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April 10, 2015

AEA2015 Sponsor Gogo Business Aviation Offers Special AEA Coverage!

GoGo Business Aviation: Welcome To A Connected Life In The Sky

Gogo Business Aviation, formerly known as Aircell, is a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment, services and support to the business aviation market. Through a full range of capabilities including Internet, voice, entertainment, cockpit data and more, the company increases the productivity, safety, and enjoyment of the business aviation travel experience. Gogo Biz is a major advance in broadband technology. It’s the only aviation system that gives you Internet and voice with equipment small and light enough for virtually any aircraft.

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Avidyne Announces Bluetooth Keyboard

MK10 Mini Keyboard Allows Pilots To Wirelessly Control IFD540 Or IFD440 Through Bluetooth

Avidyne Corporation, has introduced their new MK10 Mini Keyboard that gives pilots an additional method of controlling and entering flight plans into Avidyne's IFD540 and IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems wirelessly via integrated Bluetooth.

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Nine Aircraft Added Universal Avionics List Of FANS Platforms

Now Approved For Bombardier Challenger CL-600, CL-601, CL-601 3A/R And CL-604, Gulfstream GIV And GIVSP

Six additional aircraft have joined the growing list of platforms with Universal Avionics Future Air Navigation System (FANS) 1/A+ solutions. Aircraft platforms include the Bombardier Challenger CL-600, CL-601, CL-601 3A/R and CL-604, and the Gulfstream GIV and GIVSP.

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NTSB Releases Prelim In OK Eagle Med Accident

Pilot Fatally Injured, Two Others Survived

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from the March 12 accident involving a Eurocopter AS 350 B2 helicopter, N919EM, operating as "Eagle Med 35".

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Airlines Report 16 Tarmac Delays Over Three Hours On U.S. Flights In February

Eight Tarmac Delays Longer Than Four Hours on International Flights

Airlines reported 16 tarmac delays of more than three hours on domestic flights and eight tarmac delays of more than four hours on international flights in February, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today.  Nine of the reported tarmac delays involved flights departing from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on February 27 during a snow storm.  All of the reported tarmac delays are under investigation by the Department.

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NASA Takes Space Apps 2015 Challenge To New York For Main Event

Thirty-Five Challenges Represent NASA Mission Priorities

NASA is gearing up for its fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge, April 10-12. The event unfolds at more than 135 locations worldwide, including this year's Global Mainstage event in New York featuring NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, agency Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, and Deborah Diaz, NASA's chief technology officer for IT.

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Bombardier Announces Management Changes

Fred Cromer Named President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

Alain Bellemare, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc., says he is bringing in new talent to reinforce the company’s management team. Bellemare says these changes will "instill a fresh perspective at Bombardier, driving execution, alignment and intensity across the entire company."

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FreeFlight Systems Announces EASA Certification For The 1203C SBAS/GNSS Sensor

Provides High Integrity ADS-B position Source For European Market

FreeFlight Systems has received EASA certification for the 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor. The system is currently FAA certified to TSO-C145c, and now has the additional certification of ETSO-C145c.

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Astronics And SmartTray International Team-Up

New device Provides Airline Passengers With a Hands-Free Solution to View Personal Electronic Devices

Astronics Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement with SmartTray International, LLC to exclusively market, sell, and manufacture SmartTray's new passenger device-friendly aircraft tray table.

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DOT Upgrades India's Aviation Safety Rating

Now Complies With ICAO Standards For Category 1 Status

India has been granted a Category 1 rating under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program.

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Honda Aircraft Company Announces HondaJet World Tour

The HondaJet To Make Debut In Japan And Europe

The HondaJet will begin a world tour in late April with the advanced light jet making its first appearances in Japan and Europe. The HondaJet will travel more than 26,000 nautical miles during the tour and stop in 13 countries along its flight route.

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AD: Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2015-07-03

PRODUCT: Certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 402C and 414A airplanes.

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AD: Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2015-06-08

PRODUCT: All Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G airplanes.

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Aspen Avionics, True Innovators, Present AEA2015 Special Event Coverage!

