One of GA's Greatest Innovators Opines On What GA Is REALLY All About
Making something successful in the aviation world is quite an undertaking... especially after several years of bad economy, bad press and atrocious politics. BUT... if there is ANYONE better to talk about the value proposition of GA than Alan Klapmeier, we're not familiar with them. Alan is the real deal... having built up a number of successful businesses (including doing the lion's share of the work that made Cirrus one of the few GA success stories in recent memory) and turned both sport and general aviation on its ear more than once.
Collaboration Delivers Highly Cost-Effective Solutions To Equip Legacy Aircraft With RNP (0.3), ADS-B, CPDLC, Other NextGen Capabilities
FreeFlight Systems has announced it is partnering with Accord Technology LLC of Phoenix, AZ, to develop WAAS GPS systems to retrofit legacy transport category aircraft with state-of-the-art capabilities for NextGen airspace operations. The companies are focusing on practical and highly cost-effective ARINC 429 solutions that enable operators of proven commercial and business aircraft to meet ADS-B, RNP (0.3) and other performance-based navigation mandates worldwide.
Italian GPS manufacturer AvMap is set to introduce its A2 ADAHRS module (Air data, Attitude and Heading Reference System) that turns the EKP V’s 7” display into an EFIS. The A2 ADAHRS module extends the functionalities of the EKP V Aeronautical Navigator bringing attitude and airspeed to the moving map and converting it into a centralized Glass Cockpit System for both navigation and primary flight display for experimental, ultra-light, sport aviation and general aviation market.