New This Week


Our weekly review of the news in aviation revealed that attitude information is now available for the Garmin aera 796/795, Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. has been created to produce a two-place electric airplane, Europe-American Aviation is upgrading its training capabilities in Naples, Fla., and General Atomics announced new technology to allow drones to sense and avoid other aircraft. Garmin has introduced a new version of software for the aera 796/795, which allows it to receive even more information from the GDL 39 3D. When paired with the GDL 39 3D via Bluetooth or standard hardwire connection, the aera 796/795 will display AHRS-like pitch and roll information and a slip/skid ball. Pilots can choose from full-screen attitude-based synthetic vision, or split screen with a moving map display on the bottom of the page. Bye Aerospace Inc. has launched Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. to produce and market a two-seat solar-electric light sport aircraft named “Sun Flyer.” The company will bring to market the first U.S.-sponsored, practical all-electric airplane serving the training, recreational and general aviation markets. Industry veteran Charlie Johnson was named AEAC’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Johnson, who for the past four years has been involved with various projects to develop practical applications of electric propulsion systems for light aircraft, said AEAC intends to serve general aviation by providing a clean, renewable energy, durable, solar-electric aircraft.

Europe-American Aviation, a flight training provider located in Naples, Fla., has recently added a Cessna 172SP equipped with the G1000 to its fleet, which include a line of Diamond aircraft, and recently established a collaboration with Hodges University. The partnership will allow Europe-American Aviation’s students to earn up to 30 credits that they can apply towards a Business Management degree. Finally, just as a combination of radar, transponders and active traffic systems improved flight safety for manned aircraft, the UAS industry may benefit from different twists on the same technology.