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November 4, 2009
By Ian J. Twombly
In what it says is an effort to offer value and quality to pilots, PS Engineering on Nov. 4 announced an updated version of the company’s original PMA6000 audio panel.
The new PMA6000B is smaller and lighter than the original and includes a built-in four-place intercom.
“We have seen a continuing need for a low-cost, basic audio panel particularly in the light sport marketplace. With the PMA6000B, we’ve been able to cut costs, improve reliability and utility, and offer full performance in an entry-level audio panel, while maintaining FAA certification,” said company founder Mark Scheuer.
Even though PS Engineering says the unit is the least expensive on the market, it still offers a variety of features, including a cockpit speaker amplifier, two music inputs with Softmute, and a split mode that allows com radios 1 and 2 to be on two different frequencies.
PS Engineering’s PMA6000B retails for $1,195 with built-in marker beacon receivers, and $1,095 without. It’s available from dealers now.
Aircraft and Avionics,
Frustration-free manuals are now available for the Garmin GTN 650 and 750 panel-mount units.
The Flight Data Systems GT-50 G-meter is now available for certificated aircraft.
To help pilots focus on learning the avionics, Garmin on Nov. 12 launched an interactive online training course for the G5000 integrated flight deck.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.