HELPS MAKE ACTIVE COLLISION AVOIDANCE MORE AFFORDABLE
Avidyne Corp., a leading provider of integrated flight deck and safety
systems for general aviation aircraft, introduced two new traffic
advisory systems (TAS)-the TAS605 and TAS615-and has lowered the price
on its entry-level TAS600.
The company now offers four different TAS
models, each designed to meet the needs of specific aircraft types and
mission profiles, helping make collision avoidance technology available
to an even larger number of general-aviation aircraft.
"Since the introduction of the
TAS600 series back in 2005, Avidyne has been at the forefront in
providing affordable, active-surveillance collision avoidance
products," said Patrick Herguth, chief operating officer. "And
with the addition of the TAS605 and TAS615 models, we are adding
additional features and setting lower price points."
Avidyne's TAS600 series models include
features such as ground mode and approach mode-helping eliminate
nuisance alerts-the ability to decode and display squawk code and
N-number or Mode S-equipped targets, and patented top- and
bottom-mounted directional antennas for improved target acquisition and
Honeywell announced a software upgrade for its AV8OR portable GPS
navigators, which will allow users to display airport diagrams on any
member of the company's product line, plus show scanned VFR sectional
charts on the AV8OR ACE electronic flight bag.
In addition to VFR sectional chart
capability, the AV8OR ACE has been expanded to include geo-referenced
Eurocontrol charts, including IFR and VFR procedures, SIDs/STARs and IFR
en route charts.
The VFR sectional charts displayed on the
AV8OR ACE and the airport diagrams displayed on the AV8OR handheld are
geo-referenced, providing greater situational awareness regarding the
position of the aircraft at the airport. On the AV8OR ACE, VFR sectional
charts displayed also include flight plan and a user-configured
navigation data overlay, similar to charts already available.
"Pilots using the Bendix/King AV8OR
are getting a product designed for future expansion; one that just keeps
getting better the longer they own it," said Roger Dykmann,
director, general aviation, Honeywell Aerospace.
"VFR sectionals on the ACE will make
it as invaluable a tool for VFR pilots as it has been for instrument
flight rules (IFR) pilots."
For more information on the AV8OR line's
new capabilities, visit www.BendixKing.com/AV8OR.
To learn more about the geo-referenced VFR sectional chart or airport
diagram subscriptions for the AV8OR, go to www.SeattleAvionics.com/AV8OR.
TEMPEST ANNOUNCES NEW
STARTER, SPARK PLUG PRODUCTS
Parts manufacturer Tempest announced this week at EAA AirVenture 2010 it
added two new categories to its existing line of FAA- and PMA-approved
aviation parts, components, and tools: engine starter motors and spark
The first of its starter motors is a new
FAA/PMA-approved design eligible for installation on TCM engines. The
Tempest PowerFlite starter mounts directly to the engine and is
available in both 12- and 24-volt versions.
"We are proud to bring a highly
efficient and reliable starter to general aviation. Our PowerFlite line
of starters has been designed and developed by a team of engineers with
over 50 years combined experience in starter/generator design,"
said John Herman, Tempest vice president of sales and marketing.
Meanwhile, the company said it has
received FAA/PMA approvals and began shipping its new spark plugs. In
addition to being competitively priced, the Tempest spark plug line
features nickel plating for corrosion protection, a proprietary glass
center seal and integral resistor for improved spark gap life, and an
unslotted electrode head ensuring consistent contact for energy
For more information on Tempest's new
products visit www.TempestPlus.com.
BRINGS NEW FEATURES TO IPAD
Software publisher ForeFlight this week at EAA AirVenture 2010 announced
the immediate availability of "Touch Planning" and "Bring
Your Own Procedures" capabilities in its wildly popular
flight-planning and in-cockpit application for Apple's iPad tablet. The
company said new touch-planning capabilities in ForeFlight Mobile HD 3.6
allow pilots to tap out flight plans by touching different points on a
sectional or IFR en-route chart, move waypoints with their fingertips,
and quickly bend routes around weather, military operations areas, and
"The touch-planning capabilities in
ForeFlight Mobile HD exemplify how pilots will interact with
flight-planning software now and into the future," said Tyson Weihs,
"Planning via gestures and by touch
is more natural than planning by keyboard entry. With ForeFlight Mobile
HD's touch planning, building complex cross-country or intercontinental
flight plans takes only seconds."
ForeFlight Mobile HD 3.6 also introduces
a new feature the company dubbed "Bring Your Own Procedures" (BYOP),
which allows pilots to load their own digital terminal procedures or
supplements directly into ForeFlight Mobile HD.
More information on the new software
release, touch planning, and BYOP is available on ForeFlight's blog at Blog.ForeFlight.com.
DEBUTS IN HANGAR C
Caribbean Flying Adventures.com for the first time at EAA AirVenture is
bringing together a group of Caribbean Islands offering giveaways and
other incentives to attract private aviation. The Dominican Republic
(Booth 3121) and the Cayman Islands and Caribbean Flying Adventures
(Booth 3089) are located together in the newly configured Hangar C.
Officials from Jamaica will also be visiting Oshkosh for the first time
to promote the new international airport serving Ocho Rios.
Flights to the Bahamas, Cayman Islands,
and Jamaica are nearly equal distance. The Dominican Republic is only an
hour (at 130 knots) beyond the Bahamas. All are within easy range for
the average general-aviation aircraft. Pilots will encounter pristine
beaches, safe airports, friendly people, lush mountain landscapes, and
the wonderfully varied culture of the Caribbean Islands.
Reasons to visit "Caribbean
Corner" include raffles for free hotel stays, tourist information,
souvenirs, cigars, and the expertise of Caribbean Flying Adventures' Jim
Parker, who can answer all aviation questions about flying to the
Visit the "Corner" to learn
about eApis, customs, fuel prices, airport security, fees, preferred
routes, etc. He will also be presenting "Flying the Caribbean -
Everything you need to know and do," in the Forums Plaza on
Thursday and Saturday.