T-28 Trojan Phlyers select Trig for 2020 ADS-B
The unmistakable and distinctive growl of the North American T-28 Trojan is a favourite sight and sound at airshows.
Proudly keeping this famous aircraft in flight is the Trojan Phlyers Flight Demonstration Team. The team has selected Trig Avionics as their ADS-B and VHF avionics of choice.
Ex-military F16 combat vetran Chip Lamb is the Trojan Phlyers team leader. Chip Lamb said, “The whole team here in Texas is impressed by the quality and capabilities of Trig’s compact and certified avionics. Each Trojan will be fitted with a TT22 transponder and TN72 GPS position source – as a result we will be ADS-B Out capable. Trig’s ADS-B solution looks great in the panel, improves our flight safety and will enable fans to monitor our flights, as we display across the country.”
As a sponsor of the National Warbird Operators’ Conference, Chip Lamb is happy to endorse Trig to other pilots. “At our national conference I was pleased to share my positive experience with other aircraft operators. To find such a neat ADS-B Out certified solution in one box for $ 2,899 is a great deal, list ex.tax.” Like any owner of a vintage type Chip is extremely keen to keep the cockpit panel as faithful as he can to the original. Chip added, “the Trig controllers are compact, using a 2 ¼” round hole, the finish is matt black, and they look great alongside existing gauges.” The team has also decided to fit the matching Trig TY91 compact radio which is also easy to fit, requiring minimal space and keeps a consistent look.
Trig ADS-B solutions are available for all pilots looking for a 2020 solution. The TN72 GPS position source meets ADS-B rule FAR 91.227. It can be used with a TT22 or TT31 transponder in experimental, light-sport and homebuild aircraft to meet the 2020 mandate. Trig’s TN72 is highly affordable, costing just $ 380 list ex.tax.
Trig offers two antenna options, the TA70 is a conventional puck GPS type or the latest TA50 compact GPS antenna. For Part 23 certified types Trig has a TSO-C145 GPS called the TN70. A free STC for over 650 aircraft types makes installation simple, when using a suitable Trig transponder.
Trig is supporting the Trojan Phlyers – a core team of ten pilots work tirelessly to maintain and operate these two historic T-28 aircraft. The Trojan was one of the last piston engine aircraft to see service in the U.S. military, both in training and combat roles. Over 1,900 Trojan’s were built and operated by 28 countries around the world. The Trojan Phlyers can be seen at displays across the summer, as a salute to T-28 veterans past and present. For more details visit www.trojanphlyers.com and www.trig-avionics.com
Trig will be exhibiting at the AOPA Regional Fly-In, Jack Edwards National Airport Alabama – 26-27th October.
AOPA regional fly-ins make it easier for local GA pilots to network and expand their aviation knowledge. Trig is pleased to be attending the AOPA fly-in at Jack Edwards airport this weekend.
Trig Avionics Marketing Manager Jon Roper said, “These shows are a great way to see and understand how Trig products can benefit your aircraft panel. We are on hand with the latest demonstration avionics, this includes a preview of our new Nav/Com, our superb slimline TY96A VHF and established ADS-B solutions.”
Trig now has a maturing stack offer with fully certified audio panels, VHF radio, Nav/Com and one of the most cost effective ADS-B capable transponders, the ‘plug and play’ Mode S TT31.
Trig’s Express Lane Service means that customers with legacy KT76A, 76C and 78A transponders and a GNS or GTN WAAS navigator really can save hundreds of dollars. With this equipment fitted, an ADS-B Out installation time of approx only five hours makes the TT31 significantly more cost-effective compared to other ADS-B options.
Trig offers the best features, quality and value across both stack and compact product lines.
Jon Roper added, “make sure to drop by our stand, I look forward to meeting existing and new customers.”
The Trig stand will be in the main exhibition hangar, booth 50.
Trig Avionics has officially opened its new European Office, in Amersfoort in the Netherlands.
Trig manufactures certified communication, navigation and surveillance equipment for general aviation. This location will host a European Sales, Support and Manufacturing operation.
Trig CEO, Andy Davis said, “This is a really significant day for Trig. As a growing company this new facility allows us to continue to provide the very best customer service across aviation.”
A group of guests and company staff joined local Alderman Fatma Koşer Kaya, who officially opened the building. Alderman Koşer Kaya, said, “I’m pleased to welcome Trig to the Netherlands, to our Utrecht Region. The Netherlands is a great place to do business, as Andy and his team have discovered. It is also a testament to the efforts of various agencies that have made this possible and have shown the strengths of our region. The teams from the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, from Invest Utrecht and colleagues from the City of Utrecht and Amersfoort all recognize the value that Trig will bring to the region.”
Trig have already employed a number of local staff, but several technical roles are still open. The company also used recruitment agencies and the services of Werkgeversservicepunt Amersfoort, the government employment agency. Trig also expressed their gratitude to various business and commercial colleagues, along with local Trig dealers who were at the office opening to celebrate.
Making a unique contribution to the event was bagpiper, Gilian Hettinga from MacKay Bagpipe Services, he loudly welcomed guests to the building. Trig is headquarterd in Edinburgh Scotland, so this traditional greeting was matched by Haggis. This fine Scottish tradition may not have been to everyone’s taste, but certainly underlined this international collaboration.
Over the coming weeks the new office will develop its capacity and service to Trig customers. Andy Davis said, “We are an international company and through our dedicated dealer network this new office will provide existing and future products to pilots and aircraft owners – ensuring our ongoing success.”
Trig has announced plans to move its regulatory HQ to the Netherlands, as part of its planned European expansion.
From spring 2019 production and certification of Trig products will be controlled from the Trig office in the Netherlands. These new regulatory arrangements will ensure that Trig products can be purchased with confidence. This change in compliance, will mean Trig products are unaffected by any potential disruption caused by Brexit aviation restrictions (as reported in news media).
Earlier this year, Trig announced plans for a new office in Amersfoort. Trig CEO Andy Davis said, “Development of our new operation in the Netherlands is going well. Amersfoort will become our regulatory HQ as well as our European sales office. This removes concerns about the impact of Brexit. Trig products will remain available, and certification for all markets will be secure. Customers can buy Trig products, reassured that it’s business as usual.”
“Customers can buy Trig products, reassured that it’s business as usual”
The new location will include a Part 145 Service Centre, providing support for customers based in Europe. New staff have been hired locally, and Trig is recruiting for additional technical staff – vacancies still exist for suitably qualified candidates in Amersfoort.
“This move is part of Trig’s planned company growth” Andy Davis said, “The corporate HQ in Edinburgh remains a key part of the business. Our Dutch regulatory HQ provides business continuity; customers can expect the same first class service from Trig wherever they fly.”
Trig is proud to announce that Lynn Reid, Trig’s HR Manager had been recognised by the city of Edinburgh for her volunteering services.
Lynn received the Inspiring Volunteering Achievement Award from the Lord Provost of Edinburgh at the event on Wednesday 6th June 2018 in the City Chambers. Lynn was nominated by LINKnet Mentoring where she is a Mentor and Board Director.
Lynn has a long history of volunteering. She said, “I have also volunteered for Crisis Edinburgh Skylight – I was their first volunteer when they were setting up Edinburgh Skylight in 2012 and while I was volunteering there I found out about LINKnet.
Linknet. is the first and the only direct mentoring organisation that is established to serve minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Scottish Borders and Fife. It was established to serve disadvantaged ethnic minorities in their pursuit of development. Since opening, thousands have taken part in various mentoring programmes, education and employment mentoring.
Lynn went on to say, “As well as becoming a Mentor in 2012 I also undertook research work to help establish their Diverse Recruitment Consultancy (DRC) and I became a Board Trustee in 2014.”
Lynn added, “I also do pro-bono work for Inspiring Scotland which includes giving HR advice to the charities they support and delivering leadership development events for them. I really appreciate the time, resources and support I receive from Trig to enable me to do my voluntary and pro-bono work.”
Trig is delighted that Lynn has received the Inspiring Volunteering Achievement Award and recognise the importance of volunteering within the community. Well done Lynn!