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March 29, 2022

AEA Names James Temple 2022 Member of the Year

Garmin Selected as Associate Member of the Year

The Aircraft Electronics Association has announced its 2022 award winners, with James Temple of Temple Electronics and Garmin as Member and Associate Member of the Year. The industry awards were presented during the opening session of the 65th annual AEA Convention & Trade Show, kicking off the biggest week of the year for aircraft avionics and cockpit equipment releases. Members of the AEA voted James Temple in for his work in the industry with his company, Temple Electronics. 

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Aspen Avionics Achieves AS91000 Certification

Avionics Manufacturer Joins the Big Leagues with ISO Standards and Quality Control

Aspen Avionics has announced it has successfully received certification of the AS9100 Rev. D quality management standard. The ISO standard specifies standards for a quality management system in the aviation sector, theoretically increasing the level of quality and reducing the error rate for products for the end-user. Aspen now has a seat at the 'big boys' table', able to partner with aerospace industry partners with confidence that they can handle the requirements of whatever project comes their way.

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GPS Antenna Coupler from CCX Technologies Released

T-RX Nav Systems Testing Suite Gets High-Isolation Function Checking Equipment

CCX has debuted a new GPS Antenna Coupler at the AEA National Convention & Trade Show's New Product Introduction Session. The device is designed for use with CCX's T-RX Avionics Tester to validate and function check aircraft GPS, navigation systems, and radios, providing more than 20 dB of antenna isolation to ensure the test results are clear and free of external GPS Signals during the check. The Coupler is a part of the complete CCX testing kit, which also includes the T-RX GPS Signal Generator and additional tester. The system is rugged enough for continued use in the hustle and bustle of the hangar environment, and supports GPS antennas up to 6" i

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Shadin Avionics Announces Cessation of MINIFLO-L

Leadership Pares Down Offerings in Preparation for New Releases

Shadin Avionics has announced the impending retirement of its Miniflo-L digital fuel management system ahead of a newer, better product. The Miniflo-L is one of 3 similar cockpit indicators made by the company, and its siblings, the Digiflo-L and Microflo-L will stay in production. Shadin is careful to assuage any worries about product support going forward, reassuring customers that their Part 145 Repair Station will support the discontinued product for "years to come." 

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Adds to Flex Line

5 New Instruments Released at AEA 2022

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics added to their Flex line of 2-inch digital instrumentation products, unveiling 5 new units at the annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show. The Flex series now includes digital Counter Drum Encoding Altimeters, Airspeed Indicators, GPS Clocks, Battery ACUs, and Attitude Indicators, in addition to a range of previous releases. The new drum encoding altimeter is certified to 55,000 feet AGL with user-selectable functions for VSI, 6-second vertical trend, altitude target, approach minimums alerts, and barometric settings.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna P210N

As The Pilot Attempted To Increase The Throttle Input, The Engine Did Not Respond

On March 8, 2022, at 1417 mountain standard time, a Cessna P210N airplane, N210GE, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Englewood, Colorado. The pilot and flight instructor both sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that the flight was cleared for an instrument approach as they neared the intended destination airport. The initial portion of the approach was uneventful. After contacting the control tower, the controller requested that they sidestep to the parallel runway for landing.

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