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March 16, 2017

Airborne 03.16.17: Avidyne Certified, Gogo STC, Tecnam's 200th P2006T

Also: CH-53K $$$, WomenVenture, AEA17 Awards, Alaska Air Guard, Blue Angel Honored, Dumb Drone Regs, United Airlines

There were big smiles over at the AEA 2017 Avidyne booth as they earned FAA TSO approval for their new IFD550 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM with Attitude Reference System. This also includes FAA approval of Release 10.2 software that includes Synthetic Vision and two-way wireless connectivity with Avidyne’s new IFD100 iPad App. Avidyne has also received approval for their new, IFD545, IFD510 and IFD410. “Release 10.2 was a significant undertaking that adds Synthetic Vision and expands our l

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Airborne-Unmanned 03.14.17: Class B Drone Ops, UAV Firefight, Kespry/John Deere

Also: Starr Insurance, RPA Pilot Board Selections, FAA-UAS Symposium Update

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has embarked on one of the first legal drone operations ever authorized in the busy Newark, New Jersey, airspace, opening up numerous possibilities for future official use of unmanned aircraft systems. The department contracted with S&R Engineering and Principia Inc., to inspect high-mast light poles. Principia was approved by the FAA for a Part 107 Waiver to operate tethered drones within Newark's Class Bravo Airspace. Isn’t it great when a drone story turns

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Avidyne Guides AEA17 Special Coverage!

Avidyne Corporation, AEA 2017 Exhibit #356

Avidyne Corporation is a market-leader in the design and manufacture of advanced-capability FMS/GPS a, ADS-B, and Safety Systems for general aviation aircraft. Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation make flying easier, safer, and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers. The company offers a full line of innovative, easy-to-use avionics including their flagship IFD550 with integrated Attitude Reference Sensor, the IFD540 & IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COMs, AMX240 Audio Panel, and ADS-B-capable AXP340 & AXP322 Transponders. Experienced entrepreneur and pilot Dan Schwinn founded Avidyne in 1994 with the mission of modernizing GA avionics

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Presents AEA Special Event Coverage

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, AEA Exhibit #303  True Blue Power Introduces New TC230 Step-up Converter True Blue Power’s new TC230 DC-to-DC Converter is the smallest and lightest 230-watt step-up converter on the market. Weighing just 0.7 pounds, this converter utilizes the aircraft’s 14-volt system to power 28-volt avionics, instruments, and accessories, including radios, GPS, and electronic equipment. The highly-efficient TC230’s compact, fanless design saves energy, reduces weight and offers flexible installation. This new step-up converter is TSO-certified and engineered with overload,

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Freeflight Systems Brings You ANN's LIVE Coverage of AEA17!

Freeflight Systems, AEA Exhibit Booth #603

FreeFlight Systems designs, manufactures and supports avionics systems that improve the safety, efficiency and affordability of flying. We specialize in technologies and solutions that bring the benefits of the NextGen airspace transformation to all segments of aviation. We are known for the quality and reliability of our products, the flexibility and compatibility of our solutions and our commitment to long-term service and support. Our modular and scalable products can be used as stand-alone devices or as fully integrated avionics systems. This enables us to serve a diverse worldwide customer base in light general aviation, business aviation, commercial ai

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Send Solutions Messages ANN Coverage of AEA17 LIVE From New Orleans!

Send Solutions's Airtext + Keeps You Communicating

Text and Call - expanding on the success of Airtext - the ability to text message anywhere in the world at any altitude for a very low cost, we are introducing Airtext +, the ability to place a phone call anywhere in the world at any altitude for a very low cost. In the same small, paperback sized, STC’d package, we now have the STC’d Airtext +.  By using a larger modem we are able to facilitate clear iridium phone calls and only gained 1 oz increase in weight.  Now we can accommodate up to 64 passengers simultaneously text messaging or one person can make a call. Pricing for Airtext Plus is $14,950 list. We have retain

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L-3 Aviation Products Presents AEA2017 Special Event Coverage!!!

L-3 Avionics Systems, AEA Exhibit #445

L3 Aviation Products has added new capabilities to its Lynx NGT-9000 Multi-Function Touchscreen transponder. The first is the ATAS alerting function that takes traffic avoidance to the next level. Lynx ATAS surveys down to the ground providing traffic alerting at ALL altitudes. Using refined ADS-B data, nuisance alerts are a thing of the past, even in congested airport patterns. The Lynx NGT-9000 also features the new TerrainVision – a cost effective Terrain Advisory option for GA aircraft and helicopters. A Stormscope display interface is also new this year, allowing the WX-500 Stormscope sensor to display real-time lightning data on the NGT-9000 dis

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Southeast Aerospace Makes AEA17 LIVE Coverage Possible

Southeast Aerospace, AEA Exhibit #349

Founded in 1993, Southeast Aerospace offers a unique combination of products & services, by integrating parts distribution and MRO with complete aircraft modification services. We serve the GA, corporate, regional airline, and rotorcraft aircraft markets. We specialize in the integration, sales, and service of avionics, instrumentation, and related systems. Component Sales: Our Component Sales website provides 100% Real-Time inventory reporting for our extensive stock of avionics, instruments, and accessories.  We are stocking distributors for major manufacturers such as Garmin, Rockwell Collins, and Honeywell. All parts are fully traceable to FAA,

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.16.17)

“Last year some 3.8 billion travelers flew safely on 40.4 million flights. The number of total accidents, fatal accidents and fatalities all declined versus the five-year average, showing that aviation continues to become safer.” Source: said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.16.17): Known Traffic

With respect to ATC clearances, means aircraft whose altitude, position, and intentions are known to ATC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.16.17)

1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum

Founded in 1994, the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, display, and flight of aircraft of the World War II and Korean War eras.

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