Avionics

Video: Bendix/King's KLR10 Angle of Attack Indicator »

Angle-of-attack indicators have become a hot safety-of-flight market item, and at AirVenture 2013, we're seeing more competition in the field. Bendix/King announced its entry into the AoA market with the new KLR10, which uses differential pressure to infer angle of attack and then presents this on a color-coded display in the cockpit, equipped with audio warnings. Initially, the KLR10 will be for experimental aircraft only, but it will soon be certified for all aircraft. More

Podcast: Avidyne Updates Product Schedule at AirVenture »

At AirVenture 2013, Avidyne Corporation gave an update on the anticipated IFD540 and IFD440 GPS navigators and the DFC90 retrofit autopilot, described a new ADS-B/TAS traffic alerting system, and formally introduced their FlexPlan extended warranty coverage plan. AVweb's Larry Anglisano spoke with Avidyne's Tom Harper for the update. More

Levil Technology's New AW ADAHRS »

Levil Technology is out with a new portable ADS-B unit that included air data input, making it the industry's first portable ADAHRS unit. It sell for $1,395. AVweb's Paul Bertorelli recently flew it in his Cub. More

Low And No Visibility Tech »

BAE Systems recently demonstrated a system that provides helicopter pilots with situational awareness of their immediate surroundings while flying in zero visibility conditions. More

Automation: Friend or Foe? »

Our training regime hasn’t changed to accommodate the new equipment pilots are being forced to use. The simple fact is that greater—not less—automation is in our future. More

Extended Warranty Plans for Avionics »

Factory repair costs for integrated avionics are on the rise. That makes most extended warranty plans worth the investment. More