Avionics

Automation Awry »

An increasing amount of instrument flying is done using technologically advanced airplanes and sophisticated avionics. Correct use of automation improves safety immensely by giving pilots the time to monitor systems, gather information, and plan ahead. But researchers have found that as a group we do not use automation effectively. Automation presents additional challenges. Over reliance or incorrect use can quickly get us in trouble. To take advantage of the benefits of automation, a pilot mustů More

Aspen's AOA Software To Sell For $1,995 »

Aspen Avionics' software-based angle of attack indicator will go on the market in July for $1,995, the company announced Thursday. Introduced earlier this month, the AoA indicator is a software upgrade that will display real-time data on the Evolution's primary flight and multi-function displays. More

Video: Garmin's Enhanced G500/600 PFD »

Garmin's G500 and G600 retrofit PFD/MFD system is getting some long-awaited enhancements, including TrendVector ADS-B traffic symbology, georeferenced Flite Charts and more weather data capability. "Aviation Consumer" editor Larry Anglisano took a look at the system with Garmin's Jessica Koss at Sun 'n Fun 2015 in Lakeland, Florida. More

Levil Technology Introduces Improved ADS-B In »

Although the portable ADS-B In market has cooled of late, at Sun 'n Fun, Levil Technology is introducing two versions of its ADS-B portables with improved performance and capability. The iLevil 2 SW is a portable intended for glareshield mount and the new version has a larger solar cell area for better battery life, and the improved version now had dual band, so it can can see both UAT and 1090ES traffic operating at any altitudes. The receiver also improved range. More

Garmin Upgrades G500/600 Retrofit PFD »

Garmin's new software for the G500 and G600 provides several improvements that owners have been waiting for. This includes better ADS-B traffic symbology, in addition to georeferenced Flite Charts and more weather data capability. More

Piper Bets Big On Envelope Protection »

Its new models have the latest in cockpit safety nannies. We would expect to see more of the same for other new aircraft, even modest models. More

Your Refurb: Panel Connectivity for Avionics »

If you're doing an avionics upgrade as part of a refurb, we think wireless avionics integration makes sense, especially as the cost may be as low as $1,000 plus installation. More

Video: AEA ADS-B Roundup »

ADS-B is big in the news at the Aircraft Electronics Association show in Dallas this month. In this product tour, AVweb reviews ADS-B units from three companies: Appareo, Avidyne, and Sandia Aerospace. More

Video: Aspen Angle of Attack for Evolution EFIS — Demo Flight »

At the 2015 Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Dallas, Aspen Avionics introduced a new angle of attack system for its popular Evolution EFIS system. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli flew the system in a Cirrus and prepared this video. More