Podcasts

S-TEC 3100 Autopilot Ready To Earn STCs

S-TEC 3100 Autopilot Ready To Earn STCs »

Genesys Aerosystems says its new S-TEC 3100 autopilot will earn STCs for numerous aircraft in early April. In this exclusive podcast recorded at the 2018 Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Las Vegas, we asked Genesysí Jamie Luster, director of sales and marketing at the company, to talk about the product originally announced at AirVenture in Oshkosh last year. More

Podcast: HeliTrak's Autopilot For The R44

HeliTrak's Autopilot For The R44 »

At the AEA show in Last Vegas, AVweb interviewed Chris Nehls of HeliTrak, a new company building an autopilot for the Robinson R44. What's interesting about this new box is that it was inspired by underground horizontal drilling technology. More

Podcast: uAvionix's New Taillight ADS-B

uAvionix's New Taillight ADS-B »

uAvionix, a company that specializes in avionics for UAVs, caused quite a stir last year when it introduced ADS-B Out units contained in nav lights. At the 2018 Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Las Vegas, the company unveiled another new product designed to be installed as a taillight in an airplane. In this podcast, uAvionix's Shane Woodson gave AVweb a tour of the new device. More

Trig Ramps Up ADS-B With Express Lane

Trig Ramps Up ADS-B With Express Lane »

With the 2020 ADS-B deadline rapidly approaching, UK avionics manufacturer Trig Avionics has leveraged its line of transponders and ADS-B Out solutions in a streamlined installation program the company is calling Express Lane. In this podcast recorded at the 2018 Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Las Vegas, Trig's Jon Roper told AVweb how Express Lane works. More

Podcast: Pipistrel Surges Electric Aircraft Production

Pipistrel Surges Electric Aircraft Production »

Although electric airplanes still inhabit a regulatory backwater, Slovenian-based Pipistrel Aircraft is boosting its production of battery-powered trainers and reports a 50-50 split between gasoline and electric aircraft. In this exclusive podcast, the company told AVweb this week that a new production line is building five to six Alpha Electro trainers per month. More

Podcast: Citi's Jonathan Raviv On Slow Bizjet Sales

Citi's Jonathan Raviv On Slow Bizjet Sales »

Aerospace has always been a boom-bust business, but following the economic downturn of 2008, the robust upswing has proven elusive, primarily because there are simply too many airplanes available for too few buyers. Says Citi aerospace analyst Jonathan Raviv, this sluggish recovery has earned a name: the lost decade. In this exclusive podcast, AVweb spoke with Raviv about his market findings. More

Podcast: Niloofar Rahmani, Afghan Woman Pilot Pioneer

Niloofar Rahmani, Afghan Woman Pilot Pioneer »

The most improbable hands to ever handle the controls of an airplane belong to Niloofar Rahmani. She was born in Afghanistan just as the Soviet Union was departing her country as the repressive Taliban became dominant. A captain in the Afghan Air Force, she was the first woman in the country's history to become a pilot. Rahmani spoke at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring this week. AVweb recorded this exclusive podcast with her during the show. More

Podcast: Flight Design General Aviation Revives C4

Flight Design General Aviation Revives C4 »

Now that itís out of receivership and ramping up production, Flight Design General Aviation is turning its attention to the long-awaited C4 certified four-place aircraft. But as time has marched forward since the airplane was announced eight years ago, so has technology. At the Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida, AVweb got the details in this exclusive podcast. More

NBAA:Used Jet Sales Remain Strong

NBAA:Used Jet Sales Remain Strong »

With sales of new business aircraft relatively flat, the used market has been enjoying a burst of activity for almost two years and may improve further as the economy gains steam, says Matt Huff of Ogara Jets, an Atlanta-based brokerage. AVweb interviewed Huff at NBAA in Las Vegas for this exclusive podcast. More

Podcast: Alsim Opens North American Office

Alsim Opens North American Office »

Alsim has been making flight simulators in France for 24 years and has sold dozens of flight training devices in North America. To better serve that market, it's opened an office in Austin, Texas. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with the new manager of the North American operation, Scott Firsing. More