WORLD'S PREMIER INDEPENDENT AVIATION NEWS RESOURCE

Garmin Goes Supersonic

Heres a case of an old, albeit fast dog learning new tricks: Garmin is celebrating the first flight of a G3000 integrated flight deck in an F-5 fighter. Garmin says that training firm Tactical Air Support finished the design and installation of the multi-panel suite over six months, giving the 1950s-era Northrop fighter the reliability and capabilities of modern avionics to go with its rakish good looks.

Aero: U.K. Pilots Like FIS-B Weather, But Not If They Have To Pay

As the 2020 ADS-B mandate pumpkin looms on the horizon, say this is about the system: Once youve ponied up for the installation cost, it does provide free weather and traffic. But in Europe and the U.K., no deal. And a recent experiment to see if pilots across the pond would pay for these services produced an unsurprising result. They wont.

Podcast: uAvionix ADS-B Experiment In U.K.

As the 2020 ADS-B mandate pumpkin looms on the horizon, say this is about the system: Once youve ponied up for the installation cost, it does provide free weather and traffic. But in Europe and the U.K., no deal. And a recent experiment to see if pilots across the pond would pay for these services produced an unsurprising result. They wont. In this podcast recorded at Aero this week, uAvionix's Mike Tetlow explains.

Aero: Boeing MAX Fallout May Have Benefits

Multiple investigations into two accidents of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft will inevitably focus on a much misunderstood FAA program called ODA for organization designation authorization. And Pete Bunce, president of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, says that may ultimately be a good thing for both the aerospace industry and general aviation manufacturing specifically.

TruTrak Autopilot Update At Sun ‘n Fun

TruTrak Flight Systems set out to deliver a budget-based retrofit autopilot for certified aircraft with the Vizion system and has been delivering the system for installation in a variety of aircraft. Aviation Consumer Magazine Editor Larry Anglisano caught up with TruTrak's Andrew Barker at Sun 'n Fun 2019 for an update on approvals and interfacing.

Levil Introduces Astro Link ADS-B In Module

At Sun 'n Fun this week, Levil Avionics debuted a new ADS-B In receiver to drive various tablet-based systems with no-cost weather and traffic. In addition to the dual-band receiver, the Astro Link has a built-in WAAS GPS receiver and full AHRS module for attitude information. This allows the Astro Link to provide valuable backup attitude data to connected tablets.

Levil Astro Link

At Sun 'n Fun this week, Levil Avionics debuted a new ADS-B In receiver to drive various tablet-based systems with no-cost weather and traffic. In addition to the dual-band receiver, the Astro Link has a built-in WAAS GPS receiver and full AHRS module for attitude information. This allows the Astro Link to provide valuable backup attitude data to connected tablets.

Lightspeed Donates Headsets To EAA Scholars

The Lightspeed Aviation Foundation announced at Sun n Fun 2019 that it will be providing Lightspeed Zulu 3 headsets to the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) Ray Aviation Scholarship recipients. According to EAA, the headsets will be awarded to each scholar upon completion of their first solo flight and ground school requirements.

MGF’s New Head Up Display

A week ahead of Sun 'n Fun 2019, MGF is finishing certification work on its new SkyDisplay light aircraft HUD (Head Up Display) and AVweb's Paul Bertorelli took a demo flight in it with the company's Charlie Schneider.

Daher Unveils Refreshed TBM 910

Daher has split the linear development of its highly regarded high-performance turboprop singles at Sun n Fun 2019 with the unveiling of the refreshed TBM 910 and more detail on its more advanced TBM 940.

AVweb Insider

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.

Featured Video

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...