July 16, 2013
By AOPA ePublishing staff
Avionics manufacturer Avidyne Corp. and avionics and aircraft shop NexAir Avionics have received supplemental type certificate (STC) approval from the FAA to install the Avidyne Entegra Release 9 Integrated Flight Deck in the Piper Saratoga.
The R9 certification is part of the FAA approval of NexAir’s Saratoga NX revitalization program, which includes performance and aesthetic enhancements including new paint, interior, cowlings, and lighting. “With the Saratoga NX, we’ve essentially created a new aircraft that’s better equipped and costs far less than a new or late model version. It really is better-than-new,” said David Fetherston, president of NexAir Avionics.
With this latest approval, Avidyne extends its R9 Approved Model List, which covers the Cirrus SR20 and SR22, and the Piper PA-46 Matrix and Mirage.
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Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.
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