SOUTH AFRICAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY ISSUES AIC ON ADS-B The SACAA issued an AIC on the 8th October 2020 that finally promulgates ADS-B compliance in South Africa. This one replaces the original AIC issued in 2017. Read the ADS-B AIC here. After reading this I found it extremely difficult to understand what the requirement are…

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AVIDYNE ANNOUNCES VANTAGE FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEMS AND UNVEILS CIRRUS UPGRADE PROGRAM Avidyne Vantage Flight Displays provide large-format glass retrofit solutions for General Aviation, and will initially be certified for Entegra-equipped Cirrus. Melbourne, FL  – July 21, 2021-– Avidyne Corporation announced the new Avidyne Vantage™ Flight Display Systems today, and disclosed that their first Vantage certification…

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uAvionix Receives Patent for tailBeaconX Transponder uAvionix, the pioneer in communications, navigation, and surveillance avionics for manned and unmanned systems, has announced it has been granted a new patent enabling safety and surveillance benefits with the use of space-based ADS-B for General Aviation (GA).  U.S. Patent 11,011,830 titled “Wireless Communication System within an External Enclosure for…

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GFC 600 Now Certified for Cessna CitationJet 525 Garmin is pleased to announce it has received both FAA & EASA STC approval for the GFC 600 digital autopilot in select Cessna CitationJet 525 models, the first jet certification for this popular autopilot solution. The GFC 600 digital autopilot delivers superior in-flight characteristics and new operational…

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Garmin certifies the GFC 600 digital autopilot in select Pilatus PC-12 aircraft Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., has announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the GFC 600 digital autopilot in select Pilatus PC-12/41 and PC-12/45 aircraft1. The GFC 600 digital autopilot is optimized to meet…

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Garmin announces TXi engine indication system for twin turboprop aircraft New twin turbine certifications include the Cessna 425, King Air 90 series, as well as Piper Cheyenne I and II aircraft   Garmin has announced TXi engine indication system (EIS) support for select twin turboprop aircraft including the Cessna 425, the King Air 90 series,…

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How the GFC 600 Saved My Bacon I often get asked, “Why is Avionics so expensive” or “What is the point in upgrading and old aircraft” or I get told “I don’t want to over capitalise on my aircraft”. At the end of the day, I always ask one question. “What do you use your…

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