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EAA Announces TruTrak STC Project
September 22, 2016 - EAA and its subsidiary EAA STC, LLC are working with TruTrak Autopilots to bring its Vizion autopilot system to type-certificated aircraft. EAA STC has submitted an application to initially certify the system in Cessna 172 series aircraft, with a goal to expand the list of eligible aircraft to as many as possible.
“We are already well into the process of making low-cost autopilots available for EAA members with type-certificated aircraft,” said EAA Vice President of Advocacy and Safety Sean Elliott. “A certification plan for the TruTrak technology is being drafted and we will be hard at work on this project over the next few months.”
EAA’s Accessible Safety STC, which allows the installation of Dynon EFIS-D10A and EFIS-D100 systems in certain Cessna and Piper models, was awarded in April of this year. The list of eligible aircraft is in the process of being expanded based on enthusiastic feedback from EAA members, and EAA expects to pursue the Dynon autopilot system for certification following TruTrak.
“For years we have heard from our members with standard category aircraft that they want the ability to install the affordable, safe, and powerful equipment that has served the amateur-built community for decades,” Elliott said. “EAA, with the willingness of the FAA to pursue alternative paths to certification, is making it happen.”