AEA2015 Sponsor: Always-Innovative Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability into general aviation cockpits. Our products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it even easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. Our philosophy is that getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending a lot of money—on equipment or on installation. The Evolution system enables aircraft owners to upgrade their primary flight instrument “six pack” to glass cockpit technology all at once, or in stages. Easy and inexpensive software upgrades add new features and capabilities, while future-proofing the system

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LIVE TODAY From AEA2015 Convention--Aero-TV LIVE Webcast Schedule-Don't Miss It!

More Than 10 Hours of LIVE Programming Scheduled By Aero-News and Airborne!

For most of the last decade, the Aero-News Network, Aero-TV and Airborne has been honored to partner with the Aircraft Electronics Association to bring exciting news about the latest and greatest avionics developments to the aviation world and (as usual) we're doing it LIVE and in HIGH-DEF. Live Aero-TV high-definition coverage of the AEA Opening Ceremonies and New Product Introductions begin at 8:30 a.m. Central Time (09:30 a.m. Eastern Time) on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015. The VERY fast-paced New Product Intr

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Derks, Bunce Give 'State Of The Industry' At AEA

'The Buzz Is Back' According To Gama CEO

AEA president and CEO Paula Derks and GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce shared the stage Thursday morning for the annual "State of the Industry" address.

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Avidyne Announces AXP322 Remote Mode S XPDR With ADS-B Out

The AXP322 Remotely Mounted Transponder Is Designed For Limited Panel Space

The Avidyne AXP322 meets the ADS-B Out mandate and is designed for installation with IFD540 or IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COMs. It’s ideally suited option for aircraft with limited panel or pedestal space.

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NexNav Introduces Micro-i Ultra-Low Cost GPS Solution

Accord Technology Introduces Their GPS/WAAS + Integrity That Exceeds TSO-C199 Standards

Accord Technology, LLC, announced at the Aircraft Electronics Association Annual Convention, the introduction of their TSO-C199 compliant GPS source, the new NexNav Micro-i.

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FreeFlight Systems Releases ADS-B View Version 2.0

A NextGen Aviation App That Provides Graphical Weather, Traffic, And Textual Data

FreeFlight Systems announces the release of ADS-B View 2.0 - a free NextGen aviation iPad app that provides graphical weather, traffic, and textual data to the aircraft pilot and crew. Weather and traffic information is received by the RANGR ADS-B system, transmitted to the tablet via WiFi, and overlayed on the ADS-B View map.

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New Rockwell Collins Offers Upgrade To FANS 1/A

Includes One Year Of ARINCDirect Flight Support Services

Rockwell Collins has combined its Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A upgrade for Bombardier Challenger 604, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aircraft—equipped with the company’s avionics—with an annual subscription to its premium suite of ARINCDirect flight support mobile applications and services.

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AeroSports Update: Questair Opens Manufacturing Facility In Mississippi

The New Questair, LLC Is Planning To Produce A Fast-Build Versions Of Its Venture Airplane Kits

Dan Myers and Jim Cook, partners in the newly formed Questair, LLC, have acquired tooling, parts, supplies and the engineering software to become the exclusive manufacturer of the Venture Kit-Built Airplane.

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NavWorx Steps Up as AEA2015 Special Event Coverage Sponsor!

NavWorx Brings Affordable/Innovative ADS-B Solutions To BOTH Experimental and Certified Aircraft!

The NavWorx product line consists of the ADS600 and PADS600, both ADS-B receivers designed for certified, experimental, and light-sport aircraft. The ADS600-B is a remotely mounted UAT designed to be fully compliant with the TSO-C154c standard, pending FAA TSO. The ADS600-B takes full advantage of the free broadcast of traffic and weather under the FAA-mandated NexGen ADS-B network. NavWorx introduced the first portable ADS-B receiver and the first fully-functional ADS-B receiver for experimental and light-sport aircraft in September 2008. The ADS600 product line is designed to be upgradable and compatible with the most commonly

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Klyde Morris 04.10.15

Every Job Has Its Perks ...


