited process to include more safety gear. The policy will reduce costs and streamline installation for “non-required safety-enhancing equipment” (NORSEE) in the GA fleet, the FAA said. Examples of NORSEE equipment include traffic advisory systems, terrain awareness and warning systems, attitude indicators, fire-extinguishing systems and autopilot or stability augmentation systems. More

L-3 Avionics Will Give Away 36 ADS-B Units At AirVenture »

Thousands of general aviation aircraft owners have yet to upgrade to the ADS-B units the FAA wants everyone to have by 2020, but after EAA AirVenture, there may be a few who find the change a little easier. Avionics maker L-3 Avionics said this week they will give away 36 Lynx NGT-2000 units at Oshkosh later this month, holding a drawing every day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at their booth at the show. “We’re setting it up now to enable pilots to enter the drawing online,” L-3 spokesman Larry Riddle told AVweb this week. “They’ll also be able to enter at the booth, during the show.” More

Stratus ESG Transponder Approved for ADS-B Mandate »

Appareo earns FAA TSO authorization for its Stratus ESG ADS-B transponder, a 1090ES ADS-B Out solution designed for installation in legacy instrument panels. It also announced a low-cost ADS-B In receiver. More

L-3 EFI 500 Genesis Flight Trial »

The L-3 ESI-500 Genesis retrofit flight display has synthetic vision, can display GPS and ILS data, has an integral backup battery and has an AML-STC for retrofit in a wide variety of aircraft. In this video, Aviation Consumer magazine Editor Larry Anglisano takes a close look at the instrument with L-3's Todd Scholten in a Beech Baron. More