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April 08, 2015

Dynon Avionics Announces Lower Pricing For D2 Pocket Panel Portable EFIS

System Includes Wi-Fi, G Meter

Dynon Avionics has lowered the price for its D2 Pocket Panel Portable EFIS with Wi-Fi and G-Meter. Now all pilots can benefit from the D2’s life-saving backup attitude indication for a list price of only $1095. The D2 is available for purchase now from Dynon dealers.

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Aspen Introduces Integrated Angle Of Attack (AOA) Indicator

Software Upgrade For Evolution System Makes Safety Feature Easy

Aspen Avionics announced today the introduction of its integrated Evolution Angle of Attack (AOA) indicator. Unlike other AOA solutions, Aspen’s patent-pending solution seamlessly integrates AOA technology directly into its Evolution primary flight and multi-function displays.

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Florida Leaders Celebrate GA’s Economic Contributions At Jobs Rally

Senator Nelson, Congressman Posey Joined GAMA At Piper Aircraft In Vero Beach

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and U.S. Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) joined with GAMA, hundreds of manufacturing employees, aviation enthusiasts, and local leaders Tuesday at a jobs rally celebrating the significant economic impact of general aviation in Florida. The event, held at Piper Aircraft in Vero Beach, is GAMA’s thirteenth jobs rally throughout the United States.

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FAA Awards Type Certificate For Two-Blade Hartzell Bantam Prop

For Use With Rotax 912, 914 Engines

Hartzell Propeller has received a Type Certificate from the FAA for the new two-blade extremely lightweight Bantam propeller for use with the Rotax 912 and 914 four-stroke engines series, used mostly for light sport and ultra light aircraft.

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FAA Proposes $170,000 Civil Penalty Against Optisource International

Company Allegedly Violated Hazardous Materials Rules

The FAA has proposed a $170,000 civil penalty against Optisource International of Bellport, N.Y., for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations.

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World's Largest Rocketry Contest Brings Top Students To D.C. For Finals

Team America Rocketry Challenge Announces Top 100 Teams Competing In National Championship

More than 600 students across the country received news last Friday that they are advancing to the national finals of the 2015 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). After months of hard work and more than a thousand qualification flights, submissions were tabulated and the top 100 scoring TARC teams were confirmed. These teams will compete head to head at the final fly-off on Saturday, May 9 in The Plains, VA., outside of D.C.

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FAA Grants 30 New Commercial UAS Exemptions

Insurance Companies Among Those Approved

Last Friday, the FAA approved 30 more commercial unmanned aircraft systems exemptions, bringing the total number of approved operations to 99.

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ACSF Announces New Board Member

Captain Lou Németh, Chief Safety Officer At CAE, Tapped For The Position

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) has selected Captain Lou Németh, Chief Safety Officer at CAE, Inc. to the ACSF Board of Governors.

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Bechtel Among First Companies To Use UAS Technology In Construction

Company teams With Skycatch To Advance Processes In The Construction Industry

Bechtel has been granted permission for commercial use of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology by the FAA. The permission allows Bechtel to operate UAS technology, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, on projects in the United States to enhance construction processes within the virtual project delivery approach.

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DARPA Demonstrates PCAS System To Marine Corps

Leadership 'Very Pleased' With 1st Successful Demonstration Of DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support System

Close air support (CAS)—delivery of airborne munitions to support ground forces—is difficult and dangerous because it requires intricate coordination between combat aircrews and dismounted ground forces (for example, joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs). DARPA’s Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program focuses on technologies to enable sharing of real-time situational awareness and weapons systems data through approaches designed to work with almost any aircraft.

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NASA Hosts Student Rocket Fair, Helps Students Launch High-Power Rockets

Event Held April 10-11 At Marshall Space Flight Center In Huntsville, AL

More than 30 high school, college and university teams will launch student-built rockets during the 15th annual NASA Student Launch event April 10-11 near NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.

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Universal Avionics Joins Forces With Rockwell Collins

Companies Join To Provide Value And A Growth Path To Future Technologies

Universal Avionics has joined forces with Rockwell Collins to bring an affordable, integrated Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out solution to Business Aircraft operators.

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Star Air To Upgrade Boeing 767 Fleet Flight Decks

Will Install Rockwell Collins' Large-Format Flight Displays

Rockwell Collins' large-format flight displays, inspired by the same display system found on Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes, have been selected by Denmark-based Star Air for its fleet of 11 Boeing 767-200BDSF cargo airplanes.

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Dawn In Excellent Shape One Month After Ceres Arrival

Spacecraft Performing 'Flawlessly', NASA Says

Since its capture by the gravity of dwarf planet Ceres on March 6, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has performed flawlessly, continuing to thrust with its ion engine as planned. The thrust, combined with Ceres' gravity, is gradually guiding the spacecraft into a circular orbit around the dwarf planet. All of the spacecraft's systems and instruments are in excellent health.

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NextGen GA Fund Expands Avionics Funding Available To GA Operators

Capital Base Grows To Over $500 Million Pending FAA Approval

The NextGen GA Fund, along with partner Madison Capital, is announcing an expansion to its current funding capabilities for general and business aviation aircraft owners to address surging in demand for avionics financing.

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NTSB Issues Safety Alerts Focusing On Improving GA Safety

Information Included For Pilots And Mechanics In Four Documents

The NTSB has issued four Safety Alerts to general aviation pilots and mechanics highlighting safety issues identified in several recent accident investigations.

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AeroSports Update: SubSonex On The Airshow Circuit

Bob Carlton To Debut SubSonex Personal Jet Aerobatic Show At Sun ‘N Fun International Fly-In & Expo

Sonex Aircraft has announce that the SubSonex Air Show, flown by renowned performer Bob Carlton, will make its worldwide debut at the 2015 Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo. He is scheduled to perform on Tuesday April 20th and Sunday April 26th.

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Gogo Business Aviation Introduces ATG 1000 Connectivity System

Affordable New System Enables In-Flight Email And Use Of Personal Smartphones

Gogo is introducing the ATG 1000 – a new connectivity system particularly well-suited for light jets, turboprops and owner-flown aircraft.

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Avidyne Extends Ads-B Product Portfolio

Adds MLX200 & MLX210 978MHz Transceivers

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, today announced they have expanded their ADS-B 978 Series of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solutions to include the MLX200 and MLX210 transceivers.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.08.15)

“The NextGen GA Fund and its partners are proud to be known as part of the solution rather than part of the problem for general aviation aircraft owners.” Source: James Hughey, managing partner of the NextGen GA Fund.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.08.15): Center Of Pressure

A point along the airfoil about which the moment due to the lift is zero, i.e., it is the point of action of the lift.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.08.15)

Oregon Department of Aviation

The Oregon Department of Aviation serves Oregon through a three-fold focus of advocating for the economic growth, infrastructure improvement and safe operation of aviation in Oregon.

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