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Stall warning: Aviation groups urge swift passage of Senate FAA bill

Time is ticking for lawmakers to pass a long-term FAA reauthorization bill, and aviation groups are expressing their frustration. In an Aug. 15 letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), AOPA and 32 other organizations urged leaders to move quickly before the agency’s funding expires on Sept. 30.

Source: aopaStall warning: Aviation groups urge swift passage of Senate FAA bill

uAvionix offers tailBeacon for experimentals

uAvionix Corp. is selling its tailBeacon EXP at an introductory price of $1,649, the company announced Aug. 13. TailBeacon EXP currently is available only for installation on experimental and light sport aircraft; uAvionix said it plans to seek FAA technical standard order (TSO) certification as soon as another product, the wingtip-mounted skyBeacon, receives TSO approval.

Source: aopauAvionix offers tailBeacon for experimentals

Redbird rolls out Alpha, STEM lab

Redbird Flight Simulations displayed a small-scale version of a manually operated full-motion simulator during EAA AirVenture that the company hoped would lower the cost of flight training. The all-metal proof-of-concept Redbird Alpha deploys weights, pulleys, gears, and jack screws for six-degrees of movement, said Redbird’s Josh Harnagel, as he swung the pilot’s platform to and fro, up and down, side to side.

Source: aopaRedbird rolls out Alpha, STEM lab

New touch screen primary rocks the cockpit

The BendixKing AeroVue™ Touch is a low-cost display available for 353 aircraft types that offers powerful and intuitive touchscreen capabilities with the highest screen resolution on the market today. The system delivers improved safety by consolidating all essential flight information onto one screen, and reduces pilot workload by making all flight-critical functions accessible with only one or two touches on the screen. The AeroVue Touch comes standard with industry-leading SmartView™ synthetic vision system, ADS-B In, traffic and weather display.
Source: aopaNew touch screen primary rocks the cockpit