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Garmin introduces new traffic alert systems

Article | Mar 27, 2013

Garmin’s new radios, the GTR transceiver and GNC NAV/COMM series, feature text displays identifying the tuned frequency. Garmin announced a pair of new active traffic alert systems, and what amounts to an upgrade of an existing system priced at the entry level on March 26 at the Aircraft Electronics Association convention in Las Vegas.

Market report shows $6.3 billion in avionics sales

Article | Mar 27, 2013

Aircraft Electronics Association President Paula Derks made a pitch to attendees at the association’s annual convention to share sales data that will help make a case for the industry’s economic value. Avionics is a big business, and the Aircraft Electronics Association is working to find out exactly how big.

Standby attitude, altitude in a tiny package

Article | Mar 27, 2013

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.

Sporty's Foundation awards GA grants

Article | Feb 13, 2013

The Sporty's Foundation gave out $131,542 in grants in 2012, all designed to promote the interests of the next generation of general aviation. Spokesman Mark Wiesenhahn said that the foundation receives "dozens" of requests each year, and each is given careful consideration.

FCC takes measured approach to 121.5 MHz ELTs

Advocacy | Jan 09, 2013

The FCC has opted to ask questions and gather comments before taking further action on 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters.

Designee policy changes concern aviation industry

Advocacy | Nov 02, 2012

AOPA and six other aviation associations have requested that the FAA delay action on a proposed revision of its designee management policy and provide more time for the industry to study the 500-page document.

Avionics industry icon Monte Mitchell remembered

Article | Oct 17, 2012

Monte R. Mitchell, who built the Aircraft Electronics Association into a worldwide organization, died Oct. 16 following a brief illness.