Garmin Announces New Portable GPS »

In a market rich with tablet and smartphone navigation apps, Garmin has announced a new, purpose-built portable GPS navigator, the aera 660. It's the company's first dedicated aviation portable since the aera 796 appeared in 2011. Following the trend in smartphones, the aera 660 has a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen and more interface capability than any previous portable from any manufacturer. Its operating logic resembles the GTN series and G3X Touch products, so anyone familiar with those should adapt to the 660 easily, according to Garmin. More

"Aviation Consumer" Avionics Satisfaction Survey »

The staff at Aviation Consumer magazine is conducting an avionics equipment and brand satisfaction survey. They want to know about your experience with recent major avionics upgrades, including ADS-B equipment. The results will appear in an upcoming issue of Aviation Consumer magazine. More

Retrofit Autopilots: You'll Pay For Precision »

Proposals for new autopilot upgrades can be shocking. Even entry-level wing-leveling systems start at $10,000, not including installation. But that won't buy much. Higher-end models with add-on options can easily snowball a project to $40,000. That's roughly the cost of an average engine replacement—or an average Skyhawk. More

Turning the Page at Mooney »

With a redesigned cabin and interior, the M20 shows yet more life. But the real story is the investment in a factory to build it more efficiently. More

Mooney Unveils Something New: A Two-Door Acclaim »

Besides the signature reversed vertical fin, Mooney airplanes have always been characterized by a single cabin door. But no more. This week, Mooney rolled out the new Acclaim Ultra M20V, a significant redo of the company's best-selling Acclaim. At the company's newly refurbished Kerrville, Texas, factory, Mooney showed the production version of its new model to reporters and editors at a press event on Thursday. More

Garmin Rolls Out All-in-One ADS-B Solutions »

Apparently responding to buyer complaints about complex ADS-B Out solutions that require expensive WAAS upgrades, Garmin International has announced two all-in-one transponders that will allow owners who don't have WAAS GPS receivers to upgrade to ADS-B Out as simply as possible. One version of the new product combines both In and Out in a single box, with the option of onboard WAAS GPS, while a second is a less expensive Out only solution. More

Video: Flying Aspen's Angle of Attack System »

Aspen's angle-of-attack indicator doesn't require any additional hardware beyond the Evolution Flight display. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took it for a spin recently and prepared this video report. Although it's intended for stall awareness, it can also be used to improve approaches. More

Have We Reached Peak Drone? »

Not on your life, Sparky. But when the shakeout comes, it's going to be interesting. More

Video: SyberJet Plans 2016 Launch »

An airplane conceived in the 1980s gets a modern avionics makeover to take on the small-jet market. SyberJet's Chuck Taylor says that even after all these years, the late Ed Swearingen's crowning accomplishment still has no equal. More