Avionics News January 2017 - 68
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West Star Aviation
Poor Boy Avionics of San Angelo
POOR BOY AVIONICS OF SAN
ANGELO sponsored an event on Nov.
15, 2016, with the Experimental Aircraft
Association Chapter 493 to honor two
ANDREW BUSH of San Angelo
received the Charles Taylor Master
Mechanic Award for 50 years of aircraft
maintenance. He is currently under
contract with Poor Boy Avionics in San
In addition, CHARLES MCCLEARY
of Ozona received the Wright Brothers
Master Pilot Award for 50 years of flying. Ozona is the operator of the Ozona
Airport and FBO.
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WEST STAR AVIATION received an STC for the installation
of a Future Air Navigation System Controller Pilot Data Link
Communications application on F900B aircraft.
The CPDL-C is a data link application that allows for direct exchange
of text-based messages between the controller and a pilot. This
application improves communication capabilities in areas that usually
require third-party HF communication relay such as oceanic and en
route airspace. The pilot is provided with the capability to respond to
messages, request clearances, report and declare/rescind an emergency.
According to the company, this application was designed to update
and supplement the F900B aircraft's current communication equipment.
"We are proud to continue certifying new avionics solutions for
corporate aircraft," said MARTY RHINE, director of sales for West Star
Aviation. "These include F900B STCs for the Honeywell CDS/R LCD
cockpit upgrade, WAAS/LPV, TCAS 7.1 and ADS-B. The FANS solution
is considered to be stand-alone, but could be completed with these other
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TRIG AVIONICS unveiled its new TN72 GPS receiver, which is a surveillance technology that allows pilots to broadcast
their position to other suitably equipped aircraft.
According to the company, the TN72 GPS receiver is a fully certified product (FAA TSO-C199) designed for voluntary
equipage and use in areas outside of designated or mandated ADS-B airspace. Glider, light sport and general aviation
pilots can all enhance their safety by connecting a TN72 position source to their existing Trig transponder. Once configured, the TN72 GPS receiver provides precise and reliable data with nonzero quality indicators. This technical standard
supports current and future air-to-air collision avoidance and situational awareness applications.
The TN72 weighs 110 grams.
"All pilots can benefit from the enhanced visibility that ADS-B provides," said JON
ROPER, marketing manager for Trig. "The TN72 GPS receiver fitted to a Trig transponder makes this both viable and cost effective for voluntary equipage. Fitting a certified product like the TN72 is a sound investment when GA regulations for ADS-B
continue to evolve. Most importantly, it makes flight in busy skies safer for both
pilots and passengers."
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