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Heard at Summit

Article | Oct 15, 2012

Find out what people had to say at AOPA Aviation Summit in this highlight of some of the notable quotes heard during the show.

Summit news and product briefs

Article | Oct 11, 2012

Aero & Marine offers California use tax service Even nonresidents can be hit with a use tax for using, storing, or registering an aircraft in California, Aero & Marine Tax Professionals’ Tom Alston warned at AOPA Aviation Summit. However, many pilots who use their aircraft for business can use a commercial interstate flight hours test to avoid the tax legally, Alston said.

‘Active’ winglets: More than a pretty fin

Article | Oct 10, 2012

Tamarack Aerospace group has developed and patented "active" winglets equipped with internal sensors and control surfaces that deflect automatically to improve wing efficiency during all phases of flight.

Avidyne DFC90 cleared for integrated Skylane installations

Article | Oct 04, 2012

A supplemental type certificate announced Oct. 2 allows Avidyne DFC90 digital autopilot installations in Cessna 182-series aircraft equipped with Aspen Avionics Evolution 1000 Pro primary flight displays.

Aspen announces Connected Pilot TSO

Article | Jul 24, 2012

Aspen Avionics announced July 24 that Connected Pilot, the first in what will be a series of Connected Panel products--providing a wireless link between certified avionics in the aircraft panel and iPads or other portable smart electronic devices--has received technical standard order approval from the FAA.

Avidyne discusses GNS430 replacement

Article | Jul 23, 2012

Avidyne Corp. provided additional information about its IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM at EAA AirVenture on July 23. Designed as a plug-and-play replacement for Garmin GNS430-series navigators, Avidyne said the IFD440 can reduce installation cost and downtime for customers who want to add a touch-screen display or who are upgrading avionics to obtain Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems/Localizer Performance Vertical Guidance (SBAS/LPV) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities.

FreeFlight Systems lands STC for ADS-B Out

Article | Jun 20, 2012

A transceiver developed by a Texas avionics company will help keep Gulf of Mexico helicopters safely separated while flying more efficient direct routes, the company announced this month. The FreeFlight RANGR FDL-978TX is the first rule-compliant ADS-B Out system to earn a supplemental type certificate for installations in AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters, after proving capabilities in the Chevron fleet.

Hawker Beechcraft takes orders for G1000 upgrades

Article | May 31, 2012

With a supplemental type certificate now in place allowing Garmin G1000 suite installations in King Air 300/350 models, Hawker Beechcraft Services announced the first six orders are booked. The STC makes the G1000 an option throughout the King Air line.

Injury doesn't 'throttle back' pilot's drive to fly

Article | Apr 26, 2012

When Clayton Smeltz sits in the left seat of his Piper Cherokee 140, he doesn't have think about the best way to maneuver his wheelchair around obstacles or over uneven terrain. He's free.