Avionics

New developments and products in avionics, specifically about aircraft electronics in the cockpit.

Maintenance and Modifications

Duncan Wins STC for Gogo Avance in Hawkers

Hawker Operators Get Latest Connectivity Option
The Gogo Avance Wi-fi box for the Hawker 800XP
Avionics

AEA: Avionics Sales Up 19.2% in First Half

Forward-fit sales surge by 32%
Citation XLS Garmin G5000 panel
Avionics

iFly EFB App Now Compatible with Avidyne Avionics

Electronic flight bag app gets major update
iFly EFB displayed on Apple and Android devices
Avionics

Aspen, Trio Offer Low-cost Display, Autopilot Package

Upgrade provides cockpit upgrade for light aircraft owners
Trio Avionics autopilot for light aircraft
Maintenance and Modifications

FAA Awards ODA to Peregrine

Designation allows for STC approvals
Peregrine ADS-B transponder STC (Photo: Peregrine)
Avionics

Piper M600/SLS Halo System Gets Canada Nod

Kit upgrade adds safety system
Piper M600/SLS
Avionics

Avidyne Conceived Quantum Avionics with AAM in Mind

Quantum’s AI offers new capabilities for a wide variety of aircraft
Avidyne Quantum avionics suite pictured inside the VoltAero Cassio 330
Avionics

Merlin Autonomy Vision Raises Questions of Alaska's Preparedness

Merlin completed a round of trials of its autonomous tech in Alaska
Merlin Caravan (Photo: Merlin)
Avionics

ForeFlight Brings Back Apple Watch App

The new version of the ForeFlight Apple Watch app is available for download
ForeFlight on Apple Watch
Avionics

Spectrum Wars Continue Summer Sizzle

Global aviation industry continues to deal with safety, navigation issues posed by wireless 5G C-band and L-band systems.
5G tower
Safety

In-flight Smoke Enhanced Vision Display Gets FAA Nod

AR-based system uses oxygen mask with goggles
smoke display system
Avionics

Garmin Makes PlaneSync Available for Retrofit

PlaneSync enables remote status monitoring and database uploading
Garmin PlaneSync database updating
Avionics

Nav Canada Provides 90-Day ADS-B Transition Period

Canadian officials add grace period to ADS-B Transition due to supply issues
ADS-B scenario reasoner
Avionics

Honeywell Flies Anthem-equipped PC-12 to EAA AirVenture

AirVenture visitors get first look at new flight deck
Honeywell's Anthem avionics suite installed in its Pilatus PC-12.
Avionics

Cessna Caravans Get Garmin Avionics Software Upgrade

New 2024 models of the Cessna Caravan and Cessna Grand Caravan EX will feature additional enhancements to their Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight decks.
A digital rendering of a Cessna Caravan and Cessna Grand Caravan EX in flight
Avionics

Honeywell Releases Avionics Upgrade for G650/650ER

The Honeywell Primus Epic Block 3 avionics upgrade is now available for Gulfstream G650 and G650ER aircraft.
Gulfstream G650 flight deck
Maintenance and Modifications

Garmin Introduces GHA 15 Altitude Reader

Garmin’s new radar-based altitude callout system is designed to help pilots know how far their aircraft is from the ground during landing.
Garmin's GHA 15 height advisor
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Iridium Introduces Certus for Range of Applications

Iridium is making its Certus L-Band in-flight connectivity service available for a range of commercial, business aviation, and uncrewed applications.
Iridium satellite network
Avionics

Adventure Pilot App Adds Checklists, Helicopter Mode

The iFly EFB app from Adventure Pilot has been updated with new features including checklists and helicopter mode for rotary-wing pilots.
iFly EFB displayed on Apple and Android devices
Maintenance and Modifications

MyGoFlight Buys Camera Mount-maker Flight Flix

MyGoFlight's acquisition of Flight Flix adds a new product line of camera mounts designed for aircraft use.
MyGoFlight Flight Flix mount
Avionics

Safran Bids To Buy Collins Actuator and Controls Units

$1.8B deal to close in 2H2024
Collins Aerospace actuation system on an aircraft engine nacelle.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

FAA Accepts Reliable Robotics’ Certification Plans

Reliable Robotics says the FAA has accepted its certification plans for a fully autonomous flight control system, which the company plans to install on aircraft to enable remotely piloted operations under supplemental type certificates.
A view from under the wing of an airplane flying with Reliable Robotics' autopilot system
Avionics

Garmin Adding King Air Autoland, New Autothrottle

The next Autoland system from Garmin will be for the King Air 200 series, followed by the King Air 300.
Garmin Autoland King Air 200
Avionics

Vision Jet Gets New Radar and Cirrus IQ Mobile App

Garmin Auto Radar automatically tracks weather conditions for a defined range, while the Cirrus IQ app shows pilots aircraft readiness items.
Garmin Auto Radar
Avionics

Sporty's Intros Backup Aviation Radio with Lemo Jack

The L6 COM handheld radio from Sporty's Pilot Shop has built-in Lemo headset jacks, making it a suitable emergency backup for business jet pilots.
Sporty's L6 handheld radio with Lemo headset jacks
Accidents

Loose iPad Linked to Helicopter Crash

A fatal firefighting Chinook crash was tied to a loose iPad that jammed the flight controls.
iPad that jammed flight control pedals of a Chinook helicopter
Avionics

Thales Bids $1.1B for Cobham Aerospace Communications

Thales and Cobham combined aim to create "connected cockpits" of the future.
Thales research and development center in Paris
Avionics

Australia Tackles 5G Interference Issues

As 5G mobile phone services expand in Australia, the country's Civil Aviation Safety Authority looks to prevent 5G interference with radio altimeters.
5G cellphone tower at sunset
Avionics

Dassault’s New Falcon 10X Business Jet Flight Deck Helps Pilots Put Safety First

The new interface is optimized to reduce pilot workload
Dassault Falcon 10X flight deck avionics
Avionics

Mid-Continent Plans Substantial Expansion at Wichita HQ

A 28,000-sq-ft expansion of Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics headquarters will position the company to meet increased customer demand.
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