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France Air Expo – see you in Lyon

France’s premier general aviation show, Air Expo returns to Lyon Bron Airport from the 9th  to the 11th of June.

Billed as France’s biggest general and business aviation show, it attracts an international audience of aircraft manufacturers and equipment vendors. Trig Avionics is well represented at the show, with the following Approved Trig Dealers displaying Trig products. Dealers include Bayo, Global Aviation & Piper Parts, SEAM, Seram-Aéromat and Rectimo. A number of Aircraft OEM companies who use Trig are also at the show these include ATA, JMB, Robin and Tecnam.

Trig’s Senior Sales Account Manager, Dean Bryce will be on the show ground to assist customers. Dean said, “France has always had a genuine passion for aviation. The market is broad and includes enthusiastic ultra-light and microlight aircraft owners, as well as many light-sport and general aviation types too. Trig caters for all these customers; I’m looking forward to meeting new and existing customers, look out for my Trig blue polo-shirt and do say hello.”

Attendees will be able to see Trig’s stack products, including TMA44/TMA45 Audio Panels, the TY96 VHF stack radio, TX56 Nav/Com and TT31 Mode S Transponder. Trig has shared that the Nav/Com is expected to ship in the first half of 2022. This will be an exciting milestone, Trig can then offer a complete avionics stack to aircraft owners that is slimline, good looking and affordable.

Trig’s compact products are popular with French pilots, these avionics are ideally suited where panel space is tight. Trig’s TT21 transponder and the matching TY91 VHF radio both use a unique compact form factor that uses minimal space and weight. Trig’s compact products are certified and proven, having been deployed in numerous world record breaking endeavors. From the high altitude Perlan 2 glider – flying at the edge of space, to the recent flight by Zara Rutherford, the world youngest female pilot to circumnavigate the globe.

Trig is promoting the wider use of ADS-B Out across Europe. This follows EASA’s drive to improve safety and reduce collision risks in VFR flight. The TN72 GPS Position Source is a simple and highly cost-effective upgrade to any Trig transponder. When installed with a suitable GPS antenna (which Trig also offers) an aircraft owner and passengers can enjoy enhanced safety, as the transponder and TN72 makes them visible to all ADS-B In traffic equipped aircraft.

The Trig team will return to Aero Friedrichshafen – Europe’s premier aviation show.

Aero was cancelled twice due to Covid, so the return of this important annual event is even more significant in 2022. Jon Roper, Trig Marketing Manager said, “The whole team are genuinely excited to be able to return to Friedrichshafen Messe, to meet customers and demonstrate the benefits of Trig products.”

The show runs from the 27-30th of April, with numerous light and GA aviation aircraft models on display. Aircraft owners and pilots can visit the Trig stand, A5 – 501 to see which Trig stack and compact products will suit their new or existing aircraft. Trig products provide genuine advantages in form factor, ease of installation and superior functionality. Trig’s range of Mode S and ADS-B Out capable transponders, VHF 8.33 radios, audio panels and GPS equipment provide the best mix of features, quality, and value.

“We will be delighted to speak to pilots at the show about the safety benefits of ADS-B”

Jon Roper shared, “In the last two years in Europe there has been a move towards installing ADS-B Out technology to existing Trig transponders. By adding a suitable GPS position source to a Trig transponder, aircraft owners become electronically visible – using ADS-B Out technology. Other aircraft equipped with a traffic receiver can then ‘see and avoid’ creating a safer aviation environment for all. Trig’s highly affordable TN72 GPS Position Source is a smart upgrade for any European pilots operating with a Trig transponder. We will be delighted to speak to pilots at the show about the safety benefits of ADS-B.”

Aircraft owners will also be able to see the TX56 Nav/Com at Aero. This is not yet available but will provide Trig customers with an avionics stack option that saves considerable space, when compared to conventional alternatives.

Trig products have a range of unique and user-friendly features that are part of their ‘Better by Design’ philosophy. Jon Roper said, “We warmly welcome all aircraft owners to see us at the show. We have missed the opportunity to help pilots make an informed choice about their avionics. Happily, new customers will be in great company, as many pilots have already discovered the benefits of flying with Trig.”

Trig Avionics is proud to be a member of the Aircraft Electronics Association.

The AEA is a global industry body, representing the interests of the avionics industry. In 2021 international travel restrictions, caused by Covid, prevented Trig staff from attending the AEA convention.

This year Trig will return, in person. The team are looking forward to meeting customers and colleagues from across the industry.

Trig Marketing Manager, Jon Roper said, “We are always keen to meet customers and get feedback on our products and service. At the AEA Trig provides technical training for dealers, who get the latest insights and updates on our product range. Approved Trig Dealers who are attending AEA are encouraged to come along on Tuesday the 29th of March at 8.30am. Trig CEO Andy Davis will be running the workshop and sharing his comprehensive expertise.”

A focal point of the convention in New Orleans is the AEA Exhibition Hall. Trig will be on hand at booth 234-236 to assist delegates and demonstrate Trig products throughout the event.

