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February 10, 2009
By Alton K. Marsh
Aviat Aircraft in Afton, Wyo., can claim to be the first original equipment manufacturer to offer the option of the Garmin G600 glass cockpit in the popular Husky A–1C tandem-seat tailwheel aircraft.
Along with the G600, a $53,000 option, comes a wider door on both the 180-horsepower and the 200-horsepower Husky models. With the IFR G600 installed, the prices for the two models range from $250,000 to $291,000. Another option is the Electronic Instruments MVP50 color engine-instrument monitor.
The G600 features a large split screen with primary flight display and multifunction flight display functions. The system will work with most autopilots and will provide GPS horizontal steering for flying arcs, holding patterns, and procedure turns. In addition, you’ll get all the benefits of a glass cockpit, such as situational awareness, airspace, weather, and traffic. The system includes diagrams of 850 airports.
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Cessna reports "strong deliveries" of the new TTx since being awarded an FAA type certificate in June, and Brazil has followed suit.
NetJets has added a new safety feature to its long-range fleet: a doctor who is always in.
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
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