Next Generation Icom Air Band Radio with Built-in GPS and Bluetooth®

KIRKLAND, Wash. (April 2019) – Icom is pleased to announce the release of their newest avionic handheld radio, the A16. This radio is packed with practical features such as loud, class-leading, powerful audio (1500 mW), which is perfect for noisy work environments. The large-capacity battery pack provides users up to 17 hours of operating time on a robust 2400 mAh Li-ion battery. In line with the Icom brand, the A16 Series is designed to operate in the harshest and loudest of environments. It is compact, waterproof (IP67/IP54), and built to MIL-STD-810 (C, D, E, F, G) for the best durability. Pilots will love that the A16 offers built-in Bluetooth® connectivity (A16B version only), making hands-free operation a cinch. Icom is known for their legendary quality, dependability, and ease of use. From ground crews to beginner pilots, the A16 has what you need. Features include: • 8.33 / 25 kHz channel spacing • 6 W (PEP) 1.8 W (Carrier) RF Output • Full, backlit keypad • 200 memory channels • Adjustable microphone gain setting

The A16 is the ideal flight companion for the student pilot. This radio practically pays for itself by saving pilots both engine hours and fuel during preflight communications with the tower. Users appreciate the A16’s compact, waterproof design for one hand operation for working on the flight line, using it for back up in any aircraft, or for use by ground crew. Its 2400mAh Li-ion battery lasts over 17 hours and the radio includes a nice sit in rapid charger.

General Specifications

Output Power:

  6W typ. (PEP), 1.8W (CW)


RX (Weather)

Channel Spacing:



  200 with 10 memory banks

Battery Life:

2400mAh Li-ion battery, up to 17 hours
Typical operation; Tx:Rx:Stand-by duty ratio = 5:5:90, Bluetooth/backlight OFF


  Communications Only
Communications Only with Bluetooth®

Loud Audio

Air band radios are usually operated in high noise environments, so it is essential for the pilot’s radio to provide loud audio. The A16 internal speaker delivers a loud 1500mW audio output with clear sound to cut through cabin or tarmac noise.

Additional Features

  • Bluetooth® version offers hands-free operation
  • Full keypad to input the channel or frequency directly
  • Exclusive button for 121.5MHz emergency channel
  • Side tone function to hear your own voice via a third party aviation headset
  • LCD backlight for night time operation
  • ANL (Auto Noise Limiter) for noise reduction
  • Low battery indication and beep alert
  • Adjustable microphone gain setting
  • BNC type antenna connector
  • IP67 waterproof
  • Internal VOX capability
  • Weather alert