The market may be flooded with ADS-B weather receivers, but the market is also seeing a new generation of subscription-based portable SiriusXM weather receivers. The latest one comes from Garmin—the GDL51—which finally completes the weather interface on the company's aera660 portable GPS, plus it works with the Garmin Pilot tablet app. In this video, Aviation Consumer magazine Editor Larry Anglisano takes a close look at the new receiver on the bench and in the air. More
You don't expect to see Stinsons and WACOs at an NBAA-BACE, but they were there last week in Las Vegas. In this AVweb video, Ben Redman of RARE tells us why the biz jet crowd is a target-rich environment for selling restored vintage aircraft. More
Garmin is finally out with its long-rumored TXi displays to replace the G500/G600 products. At NBAA-BACE at Last Vegas, Paul Bertorelli got a look at the new displays and shot this video report. The TXi line offers much more flexibility than any other display system on the market. More
Winglets improve aircraft efficiency by shaping wingtip vortices and reducing drag. But what really improves efficiency is added wingspan. Tamarack Aerospace offers both in its patented active winglet technology. And now they're migrating it from business jets to airliners. AVweb prepared this video report at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas. More
Two years ago, GE's Business and General Aviation group announced a clean-sheet engine called the Advanced Turboprop or ATP. The engine will run later this year and GE is already building the manufacturing technology. In this AVweb video shot at NBAA-BACE 2017, GE's Paul Corkery explains how many of the engine's major components will be laser printed, potentially radically resetting manufacturing economics. More
Technologically speaking, we're almost ready for autonomous drones for moving people. The regulators appear to be far behind. More
Robert L. Burns wins this week by combining two of our favorite elements, air to air photography and great historic aircraft. That's a Beech AT-11 Kansan on its way to the annual Beech Party in Winchester, Tennessee.
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