Podcast: Making Old King Airs New Again »

Innova Aerospace is taking 50-year-old King Airs and bringing them into the 21st century with new GE engines and a three-screen touchpad avionics suite. Innova's David Meske spoke with AVweb's Russ Niles at AirVenture 2016. More

Aspen Announces ADS-B Deals, Autopilot Interface »

The ADS-B market seems to be in the season for discounts and rebates and at AirVenture this week, Aspen Avionics announced its own program. The company will offer a $1000 discount off the purchase of an Evolution Pro 1000 primary flight display if it’s purchased with an Aspen or Aspen-compatible ADS-B system. More

PS Engineering Adds More Audio Panels To Its Lineup »

Audio control manufacturer PS Engineering introduced two enhanced audio panels at AirVenture 2016. The PMA450A and PMA8000G both evolve from the company's existing line of panels, but bring more features and improved feature sets. More

ForeFlight's Improved Maps »

At AirVenture 2016, ForeFlight rolled out its new version 8, which includes rapidly scalable, data-driven map technology. Ahead of the show, AVweb took a look at it. More

ForeFlight Rolls Out Improved Maps In Version 8 »

Today ForeFlight announced ForeFlight 8, an update to the popular IOS app that CEO Tyson Weihs says, “Might be our biggest release since 2011.” That year marked ForeFlight's first release designed specifically for the iPad. The most obvious change is in mapping. Pilots using ForeFlight spend the majority of their time with a sectional or IFR en route chart as the background, over which they see their aircraft, route, weather and more. ForeFlight 8 changes this. More

Garmin Announces STC For Its Experimental G5 Flight Instrument »

Garmin announced at AirVenture 2016 a comprehensive AML-STC for its previously released experimental G5 EFI. The instrument will be suitable for installation and use as a primary attitude instrument in a wide variety of aircraft under 6000 pounds. More

EAA Expands Dynon D10A STC »

As AirVenture 2016 opens, EAA has announced that is has expanded its STC allowing installation of the Dynon D10A in certified aircraft to include more models and types, with yet more aircraft expected to be added as the program matures. EAA announced the program, which it calls the Accessible Safety STC, at Sun 'n Fun in April. It allows owners of named certified aircraft to install the heretofore uncertified Dynon EFIS D10A in their panels. More

FAA Eases Safety Gear Approvals »

Following on its successful effort to encourage the use of angle-of-attack indicators in general aviation aircraft by simplifying the approval procedure, the FAA says it will expand its expedited process to include more safety gear. The policy will reduce costs and streamline installation for “non-required safety-enhancing equipment” (NORSEE) in the GA fleet, the FAA said. Examples of NORSEE equipment include traffic advisory systems, terrain awareness and warning systems, attitude indicators, fire-extinguishing systems and autopilot or stability augmentation systems. More

L-3 Avionics Will Give Away 36 ADS-B Units At AirVenture »

Thousands of general aviation aircraft owners have yet to upgrade to the ADS-B units the FAA wants everyone to have by 2020, but after EAA AirVenture, there may be a few who find the change a little easier. Avionics maker L-3 Avionics said this week they will give away 36 Lynx NGT-2000 units at Oshkosh later this month, holding a drawing every day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at their booth at the show. “We’re setting it up now to enable pilots to enter the drawing online,” L-3 spokesman Larry Riddle told AVweb this week. “They’ll also be able to enter at the booth, during the show.” More