News From TCW

Bob Newman, owner of TCW Technologies
Bob Newman, owner of TCW Technologies

Many of us have been using TCW products on our amateur-built aircraft for many years, especially the safety trim and backup batteries. They have reliably produced an added level of safety. In speaking with Bob Newman today, the owner of TCW, he shared with me that the company has just filed for TSO APPROVAL for the use of the backup batteries in certified aircraft. That seems like pretty good timing to me, given all of the announcements from Dynon and the EAA regarding STC approval for EFISs in certified aircraft. 

The two new models for the certified market are based on the popular 3Ah and 6Ah designs and are ready for production pending FAA approval. TCW is targeting early 2017 for approvals. As with the experimental market, Bob expects the IBBS series of back-up battery systems to be used in providing power to critical electronics such as navigators, radios, attitude indicators and EFIS systems.

Vic Syracuse

Vic Syracuse is a Commercial Pilot and CFII with ASMEL/ASES ratings, an A&P, DAR, and EAA Technical Advisor and Flight Counselor. Passionately involved in aviation for over 39 years, he has built 10 award-winning aircraft and has logged over 8000 hours in 70 different kinds of aircraft. Vic had a career in technology as a senior-level executive and volunteers as a Young Eagle pilot and Angel Flight pilot. He also has his own sport aviation business called Base Leg Aviation.

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