Garmin last month unveiled the GPSMAP 696, a portable aviation navigation device with a seven-inch portrait screen. The GPSMAP 696 incorporates the features of the GPSMAP 496, while its larger display allows added capabilities such as airways, electronic charts and expanded weather. According to Garmin, the GPSMAP 696 is now available and costs $3,295.
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Eclipse Aviation on November 21 received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certification for the Eclipse 500. The approval is for private flights only, the EASA clarified, and Eclipse expects to receive EU-OPS 1 certification for commercial operations next year. The certification is valid for VFR and IFR operations, including RVSM and flight into known icing.
With the opening of a new 10,800-sq-ft avionics facility, all of Wisconsin Aviation’s maintenance operations at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison are consolidated in one set of buildings called the Technical Service Complex.
Stevens Aviation, buoyed by market reception of its Lear4Ever avionics and airframe modification package for the Bombardier Learjet 35, on Monday announced expansion of its Select Suite of aircraft targeted for the same level of avionics modernization to include some of the most numerous and popular models.
Stevens Aviation, buoyed by market reception of its Lear4Ever avionics and airframe modification package for the Learjet 35, today announced expansion of its Select Suite of aircraft targeted for the same level of avionics modernization to include some other popular models.
Garmin International opened NBAA’08 by announcing a pair of offers to purchasers and operators of its G1000 integrated flight deck that include price breaks on popular options and an extended warranty on the system itself.
Lakeland, Fla.-based Gulf Coast Avionics announced it has completed its first installation of a Garmin G600 retrofit package. The glass avionics suite was installed in a Twin Commander 690C turboprop, the first of four the company has scheduled for modification along with a Cessna 402. The aircraft required the design and fabrication of new panels for both the pilot and copilot stations to accommodate the comprehensive upgrade.
Elliott Aviation is showing a Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200 at the Orlando Executive Airport static display that sports a new Garmin G1000 integrated avionics glass cockpit. The aircraft arrived at NBAA from Illinois with a Collins Pro Line 4 panel.
Frasca International (Booth No. 4636) has been awarded a contract by the FAA to build a Cessna Citation Mustang level-5 flight training device (FTD). The FTD, to be located at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, will accurately replicate the very light jet’s Garmin G1000-equipped flight deck.
Synthetic-vision flight presentations are about to become a ubiquitous presence in dozens of business aircraft models thanks to certification programs that have been completed recently and additional test programs which are about to get under way.