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Universal Avionics Restructures Executive Team

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Universal Avionics Restructures Executive Team

Joy Finnegan

Universal Avionics (UA) announced the restructuring of its executive team with Gil Rivnai appointed as vice president of Engineering and Marc Bouliane’s previous role as vice president of Business Development expanded to include Marketing and Services.“We are focused on uniting, extracting synergies, and leveraging our competencies throughout the entire organization,” said Dror Yahav, UA CEO….

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Garmin Autoland Achieves FAA Certification for General Aviation Aircraft

Joy Finnegan

Garmin announced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification and availability of the Garmin Autoland system in the G3000 integrated flight deck in the Piper M600. In the event of an emergency, Autoland will control and land the aircraft without human intervention. The award-winning Garmin Autoland system is also featured on the Cirrus Vision Jet and Daher…

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ThinKom Completes Successful Antenna Interoperability Demonstrations on Ku-Band LEO Satellite Constellation

Joy Finnegan

ThinKom Solutions, Inc., recently completed a series of interoperability tests that demonstrated the compatibility of its core antenna technology with a low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network.  The tests took place during the first quarter of 2020, using commercially available airborne-certified hardware, including a ThinKom Ku3030 phased-array antenna subsystem and a Gogo radome, adaptor plate and…

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Manufacturers Raise Awareness on 406Day about Benefits and Responsibilities of Owning 406 MHz Beacons

Joy Finnegan

Safety specialists ACR Electronics, ARTEX, and Ocean Signal are raising 406 MHz beacon awareness and offered important advice on the eighth annual 406Day (#406Day20) in April. Every year, the leading beacon manufacturers team up with supporters and aviation, outdoor, and boating safety partners to highlight the benefits and responsibilities of owning an EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating…

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Elliott Aviation Offers Three-Week Guaranteed Downtime on G1000 NXi Installations

Joy Finnegan

Elliott Aviation has announced a $3,000 per day guaranteed three-week downtime on standalone King Air Garmin G1000 NXi installations. Elliott Aviation has completed over 350 installations, which is more Garmin G1000/G1000 NXi installations in King Airs than all other dealers in the world, combined. In addition to the industry-leading downtime guarantee, the company offers free…

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Binder USA Introduces Series 763 M12-A Connectors with Plastic Threaded Rings

Joy Finnegan

Binder USA launches new Series 763 M12-A connectors with plastic threaded rings. The IP68-rated male and female cable connectors are available with 3, 4, 5, 8 or 12 gold- plated contacts in a molded UV-resistant nylon (PA) housing. The plastic connectors offer a lightweight, cost-effective solution for use in factory control systems and electrical equipment…

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Garmin TeamX Unveils the 7-inch Format aera 760 Portable Aviation GPS

Joy Finnegan

Garmin announced the aera 760, a premium aviation portable that is purpose-built for the pilot and the cockpit. The aera 760 boasts a 7-inch bright, sunlight readable touchscreen display complete with comprehensive chart options in a compact and dedicated portable GPS. Additional features of the aera 760 include the option to load instrument approach procedures,…

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Battery-Powered Single-Channel Signal Conditioner for use with Bridge and Differential Voltage Sensors

Joy Finnegan

MTS Sensors, a division of MTS Systems Corporation released Endevco  Model 4418 low-noise signal conditioner providing test engineers with a new battery-operated solution for lab and field testing. The Model 4418 signal conditioner is designed to work with piezoresistive bridge sensors and differential voltage sensors, including Endevco’s line of piezoresistive accelerometers, piezoresistive pressure sensors, variable…

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FAA Temporarily Adjusts Operating Hours of 100 Control Towers

Joy Finnegan

To ensure the continued resiliency of the air traffic control system amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAA is planning to temporarily adjust the operating hours of approximately 100 control towers nationwide. Making these adjustments allows for continued safe operations throughout the national airspace system while minimizing health risks to our workforce. These facilities have seen…

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Safe Flight Instrument Designs Ventilator Splitter Under the Emergency Use Authorization to Aid Hospitals Treating COVID-19 Patients

Joy Finnegan

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY has developed and manufactured a 3D printed 4-way ventilator splitter. Safe Flight has been in the aerospace sector for nearly 75 years. Operating in New York, Safe Flight was at the forefront of the coronavirus outbreak. Michael Lambton, a mechanical design engineer at the company, spoke to…

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Wind River Supports the Battle Against COVID-19 Donating Software and Technical Expertise to Accelerate Mission-Critical Innovation

Joy Finnegan

Wind River is opening up access to its IP and expertise for the industry to leverage. The initiative includes donating software and design and implementation services for companies manufacturing medical, 5G network, and industrial automation equipment that supports the global battle against COVID-19, including life-saving devices such as ventilators and patient monitors. Wind River is…

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Universal Avionics Aids Workers for COVID-19 Face Mask and Shield Assembly

Joy Finnegan

Universal Avionics is assisting the local Tucson community in protecting healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is currently providing the non-profit group, Hope Worldwide (Tucson Chapter), with assembly line space at their Tucson Headquarters to manufacture medical face masks and shields. “This plan was developed in coordination with the University…

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