The long-awaited marriage of Apple’s iPad and XM WX satellite-delivered weather data is finally here, and the system, offered by Baron Services, the XM WX provider to aviation, works as advertised.
The FAA supplemental type certificate for Garmin’s GTN series touchscreen avionics has been validated by EASA, and the GTN 650 and 750 can now be installed in aircraft registered in Europe.
Garmin stopped manufacture of the GNS 530W and GPS 500W navigators on November 30, although it plans to continue making the GNS 430W, 420W and GPS 400W through the first half of next year.
One of the aircraft parked at the NBAA static display at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the NBAA Convention in October was a highly modified Cessna Citation 501SP.
The Bell 407GX earned EASA certification yesterday, following similar approvals by Transport Canada and the FAA earlier this year.
Garmin received STC approval from EASA yesterday to install the company’s Electronic Stability and Protection (ESP) and GSR 56 Iridium datalink in G1000-equipped King Air 200/B200s.
Daher-Socata rolled out its 600th series-production TBM turboprop single–a TBM 850–from its Tarbes, France production facility on Thursday. The milestone aircraft went to an unnamed private customer from the U.S. Northwest. In 1990, the TBM 700 became the first production pressurized single-engine aircraft to be certified.
Sierra Industries of Uvalde, Texas, received STC’d approval for installation of Garmin G1000 avionics in Cessna Citation 501s. Developed in cooperation with Garmin, the STC allows installation of the three-screen digital flight deck suite in all 501s.
Denver-based JetTech received STC approval to install Garmin G600 avionics with dual flat-panel displays in the Piper Cheyenne III, IIIA and 400LS. The upgrade includes dual G600 RVSM primary instrumentation, with RVSM-capable air data computers.
Bell Helicopter announced at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas that it has received FAA certification for its new $2.865-million, single-engine 407GX, equipped with Garmin G1000H glass panel avionics. Bell announced the helicopter at Heli-Expo in February and received Transport Canada certification earlier this year.