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NextGen GA Fund, LLC/Jumpstart 2020 Sponsors AEA2015 Special Event Coverage

NextGen GA Fund, LLC: Competitive Financing Options for General Aviation NextGen Avionics

The NextGen GA Fund has been established to support the rollout of the US NextGen program, which enables updated air traffic information to both pilots and controllers. We are working exclusively on behalf of the GA community to enable these avionics upgrades using financial incentives, including affordable financing programs and other assistance. The GA Fund also has successfully established “Jumpstart GA 2020”, a new program to further incentive small aircraft owners seeking basic ADS-B compliance. To begin, Jumpstart has partnered with L-3 Avionics Systems to offer a basic ADS-B Out only solution at a reduced pricing, availabl

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'New' In Name Only! Genesys Aerosystems Sponsors Exciting AEA2015 Coverage!

Multi-Faceted/Multi-Talented Genesys Aerosystems Presents Extraordinary Avionics Offerings For AEA2105!

Genesys Aerosystems is a provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers. Genesys Aerosystems' avionics systems can be offered individually or integrated to provide an entire cockpit. Its synthetic vision Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) revolutionized safety in low-level flight operations and is now approved on more than 700 aircraft and helicopter models. Genesys Aerosystems Helicopter Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot (HeliSAS) adds to its extensive range of S-TEC autopilot solutions and brings added safety within the reach of a host of operators for whom such systems were pr

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L-3's ADS-B Solutions Provide More AEA2105 Special Event Info!!!

L-3 Delivers Highly Capable ADS-B Products!

L-3 has delivered flight safety avionics for General Aviation (GA) since 1962, when the business was founded as the avionics division for Learjet in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since then, the company has operated under several names including Jet Electronics & Technology (J.E.T.), BF Goodrich Aerospace and Goodrich Avionics Systems Inc. L-3 acquired the Avionics Systems (L-3 AS) division in 2003. Today the company provides a wide array of avionics technologies designed to improve situational awareness and enhance safety.

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Historic AEA2015 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell

AEA2015 Sponsor: Bendix-King by Honeywell

BendixKing is committed to the creation of innovative, reliable, intuitive avionics for the general aviation pilot. When you choose to fly with BendixKing you can be confident that the products you depend on today will serve you well into the future.  The history of the Bendix name runs parallel to the development of King Radio until the mid-1980s, when the Allied Corporation purchased Bendix Aviation and King Radio and combined the two to create the now-renowned Bendix/King brand of avionics.

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Game-Changing AEA2015 Sponsor Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics!

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Has An Exciting SAM Update For AEA2015!

2-inch Standby Attitude Module (SAM®) offers new functionality, heading display. The newest SAM software update — version 1.0.4 — now includes heading displayed via ARINC 429 input, field calibration of altitude and airspeed, live configuration preview, storage mode for battery preservation and variable VNE based on altitude. Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has recently improved SAM’s AML STC to include all Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza models; Cessna Mustang, Conquest and Caravan; Cirrus SR20 and SR22; and many more! The amended AML STC makes it even easier to recei

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Avidyne and the IFD540 Guide AEA2015 Special Event Coverage!

Avidyne Joins ANN and AEA IN Keeping YOU Informed About The Avionics World!

Avidyne Corporation designs and manufactures avionics instruments, flight displays, VHF and GPS-based navigation, communication, and data link transceivers, as well as a range of ADS-B, traffic detection, and weather detection sensors. The company set a new standard in ease of use with its full line of panel-mounted avionics, including the IFD540 and IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COMs with Hybrid Touch, Page & Tab user interface, easy GeoFill™ and Airway flight planning, and integrated Bluetooth® and WiFi capability. In addition, the IFD540 and IFD440 are plug-and-play, direct replacements for obsolete GNS530/430 navigators, dramatically simplifying installation and overall cost when upgrading

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.10.15)

"This is not a one-system mandate. This in an airspace rule. It affects every single user in the airspace system. It is one of our goals to educate the user and make sure the mandate sticks." Source: AEA president and CEO Paula Derks, during the annual "State of the Industry" address.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.10.15): Clean Configuration

A configuration in which all flight control surfaces have been positioned to create minimum drag.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.10.15)

 Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates

The Louisiana Airport Managers and Associates was formed to provide a forum for the exchange of aviation management ideas. Ideas that help to provide better aviation services to the state of Louisiana.

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