TruTrak Aims for Affordable Autopilots in Certified Market
TruTrak is a maintstay in the experimental market with its well-regarded, sophisticated autopilots at affordable prices. Now, following the lead of EAA and Garmin, TruTrak aims to make its new Vizion autopilot available for certified airplanes, starting with the Cessna 172. And this is no stripped down wing lever, but a full-featured three-axis autopilot that even includes some envelope protection with minimum and maxium airspeed and an emergency wings-level button.
Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 16
Officials in Texas are reporting that there likely are no survivors in the crash of a hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people. The balloon went down nar Lockhard, Texas early Saturday morning and initial reports indicate it caught fire before crashing.
Four Killed In California Med-evac Crash
A twin-engine Piper PA-31 Cheyenne being flown for a medical transport mission crashed in Humboldt County, California, near the Oregon border, on Friday morning, killing all four on board. The pilot had reported smoke filling the cockpit at about 1 a.m., according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. The airplane had taken off about 30 minutes earlier, headed for Oakland, about 360 miles away. The pilot told ATC he would try to return to Crescent City, but controllers then lost contact.
Lancair To Sell Legacy Assets In Favor Of Evolution Series
The assets of Lancair International's older kitplane series are for sale as the company splits off into another entity that will focus on its more advanced Evolution series of experimental aircraft. Lancair announced this month it has an "all-inclusive offering" to a buyer to take over the assets, inventory and customer base for the Lancair 320/360, IV, IV-P, ES and Legacy.
Marine Pilot Killed In Jet Crash
The pilot was killed when an F/A-18C fighter jet crashed Thursday night during a training mission in southern California, the Marine Corps has reported. The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center near Twentynine Palms, about 140 miles east of Los Angeles. The pilot, whose name has not been released, was with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, based out of the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego.
Slower BizJet Deliveries Cool Embraer Revenues
Photo: Wikimedia [Avionics Today 07-29-2016] Embraer has released its second quarter 2016 results, revealing that the company has delivered 26 commercial and 26...
Jeppesen Offers Navigational Charts on New Mooney Aircraft
[Avionics Today 07-28-2016] Through a new service agreement, Jeppesen, a Boeing subsidiary, and Mooney International have teamed to provide Jeppesen NavData and digital charts as...
Embraer Unveils New Evolution of the Phenom 100 at Oshkosh
Phenom 100EV. Photo: Embraer [Avionics Today 07-28-2016] At the EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Convention in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Embraer Executive Jets launched an evolution of its entry-level Phenom 100 business jet, the Phenom 100 EV. The aircraft features a...
Aspen Looks to Interface PFDs with Autopilot
[Avionics Today 07-27-2016] Certification is pending for Aspen Avionics to interface its Evolution 1000 Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) with the System 55X autopilot by Genesys Aerosystems. The Standard Type Certificate (STC) will cover hundreds of light single and twin...
Gogo Business Aviation Expands Cockpit App Support for ATG 1000
Garmin Pilot app. Photo: Garmin [Avionics Today 07-26-2016] Gogo Business Aviation has added new cockpit and operational applications for use with its ATG...