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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed Industry review: Businesses thrive on AirVenture


By DAVE HIGDON

It’s opening day at last, the day when EAA’s yearlong preparations for AirVenture 2011 bear fruit and hundreds of aviation-related businesses begin to roll out new products, product advances, and service improvements aimed at the hundreds of thousands of pilots and aircraft owners who come—many to see and hear those businesses pitches.

For example, here you can learn more about two new transponders aimed at helping aircraft owners satisfy the FAA’s mandate for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) out capability by 2020. Avionics leaders Avidyne and Garmin both plan introductions of their 1090ES—extended squitter—Mode S transponders here. And don’t be surprised to be surprised by other news from these trendsetters.

Avionics advances seem to never slow, and other companies, ranging from Aspen Avionics to Rockwell Collins, all plan to make news at AirVenture.

Electroair plans to address a new ignition system STC, Lightspeed and Sennheiser offer headset systems worthy of attention, and JSSI, a company long known for its maintenance programs for business jets, is kicking off a new program tailored for piston aircraft.

And nations ranging from the Czech Republic to New Zealand and the American territory of Puerto Rico plan efforts to enlighten pilots of their offerings.

From exhaust systems to panels, engine products to portable avionics and electronics, from wheels and brakes to charts and plates, lights and electronic flight bags, AirVenture offers a spectrum of goods and services capable of sending home the pilot least-equipped to fly with the gear and equipment needed to fly equipped to survive.

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