Microsoft Corp. and Aspen Avionics Inc. have signed a patent licensing agreement that gives Aspe access to the latest Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT). It is the first agreement forged by Microsoft in the avionics sector.
DMA Aero has introduced the PAMB10/11 Precision Pressure Standard offering both Pitot Static and direct pressure/vacuum measurements throughout the atmospheric pressure range. With an accuracy of less than 2 feet at sea level, the instrument is considered a portable NIST traceable transfer standard that can be used to calibrate or validate Air Data Test Sets or aircraft instruments in the field, [Read more...]
The FAA has granted Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval for Universal Avionics’ third generation Airborne Datalink System, UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU).
Avidyne Corp. has introduced its new ASA575 series autopilot servo/actuators, which are designed for use with the DFC90 digital autopilot system in new and retrofit installations.
Paul Ryan was presented with the 2012 AEA Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the Aircraft Electronics Association’s board of directors, during the 55th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show held earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
Aspen Avionics has added an optional KFC 200 altitude preselect integration kit to the Aspen AML STC.
Aspen Avionics has received approval of an amendment to the Evolution Flight Display AML-STC authorizing autopilot nav coupling to the 1000 MFD while in reversion mode.
Sporty’s Pilot Shop has introduced the first completely wire-free weather receiver for the iPad — and it requires no monthly subscription. Stratus combines an ADS-B and GPS receiver into a single unit that wirelessly streams NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and aircraft position to the popular ForeFlight Mobile app for iOS devices.
Mike Sapanara has joined the West Star Aviation team and will lead Avionics Technical Sales.
This is the eighth in a series of articles looking at the impact of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) on GA pilots.
First I would like to thank all the readers who have responded to the NextGen series. Feedback is always beneficial in providing a clearer understanding of each article’s content. It also allows us to modify and improve the content by way of specific requests and additional information from you, the reader. We thank you for that.
With that, we have received a fair amount of mail asking to provide more information on WAAS before we dive into ADS-B. WAAS is a more involved GPS system and does deserve more attention than just a mention since it will play a part with ADS-B and NextGen.