Avionics News May 2017 - 67
Universal Avionics Systems Corp.
UNIVERSAL AVIONICS SYSTEMS CORP. named
MIKE MARIE regional sales manager for the Central United
Marie is based in the Columbus, Ohio, area and joins
Universal Avionics with more than 25 years of experience
in the aviation industry. Before joining Universal, he was
employed with Sandel Avionics, DAC International, Avidyne,
and Ryan International.
"Mike is experienced in avionics sales and is a great fit
for our team here at Universal Avionics," said ROBERT RANDALL, senior sales
For more information, visit uasc.com. q
Gogo Business Aviation
GOGO BUSINESS AVIATION announced that it continues toward its scheduled launch of its 4G service in the first half of 2017, and Silverhawk Aviation will
develop supplemental type certificates for the new system.
Silverhawk will develop STCs for Gogo's 4G system for Cessna Citation 560
series aircraft, and will participate as a partner for hardware sales and installations on other business aircraft.
In addition, Gogo announced that Timec Aviation will develop an STC for
Gogo's 4G system for Gulfstream G200 aircraft and will participate as a partner
for hardware sales and installations on other business aircraft.
For more information, visit business.gogoair.com. q
TruTrak Flight Systems
TRUTRAK FLIGHT SYSTEMS is now offering PMA'd autopilot install kits for
the Cessna 172 F through R models and the Cessna 177.
The Experimental Aircraft Association was awarded the STC for the install
kits March 28. TruTrak received its low-risk PMA April 3. TruTrak is continuing
to work with the EAA on the remainder of the Vizion autopilot approval, which is
expected later this summer, according to the company.
TruTrak began selling the install kits at this year's Sun 'n Fun event.
For more information, visit trutrakap.com. q
ELLIOTT AVIATION named
MIKE MENARD vice president of
operations at its headquarters in
Moline, Illinois. With more than 20
years of business aviation experience, Ménard has served in vice
president roles at StandardAero,
Dassault Aircraft Services, and
most recently, Ace Precision
Machining. Ménard will oversee
employees in their jet service, King
Air service, avionics, paint, interior
and accessory departments.
The company also announced
its FAA STC approval for the activation and use of Gogo ATG and 4G
Wi-Fi products in Phenom 100, Lear
40/40XR45/45XR/70/75, Premier I/
IA and the Socata TBM Series. This
STC allows for blanket approval of
the activation of the new AC band
of aircraft wireless router protocol to
allow for faster Wi-Fi speeds. The
STC applies to new installations
and allows for updates to existing
installations that cover the bands A,
B, G and N.
Additional aircraft that can be
upgraded to the AC band under this
STC include the Hawker series,
King Air 200/300 series, Phenom
300 and Beechjet 400A/Hawker
400XP. Installations can either be
at an Elliott Aviation facility, or other
dealers can purchase an STC for
one time usage at $5,000 each.
For more information, visit