aircraft instruments

If anyone has ever seen the inside a cockpit of an aircraft, it may seem overwhelming to most.  Some may even see it as complicated and even hard to use.  Just like a car, an aircraft has instruments, but just different types to help guide the plane.  In a car, one might see the speedometer, to see how fast the vehicle is traveling.  In addition, there is the fuel indicator, to see how much gas the car has left before stopping at a gas station.  Also, there is the odometer, to see how far the car has driven-the odometer also helps with scheduling routine maintenance services. 

Since an aircraft has a much more difficult task than a car or motorcycle-flying an aerial vehicle requires different instruments. There are 6 basic instruments that are integral to help fly and guide the aircraft. 

  • The first one is attitude indicator, which basically shows the aircraft’s balance in relation to the horizon.  If the line in the attitude indicator is not balanced, that may imply the aircraft is leaning left, right, etc, and the pilot may need to make a correction.

                 attitude indicator

  • The next is the airspeed indicator to help show how fast the aircraft is traveling, this may be used to see how long it would take to get from point A to point B.  

                airspeed indicator

  • After that is the altimeter, to see how high the aircraft is above median sea level (MSL). 


  • The 4th instrument is the turn coordinator to help determine the quality of the bank. 

                turn coordinator

  • The 5th instrument is the heading indicator, which is similar to a compass, to help see which direction the plane is going.

                 heading indicator

                 vertical speed indicator

ASAP Components, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, should always be your first and only stop for aircraft instrument parts and airspeed indicator parts. ASAP Components is also the premier supplier of instrument parts for aircrafts and airspeed indicator parts, whether new, old or hard to find, they can help you locate it. ASAP Components has a wide selection of parts to choose from and is fully equipped with a friendly staff, so you can always find what you’re looking for, at all hours of the day. If you’re interested in obtaining a quote, contact the sales department at or call +1-919-348-4040.

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Gulfstream’s G500 and G600 business jets set groundbreaking worldwide records when they flew from Shanghai to Honolulu, and then once more from Honolulu to Savannah, Georgia, where Gulfstream is headquartered.  The G500 set eight city-pair records in its class on its own, earlier this year; although the records have already been set, they have yet to be verified by the National Aeronautic Association.

Gulfstream’s G500 can carry 19 passengers, sleep eight, and completed its journey from Shanghai to Honolulu in 8 hours and 34 minutes, travelling on average at Mach 0.90; in its second trip, it completed the flight in 7 hours and 44 minutes.  In contrast, the G600 can carry up to 19 passengers, sleep nine, and is powered by Pratt & Whitney’s Canada PW815GA engine.  The G600 has an advanced wing design that is as much as 23% more efficient than competing aircrafts in its class.  The G600 completed the Shanghai-to-Honolulu trip only one minute slower than the G500, travelling at the same Mach 0.90 speed.

After recent test flights exceeded the company’s expectations, Gulfstream extended the G500 and G600 flight ranges.  The G500 has a range of 5,200-nautical miles at Mach 0.85 and 4,400-nautical miles at Mach 0.90.  The G600 now has a 6,500-nautical mile range at Mach 0.85 and a 5,100-nautical mile range at Mach 0.90.

Gulfstream’s President Mark Burns stated that their customers are accustomed to “flying practically anywhere in the world at record speeds” and that the G500 and G600 are on par with their highest performing aircraft, the G650ER.

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Honeywell’s 20th annual Turbine powered, Civilian helicopter purchase outlook at this year’s ABACE convention brought positive numbers to the Honeywell team. During this year’s convention Honeywell held booth number (H1115) and produced significant number of surveys that benefited their company greatly. The surveys displayed the increase of an order demands for customers of the Asian- Pacific as whole by an incredible 18% within the next 5 years. Honeywell experienced an increase a whole 1% from the received numbers from 2017s Outlook simulation.

According to the surveys they demonstrated that one in five rotorcraft operators in China have plans to purchase a helicopter aircraft within a five-year span. Honey well witnessed increasing numbers since their 2016 Outlook with a 21% growth in representatives taking the survey. These reps agreed to add to their fleet or replace aircrafts by the final quarter of the year 2022.

Top picked aircrafts in the survey consisted of single- engine and medium twin-engine helicopters. These aircrafts have proved themselves to be efficient and able to produce at higher capabilities then much of their competitors. According to these aircrafts account for about,

“35 percent of the projected sales among respondents who expressed a category preference.“

Honeywell discloses the type of information asked in 2018 Outlook:

  • survey of more than 1,000 chief pilots and flight department managers of companies operating 3,489 turbines and 334 piston helicopters worldwide.
  • survey excluded large fleet or "mega" operators, which were addressed separately. Input received from large oil and gas support and emergency medical service fleet operators.
  • Detailed the types of aircraft operated and assessed specific plans to replace aircraft or add new helicopters to the fleet.

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Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel Camcopter have teamed up to create a newer way of connecting both unmanned and manned networks to work alongside one another.  According to both companies they are the first to develop what is known as the Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) that enables its versatility to be at a “Level Five.” The project was sponsored by innovative companies such as Austrian Armaments and Defense Technology Agency.

The aircrafts that have been chosen to participate in such demonstrations are Airbus Helicopters H145 which was operated by a pilot and Schiebel Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system (UAS).  The goal of this operation was to display the transfer of wireless connectivity   from the piloted aircraft to the unmanned device.

The operator in the H145 aircraft and was able to control the unmanned aircraft to perform tasks such as :

  • takeoff and landing
  • transferred to the ground-based operator to simulate refueling
  • and was able to maneuver the device to reenact the detection of items hidden in places not accessible by traditional helicopters.

Upon completing the test trials, the operator found that troubles they experienced were the transfer interference and electromagnetic compatibility

Program manager at Airbus Helicopter, Mark Henning, would like to attest that their project is allowing them to venture into a new type of helicopter excursions never before possible.

Smaller UAS with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities can, for example, fly around obstacles, such as trees or buildings, closer than a helicopter could. They are able to explore unknown territory and deliver information to the manned helicopter crew that is operating from a safe position and that can then step in with that helicopter’s superior effects, having received a clear picture from the UAS.”

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