Trig and e-Go – compact innovation that’s proud to be British

May 28, 2015

Trig Avionics, experts in the design and manufacture of compact avionics have been selected by the e-Go Aircraft company.

The e-Go, which was first demonstrated at AeroExpo 2014, is a cutting edge single seat design that has redefined the UK’s single seat deregulated standard. With a maximum weight of 270kg the e-Go team have crafted a hi-tech design, offering safe but exciting flying characteristics. Extensive use of carbon fibre, a revolutionary light weight Wankel engine and glass cockpit underlines efforts to minimise aircraft weight without compromising performance.

e-Go Chairman Malcolm Bird said, “As a British company we are pleased to confirm that e-Go aircraft will use the Trig TT21 transponder and matching TY91 VHF radio, also made in the UK. Trig equipment is of high quality but light weight, ideally suited to our requirements. We are able to interface Trig units with the e-Go glass cockpit, so all our customers will be equipped with Mode S, ADS-B Out and an 8.33VHF radio for the 2018 European mandate.”

Trig’s compact range of avionics is a popular choice for light sport and glider pilots across Europe. Trig’s CEO Andy Davis said, “The e-Go aircraft is a highly original approach to low weight and high performance design. We are pleased that our avionics have saved space and weight, critical considerations for the design team, we wish the e-Go every success.”

Visitors to Aero Expo at Sywell will be able to see the e-Go on display with a full cockpit demo that includes Trig equipment and in the air during the flying displays. The e-Go team will also be on hand to answer questions and show off their aircraft. Trig will also be at the show with their own booth, enabling pilots of all types to discover the benefits of their compact avionics.

Both Trig and e-Go aeroplanes are participating in Project EVA the NATS trial of ADS-B for general aviation, a collaboration of UK industry, AOPA, CAA and NATS to simplify the requirements (and costs) of installing ADS-B capability in light aircraft.