Avionics

Podcast: FreeFlight's Tim Taylor Says Time to Equip for ADS-B Is Here »

AVweb's Paul Bertorelli spoke with Tim Taylor of FreeFlight Systems about the company's EquipIt 2020 initiative, which aims to provide low-cost equipage options to meet the FAA's coming ADS-B mandate. With the Aircraft Electronics Association show going on now in Dallas, Taylor explained the logistics of FreeFlight's RANGR Lite system, encouraged owner-pilots to equip sooner rather than later, and answered that all-important question: Does he see ADS-B getting any more affordable than it already has? More

Podcast: AEA President Paula Derks Previews the 2015 Show in Dallas »

Ahead of the 2015 Aircraft Electronics Association trade show, we reached out to AEA president Paula Derks for her show forecast. She answered a few questions about the ADS-B mandate and what FAA nextgen specialist Mike Whitaker may have to say at the show, as well as hinting at some of the product announcements in store. More

Video: L-3 Aviation Lynx ADS-B Solutions »

L-3 Aviation was among several ADS-B manufacturers presenting new, mandate-compliant solutions to the flight training community at the 2015 National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. In this video, "Aviation Consumer" editor Larry Anglisano presents an overview of the Lynx product line with L-3's Todd Scholten. More

FreeFlight Announces Low-Cost ADS-B Out System »

FreeFlight Systems will offer an ADS-B Out system with a price tag of under $2,000. The company will officially launch its Equip-It 2020 packages on April 8, the opening day of this year's Aircraft Electronics Association Convention in Dallas. Equip-It 2020 will include FreeFlight's RANGR Lite in two options, ADS-B Out, which will meet the 2020 equipment requirement, and ADS-B In/Out, which will have the added weather and traffic capabilities. More

L-3 Launches New Line Of ADS-B Products, NextGen GA Fund Orders 10,000 Units »

As the industry falls further behind in equipping the general aviation fleet for the 2020 ADS-B mandate, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based L-3 Aviation Products officially launched its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance (MSS) line of ADS-B systems. In a separate announcement, the NextGen GA Fund has secured an initial order for 10,000 Lynx NGT-1000 ADS-B units as part of its Jumpstart GA 2020 program. the NGT-1000 has a suggested dealer price of $1600, not including antenna or control head, if required. More

Piper Unveils Meridian's Upgraded G1000 »

Piper Aircraft introduced the latest version of its Meridian M500 turboprop on Wednesday, announcing an enhanced Garmin G1000 avionics package and new features. "As part of our on-going product improvement initiatives, we saw an opportunity to give our customers the latest improvements in proven avionics technology with electronic stability protection, under speed protection and automatic level mode among other improvements," Piper President and CEO Simon Caldecott said. More

Video: Van's RV-12 Action Camera Integration »

Van's Aircraft comes to the 2015 Sport Aviation Expo with the RV-12 S-LSA equipped with Garmin's G3X Touch avionics and integrated action camera. In this video, AVweb's Larry Anglisano, along with Chris Thelan from Van's Aircraft, took the system flying for a closer look. More