Tue, Jul 10, 2012
From Our Day One Coverage of Oshkosh2011: In an ongoing effort to keep you informed about what's going on at AirVenture this year, ANN has made a commitment to bring you a live video wrap up of the days activities each evening a 1900 CDT. The programs, which will continue through Friday, include a summary of the days top news, as well as a feature interview with one of the days' newsmakers.
In our first program, Avidyne led off the day today introducing a full line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation aircraft. The new avionics stack includes the IFD540 FMS/GPS/ Navigation/ Communication system with touch screen user interface, a stereo Audio Panel with Marker Beacon, a Mode S Extended Squitter (ES) Transponder, and the DFC90 Digital Autopilot.
Tim Archer is back as CEO at Superior Air Parts, and announced that The company has been in negotiations with suppliers as it ramps back up, and has discovered that some costs are coming in lower than projected, allowing reduced prices for specific components including some Millennium cylinder assemblies.
"Why does my brand new half-million-dollar airplane still come with magnetos, when my 30-year-old car has electronic ignition?" Well now, it won't have to. WE told our viewers that Electroair has developed an electronic ignition system for homebuilt and certified aircraft. The company is ready to equip your experimental now, and anticipates a supplemental type certificate for use on four-cylinder Lycomings in mid-August.
The show also includes a feature interview each evening. Our first guest was Avidyne Chief Operating Officer Patrick Herguth, who joined us to talk about the innovations announced earlier Monday morning from the avionics company. ANN's Tom Patton chatted with Mr. Herguth about the touch screen interface and new plug-and-play avionics designed for the retrofit market.
The program will be coming to you each evening live from our ANN headquarters on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport. We hope you'll tune in by visiting our new website and clicking on the link for our live webcasts.
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