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March 27, 2013
By Jim Moore
The MD302 Standby Attitude Module can also display in a vertical configuration.
Weighing just 1.6 pounds with a two-inch by five-inch panel footprint, the MD302 Standby Attitude Module packs a lot into a small package: The solid-state instrument provides attitude, altitude, airspeed, and a turn coordinator on an easy-to-read screen that requires less space on the panel than any two of the traditional instruments it is designed to replace or backup.
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics expects to receive in April an approved model list (AML) that will facilitate installation of the $10,600 MD302 SAM in hundreds of fixed-wing aircraft certificated under Part 23. Technical standard order approval has already been granted. The unit is capable of interfacing with a variety of other avionics systems, and designed to provide another layer of redundancy in a compact package. The split-screen display can be configured for horizontal or vertical installation.
First announced at NBAA 2012 in October, the MD302 made its first appearance at the Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas on March 26.
Aircraft and Avionics,
Advocacy and Legislation
A House bill that would force FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing new policies for sleep disorders has passed a key committee.
The House has passed a bill requiring the TSA to consult stakeholders, including general aviation representatives, before making major changes to security policy.
Senators are demanding a written response from the Department of Homeland Security about unwarranted stops of general aviation aircraft by DHS and Customs and Border Protection.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.