GRT Avionics, a unit of Grand Rapids Technologies, Inc., has received approval for its Stormscope WX-500 software interface from L3 Communications - Avionics Systems. The interface is designed to integrate the Stormscope WX-500 with the Horizon HX electronic flight instrument system multi-function display.
“This interface brings real-time lightning detection to the Horizon HX-equipped cockpit,” says VP Todd Stehouwer. “It allows tactical avoidance of embedded thunderstorms and enhances the data link weather capability already in place.”
The Stormscope WX-500 input is added to the Horizon HX’s existing features, which include synthetic vision, ARINC-429 interface and FLIR input.
Less than a year after announcing it would be returning its float production to North America, Zenair Ltd. has begun deliveries of its lightweight all-aluminum floats. Following the announcement at AirVenture 2009, design upgrades and production tooling took place last fall, including the preparation of new assembly drawings for floats sold as kits. Manufacturing of the amphibious floats started in November, with the first ready-to-assemble kit delivered in December. In early January 2010, Zenair delivered its first complete set of amphibious floats. Continue reading "Zenair Ships First Float Kits"
Wicks Aircraft Supply has created a “happy hour,” but not for selling drinks. Instead, the company is offering an opportunity for customers to take advantage of a discount. Anyone calling in an order on Thursday afternoons between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (Central Time) will be eligible for a 10% discount on all discountable items including most aircraft construction materials, hardware, finishing materials and tools.
Wicks Aircraft Supply specializes in assisting homebuilders and aircraft restorers with a start-to-finish line of materials. Phone orders may be placed by calling 800/221-9425; overseas customers call 1-618/654-7447. An online catalog is available here.
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty has begun posting a "Deal of the Day" to its website. According to the company, "Every day there will be a quality product sold at an amazing discount. Supply is limited so get one while you can." The deals will run weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm pacific time.
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