The instruments and sensors onboard an aircraft are called avionics. Attorneys at Krutch Lindell have extensive experience handling avionics-related accidents. This includes both “legacy avionics” such as older transponders, Automatic Direction Finding (ADF), Very high frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR), Non-directional beacon (NDB), Instrument Landing System (ILS) and “steam gauges” as well as thoroughly modern Primary Flight Displays (PFD) and Multi-Function Flight Displays (MFD), coupled with Next-Gen Air Traffic Control Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), Global Positioning System (GPS), Area Navigation (RNAV), auto throttles, autopilots, Flight Management Systems (FMS), modern Flight Directors (FD), Heads-Up Displays (HUD) and Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC).
Attorneys at Krutch Lindell are also familiar with Foreflight and iPad-based software programs. Jimmy Anderson, a pilot and attorney with Krutch Lindell recently wrote an article for the Airplane Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) on some of the dangers associated with Foreflight usage.