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Seeking simplicity

Article | Jan 10, 2013

A California software engineer and pilot hopes to broaden the appeal of general aviation by making avionics “smarter,” simpler, and easy to understand and use.

Pilots submit favorite apps

Article | Jan 03, 2013

This week AOPA highlights member-submitted apps that can be used for flight planning, navigation, and glideslope indications.

Diamond to offer auto landing in 2016

Article | Dec 19, 2012

First, pilots wanted some way to make navigation easier, and got the GPS moving map system that requires them only to keep an aircraft icon on a little pink line. After that pilots wanted a way to fly an approach automatically, and soon the glass cockpit systems were doing that. An automatic landing was next on the list, until now. Diamond Aircraft CEO Christian Dries says he will offer that as an option in three years.

MGL adds Sandia transponder to glass cockpit systems

Article | Oct 10, 2012

MGL Avionics is a name you probably haven't heard before, but will soon get to know it better if you are in the light sport, kitbuilt, or Experimental market.

Avidyne DFC90 cleared for integrated Skylane installations

Article | Oct 04, 2012

A supplemental type certificate announced Oct. 2 allows Avidyne DFC90 digital autopilot installations in Cessna 182-series aircraft equipped with Aspen Avionics Evolution 1000 Pro primary flight displays.

Avidyne discusses GNS430 replacement

Article | Jul 23, 2012

Avidyne Corp. provided additional information about its IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM at EAA AirVenture on July 23. Designed as a plug-and-play replacement for Garmin GNS430-series navigators, Avidyne said the IFD440 can reduce installation cost and downtime for customers who want to add a touch-screen display or who are upgrading avionics to obtain Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems/Localizer Performance Vertical Guidance (SBAS/LPV) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities.