Aviat Aircraft Unveils More Than A Dozen New Enhancements To The Legendary Husky At Sun ‘n Fun (April 2018)

Aviat Aircraft Unveils More Than A Dozen New Enhancements To The Legendary Husky At Sun ‘n Fun (April 2018)

With more than a dozen upgrade options, the rugged and reliable Husky is flying off of the 2018 production lines including:-

Entirely new trim system

The previous bungee system is now replaced with an elevator trim tab. This lightens elevator stick forces and reduces pilot workload during the flare and landing.


Factory extended landing gear

This makes the aircraft more stable for landing on rough terrain or sloping ground. It increases propeller clearance by four inches, moving the tyres forward two inches and making the gear 12 inches wider.

Removable rear seat

Just pull a few quick-release pins and the rear seat and rear stick of the Husky can be removed. Add the stick cover and the aft cabin is transformed into more than 35 cubic feet of cargo space.

Adjustable front seat

Now slides forward and aft, giving greater comfort to pilots of any height.  This also makes it easier for loading of pilot, passenger and cargo.


Heated seat options

For pilot and passenger, making flying more comfortable on those long, cold trips.

New upholstery options

Tufted diamond-stitch pattern and tufted chevron pattern upholstery in multiple colors

adds style to the interior.

ANR headset control box holsters

Make for a cleaner and clutter-free environment.

Enhanced VFR and IFR panel

In addition to the Standard VFR panel, the Husky now offers an Enhanced VFR and IFR panel featuring the 10.6” Garmin G500 TXi touchscreen display. With a crisp display, integrated engine analytics and a GTN 750 Nav/Comm/GPS, this is the most capable, attractive and intuitive flight deck ever found in a Husky.


The Enhanced IFR panel also offers the SAM digital standby altimeter and attitude, making the Husky the most mission capable recreational machine in the world.

Autopilot ready

With the Genesys Aerosystems S-TEC 3100 Digital Flight Control System. The S-TEC 3100 is a fully featured, attitude-based autopilot with workload-reducing and safety-enhancing capabilities that were previously unavailable on aftermarket autopilots.

New glove box and device storage cubby

A Sparkling Personality

Each Husky can be customized with sound systems, floats, skis

Metallic paint

For the first time, Husky owners can enjoy this special paint treatment that adds stunning depth and aesthetic appeal.