Primary flight display

May 2, 2008 - 5:39am

Following reports of incorrect altitude and airspeed indications by Avidyne Entegra EXP5000 primary flight displays, the FAA last month issued an airworthiness directive requiring cockpit placards and aircraft flight manual/pilot operating handbook limitations until affected displays can be repaired.

April 21, 2008 - 11:09am

Tucson, Ariz.-based Universal Avionics achieved a significant milestone last month, becoming the first company to certify a synthetic-vision system (SVS) for aircraft. It is a feat that some believe heralds a new era, not only for Universal, but also for aviation itself.

April 1, 2008 - 6:41am

What began as a clever idea by two former Eclipse Aviation engineers culminated last month with TSO approval for Aspen Avionics’ Evolution Pilot and Pro primary flight displays. Shipments of the EFD1000 Pilot product started on March 31, and will be followed this month by the market introduction of the Pro version.

March 27, 2008 - 12:22pm

Following a rash of reports of incorrect altitude and airspeed indications by Avidyne Entegra EXP5000 primary flight displays, the FAA yesterday issued an Airworthiness Directive requiring the addition of cockpit placards and aircraft flight manual/pilot operating handbook operating limitations until affected displays can

February 27, 2008 - 5:53am

On a cold and blustery Sunday night last month the high-pitched whine of a Gulfstream G450 cut the air above Vermont’s Mount Snow ski resort. The sound must have surprised anyone who heard it. After all, this wasn’t Aspen or Jackson Hole.

February 6, 2008 - 5:15am

Magnetic interference was responsible for “significant navigation problems” a NetJets Hawker 800XP experienced on takeoff from London City Airport (LCY) 15 months ago, according to a UK AAIB report released last month.

February 6, 2008 - 5:15am

Magnetic interference was responsible for “significant navigation problems” a NetJets Hawker 800XP experienced on takeoff from London City Airport (LCY) 15 months ago, according to a UK AAIB report released last month.

February 4, 2008 - 9:29am

In a historic first the FAA has issued a TSO for the synthetic-vision EFIS developed by Chelton Flight Systems of Boise, Idaho. Intended primarily for the high-performance piston and turboprop markets, the system is unique in aviation because of its ability to portray 3-D views of terrain and obstacles and so-called highway-in-the-sky (HITS) guidance cues on a full-color primary flight display.

February 4, 2008 - 9:29am

In a historic first the FAA has issued a TSO for the synthetic-vision EFIS developed by Chelton Flight Systems of Boise, Idaho. Intended primarily for the high-performance piston and turboprop markets, the system is unique in aviation because of its ability to portray 3-D views of terrain and obstacles and so-called highway-in-the-sky (HITS) guidance cues on a full-color primary flight display.

January 22, 2008 - 10:12am

The Avidyne Entegra avionics system–particularly the revolutionary left-side primary flight display (PFD)–is new territory for most piston pilots. Recently TSO’d, it’s a $26,500 option on the 310-hp Cirrus SR22. The large (10.4-inch diagonal) display shows airspeed and altitude on vertical tapes usually found in the front office of a jet.

 
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