Avidyne has received approval from Brazil’s Agência Nacional De Aviação Civil (ANAC) for retrofit installation of the DFC90 autopilot in Brazilian-registered Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft. The DFC90 is an attitude-based digital autopilot system designed as a slide-in replacement for the S-Tec 55X autopilot in existing Entegra-equipped Cirrus SR20s and SR22s.
Cessna Citation engine retrofit specialist Sierra Industries of Uvalde, Texas, has taken a step into the avionics realm with a new program to engineer an integrated digital Garmin glass cockpit upgrade for legacy Cessna Citation 501s.
Danish Hawker Beechcraft specialist Scandinavian Aircraft Technologies (ScanTech) is coordinating EASA approval of Garmin G1000 installations in King Air 90s and 200s. <o:p></o:p>
Garmin (Booth No. 6456) has received FAA STC approval of its helicopter terrain awareness and warning system for the GNS 430W/530W navcoms. The new HTAWS is available immediately as an option on newly purchased systems or as a field upgrade for current owners.
Danish Hawker and Beech specialist Scandinavian Aircraft Technologies (ScanTech) is coordinating EASA approval of Garmin G1000 installations in King Air 90s and 200s. The first installation, performed in the U.S., has earned an EASA STC on a Norwegian King Air 200.
Avidyne is setting its sights on the lower echelon of the turbine business airplane market as part of a strategy by the Massachusetts avionics manufacturer to broaden the audience for its new Entegra R9 glass cockpit, introduced in the Cirrus SR22 and SR20 piston singles in April last year.
Star Navigation Systems Group is offering its newest version of the Star In-flight Safety Monitoring System (Star-ism). “Most people are familiar with the black box in airliners. It’s the nearly indestructible sealed recording device that assists investigators in determining the cause of an aircraft accident,” said Star CEO Viraf Kapadia.
Garmin ESP has a mind of its own
Some are calling it a kind of stick shaker for light airplanes. Others describe it as a hand-flying backup. Garmin calls
Supporting India's growing fleet of business aircraft has been the core activity for Indian maintenance, repair and overhaul group Air Works. Last year, the company became the country's first independent MRO to achieve certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The addition of the Honeywell Primus Apex integrated avionics system to the NG version of the venerable Pilatus PC-12 turboprop single has made an already solid airplane even better.