Garmin Expands Aircraft Approvals for the  GFC 600 and GFC 500

Garmin Expands Aircraft Approvals for the GFC 600 and GFC 500

The Bonanza/Debonair (C33, E33, F33, G33), Cessna 210 and Grumman AA-5 series will soon be approved for the GFC 500 autopilot, while the Beechcraft Baron (58P, 58TC) and Cessna 208B will be eligible for the GFC 600. Between the two autopilots, Garmin has completed 10 STC’s in the last year, with more to follow.  The Read More

Avidyne Receives STC Certification for IFD 550  in Select Citation 525s

Avidyne Receives STC Certification for IFD 550 in Select Citation 525s

The STC provides installation approval of Avidyne’s dual hybrid-touchscreen IFD550/540 Series FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems in Cessna CitationJet 525/525A models with Collins Pro Line 21 and the FGC-3000 Digital Flight Control System. The upgrade also includes compliance with the ADS-B mandate. “Upgrading to the Avidyne IFD Series gives these CJ owners significant new capabilities that extend the Read More

Airmail

In Response to Kevin Ware’s “It’s All About the Ice” The excellent article in May about flying in the Northwest in a pressurized twin is right on point! I read the article and it sounded so familiar; I’ve been there twice in the past 15 years flying across the Cascades, Blue Mountains and the Salmon River Read More

Airmail

In Response to Thomas Turner’s “On a Swivel” In Thomas P. Turner’s article in the June issue, he states that in order to be detected by TCAS or TCAD a transponder-equipped target (a Cessna 150 in his example) must be “in radar contact with ATC” and that “even if the aircraft had a transponder, the Read More

En Route: Daher Announces ISR Configuration

Last month, Daher revealed a new ISR configuration of its TBM 910 and TBM 930 single-turboprop aircraft. The enhanced ISR capability for Daher’s current TBM family aircraft was announced during Eurosatory, an international defense and security show held in Paris.  This new TBM configuration is characterized by underwing hardpoints that enable the aircraft to be Read More