EAA Expands Dynon D10A STC
As AirVenture 2016 opens, EAA has announced that is has expanded its STC allowing installation of the Dynon D10A in certified aircraft to include more models and types, with yet more aircraft expected to be added as the program matures. EAA announced the program, which it calls the Accessible Safety STC, at Sun 'n Fun in April. It allows owners of named certified aircraft to install the heretofore uncertified Dynon EFIS D10A in their panels.
Solo Balloonist Breaks RTW Record
Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov landed safely in Australia on Friday evening, breaking by two days the record set in 2002 by Steve Fossett for a solo circumnavigation by balloon. Konyukhov, age 64, overflew his launch site after 11 days and 11 hours, then flew on to his landing spot in an open field. He suffered a bang on the cheek during the bumpy landing, but otherwise emerged from the gondola in good health and high spirits after the long flight.
Facebook's Internet Drone Flies
Facebook's new high-altitude drone flew for the first time and its mission, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is nothing short of changing the world. But first the frail high-altitude solar electric aircraft had to get off the ground.
Current Ocean Search For MH370 To End
The search for MH370, the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished in March 2014, will be suspended by the end of the year when crews complete their current phase of operations in the Indian Ocean, officials announced Friday. Unless new information comes to light to help direct the search for the Boeing 777, the ships hired to scan 100,000 square kilometers of the rugged ocean floor are expected to cease their work between October and December.
Jeppesen, Garmin Add Terminal Charts To Pilot App
Jeppesen announced this week its terminal charts are now integrated into the Garmin Pilot application for iOS users. The partnership between the two companies has expanded the app's features such as Jeppesen navigation data to include Jeppesen charts, allowing pilots to fly with geo-referenced approaches and other capabilities.
Garmin, Jeppesen Expand App Capabilities for GA Pilots
[Avionics Today 07-22-2016] Garmin and Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidary, recently announced an agreement to integrate Jeppesen terminal charts with the iOS-based Garmin Pilot app...
Western Michigan Launches Virtual Reality Aviation Experience
A student testing the virtual reality tool at Western Michigan University. Photo: Western Michigan University [Avionics Today 07-21-2016] On July 25, Western Michigan University's (WMU) College of Aviation and Extended University Programs will launch a...
Garmin Releases ADS-B Transponders for Experimental Aircraft
GTX 45R ADS-B transponder for experimental aircraft. Photo: Garmin [Avionics Today 07-20-2016] Garmin has released two Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) transponders specifically for experimental aircraft: the GTX 35R, which...
Avianca Brasil Signs on for Airbus' Maintenance Mobility Offering
Avianca A320neo, rendering. Photo: Airbus [Avionics Today 07-15-2016] Avianca Brasil has become the first customer in South America to select Airbus Smarter Fleet...
TRJet 328 Series to Feature Rockwell Collins Integrated Avionics
Pro Line Fusion flight deck for the TRJ328 and TRP328. Photo: Rockwell Collins [Avionics Today 07-13-2016] Turkey-based TRJet Havacilik Teknolojileri Anonim Şirketi (TRJet) has selected Rockwell Collins' Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics system for its new TRJ328 aircraft and TRP328 turboprop, with...