Aviation Consumer Editor in Chief and Editorial Director of Belvoir Media Group’s Aviation Division Larry Anglisano, five-time Space Shuttle commander Jim Wetherbee and FAASTeam Manager Ben Struck will speak at the 4th Annual Westchester Aviation Association’s (WAA) General Aviation safety conference on the evening of June 4, 2019, in Tarrytown, New York.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.