Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

October 2012 Readback

Connected Pilot

Aspen Avionics has received TSO approval of Connected Pilot, the first in the series of the company's Connected Panel product line that provides a wireless link between certified instrument panel avionics and portable smart devices. FAA STC approval for Connected Pilot is imminent, so with TSO in hand, Aspen has begun production and shipment of Connected Pilot units. Connected Pilot is designed for Apple iOS mobile devices, such as iPads and iPhones, and is able to receive data from almost any panel-mounted GPS navigator. Additionally, Connected Pilot can enter and synchronize flight plans between Garmin GNS 400W/500W series navigators and Connected Panel Enabled flight-planning apps. Visit

BRS & US Aviation

BRS Aerospace has partnered with US Aviation of Denton, Texas, to create a National Service Center that provides new installation, inspection, removal, replacement and repack services of its whole airframe parachute recovery systems. Services are provided for aircraft that include the Cessna 162, 172 and 182, the Symphony and all LSAs. "BRS Aerospace is constantly trying to focus on how to best reach and service our broad base of customers," said Boris Popov, founder of BRS. "In anticipation of the growing demand for installations and repacks, we decided to expand the capability of our well-proven technology by providing a satellite location at US Aviation." Visit and

Bye Aerospace

Industry veteran Jack J. Pelton, the former CEO of Cessna Aircraft, has joined the Board of Directors of Bye Aerospace. George Bye, CEO of Bye Aerospace, said, "What an honor for our company to have such an accomplished professional of Jack's caliber join our board. He is truly one of the premiere executives of the general-aviation industry." Bye Aerospace recently announced the appointment of retired USAF Maj. Gen. Mason Whitney to its board and the selection of the Williams International FJ33-5A turbofan engine for its concept Silent Guardian solar-electric hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle. Visit

Rotax 912 iS

BRP's Rotax 912 iS engines are now certified according to ASTM standards practice for design and manufacture of reciprocating spark ignition engines for light-sport aircraft. "Some of the aircraft OEMs are now installing the new Rotax 912 iS engine, which is an evolution of the proven Rotax 912 engine family. The new engine delivers 38% to 70% better fuel efficiency than comparable competitive engines in the light-sport, ultra-light and general-aviation industry," stated François Tremblay, Director, Rotax Aircraft Engines. Visit


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