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Industry Round-up, May 24, 2019

AVwebs weekly news roundup found reports on an aviation upgrades shop expanding its autopilot offerings, a convention appearance for Click Aviation Network and a new training management system for Pobeda Airlines.

Pipistrel’s Electric Future

The innovative Slovenian company is out in front on commercial electric airplanes and will soon reveal its idea for Ubers air taxi.

Dynon Expands SkyView HDX To Bonanza Models

It's facing stiff competition in the current glass cockpit market, but Dynon Avionics announced today that it has expanded the STC list for its Certified SkyView HDX retrofit avionics suite. The Bonanza P35 through V35B models are the latest to receive STC and PMA approval.

Industry Round-up, May 17, 2019

AVwebs weekly news roundup found reports on an STC for a King Air autothrottle, FAA-PMA approval for Nicrocraft Cirrus SR22 heat exchanger and muffler, discounts for certain FlightSimExpo attendees and a simulator sponsorship for US Aviation Academy. It also uncovered announcements of a new owner for Ft. Langley Air, a sales director appointment at DAES, a partnership to build sustainable landing spots and new flight playback software at Ryanair.

Times Up On FAA ADS-B Rebate

If youve been waiting to place your reservation for the FAAs $500 rebate to install ADS-B Out avionics, well … youve waited too long. The FAA announced on Monday that it had taken the last of the 20,000 reservations begun in September 2016.

Who You Gonna Call?

When something happens and your ELT is triggered, theres a wide array of assets that will deploy to find you. Heres how to make their job easier.
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Flight Trial: Aspen Evolution MAX

With brighter screens, faster processors, larger fonts and a variety of other enhancements, the Aspen Evolution MAX PFD and MFD product line competes in a crowded market of retrofit flight displays. Still,...

Garmin Autopilot Approved For Mooney, Bonanza Models

Garmin has announced that it has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification for its GFC 500 autopilot for several Mooney M20 and 36/A36 Bonanza models. Specific aircraft approved include Mooney M20 J, K, M, R and S models and Bonanza models 36, A36 and A36TC.

Satellite ADS-B Progressing

Were seven months to the FAAs ADS-B Out mandate but the ground is already shifting with a planned move from a ground-based to a satellite-based system. So-called space-based ADS-B (SBA) would help fill in coverage areas currently beyond the reach of land-based data transceivers.
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uAvionix skyBeacon: ADS-B In An Hour?

It's said that the uAvionix skyBeacon ADS-B Out device is the easiest way to comply with the approaching 2020 ADS-B mandate, but how easy is it to install? To find out, Aviation Consumer Editor Larry Anglisano found an airplane that needed to be upgraded, found a competent A&P to install it and rolled his cameras to document the project.

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Two Tragic Accidents And We’re Arguing About Sim Time?

You'd think Boeing would try belt and suspenders this time. But for the revised MAX, it wants to again try what already didn't work.

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How Daher Builds the TBM Turboprop

Daher's factory in Tarbes, France, is one of the most modern aerospace facilities in the world. In this long-form video, AVweb explains...