PS Engineering celebrates its 30th birthday

Mark Scheuer was tired of yelling at his wife across the noisy cockpit of their Grumman Yankee, and he thought there had to be a better way of communicating. PS Engineering Inc. was born out of that necessity and is now celebrating its third decade of forging new ground in cockpit communication technology.

Jul 30, 2015


Bendix King KI 300

Bendix King announced a new electronic replacement for mechanical attitude indicators.

Jul 28, 2015


Aspen AOA Receives FAA Certification

Aspen receives certification for it's integrated Angle of Attack indicator sooner than expected.

Jul 28, 2015
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Pilot Accessories


Tied to aviation history, building the future

From World War II pilots to astronauts and commercial airlines, Breitling has served the aviation community with reliable, efficient timepieces since the early days of flying. Now, the Swiss manufacturer is investing in the next generation of pilots with the Breitling Aviation Scholarship Fund.

Jul 09, 2015


FltPlan Go adds ADS-B support

FltPlan Go for Android has added support for four Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast receivers, matching the ADS-B capability of the iOS version.

Jul 01, 2015


Lightspeed announces summer headset deals

Pilots, listen up: Lightspeed Aviation is offering discounts of up to $100 on a trio of noise reducing, Bluetooth-capable headsets in its summer headset sale.

Jun 30, 2015
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Aircraft Accessories


Two new Stratus models announced

The Stratus 1S and 2S, announced July 7, are evolutions of the market’s most popular route to subscription-free ADS-B traffic and weather in the cockpit.

Jul 07, 2015 | comments


Cheap chills

Pilots have options (besides suffering and sweating) when the summer sun drives cockpit temperatures north of comfortable. Air conditioning can cost less than you might think.

Jun 25, 2015 | comments


Aspen buys leading GPS chip distributor

Aspen Avionics solidified its position as a major player in the general aviation avionics world with the acquisition on June 19 of GPS chip distributor Accord Technology, LLC.

Jun 24, 2015
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SocialFlight app adds 'HotSpots' destinations

SocialFlight, an app for finding events and interesting places to fly, has added a new "HotSpots" category.

Jul 20, 2015


Garmin showing new products at Oshkosh

Garmin has released details on several new products it will show during EAA AirVenture, including an electronic logbook and a Bluetooth audio panel.

Jul 16, 2015


Mobile FliteDeck VFR 2.1 introduced

Jeppesen’s new Mobile FliteDeck VFR 2.1 for iOS features audio airspace warnings and automatic flight logging capabilities, in addition to a seamless transition from aerial charts to airport diagrams.

Jul 09, 2015
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Aircraft Components


New prop, alternators from Hartzell

Hartzell Engine Technology and Hartzell Propeller announced a number of new products at this year's EAA AirVenture, including a propeller and a number of alternators.

Jul 24, 2015


Swift Fuels to offer 94 MON avgas

Swift Fuels is once again creating a buzz in the general aviation world with the announcement that it will produce 94 MON avgas.

Jul 23, 2015 | comments


Trig adds Garmin compatibility, expands AML STC

Trig Avionics announced that its 1090ES transponders, which offer ADS-B Out, are compatible with Garmin navigators. The TT31’s approved model list supplemental type certificate now covers 600 aircraft.

Jul 22, 2015
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Portable GPS


Apple squashes GPS bug

Thirteen weeks after Apple’s iOS 8.3 update cut the connection between many Bluetooth GPS accessories and navigation apps, version 8.4 brought relief June 30.

Jun 30, 2015 | comments


Apple update nixes GPS connection

Users, application developers, and portable GPS receiver manufacturers report iOS 8.3 causes older-model, portable GPS receivers to stop communicating with navigation apps.

Apr 15, 2015

Pilot Magazine

P&E: Avionics

It seems like the tail wagging the dog, but iPad apps that sell for $150 a year or less are beginning to drive avionics purchases that may total tens of thousands of dollars.

Apr 06, 2015
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