Avionics

FAA: ADS-B 2020 Deadline Won't Change »

In testimony regarding the progress of NextGen before the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, FAA Deputy Administrator Michael G. Whitaker said unequivocally that the 2020 deadline for installation of mandated ADS-B equipment in general aviation aircraft is hard and fast. More

House Approves FAA Funding »

The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday voted to provide $15.7 billion to the Federal Aviation Administration in fiscal year 2015, representing a slight increase from the current $15.6 billion funding level. More

ADS-B: Time to Stop Procrastinating? »

Pilots are notorious for procrastinating when it comes to compliance with regs—ask any AME whether the demand for flight physicals is higher at the beginning or end of the month. Waiting until 2019 to upgrade your aircraft for ADS-B compliance could prove expensive and the backlog may be so long the work doesn't even get done that year. More

S-TEC On Its Own »

That's a good thing, actually. S-TEC is a must-have player in the retrofit autopilot world. More

Video: Avidyne IFD540 Project Update »

Avidyne's IFD540 navigator has been stalled in certification for a couple of years, but the company said it plans to begin deliveries at the end of June 2014. Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano had a look at the IFD540 during a flight demo at Sun 'n Fun 2014 and got an update on the project from Avidyne's Tom Harper. More

Sun 'n Fun's Average Year »

If there were standouts, we would say diesel engines and down-scale avionics qualify. At least the trends are in the right direction. More

Video: Dynon Skyview Touch »

Touchscreen for LSA and experimental avionics is the new trend at Sun 'n Fun 2014. Dynon Avionics brought its latest touchscreen system, the Skyview Touch. Dynon's Michael Schofield showed the system to Kitplanes magazine at the show. More

Dynon's Skyview Gets a Touch Interface »

Touchscreen avionics for LSA and experimental aircraft were the trend at this years Sun 'n Fun. Dynon Avionics introduced the Skyview Touch—a system that has both traditional knobs, buttons and touchscreen. More

CubCrafters Offers Garmin G3X Glass in Cubs »

The panel in one of CubCrafters’ Carbon Cubs has caused more than a few double takes by visitors at Sun ‘n Fun. Instead of a few dials, it’s glass—and not just any glass, Garmin’s new G3X Touch flight display system. More