Jon Roper said, “Trig represents a really practical proposition for aircraft owners. Trig products deliver the best mix of quality, features and value. Every sale is backed by a quality of support that is positively acknowledged within the industry. It’s been good to see how general aviation is recovering from the impact of Covid. Today more dealers are discovering that Trig’s surveillance, communication and navigation equipment is a great solution in airframes both old and new.”

Trig manufactures certified Mode S transponders that are ADS-B Out capable, VHF radios and GPS and navigation equipment. The company also produces audio panels and a range of GPS antenna / wiring ancillaries. These are designed for a complete and efficient installation experience.

For more details, visit the Trig stand at AEA or log view our product pages

One of the UK’s most successful flying schools, ACS Flight Training in Perth has announced its investment in Trig equipment.

On every flight, ACS aircraft will use Trig’s affordable TN72 GPS position source. This augments the installed transponder’s Mode S surveillance with ADS-B Out, ensuring aircraft are then visible ‘electronically’ in the air and from the ground.

Graeme Frater, Managing Director of ACS Aviation, shared why this is an important step for progressive flight training organisations. “Last year we flight tested a TN72 GPS unit, alongside a Trig TT31 transponder. The results were clear, fitting a TN72 enhances flight safety and using this certified equipment proved totally reliable. ACS has used Trig transponders successfully, rolling out this affordable upgrade across the fleet makes sense. ADS-B Out is the future, it reduces the risk of air-to-air collision, and provides live tracking of our training aircraft. Electronic visibility has operational benefits, allowing Flight Operations to more effectively manage our fleet in real time.”

“Fitting a TN72 enhances flight safety and using this certified equipment proved totally reliable.”

The TN72 GPS unit is small, light and can be installed away from the panel. It meets ETSO-C199 and uses a certified GPS antenna, called a TA70. This robust ADS-B Out solution exploits the transponders powerful output and external antenna, maximizing range and visibility to other traffic.

ACS is ready for the expected expansion in commercial aviation training. Graeme shared, “Here at ACS we have invested heavily to ensure our single engine fleet, our DA42 Diamond aircraft and our ground based Alsim 42 Flight Simulators provide students with the most complete and professional training environment. We offer a wide range of training courses, from ab initio through to ATPL, we have an accomplished track record of graduates who are now flying with airlines around the world.” The latest post Covid market analysis of UK and European commercial aviation predicts an annual growth rate of 3.1%. This expansion will require over 130,000 new pilots. “This is why this is great time to start your professional pilot training,” says Graeme.

Many of those successful pilots are full of praise for ACS, describing the training environment as, ‘friendly and professional’. Another ACS student remarked, ‘everybody at ACS is prepared to go the extra mile’. This is clearly a great environment to learn, with challenging flying and weather conditions which hone the skills of every pilot. Now with the added benefit of ADS-B from Trig, flying training at ACS is going from strength to strength.

Record breaking is normal for the Shark aircraft company.

Based in Slovakia, the Shark is a high performance, ultra-light aircraft. It holds the best in class, world speed record of 188 mph in level flight. Belgian pilot, Zara Rutherford, recently flew her Shark aircraft around the globe. At nineteen, this makes her the youngest female pilot to accomplish a new world record and adds to the Shark’s formidable reputation.

Aircraft are equipped with a Trig TY91 radio and TT21 transponder. The Shark is the brainchild of a dedicated team of aviation pioneers. We spoke to Sales and Marketing Director, Petr HÝL about Shark’s partnership with Trig Avionics.

“Trig is our standard fit and we consider our friends at Trig as one of our top suppliers”

Peter explained, “Zara and her father Sam approached us in the search for a suitable airplane for her record attempt. The Shark’s speed, range, comfort and safety is designed for fast cross-country flying, so it was a perfect match for Zara.”

The standard production Shark cruises at 168 mph with a range of 800 miles. Zara’s aircraft was only upgraded by having a larger fuel tank, giving a range of 2,174 miles, and a second Trig TY91 radio. Throughout all stages of the 52,000km journey her Trig equipment was problem free, and the whole aircraft proved totally reliable. Zara only need to change tyres and she carried out normal engine and fluid checks. The team at Shark were available to provide technical support but were delighted that everything went so smoothly.

Explaining why the Shark company selected Trig, as a standard installation, Petr said, “We have used other radios and transponders from different suppliers, but Trig was the highest quality of them all. We have never had problems with Trig, and the TY91 can be integrated with other onboard avionics. Trig is our standard fit and we consider our friends at Trig as one of our top suppliers. We highly appreciate Trig’s swift communication, their attentive technical support and fairness in business dealings.”

This recent milestone is a cause for celebration at Shark. Petr said “We are so very proud of Zara and what she has achieved. But we are also proud of our aircraft, its reliability, across all the climates that Zara flew in. It’s great to be producing such a successful airplane, we are eager to continue with our R&D activities – innovating and hopefully inspiring others to achieve great adventures in their Shark aircraft too.”

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