Avionics

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

FAA ADS-B Rebate: Limited Time, Limited Number »

The FAA announced Monday that it will offer $500 rebates to owners who install ADS-B Out systems, but the program will be limited to one year and 20,000 owners on a first-come, first serve basis. Furthermore, because the FAA believes single-engine piston owners may be the most reluctant to equip with ADS-B, rebates will apply only to single-engine piston aircraft. New aircraft and owners who have already equipped will not be eligible, according to FAA Associate Administrator Michael Whitaker. More

Cub Crafters Rolls Out New XCub »

Cub Crafters, well known for its high-performance Carbon Cub LSA, has rolled up a new Part 23 airplane called the XCub. Based on the Carbon Cub, which is itself an offshoot of Piper's original Super Cub, the new aircraft is lighter and faster than previous entrants in the utility market and the company is calling the new airplane a sport utility aircraft. More

FAA's ADS-B Rebate »

Regardless of the amount or the terms, owners aren't likely to get a better offer. Anyone who has to fly in mandated airspace should get serious about equipping. More

FAA Will Reportedly Offer $500 ADS-B Rebate »

The FAA and Department of Transportation are expected to announce at dual press conferences on Monday that the agency will try to stimulate lagging ADS-B sales by offering owners who install systems a $500 cash rebate. More

Have We Hit The Trifecta? »

The Part 23 revision, Third Class Medical reform and non-certified avionics approvals are coming together all at once. (Sort of.) It may not signal happy days, but I'll take it. More

Buttonology »

To cope with panels that are smarter than you, learn the system's flow and which buttons to push, then confirm with a checklist. More

AEA: Companies Look For Diversity In Avionics Market »

Avionics sales might have had a slow start to the year with a drop in first-quarter numbers reported, but companies attending this week's Aircraft Electronics Association show in Orlando have been optimistic about diversifying their offerings of cockpit systems and improvements on existing products. While last year's wave of new ADS-B products seems to have tapered off, a walk through AEA's exhibit hall shows that manufacturers have been ramping up the competition. More